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English (2016-2017)
The major in English is excellent preparation for careers in law, teaching, advertising, journalism, communications and business administration. Most positions in modern institutions and industries require excellent skills in writing and reading. This major provides students with those skills along with a breadth of cultural and historical knowledge through the study of great literature.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to compose a thesis-based essay that clearly communicates a logical, evidence-supported argument.
Students will demonstrate, in writing, comprehension and critical analysis of college-level texts.
Units required for Major: 27
Associate Degree Requirements:
English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, ESLL 26, or equivalent.
Mathematics proficiency: MATH 17, 105, 108 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
Core courses (15 units)
Support courses (12 units)

*Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a GPA of 2.0 or higher is required in all core and support courses for the degree.
Program Type(s):
AA = Associate in Arts Degree.
Core Courses: (15 units)
ENGL 1B Composition, Critical Reading & Thinking through Literature (5 units)
or ENGL 1BH Honors Composition, Critical Reading & Thinking through Literature (5 units)

And TWO courses from the following:
ENGL 43A* Survey of British Literature I: Beowulf to the Late 18th Century (5 units)
ENGL 43B** Survey of British Literature II: The Romantic Period to the Present (5 units)
ENGL 45A*** Survey of American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865 (5 units)
ENGL 45B**** Survey of American Literature II: 1865 to the Present (5 units)
ENGL 47A World Literature I (5 units)
ENGL 47B World Literature II (5 units)

* Formerly ENGL 46A
** Formerly ENGL 46B + 46C
*** Formerly ENGL 48A
**** Formerly ENGL 48B + 48C
Support Courses: (12 units)
Select THREE courses from the following, of which TWO courses must be Literature* courses:
ENGL 1C Argumentative Writing & Critical Thinking (5 units)
or ENGL 1CH Honors Argumentative Writing & Critical Thinking (5 units)
CRWR 6 Introduction to Creative Writing (5 units)
CRWR 39A Introduction to Short Fiction Writing (5 units)
CRWR 39B Advanced Short Fiction Writing (5 units)
CRWR 41A Poetry Writing (5 units)
CRWR 41B Advanced Poetry Writing (5 units)

Literature Courses*:
ENGL 5 Gay & Lesbian Literature (4 units)
ENGL 7 Native American Literature (4 units)
ENGL 8 Children's Literature (4 units)
ENGL 11 Introduction to Poetry (4 units)
or ENGL 11H Honors Introduction to Poetry (4 units)
ENGL 12 African American Literature (4 units)
ENGL 14 Traveling the World through Contemporary Literature (4 units)
ENGL 16 Introduction to Literature (4 units)
ENGL 17 Introduction to Shakespeare (4 units)
ENGL 18A Vampire Literature: Multicultural Representations of the Bloodsucker (4 units)
ENGL 22 Women Writers (4 units)
ENGL 24 Unmasking Comics: The Dawn of the Graphic Novel (4 units)
ENGL 31 Latino/a Literature (4 units)
ENGL 40 Asian American Literature (4 units)
ENGL 41 Literature of Multicultural America (4 units)
ENGL 50C Technical Writing (5 units)

* The student has the option of taking all three required courses from the Literature courses.

Academic Year: 2016-2017

Current status: Approved
Last update: 2016-05-09 10:28:05

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