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.

Program student learning outcomes:

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

Students must meet the following requirements to qualify for an Associates for Transfer Degree (ADT):

  • Complete 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU), including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth Requirements
    • A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0
  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “P”) for each course in the major, and
  • Completion of the IGETC and/or CSU GE-Breadth

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
Plus 6 Units from the courses below:
ENG 006 Early American Literature 3
ENG 007 Early British Literature 3
ENG 008 Modern British Literature 3
Plus 3 Units from the courses below that have not been completed from courses listed above:
ENG 007 Early British Literature 3
ENG 008 Modern British Literature 3
ENG 025 Creative Writing 3
Plus 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 Major Units 18
Units to be double-counted as General Education
CSU GE Breadth or IGETC Units 37-39
Elective (CSU Transferable) Units
Total 60