English

Associate in Arts for Transfer AA-T

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer is designed for students planning to transfer to the California State University or other institutions to continue studies toward a Bachelor in Arts in English or for other programs that require a foundation of close textual reading, effective writing, and critical thinking. Students will explore literature from a variety of critical perspectives and will apply their understanding of history, sociology, and philosophy and other areas of study to written and spoken language, particularly texts of artistic and social value. English majors will gain a variety of critical reading, writing, and thinking skills that foster a broad understanding of culture, history, and diversity as well as a sense of the ways reading and writing have changed over time.

By the completion of the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer, students will be able to:

Program Learning Outcomes: Implement skills for thinking critically about individual texts.; relate texts to the social, cultural, and historical contexts in which they were produced; extend, deepen, and refine research and writing skills, particularly the ability to write correctly documented essays; read literary works from a variety of genres and determine their literary significance; identify and utilize the critical approaches that are most likely to illuminate the meaning; apply the nuances of language in both reading and expression.

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer is designed for students planning to transfer to the California State University or other institutions to continue studies toward a Bachelors of Arts in English or for other programs that require a foundation of close textual reading, effective writing, and critical thinking. Students will explore literature from a variety of critical perspectives and will apply their understanding of history, sociology, and philosophy and other areas of study to written and spoken language, particularly texts of artistic and social value. English majors will gain a variety of critical reading, writing, and thinking skills that foster a broad understanding of culture, history, and diversity as well as a sense of the ways reading and writing have changed over time.

Students must satisfy the following requirements to earn the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University:
  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University-General Education-Breadth requirements.
  • A minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  • A grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

    Required:

    ENGL P101B Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking Through Literature 4 units
    LIST A: Choose two courses: (6 units)
    ENGL P130 American Literature 1 3 units
    ENGL P131 American Literature 2 3 units
    ENGL P102 English Literature: Beowulf to Pope/Age of Reason 3 units
    ENGL P104 Engl Literature: Romantics to Present 3 units
    List B: Choose two courses: (6 units)
    ENGL P140 Creative Writing 3 units
    ENGL P103 Shakespeare Survey 3 units
    ENGL P112 Forms of Literature: Chicano Literature 3 units
    ENGL P113 Forms of Literature: Chicano Drama 3 units
    ENGL P118 The Bible as Literature 3 units
    LIST: An additional three (3) units must be selected from the following:
    ENGL P115 - Forms of Literature: Women Writers 3 units
    ENGL P116 - Forms of Literature: The Short Story 3 units
    ENGL P119 - Forms of Literature: Poetry 3 units
    DRMA P101 – Introduction to Theatre 3 units
    Major Total: 19 units

In addition to the above “major specific” courses, students must complete the rest of the CSU GE or IGETC pattern requirements. Course “double-dipping” is allowed to satisfy these areas with courses from the above Major lists.

Remaining units must be transfer-level electives to reach a total of 60 units.

Total Overall Units 60 units

Students are not required to complete additional campus course graduation requirements.

Effective Summer 2015


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AA Associate in Arts Degree
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AS-T Associate in Science for Transfer Degree
February 3, 2016
Kern Community College District