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The Associate in Arts Degree in English for Transfer is designed to provide students with a strong foundation for the study of literature and composition in order to transfer to a California State University. It is an excellent starting point for students interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in English. The core course work is designed to provide undergraduate preparation analyzing written works, recognizing crucial elements of poetry, fiction and drama, and utilizing primary and secondary sources to effectively support a premise.

Program Overview

As an English major, you will:

  • Be exposed to the field of English through courses that are academically rigorous and content appropriate.
  • Learn the skills necessary to gather, interpret, and analyze quantitative and qualitative data.

Program Highlights

Core curriculum in English for transfer to a California State University
Small class size
Individualized tutoring

Career Preparation

The Associates in Arts Degree in English for Transfer prepares the student for transfer to a four-year college or university.


Associate in Arts in English for Transfer

Two-Year Advising Plans

​​​Degree Type ​Degree Name
​Associate in Arts for Transfer ​English-AA-T

Employment Opportunities






Any career in which writing is important

Associate Degree in English for transfer can be completed within two (2) years.

Degrees and Certificates

Total Units for the Associate in Arts Degree with a minimum grade point average 2.0: 60 Units
Required Core Courses minimum grade 2.0: 18 Units

Take the following 6 units
ENGL-2  Introduction to Literary Types3
ENGL-9 Critical Thinking and Composition3
List A – Take 6 units (Select 2)
ENGL-3  British Literature I3
ENGL-12  Survey of American Literature II3
ENGL-5 Survey of World Literature II3
List B – Take 3 units
ENGL-22  Creative Writing3
List C – Take 3 units
ENGL-33  Studies in Fiction3

Completion of either the CSU General Education or
IGETC Option
Remaining Units to total 60 Units may be selected from
courses numbered 1-49

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Associate in Arts Degree in English for Transfer student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills through the production of written and oral critical responses to texts
2. Given an assignment to read a literary work, the student will identify and analyze crucial elements of fiction, poetry and drama
3. Demonstrate the ability to find, evaluate, and interpret primary and secondary sources, utilize summary, paraphrase and direct quotes to support a premise, and apply guidelines for MLA documentation to appropriately document information within written essays.

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