English, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer
Banner code: 2_AAT_ENGL
Financial aid: Eligible
Students enrolled in the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree (AA-T in English) graduate with demonstrated skills in writing, literary analysis and critical thinking. They will build vital research skills and learn to synthesize outside information into their own writings.
Program Level Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Compose essays of various lengths, up to ten pages, that are guided by thesis statements.
- Produce writing for different purposes, which may include description, cause and effect, classification, definition, comparison and contrast, textual analysis, argumentative research, and creative fiction or non‐fiction.
- Support thesis statements with different types of proof: logic, anecdote, textual interpretation, research.
- Edit and revise their own writing to reflect knowledge of correct English grammar, spelling, punctuation, manuscript format, and other literary conventions.
- Find, evaluate, and selectively present appropriate researched evidence in the course of an essay.
- Comprehend college-level texts that represent a variety of genres and rhetorical strategies such as irony, understatements, parody, and more.
- Summarize texts, compare them to other readings and ideas, recognize that a single text may be interpreted in more than one way, and discuss them in terms of genre categories.
- Articulate generic differences between poetry, narrative fiction, and drama.
- Demonstrate familiarity with some canonical works and/or authors of English and American literature.
Associate Degree for Transfer Graduation Requirements
Associate Degrees for Transfer require students to meet the following requirements:
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of degree-applicable courses,
- Minimum overall grade point average of 2.0,
- Minimum grade of “C” (or “P”) for each course in the major, and
- Completion of IGETC and/or CSU GE-Breadth.
Students should consult a GWC counselor in order to select the best pathway to meet their educational goals. For students who intend to transfer, the choice of general education will be specific to both their major and transfer institution.
|Required Courses – Core|
|ENGL G110||Critical Thinking, Reading And Writing Through Literature||4|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|ENGL G150||American Literature through the Civil War (1865)||3|
|ENGL G155||American Literature 1865 To The Present||3|
|ENGL G270||British Literature to 1800||3|
|ENGL G275||British Literature Since 1800||3|
|ENGL G160||Masterpieces of World Literature I (From Antiquity to the Mid-17th Century)||3|
|ENGL G161||Masterpieces of World Literature II (From the Mid-17th Century to the Present)||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
Any course from List A not already used
|ENGL G112||Appreciation Of Literature||3|
|ENGL G114||Great Myths And Legends||3|
|ENGL G280||Creative Writing||3|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
Any course from List A or B not already used
|ENGL G281||Creative Writing: Prose||3|
|ENGL G143||Children's Literature||3|
|SPAN G285||Intermediate Spanish 2||4|
|COMM G180||Introduction to Mass Communication||3|
|THEA G100||Introduction to the Theater||3|
|GE Pattern (CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC)||37-39|
|Total units that may be double-counted||9-12|
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 units) 1||10-16|
Credit earned in AAT