English

Associate Degrees for Transfer

A.A.-T. in English

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer Degree (AA-T) is designed to provide a seamless transfer pathway for students interested in pursuing at least one English degree option in the California State University (CSU) system. Students must complete the core curriculum and electives to meet a total of 60 transferable units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, which includes the CSU General Education Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. Students must also earn a grade of C or better in all the courses for the major as described in the Required Program. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements, students will be guaranteed admission to the CSU system with junior status and will not have to repeat lower division coursework. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop their educational plans as degree options and general education requirements vary for each university.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ENGWR 301 College Composition and Literature 3
ENGWR 302 Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking 3
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
ENGLT 310 English Literature I (3)
ENGLT 311 English Literature II (3)
ENGLT 320 American Literature I (3)
ENGLT 321 American Literature II (3)
ENGLT 340 World Literature I (3)
ENGLT 341 World Literature II (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
Any course from List A not used above.
ENGCW 400 Creative Writing (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
Any course from Lists A or B not used above.
BUS 310 Business Communications (3)
ENGCW 400 Creative Writing (3)
ENGCW 410 Fiction Writing Workshop (3)
ENGCW 420 Poetry Writing Workshop (3)
ENGCW 430 Creative Non-Fiction Writing Workshop (3)
ENGCW 452 College Literary Magazine (4)
ENGCW 480 Honors Seminar: Creative Writing and Culture (3)
ENGED 305 Structure of English (3)
ENGLT 303 Introduction to the Short Story (3)
ENGLT 330 African American Literature (3)
ENGLT 336 Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary American Literature (3)
ENGLT 343 Contemporary Third World Literature (3)
ENGLT 345 Mythologies of the World (3)
ENGLT 360 Women in Literature (3)
ENGLT 370 Children and Literature (3)
ENGLT 402 Introduction to Shakespeare and Film (3)
HUM 300 Classical Humanities (3)
HUM 301 Introduction to the Humanities (3)
JOUR 300 Newswriting and Reporting (3)
SPAN 426 Introduction to Mexican American Literature (3)
SPAN 427 Introduction to Spanish American Literature (3)
TA 300 Introduction to the Theatre (3)
Total Units: 18

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • function successfully and completely at the university, in the workplace, and in diverse cultural settings with the academic literacy skills they have obtained. (P-SLO #1: Diversity)
  • recognize the ethical implications of various modes of communication and the need to use this knowledge responsibly. (P-SLO #2: Ethics)
  • become self-reliant, evaluative readers and writers, able to use critical thinking skills to read and write effectively and in academic and workplace settings. (P-SLO #3: Critical thinking)
  • develop academic literacy skills, to utilize reading and writing processes, to find and comprehend information, and to apply that knowledge in myriad rhetorical situations. (P-SLO #4: Analytical thinking)
  • obtain the necessary reading and writing skills for university-level courses. (P-SLO #5: Communication)

Career Information

The AA-T in English can provide students with the foundational knowledge necessary for transfer to a 4-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program. Career opportunities for students who have earned BS or BA degrees in English include but are not limited to: Advertising; Business; Civil Servant; Columnist/Journalist; Contract Specialist; Editor/Evaluator; Information Specialist; Insurance; Interpreter; Lawyer; Lexicographer; Legislative Assistant; Librarian; Manager; Methods Analyst; Program Developer; Public Relations; Publisher; Researcher; Teacher; Technical Writer; Writing Consultant Some careers may require additional training. NOTE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS: The Associate Degree for Transfer program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a campus of the California State University (CSU). Other than the required core, the courses you choose to complete this degree will depend to some extent on the selected CSU for transfer. In addition, some CSU-GE Breadth or IGETC requirements can also be completed using courses required for this associate degree for transfer major (known as “double-counting”). Meeting with a counselor to determine the most appropriate course choices will facilitate efficient completion of your transfer requirements. For students wishing to transfer to other universities (UC System, private, or out-of-state), the Associate Degree for Transfer may not provide adequate preparation for upper-division transfer admissions; it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for the major, as programs vary widely in terms of the required preparation.

Associate Degrees

A.A. in English

Anyone who has read a great deal can imagine the new world that opened. Let me tell you something: from then until I left that prison, in every free moment I had, if I was not reading in the library, I was reading on my bunk. You couldn't have gotten me out of books with a wedge . . . Up to then, I never had been so truly free in my life” ~ Malcolm X.

The CRC English department teaches skills that are universal to every other discipline. Taking courses in English increases the student's chances of success in every other area the student chooses to pursue. The ability to read effectively and to write expressively will prove invaluable for any CRC student.

The English major offers courses in literature, composition, and creative writing designed to enhance communication skills, deepen cultural awareness, provide a breadth of knowledge appropriate for many degree and vocational programs, and prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions, and for a baccalaureate major in English or related majors.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Numerous composition and literature courses
  • Composition designed for all levels of ability
  • Creative writing and writing for publication
  • Exemplary faculty: creative, dedicated and innovative

NOTE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an Associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the Bachelor’s degree.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ENGWR 300 College Composition 3
ENGWR 301 College Composition and Literature (3) 3
   or ENGWR 302 Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (3)
ENGLT 320 American Literature I 3
ENGLT 321 American Literature II 3
ENGLT 310 English Literature I 3
ENGLT 311 English Literature II 3
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
ENGED 305 Structure of English (3)
ENGED 320 Service Learning: Tutoring Elementary Students in Reading (3)
ENGWR 330 Writing for Publication (3)
   or JOUR 340 Writing for Publication (3)
ENGWR 331 Writing for Publication (3)
ENGCW 400 Creative Writing (3)
ENGCW 410 Fiction Writing Workshop (3)
ENGCW 420 Poetry Writing Workshop (3)
ENGCW 430 Creative Non-Fiction Writing Workshop (3)
ENGCW 452 College Literary Magazine (4)
ENGLT 336 Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary American Literature (3)
ENGLT 345 Mythologies of the World (3)
ENGLT 360 Women in Literature (3)
ENGLT 343 Contemporary Third World Literature (3)
ENGLT 340 World Literature I (3)
ENGLT 341 World Literature II (3)
ENGLT 370 Children and Literature (3)
ENGLT 330 African American Literature (3)
ENGLT 303 Introduction to the Short Story (3)
ENGLT 402 Introduction to Shakespeare and Film (3)
Total Units: 24

The English Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • function successfully and completely at the university, in the workplace, and in diverse cultural settings with the academic literacy skills they have obtained. (P-SLO #1: Diversity)
  • recognize the ethical implications of various modes of communication and the need to use this knowledge responsibly. (P-SLO #2: Ethics)
  • become self-reliant, evaluative readers and writers, able to use critical thinking skills to read and write effectively and in academic and workplace settings. (P-SLO #3: Critical thinking)
  • develop academic literacy skills, to utilize reading and writing processes, to find and comprehend information, and to apply that knowledge in myriad rhetorical situations. (P-SLO #4: Analytical thinking)
  • obtain the necessary reading and writing skills for university-level courses. (P-SLO #5: Communication)

Career Information

Advertising; Business; Civil Servant; Columnist/Journalist; Contract Specialist; Editor/Evaluator; Information Specialist; Insurance; Interpreter; Lawyer; Lexicographer; Legislative Assistant; Librarian; Manager; Methods Analyst; Program Developer; Public Relations; Publisher; Researcher; Teacher; Technical Writer; Writing Consultant

Some career options may require more than two years of college study.