Program Overview

Students majoring in English choose from an assortment of courses in analytical and creative composition, literature of the United States and the world, and film studies. The degree prepares students for careers in journalism, editing, education, multimedia, communications, administration, public service, advertising, broadcasting, and other fields requiring excellent critical thinking and communication skills.

Program Requirements

AA-T Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 6 units Units
ENGL 110 Composition, Literature, and Critical Thinking 3 units
ENGL 165 Advanced Composition 3 units
Selective Courses, choose 12 units from the following:
List A, choose 6 units from the following: Units
LIT. 200 American Literature 3 units
LIT. 231 Survey of English Literature I 3 units
LIT. 232 Survey of English Literature II 3 units
List B, choose 3 units from the following: Units
Any course from List A not already used 3 units
ENGL 161 Creative Writing I 3 units
ENGL 162 Creative Writing II 3 units
LIT. 151 Introduction to Shakespeare I 3 units
LIT. 252 Women Writers: Multicultural Perspectives 3 units
LIT. 266 Black Literature 3 units
LIT. 371 Mexican-American Literature 3 units
LIT. 372 Myth and Folklore of La Raza 3 units
LIT. 373 Latin American Literature in Translation 3 units
LIT. 375 Native-American Literature 3 units
LIT. 441 Survey of Film 3 units
LIT. 442 Film Study and Appreciation 3 units
List C, choose 3 units from the following: Units
Any course from List A or B not already used 3 units
ENGL 200 Introduction to Linguistics: A Survey of Language 3 units
OR
LING 200 Introduction to Linguistics: A Survey of Language 3 units
DRAM 140 Introduction to the Theatre 3 units
SPAN 162 Latino Literature II 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 18
General Education - certified completion of one of the following:
  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern
Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.