English Degrees

Associate of Arts Degree for Transfer in English

TThe Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree (AA-T) is a 60 unit program which provides students the lower division coursework required for transfer to a CSU institution for the major in English, Literature, or Creative Writing.

Students completing the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree (AA-T) will be able to:

  • write focused, organized, well-developed essays that support clear thesis statements and demonstrate competence in standard English grammar and usage;
  • analyze and evaluate academic essays and literature;
  • formulate and communicate in writing positions on diverse issues; and write research papers that demonstrate the effective evaluation, integration, and MLA documentation of sources.

Students must complete the following requirements:

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units
  • the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
  • a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.
  • obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
See ADT Requirements

Fall, Year 1 (6 units)

Example courses listed.

Course Number Course Title Units
ENGL 001A English Composition 3 units
AND
ENGL 005A Survey of English Literature 3 units
OR
ENGL 006A/H World Literature or Honors 3 units
OR
ENGL 007A American Literature 1 3 units

Spring, Year 1 (6 units

Example courses listed.

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
Required Course 3 units
AND
ENGL 005B Survey of English Literature 2 3 units
OR
ENGL 006B/H World Literature 2 or Honors 3 units
OR
ENGL 007B World Literature 2 3 units

Fall, Year 2 (3-5 units)

Example courses listed.

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
Required Course 3 units
AND
ENGL 005B Survey of English Literature 2 3 units
OR
ENGL 006B/H World Literature 2 or Honors 3 units
OR
ENGL 007B World Literature 2 3 units

Spring, Year 2 (3-5 units)

Any course from List C or List B

Associate of Arts Degree in English

The Associate in Arts in English is a program that provides students with the necessary coursework required for an associate’s major in English and to transfer to a four-year university where students have the opportunity to complete a Bachelor’s or graduate degree in English. Students completing this degree will have a breadth of knowledge in composition and the study and analysis of literature.

To obtain this degree, students must complete the 21 units in the major area and the additional units to meet the college graduation requirements. Students must obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 and earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major. Literature courses used to meet general education requirements cannot be used to satisfy major requirements. Students planning to transfer to a B.A. program in English should select courses that apply toward both the college graduation requirements and the bachelor’s degree requirements of the four-year institution to which they intend to transfer.

Students planning to undertake graduate study in English are advised to complete Intermediate Foreign Language 002A and 002B before transferring.

Upon completion of this degree students will be able to:

  • Write focused, organized, well-developed essays that support clear thesis statements and demonstrate competence in standard English grammar and usage;
  • Analyze and evaluate academic essays and literature;
  • Formulate and communicate in writing, positions on diverse issues;
  • Write research papers that demonstrate the effective evaluation, integration, and MLA documentation of sources.

Required Core Courses (6 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ENGL 1A English Composition 3 units
  AND  
ENGL 1B English Composition 3 units
  OR  
ENGL 1C Clear Thinking In Writing 3 units

List A (6 units)

Complete courses in either Group 1 or Group 2.

Group 1

Course Number Course Title Units
ENGL 5A Survey of English Literature 3 units
ENGL 5B Survey of English Literature 3 units

Group 2

Course Number Course Title Units
ENGL 7A American Literature 3 units
ENGL 7B American Literature 3 units

List B (9 units)

Any course in Group 1 or 2 not already used

Course Number Course Title Units
ENGL 6A World Literature 3 units
ENGL 6B World Literature 3 units
ENGL 10 Children’s Literature 3 units
ENGL 12 African American Literature 3 units
ENGL 13 Latino/Chicano Literature 3 units
ENGL 16 Latino/Chicano Literature 3 units
ENGL 18 Asian American Literature 3 units
ENGL 41 Literature and Film 3 units
ENGL 43 Classical Mythology 3 units
ENGL 44 The Bible as Literature 3 units
ENGL 46 Contemporary American Multicultural Literature 3 units
ENGL 47 Introduction to Poetry 3 units
ENGL 48 Introduction to Shakespeare 3 units
ENGL 49 Modern Fiction 3 units
ENGL 70 Creative Writing 3 units

Total Major Units: 60 units

Literature courses used to meet general education requirements cannot be used to satisfy major requirements.

To be awarded an A.A. Degree, a student must complete:

  1. All the major requirements.
  2. Additional units to meet the college graduation requirements

A student planning to transfer to a B.A. program in English should select courses that apply toward both the college graduation requirements and the bachelor’s degree requirements of the four-year institution to which he/she intends to transfer.

Students planning to undertake graduate study in English are advised to complete Intermediate Foreign Language 002A and 002B before transferring.

Fall, Year 1

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ENGL 1A English Composition 3 units

Spring, Year 1

Example courses listed.

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ENGL 001B Critical Thinking Through Literature 3 units
OR
ENGL 001C Critical Thinking and Writing 3 units
ENGL 005A Survey of English Literature 3 units

Fall, Year 2

Example courses listed.

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ENGL 005B Survey of English Literature 2 3 units
ENGL 043 Classical Mythology 3 units

Spring, Year 2

Example courses listed.

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ENGL 006A World Literature 3 units
ENGL 070 Creative Writing 3 units
Last Updated 9/21/21