Curriculum Guides 2005-2006
(Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Summer 2006)

These curriculum guides are based on the Ohlone College 2005-2006 degree requirements. Students who will be graduating using a different catalog for their degree requirements should see a counselor and/or refer to the appropriate Ohlone College Catalog (view Ohlone's Catalog Rights Policy). All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review degree requirements and/or have questions answered.

AA Degree: Transfer Major

The Associate Degree in English is 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.

Requirements for AA Degree:

  1. Complete the Major Field courses with a 2.0 grade point average.
  2. Complete Plan A, B, or C General Education requirements. These are specified in the Ohlone College Catalog.
  3. Complete at least 60 degree-applicable units with a 2.0 grade point average.
  4. Complete at least 12 units at Ohlone College.

Major Field

Major Field Courses
Number Title Units
ENGL-101A Reading and Written Composition 4
ENGL-101B Reading and Composition (Introduction to Literature) 4

Supporting Courses

Select three courses from the courses listed below, for a total of nine units:

Supporting Courses
Number Title Units
ENGL-105A Survey of American Literature 3
ENGL-105B Survey of English Literature 3
ENGL-112 Modern Fiction 3
ENGL-113 Poetry 3
ENGL-118 Introduction to Shakespeare 3


Select any one of the following courses, for a total of three units:

Number Title Units
ENGL-101C Critical Thinking and Composition 3
ENGL-104 The Short Story 3
ENGL-105A Survey of American Literature 3
ENGL-105B Survey of English Literature 3
ENGL-106 Censorship and Literature 3
ENGL-107 Literature and Film 3
ENGL-111A Beginning Creative Writing 3
ENGL-111B Intermediate Creative Writing 3
ENGL-113 Poetry 3
ENGL-114 World Mythology 3
ENGL/WS-115 Women in Literature 3
ENGL-117 Science Fiction and Fantasy 3
ENGL-118 Introduction to Shakespeare 3
ENGL-119 The Gothic Novel 3
ENGL-127 Autobiography: Writing Journals, Memoirs, and Family History 3
ENGL-129 Psychology and Literature 3
ENGL-130 American Stories: Multicultural Autobiography and Memoir 3
ENGL-135 Emerging Voices: Literature Reflecting the Diversity of the U.S. 3

Courses may not be double-counted to apply towards Supporting Courses and Electives requirements.

Total Required Units: 20

Recommended Courses

One year of college-level foreign language, with a grade of C or better.

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