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English

Associate in Arts

As English majors, students develop a range rhetorical abilities and critical thinking and analytical skills that help them become successful in a wide range of career paths. Students gain an understanding of the relationship between power and language, insight into the history of language and literature, and a deeper appreciation of writing and reading. English majors can pursue employment opportunities in teaching, publishing, journalism, public relations, technology, etc.

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Program Information

Students who decide to become English majors often attend graduate school in various programs related to English, such as Writing, Rhetoric, Communication, Education, Literature, or Linguistics, etc.

To teach at a community college, it is expected that you will have at least a MA in the area you wish to teach. Many four-year colleges and universities expect applicants to have a doctorate

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 50 / 60
  • Contact Hours: 50 / 62

Recommended Math Pathway: MATH-150

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102 and Options

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
ENGL-101
  or
ENGL-103
English Composition I
  or
Composition for Technical Fields
3

3
3

3
COMM-131Fundamentals of Public Speaking 33
MATH-150Probability and Statistics 44
HIST-151
  or
HIST-154
World History Prehistory to 1500
  or
United States History to 1877
4

3
4

3
Choose one of the following:
ARBC-111Beginning Standard Arabic 44
CHI-111Chinese 44
FREN-151Elementary French 44
GERM-111Elementary German 44
JAPA-111Beginning Japanese 44
RUSN-111Beginning Russian 44
SPAN-181Elementary Spanish 44
Total 17 / 1817 /18
Winter
ENGL-102
  or
ENGL - 104
English Composition II
  or
Composition for Technical Fields II
3

3
3

3
Choose one of the following:
ARBC-112Beginning Standard Arabic II 44
CHI-112Chinese 112 44
FREN-152Elementary French II 44
GERM-112Beginning German 44
JAPA-112Beginning Japanese II 44
RUSN-112Beginning Russian II 44
SPAN-182Elementary Spanish II 44
ENG-221Introduction to Literature 33
Choose one of the following:
ENG-220World Literature 33
ENG-223American Black Literature 33
ENG-235American Indian Literature 33
HIST-152
  or
HIST-155
World History 1500 to Present
  or
United States 1877 to Present
4

3
4

3
Total 13 / 1413 / 14
Choose one of the following:
Year Two
Fall
ANTH-211Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 33
PSCN-170Introduction to American Government 33
PSYC-281General Psychology 33
SOCY-191Introductory Sociology 33
Choose one of the following:
ENGL-225Poetry 33
ENGL-227Fiction 33
ENGL-231American Literature 33
ENGL-240Shakespere 33
ENGL-241English Literature I 33
Choose one of the following:
BIOL-107/LGeneral Biology (and Lab) 46
BIOL-120Introduction to Environmental Science 22
BIOL-121 *Environmental Science Laboratory 24
BIOL-150/LThe Human Body (and Lab) 45
ENGL-201
  or
ENGL-205
Advanced Composition
  or
Creative Writing
3

3
3

3
Choose one of the following:
ENGL-200English Grammar 33
FREN-251Intermediate French 44
GERM-211Intermediate German 44
JAPA-211Intermediate Japanese 44
RUSN-211Intermediate Russian 44
SPAN-281Intermediate Spanish 44
Total 11 / 14 11 / 16
Winter
Choose one of the following:
ART-110Art Appreciation 33
ART-112Art History Survey Renaissance to Modern 44
ART.-121Intro to Graphic Design: Theory & Process 33
MUS-180Music Appreciation 33
MUS-183World Music Appreciation 33
Choose one of the following:
ENGL-225Poetry 33
ENGL-227Fiction 33
ENGL-232Modern American Literature 33
ENGL-242English Literature II 33
ASTR-117/L
  or
GEOL-151/L
The Solar System (and Lab)
  or
Physical Geology (and Lab)
45
Choose one of the following:
PHIL-101Introduction to Philosophy 33
PHIL-103Critical Thinking 33
PHIL-165Philosophy of Religion 33
PHIL-190Introduction to Logic 33
PHIL-251Religious Worldviews 33
PHIL-295Ethics 33
PHIL-297Political Philosophy 33
Total 9 / 129 / 12
Notes
* Co-Requisite for BIOL-120
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