The WVC English Department

Information for English Majors

Language Arts Building

Literature courses used to meet general education requirements

cannot be used to satisfy major requirements.


English Major Requirements for completing an A.A. Degree:

  1. Completion of 6 units of English Composition selected from the following Course Units:

    • ENGL 001A, B, C English Composition   3-3-3

  2. Completion of one of the following literature survey sequences:

    • ENGL 005A, B Survey of English Literature   3-3

    • ENGL 007A, B American Literature   3-3

  3. Completion of 9 units of literature courses, without duplicating any of the above:

    • ENGL 005A, B Survey of English Literature   3-3

    • ENGL 006A, B World Literature   3-3

    • ENGL 007A, B American Literature   3-3

    • ENGL 010 Children's Literature   3

    • ENGL 012 African American Literature   3

    • ENGL 013 Latino/Chicano Literature   3

    • ENGL 018 Asian American Literature   3

    • ENGL 041 Literature and Film   3

    • ENGL 043 Classical Mythology   3

    • ENGL 044 The Bible as Literature   3

    • ENGL 046 Contemporary American Multicultural Literature   3

    • ENGL 047 Introduction to Poetry   3

    • ENGL 048 Introduction to Shakespeare   3

    • ENGL 049 Modern Fiction   3

    • ENGL 070A, B Creative Writing   3-3

To be awarded an A.A. Degree, a student must complete

  1. All the major requirements

  2. Additional units to meet the college graduation requirements.

A student planning to transfer to a B.A. program in English should select courses that apply toward both the college graduation requirements and the bachelor’s degree requirements of the four-year institution to which he/she intends to transfer.

Students planning to undertake graduate study in English are advised to complete Intermediate Foreign Language 02A and 02B before transferring.

last published: 4/1/18