English AA-T Degree

The Associate of Arts in English for Transfer Degree is designed to provide students a seamless transfer to the California State University system.  The degree is designed to prepare students for a baccalaureate degree in English or a similar major.  Students will gain a broad knowledge in the field including research writing, critical thinking, analytical reading, literature interpretation, and creative writing.

The program includes coursework designed and sequenced to build a foundation of skills and knowledge that support university-level academics.  A baccalaureate degree will prepare students to work in a variety of occupations including post-secondary education, journalism, freelance writer, author, editor, and public relations.

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  • Students will write a successful MLA-style research paper.
  • Students will analyze readings.
  • Students will apply effective rhetorical strategies.
  • Students will write in clear, conventional college English.

In order to complete the AA-T in English, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete 60-semester units or 90 quarter units of degree-applicable courses
  • Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.0
  • Earn a minimum grade of "C" for each course in the major
  • Complete the CSU General Education Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum

This program has 50 percent or more of the major courses available via distance education/online

Program Requirements

Course # Title Units
Required Core Courses (6 units)
ENG 002 Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 003 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
Complete 6 Units from the courses below:
ENG 006 Early American Literature 3
ENG 007 Early British Literature 3
ENG 008 Modern British Literature 3
Complete 3 Units from the courses below:
ENG 007 Early British Literature 3
ENG 008 Modern British Literature 3
ENG 025 Creative Writing 3
Complete 3 Units from the courses below:
CD 015 Literature and Language Arts for Young Children 3
COM 002 Oral Interpretation of Literature 3
ENG 001A Composition and Reading 3
LING 011 Introduction to Linguistics 3
HUM 001 Introduction to Western Culture 3
Total 18
Units to be double-counted as General Education
CSU GE Breadth or IGETC Units 39
Elective (CSU Transferable) Units
Total 60