English, Associate of Arts Degree
Banner Code: 3_AA_ENGL
Control Number: 18215
Financial Aid Eligible
The study of English provides opportunities to explore the worlds of literature and culture. This English major produces graduates with demonstrated skills in literary analysis, critical thinking, writing, and communication. With this major, students build important research and critical thinking skills. They learn to discern what is important and to synthesize that information for other usage. As English majors are learning to read with a critical eye, they are also polishing their own writing skills.
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Write well-organized, well-developed expository essays in a variety of rhetorical modes, using Standard English, with a clear thesis statement and supporting topic sentences and supporting details.
- Search for and find reliable, unbiased sources and to use these sources in research papers, using correct MLA documentation.
- Evaluate a literary work in terms of style and descriptive technique, language, tone, mood, and literary conventions, such as symbolism, imagery, irony, and poetic devices such as meter and rhyme pattern.
- Analyze a given literary work and explain its relevance to the time period and genre in which it was written as well as the relationship between the events in an author’s life, time, and culture to the development of his or her writing.
|Complete the following:
|Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing
|Select one of the following:
|Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing Through Literature
|Appreciation of Literature
|Select two of the following:
|American Literature through the Civil War
|American Literature 1865 to Present
|British Literature to 1800
|British Literature since 1800
|Select two of the following or any course not selected above:
|The International Short Story
|American Literature: The Short Story
|Introduction to 20th Century Military Fiction
|Gothic Victorian Literature
|American Gothic Literature
|Introduction to the Humanities
|Introduction to History and Literature of Theater
|Units Required for Major
|Local General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC pattern
|Electives to satisfy unit requirement