Degree Offered: Associate in Arts

Credits Required: 63/64 (2017-2018 Academic Year)

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The curriculum stresses interpretive, analytical, and creative processes. The combination of literature and writing courses enable students to develop critical thinking, writing, and research skills. Additional courses will fulfill general education goals and provide students with academic perspectives to integrate knowledge gained through the study of language, literature, and writing.

As an English graduate, you are prepared to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in English.


Program Outcomes:  

Graduates will be able to

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of British literature through a well-organized and evidenced-based analysis of recognized British literature.
  2. Demonstrate essential knowledge of a major time period/movement in American Literature.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of world literature through a well-organized and evidenced-based analysis of recognized world literature.


Curriculum - First Year

First Semester - 16 Credits

CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
HIST 101Western Civilization I 3.00
PSYC 101General Psychology 3.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00
 TAOC Category Four - 4 credits 

Second Semester - 16/17 Credits

COMM 201Public Speaking 3.00
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00
LITR 207Introduction To Poetry 3.00
MATH 129College Algebra with Review 4.00
MATH 130College Algebra 3.00
 TAOC Category Four - 4 credits 

Curriculum - Second Year

Third Semester - 16 Credits

LITR 262British Literature 3.00
MATH 126Statistics 4.00
SOCI 101Principles of Sociology 3.00
WRIT 201Creative Writing Workshop 3.00
LITR 208Drama Craft 3.00
 TAOC Category Six (FINE, MUSI, or PHIL) - 3 credits 

Fourth Semester - 15 Credits

HIST 111US History I 3.00
LITR 217World Literature 3.00
LITR 260American Literature 3.00
SOCI 231Cultural Diversity in American Soci 3.00
 TAOC Category Six (FINE, MUSI, or PHIL) - 3 credits