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English, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

Banner Code: 3_AAT_ENGL

Control Number: 31333

Financial Aid Eligible

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree emphasizes the critical reading and writing skills needed to analyze literature in academic terms. Students taking this major examine a variety of genres and gain a better understanding of a given literary work’s relevance to the time period in which it was written as well as the work's relationship to an author’s life, time, and culture. In other words, students develop the ability to analyze literature in context. Completion of this major provides a foundation for students interested in pursuing a B.A. in literature.

Associate Degrees for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) are open to all Coastline students. Students who do not plan on transferring to a California State University school should consult their Counselor regarding the benefits of an AA-T/AS-T degree based on their goals. Students earning an AA-T or AS-T and intending on transferring to a California State University school receive transfer admission benefits for specific majors at many California State University campuses. Visit the Transfer Information catalog page for more information.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Write well-organized, well-developed expository essays using Standard English, with a clear thesis statement and supporting topic sentences and supporting details.
  2. Search for and find reliable, unbiased sources and use these sources in research papers, using correct MLA documentation.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units. A minimum of 12 units must be in residence at Coastline College.
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an Associate Degree for Transfer major as detailed in the catalog.
  4. Certified Completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth - Coastline’s Option 2 General Education pattern), OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC - Coastline Option 3 General Education pattern).

Requirements for the Major

Course Title Units
Required Core
Complete the following:
ENGL C102Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing3
ENGL C140Appreciation of Literature3
List A
Select two of the following:6
American Literature through the Civil War
American Literature 1865 to Present
British Literature to 1800
British Literature since 1800
List B
Complete the following or any course not taken above in List A:3
American Literature: The Short Story
List C
Select one of the following or any course not taken above in List A or B:3
Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing Through Literature
Business Writing
Business Communication
Children's Literature
The International 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 the Major18
CSU General Education or IGETC pattern37-39
Transfer Electives as needed to reach 60 transferable unitsVaries
Total Units60

English ADT Program Map

This Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) program map is a recommended example of all major (program) requirements as well as general education requirements for two-year completion or transfer. This path may be altered to fit your individual academic needs. These two-year program maps were created by program faculty and counselors and demonstrate a recommended path to completion. Students are advised to meet with a Coastline Counselor for individualized program planning.

Your Path to Success

Follow this path to earn your ADT in English in 2 years.

Don’t forget to consult a counselor for an education plan!

See a graphic of the English Associate Degree for Transfer roadmap.

Course Title Units
1st Semester
ENGL C100Freshman Composition4
CMST C110Public Speaking3
PHIL C100Introduction to Philosophy3
COUN C105Strategies for College Success 13
Language Requirement 2
2nd Semester
ENGL C102Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing3
ENGL C140Appreciation of Literature3
HIST C175United States History since 18763
PSCI C180American Government3
MATH C100Liberal Arts Mathematics3
3rd Semester
ENGL C150American Literature through the Civil War3
ENGL C270British Literature to 18003
ENGL C181Shakespeare3
GEOL C105General Geology3
GEOL C105LGeology Lab1
SOC C233Racial and Ethnic Relations in America3
4th Semester
ENGL C155American Literature 1865 to Present3
ENGL C275British Literature since 18003
ENGL C143Children's Literature3
ART C105Introduction to Art3
MRSC C100Introduction to Marine Science3
PSYC C100Introduction to Psychology3

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