English, Associate in Arts Degree
Banner Code: 1_AA_ENGL
Control Number: 04017
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Complete eighteen (18) units from the following and the Associate in Arts graduation requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the catalog. If a student chooses this degree option, a plan must be developed with a counselor and placed on file prior to petitioning for graduation.
- Students will analyze, evaluate, and create their own fiction and/or non-fiction texts.
- Students will critically analyze and compare literature from various cultures demonstrating an understanding of how life functions in the literary, social, and moral worlds
Associate in Arts Degree Requirements
- UNIT REQUIREMENT - 60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
- MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA major requirements.
- MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or “pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
- GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
- GLOBAL AND MULTICULTURAL REQUIREMENT (Required for AA degree only) Some of the courses listed in this requirement can also be used to meet General Education Requirements. Courses that are repeatable for credit can only be used once in this area. - Select one or more courses from the following totaling 3 units: Anthropology A100*, A100H*, A102*, A190*, Art A108*, Communication Studies A155*, Counseling A107*, A107H*, Dance A130*, A133*, A135*, A137*, A138*, Early Childhood A126, English A152*, A173*, Ethnic Studies A100*, A150*, Fashion A125, Food, and Nutrition A185, Geography A185*, History A101*, A110*, A141, A142, A145,* A150*, A151*, A152*, A161*, A161H*, A162*, A162H*, Philosophy A120*, Psychology A105*, Religious Studies A110*, A120*, A140*, A150*, A160, Sociology A100*, A100H*, A115*, A150*, A190* *Denotes courses that fulfill CSU GE Breadth and/ or IGETC requirements.
|ENGL A101/A101H||Critical Reasoning: Fiction||4|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|American Literature Before the 20th Century|
|American Literature in the 20th Century|
|World Literature Through Renaissance|
|World Literature Since Renaissance|
|Survey of British Literature Before 1800|
|Survey of British Literature After 1800|
|Select a minimum of nine units from Required Core courses not already used or from the following list:||9|
|Introduction to Creative Writing|
|Short Story Workshop|
|The Bible As Literature|
|Introduction to Science Fiction|
|Film As Literature|
|Race, Culture, and Identity in Literature|
|Introduction to Irish Literature|
|Introduction to Literary Theory|
|Minimum Program Major Units||19|
|AA General Education Option 1, 2, or 3||Varies|
|Transferable electives as needed to satisfy unit requirement||Varies|
These sequences at Orange Coast College are general course curriculum maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. The course sequence may include course prerequisites and other placement requirements. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.
|ENGL A100||Freshman Composition||3|
|PSCI A180 |
or PSCI A180H
|American Government |
or American Government Honors
|OCC AA GE AREA C1 - CHOOSE ONE 1||2-4|
|Select one of the following or satisfy Math competency (completion of High School Algebra 2 with a "C" or better):||3-4|
|Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 2 |
or Combined Elementary and Intermediate Algebra
|ELECTIVE (DEGREE APPLICABLE)||3|
|ENGL A101 |
or ENGL A101H
|Critical Reasoning: Fiction |
or Critical Reasoning: Fiction Honors
|HIST A170 ||History of the United States to 1876 |
or History of the United States to 1876 Honors
or History of the United States Since 1876
or History of the United States Since 1876 Honors
|OCC AA GE AREA C2 - CHOOSE ONE 1||.5-4|
|ENGLISH CORE SELECTIONS (See Requirements)||6|
|AA Global/Multicultural Requirement - CHOOSE ONE 3||3|
|ELECTIVE (DEGREE APPLICABLE)||4|
|OCC AA GE AREA B with lab - CHOOSE ONE 4||4|
|OCC AA GE AREA D2 - CHOOSE ONE||3|
|RESTRICTED ELECTIVE - CHOOSE ONE (See Requirements)||3|
|ELECTIVE (DEGREE APPLICABLE)||3|
|OCC AA GE AREA D3 - CHOOSE ONE||3|
|OCC AA GE AREA E1 - CHOOSE ONE 5||.5-4|
|OCC AA GE AREA E2 - CHOOSE ONE 5||1|
|RESTRICTED ELECTIVE - CHOOSE TWO (See Requirements)||6|
|ELECTIVE (DEGREE APPLICABLE) 6||2|
OCC AA Area C requires a minimum of 3 units to include one course from C1 and one course from C2
Math A030 or higher OR take 3-4 degree applicable elective units if math competency was met through completion of High School Algebra 2 with a "C" or better; *100-level Math courses satisfy AA Math Requirement and OCC AA GE AREA A2
OCC AA Global/ Multicultural required if not already taken in other GE areas, refer to AA Graduation Requirement webpage; if requirement is fulfilled, take degree applicable elective units
OCC AA GE AREA B - 4 units required if taken with lab; 6 units required if lecture only courses
OCC AA GE AREA E requires a minimum of 3 units to include one course from E1 and one course from E2.
VARIES TO REACH MINIMUM 60 DEGREE APPLICABLE UNITS