Degree Requirements

Associate in Arts Degree: English

 

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
ENGL 101, Reading and Composition -OR-

ENGL 105 Composition and Literature3
*ENGL 205, Critical Thinking and Intermediate Literature
3
**ENGL 215, English Literature I: 800-1799
3
**ENGL 216, English Literature II: 1800-Present
3
Select three units from the following
(recommended sequence for UC Transfer):
 
ENGL 208, Introduction to Literature3
ENGL 220 Masterpieces of World Literature I: 1500 BCE - 1600 CE3
ENGL 221 Masterpieces of World Literature II: 1600 - Present
3
Select three units from the following
(recommended sequence for UC Transfer):
 
**ENGL 210 American Literature I
3
**ENGL 211 American Literature II3
ENGL 245A Writing Creative Nonfiction3
ENGL 247 Writing Seminar-Poetry3
ENGL 249 Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENGL 252B Intermediate Fiction Writing3
 Total: 18

*Meets SDSU/CSU critical thinking requirement.

**Recommended sequences for UC transfer.

Note: English 205 meets SDSU/CSU critical thinking requirement.
Note: English 215 and 216 are required by SDSU and UCSD. Other course electives are available at Mesa and Miramar Colleges.

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree on page page 79.

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree:

Recommended Electives: English 202, 209, 238, 240, 245A, 247, 249, 252A, 252B; Humanities 101,102, 201, 202; Journalism 200, 210A/B/C/D.

Courses designed to support this and other majors: ESOL 19, 20, 21, 22, 30, 31, 32, 40.

Transferable Units as Prep for the Major at SDSU
SDSU will accept a total of 12 units of literature and creative writing as preparation for the English Major.
This includes any combination of lower division literature courses and up to six units of creative writing courses.

Associate in Arts in English for Transfer Degree:

Description

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in English or a related major in the California State University (CSU) system. It is accepted by some but not all CSU campuses. Students who complete this degree and transfer to a participating CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. It may not be appropriate preparation for students transferring to a CSU campus that does not accept the degree. Students who plan to complete this degree should consult a counselor for additional information about participating CSU campuses as well as university admission, degree and transfer requirements.

It is strongly recommended that students consult with a counselor to determine which general education option is most appropriate for their individual educational goals.

NOTE: Students intending to transfer into this major at any CSU should consult a counselor and visit www.assist.org for guidance on appropriate coursework.

Additional Notes:
* This course also fulfills general education requirements for the CSU GE or IGETC pattern.

General Education: In addition to the courses listed above, students must complete one of the following general education options:
The IGETC pattern (page 106) is accepted by all CSU campuses and most UC campuses and majors. It is also accepted by some private/independent or out of state universities.

The CSU GE pattern (page 113) is accepted by all CSU campuses and some private/independent or out of state universities. It is not accepted by the UC system.

It is strongly recommended that students consult with a counselor to determine which general education option is most appropriate for their individual educational goals.

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 CSU-transferable units required for the degree.

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  • Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.No more than 60 units are required.
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 inall CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimumof 2.0 is required for admission, some CSU campusesand majors may require a higher GPA. Please see acounselor for more information.
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an“AA-T” or “AS-T” major (see list below). All courses inthe major must be completed with a grade of C orbetter.
  • Certified completion of the California StateUniversity General Education-Breadth pattern(CSU GE; see page 113 for more information); ORthe Intersegmental General Education TransferCurriculum pattern (IGETC; see page 106 for moreinformation).

Program Goals

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in English or a related major in the California State University (CSU) system. It is accepted by some but not all CSU campuses. Students who complete this degree and transfer to a participating CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. It may not be appropriate preparation for students transferring to a CSU campus that does not accept the degree. Students who plan to complete this degree should consult a counselor for additional information about participating CSU campuses as well as university admission, degree and transfer requirements.
It is strongly recommended that students consult with a counselor to determine which general education option is most appropriate for their individual educational goals.

Career Options

Careers related to this field typically require education beyond the associate degree level and some may require graduate work

Courses Required for the majorUnits
ENGL 205 Critical Thinking and Intermediate
Composition
3
ENGL 208 Introduction to Literature
3
Select two of the following courses: 3
ENGL 210 American Literature I 3
ENGL 211 American Literature II
3
ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800 - 1799
3
ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800 - Present 3
ENGL 220 Masterpieces of World Literature I:
1500 BCE - 1600 CE
3
ENGL 221 Masterpieces of World Literature II:
1600 - Present
3
Select one of the following courses (not selected
above) to meet the lower division preparation for
the major to your transfer university:

ENGL 101 Reading and Composition or
ENGL 105 Composition and Literature or
ENGL 210 American Literature I or
ENGL 211 American Literature II or
ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800-1799 or
ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800 - Present or
ENGL 220 Masterpieces of World Literature I:
1500 BCE - 1600 CE or
ENGL 221 Masterpieces of World Literature II:
1600 - Present or
ENGL 240 Shakespeare or
ENGL 245A Writing Creative Nonfiction or
ENGL 245B Advanced Creative Nonfiction or
ENGL 247 Writing Seminar - Poetry or
ENGL 249 Introduction to Creative Writing
3
Select one of the following courses (not selected above) to meet the lower division preparation for the major to your transfer university :
AMSL 115 American Sign Language Level I
4
AMSL 116 American Sign Language Level II
4
AMSL 215 American Sign Language Level III
4
AMSL 216 American Sign Language Level IV
4
ARAB 101 First Course in Arabic
5
ARAB 102 Second Course in Arabic
5
CHIC 130 Mexican Literature in Translation
3
ENGL 101 Reading and Composition
3
ENGL 105 Composition and Literature
3
ENGL 210 American Literature I
3
ENGL 211 American Literature II
3
ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800 - 1799
3
ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800 - Present
3
ENGL 220 Masterpieces of World Literature I:
1500 BCE - 1600 CE
3
ENGL 221 Masterpieces of World Literature II:
1600 - Present
3
ENGL 240 Shakespeare
3
ENGL 245A Writing Creative Nonfiction
3
ENGL 245B Advanced Creative Nonfiction
3
ENGL 247 Writing Seminar - Poetry
3
ENGL 252A Fundamentals of Fiction Writing
3
ENGL 252B Intermediate Fiction Writing
3
ENGL 249 Introduction to Creative Writing
3
FREN 101 First Course in French
5
FREN 102 Second Course in French
5
FREN 201 Third Course In French
5
FREN 202 Fourth Course in French
5
GERM 101 First Course in German
5
GERM 102 Second Course in German
5
GERM 201 Third Course in German
5
ITAL 101 First Course in Italian
5
ITAL 102 Second Course in Italian 5
ITAL 201 Third Course in Italian 5
RUSS 101 First Course in Russian 5
SPAN 101 First Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 102 Second Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 201 Third Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 202 Fourth Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 215 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I
5
SPAN 216 Spanish for Spanish Speakers II 5

Total: 18-20

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree