English (AA-T Degree A0332)

Humanities and Social Sciences Division
Degree A0332

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer introduces students to Literature written in English and gives them the option of studying creative writing. Completion of the degree provides students with the core skills and knowledge needed to pursue a baccalaureate degree in English. Those core skills and knowledge include the ability to analyze literature and the ability to write researched analytical papers. Students who earn this degree will be able to write a literary analysis, analyze major themes and concerns in literature, and identify the influence of culture on human expression.

To earn an Associate in Arts in English for Transfer a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU that consist of: IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Core Courses
ENGL 1BEnglish - Introduction to Literary Types3
or ENGL 1BH English - Introduction to Literary Types - Honors
ENGL 1CCritical Thinking and Writing4
or ENGL 1CH Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors
List A: Choose one sequence from the following:6
Early American Literature
and Modern American Literature
Survey of English Literature
and Survey of English Literature
World Literature to 1650
and World Literature from 1650
List B: Choose one course from the following or any course not selected from List A:3
Creative Writing - Fiction
Creative Writing - Poetry
Creative Writing - Nonfiction
Language Acquisition
List C: Choose one course from the following or any course not selected from List A or List B:3
Introduction to Mass Communications
Beginning Writing and Reporting for the Mass Media
Survey of Shakespeare
Introduction to Modern Poetry
Introduction to Cinema
Contemporary Mexican American Literature
Introduction to Mythology
Children's Literature
The Bible As Literature: Old Testament
The Bible As Literature: New Testament
Total Units for Major19
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 139-42
Total Units60

Courses may be double-counted with either CSU-GE or IGETC.


English, Literature, and Journalism Website

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • write an essay using appropriate academic format
  • write researched analytical papers using proper documentation
  • analyze major themes in a range of literary genres
  • compare and contrast literary elements such as authorial approaches, narrative styles, character development, and thematic concerns
  • recognize cultural influences on literature

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.


Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4
CSU MATH CSU GE B4 Mathematics Crse 3
CSU ARTS CSU GE C1 Arts Crse 3
CSU SELF CSU GE E Lifelong n SelfDev cr 3
Winter Term 1
Spring Term 1
ENGL 1B English - Introduction to Literary Types 3
ENGL 1C Critical Thinking and Writing 4
CSU ETHS CSU GE Area F Ethnic Studies 3
CSU AMIST CSU GE American Institutions 3
Summer Term 1
Fall Term 2
CSU SCNC1 CSU GE B1 Physical Sc Crse 4
CSU AMIST CSU GE American Institutions 3
JOUR 100 OR JOUR 101 OR LIT 10 OR LIT 14 OR LIT 15 OR LIT 25 OR LIT 36 OR LIT 40 OR LIT 46 OR LIT 47 3  
LIT 1 OR LIT 11A OR LIT 6A 3  
Winter Term 2
CSU ELECT CSU Trnsf Course (Elective) 3
Spring Term 2
CSU SCNC2 CSU GE B2 Life Sc Crse 3
CSU LAB CSU GE B3 Phy/Life Sc Lab Crse 1
CSU ELECT CSU Trnsf Course (Elective) 3
CSU ELECT CSU Trnsf Course (Elective) 3
LIT 11B OR LIT 2 OR LIT 6B 3  
 Total Units46
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