The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T) degree is designed to facilitate transfer to a California State University in keeping with SB 1440. This degree reflects the Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) supported by the Statewide Academic Senate. A total of 18-20 units are required to fulfill the major portion of this degree. Students must also complete the California State University (CSU) General Education Breadth requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) (see the “General Education Requirements and Transfer Information” section of the catalog). Students planning to transfer to SDSU should consult with a counselor.
The following requirements must be met to be awarded an Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T) degree:
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirement.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students are also required to earn a “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in all courses required for the major.
The discipline of English assists students in appreciating literature and in developing skills in varied forms of communication. The ability to understand and use English effectively is necessary for success in diverse fields such as creative and technical writing, journalism and telecommunications, advertising and marketing, teaching, editing, public relations, law, politics, medicine, and business.
The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree / certificate requirements in this program. Students will:
- Understand the uses of language to express ideas in a variety of texts.
- Develop reading efficiency and appreciation in order to critically engage, analyze, and evaluate multiple genres of
- Make effective choices that demonstrate their autonomy as expository and/or creative writing.
- Critically analyze, assess, contextualize, and synthesize sources within their writing.
- Recognize, appreciate, and evaluate multiple cultural perspectives.
- Participate in various communities, such as academic, artistic, civic, and professional.
Associate Degree Major Requirements
|ENGL-122||Introduction to Literature||3|
|ENGL-124||Advanced Composition: Critical Reasoning and Writing||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|British Literature I|
|British Literature II|
|American Literature I|
|American Literature II|
|World Literature II|
|Select one of the following:||3|
Any course from List A not already used or
|Introduction to Creative Writing|
|Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Literature 1|
|Fantasy and Science Fiction|
|Select one of the following:||3-5|
Any course from List A or List B not already used or
|Short Fiction Writing I|
|Short Fiction Writing II|
|Short Fiction Writing III|
|Short Fiction Writing IV|
|Creative Nonfiction Writing I|
|Creative Nonfiction Writing II|
|Creative Nonfiction Writing III|
|Creative Nonfiction Writing IV|
|Poetry Writing I|
|Poetry Writing II|
|Poetry Writing III|
|Poetry Writing IV|
|Acorn Review: Editing and Production I|
|Acorn Review: Editing and Production II|
|Acorn Review: Editing and Production III|
|Acorn Review: Editing and Production IV|
|Drama Writing I|
|Drama Writing II|
|Drama Writing III|
|Drama Writing IV|
|Novel Writing I|
|Novel Writing II|
|Novel Writing III|
|Novel Writing IV|
|Shakespeare - His Plays and the Theatre of His Time 1|
|Views of Death and Dying in Literature|
|Asian American Literature|
|Asian American Literature|
|American Sign Language I|
|American Sign Language II|
|American Sign Language III|
|American Sign Language IV|
|Units for the major||18-20|
|Plus General Education Requirements (CSU GE or IGETC)||37-39|
Complete transferable units as needed to reach 60.
Students completing IGETC may be awarded the degree, but they must complete a course from Area 1C: Oral Communication to meet CSU admission requirements.