English – Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer to CSU

Top Code: 1501.00

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer Degree introduces students to a wide range of literary expression while grounding them in the core skills of writing, literary analysis, and critical thinking necessary for success as English majors at a transfer university.

English majors enroll in core classes in the methods of literary study and then take survey courses which expose them to a range of types and styles of literature. Students complete the program by choosing among English courses on genres, ethnic literature, special topics in literature, film, and creative writing. Aside from being well prepared to continue their studies, students who complete the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer Degree at PCC will be informed and skilled in ways which will help them negotiate their place in a changing world.

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer Degree will be awarded upon completion of coursework totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the above major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better, or P if the course is graded on a P/NP basis. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill additional local graduation requirements.)

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate sensitivity to and an analytical grasp of the nuances of literary language.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking skills, specifically in relation to poetry, drama, fiction, or other types of literature.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the ways that literature helps to illuminate the human condition.
  4. Demonstrate reading skills relevant to literary study.
  5. Demonstrate writing skills relevant to literary study.

Associate in Arts in English for Transfer Degree

Required Core
ENGL 001BREADING AND COMPOSITION4
ENGL 001CINTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION-CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT4
List A
Select any two of the following:6
AMERICAN LITERATURE
AMERICAN LITERATURE
AMERICAN LITERATURE
WORLD LITERATURE: ANTIQUITY TO 1500
WORLD LITERATURE: 1500 -- 1800 A.D.
WORLD LITERATURE: 1800 - MID 20TH CENTURY
ENGLISH LITERATURE
ENGLISH LITERATURE
INTERPRETING POETRY
MASTERPIECES OF DRAMA
INTRODUCTION TO THE NOVEL
List B
Select one or two course(s) from below or any course from List A not used:3
CREATIVE WRITING
SHORT STORY WRITING
WRITING POETRY
CREATIVE NONFICTION
AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
MEXICAN AND CHICANO LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE
INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE
List C
Select one course from below or any course from List A and B not used:3
CREATIVE WRITING
INSCAPE MAGAZINE PUBLICATION
A LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
INTERPRETING MODERN LITERATURE
WOMEN IN LITERATURE
SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY
LITERATURE OF HORROR (GOTHIC NOVEL)
COMEDY AND LITERATURE
MYSTERY AND CRIME FICTION
AMERICAN JOURNEYS
POST-COLONIAL LITERATURES
UTOPIAN AND DYSTOPIAN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY THEORY AND CRITICISM
MAJOR NOVELIST
MAJOR DRAMATIST
MAJOR POET
MAJOR CRITIC
LITERATURE OF THE BIBLE
LITERATURE OF THE BIBLE
ASIAN LITERATURE
FILM AS DRAMATIC LITERATURE
FILM AS DRAMATIC LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY AND LITERATURE
CALIFORNIA LITERATURE
MODERN DRAMA
QUEER STUDIES IN LITERATURE
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO MYTHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO MYTHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO MYTHOLOGY
Required Subtotal20
CSU General Education or IGETC CSU Pattern37-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)
Degree Total60

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree