Associate in Arts in English for Transfer Degree (A.A.-T in English)

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree (AA-T in English) is a 60 unit program which is designed to provide lower division education to students planning to transfer to a CSU institution in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree in English, Literature, or Creative Writing. Students completing the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree (AA-T) will be able to write focused, organized, well-developed essays that support clear thesis statements and demonstrate competence in standard English grammar and usage; analyze and evaluate academic essays and literature; formulate and communicate in writing positions on diverse issues; and write research papers that demonstrate the effective evaluation, integration, and MLA documentation of sources.

Students must complete the following requirements:

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units
  • the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
  • 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 (GPA) of 2.0.
  • earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Students are not required to complete the information competency requirements, PE requirements or cultural diversity requirements found in other degrees at the College.

Required Core Courses: Select Two

Course Number Course Title Units
ENGL 1C Critical Thinking and Writing 3 units
  OR  
ENGL 1CH Honors Critical Thinking and Writing 3 units
ENGL 1B English Composition 3 units

List A: Select Two

Course Number Course Title Units
ENGL 7A American Literature 3 units
ENGL 7B American Literature 3 units
ENGL 5A Survey of English Literature 3 units
ENGL 5B Survey of English Literature 3 units
ENGL 6A World Literature 3 units
  OR  
ENGL 6AH Honors World Literature 3 units
ENGL 6B World Literature 3 units
  OR  
ENGL 6BH Honors World Literature 3 units

List B: Select One

Course Number Course Title Units
ENGL 18 Asian American Literature 3 units
ENGL 48 Introduction to Shakespeare 3 units
ENGL 71 Intermediate Fiction Writing 3 units
ENGL 72 Intermediate Poetry Writing 3 units
ENGL 70 Creative Writing 3 units

List C: Select One

Any course from List A or B not already used

Course Number Course Title Units
FRNC 1A Beginning French 5 units
FRNC 1B Beginning French 5 units
FRNC 2A Intermediate French 5 units
FRNC 2B Intermediate French 5 units
FRNC 3A Adv French Oral and Written Composition 5 units
FRNC 3B Advanced French Oral & Written 5 units
GERM 1A Beginning German 5 units
GERM 1B Beginning German 5 units
HUMN 1A HUMN Values in and From the Arts 3 units
HUMN 1B HUMN Values in and From the Arts 3 units
ITAL 1A Beginning Italian 5 units
ITAL 1B Beginning Italian 5 units
ITAL 2A Intermediate Italian 5 units
ITAL 2B Intermediate Italian 5 units
JPNS 1B Beginning Japanese 5 units
JPNS 1B Beginning Japanese 5 units
RUSS 1A Beginning Russian 5 units
RUSS 1B Beginning Russian 5 units
BUSN 78 Business Communication 3 units
ENGL 10 Children’s Literature 3 units
ENGL 12 African American Literature 3 units
ENGL 41 Literature and Film 3 units
SPAN 1A Beginning Spanish 5 units
SPAN 1B Beginning Spanish 5 units
SPAN 2A Intermediate Spanish 5 units
SPAN 2B Intermediate Spanish 5 units
SPAN 3A Adv Spanish Oral and Written Composition 5 units
SPAN 3B Advanced Spanish Oral and Written Composition 5 units

Total Major Units 18–20 units
GE Units (CSU GE or IGETC) 37–39 units
Total Degree Units 60 units

CSU transferable elective courses are required when the major units plus transfer GE units total is less than 60

A.A. Degree

After completing an A.A. degree in English, a student will be able to:

  • Write focused, organized, well-developed essays that support clear thesis statements and demonstrate competence in standard English grammar and usage;
  • Analyze and evaluate academic essays and literature;
  • Formulate and communicate in writing positions on diverse issues;
  • Write research papers that demonstrate the effective evaluation, integration, and MLA documentation of sources

Required Core Courses: 6 units

Course Number Course Title Units
ENGL 1A English Composition 3 units
ENGL 1B English Composition 3 units
ENGL 1C Clear Thinking In Writing 3 units

List A: 6 units

Complete courses in one of the following Groups:

Group 1

Course Number Course Title Units
ENGL 5A Survey of English Literature 3 units
ENGL 5B Survey of English Literature 3 units

Group 2

Course Number Course Title Units
ENGL 7A American Literature 3 units
ENGL 7B American Literature 3 units

List B: 9 units

Any course in Group 1 or 2 not already used

Course Number Course Title Units
ENGL 6A World Literature 3 units
ENGL 6B World Literature 3 units
ENGL 10 Children’s Literature 3 units
ENGL 12 African American Literature 3 units
ENGL 13 Latino/Chicano Literature 3 units
ENGL 16 Latino/Chicano Literature 3 units
ENGL 18 Asian American Literature 3 units
ENGL 41 Literature and Film 3 units
ENGL 43 Classical Mythology 3 units
ENGL 44 The Bible as Literature 3 units
ENGL 46 Contemporary American Multicultural Literature 3 units
ENGL 47 Introduction to Poetry 3 units
ENGL 48 Introduction to Shakespeare 3 units
ENGL 49 Modern Fiction 3 units
ENGL 70 Creative Writing 3 units

Total Major Units 21 units

Literature courses used to meet general education requirements cannot be used to satisfy major requirements.

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 2A and 2B before transferring.

last published: 4/26/18