English Degrees

“How can you write if you cannot cry?” –Ring Lardner

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)

English for Transfer A.A. Degree (AA-T) (PDF) - Prepares a student for transfer to a California State University to engage in upper-division work towards a bachelor’s degree in English. Students who complete this associate degree will be able to analyze and interpret various kinds of literary texts, including poems, short stories, essays, novels, and plays; effectively express their interpretations of literary texts in clear, coherent prose; and demonstrate knowledge of works, genres, and periods of American, English, and world literature.

Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree

  • English A.A. Degree (PDF) - Designed to provide students with the skills necessary to think critically and write persuasively about literary works in poetry, fiction, and drama. Students can survey major writers in English or American literature, or explore their interest in specific forms such as the novel, poetry, or Shakespeare. The program emphasizes critical analysis and interpretation in all of its courses. The associate degree in English prepares students for upper division academic work in literature and for careers in fields requiring critical thinking and persuasive writing, such as teaching, journalism, business, and law.
  • Liberal Arts: Language Emphasis A.A. Degree (PDF) - Designed to help students demonstrate progressive oral competence of the language; decipher progressively more difficult texts; become more competent in writing ability; and demonstrate rudimentary to more advanced level of cultural and historical understanding of the societies associated with the target language. Classes prepare students for entry into a variety of careers in which effective critical thinking, effective writing skills, and multilingual skills are important.

Additional Information

Review a sample listing of Courses in this area of study. Review academic requirements in the Catalog and in the Curriculum Guides. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and/or have questions answered.

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