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English & Literature

ENGLISH & LITERATURE

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE
COMMUNICATIONS & LANGUAGES DIVISION

This degree focuses on language and literature as forms of cultural expression with specific historical influences. Some of the courses focus on reading and writing about literary texts. Other courses for this major focus on genre studies and the structure of language. A third area of coursework emphasizes significant writers, literary works, and cultural movements that are most important to a particular time period. By completion of specific General Education courses, this program fulfills many of the requirements and foundation courses for transfer to Baccalaureate English and Literature related majors but does not fulfill all transfer requirements for specific Baccalaureate degree programs. (See a counselor for major preparation from specific four-year institutions.)

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  • Upon successful completion of this degree, the student will be able to formulate an argument and support it with relevant evidence.
  • Upon successful completion of this degree, the student will be able to communicate ideas in an organized, logical manner.
  • Upon successful completion of this degree, the student will be able to incorporate quoted or paraphrased material from credible outside sources.
  • Upon successful completion of this degree, the student will be able to document sources using a designated citation format.
  • Upon successful completion of this degree, the student will be able to identify the work of significant writers, literary works, and cultural movements from a variety of diverse communities.
  • Upon successful completion of this degree, the student will be able to interpret a selection in light of the significant social and historical factors that inform the text.
  • Upon successful completion of this degree, the student will be able to explicate a selection using rhetorical textual analysis.
  • Upon successful completion of this degree, the student will be able to apply standard English grammar and mechanics in both written and oral communication.

To acquire an Associate of Arts Degree in English and Literature, it is necessary to complete the graduation requirements of the College, along with the following:

Major Advising Sheet: English and Literature 18-19

NOTE: Students interested in transferring as an English/Literature major should consult with a counselor for appropriate general education & major preparation counseling.