English, A.A.-T

An Associate in Arts in English for Transfer will fulfill the requirements for students to transfer to a four-year college or university as an English major. The courses in the A.A.-T in English for Transfer provide students with an ability to write academic analyses and arguments, to conduct research, and to read and think critically. The literature courses in this degree provide students with an understanding of diverse cultures and historical time periods and seek to stretch students’ abilities to think critically about texts and ideas they encounter and to communicate insightful ideas through the means of well-written academic discourse. 

AA.ENGL.OPTBAAT or AA.ENGL.OPTCAAT

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CSU: General Education Option B

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-115 Ideas of Mathematics 3
PSYC-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
HIST-111
U.S. History to 1877
or U.S. History Since 1865
3
 Units13
Spring Semester 1
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
Select one of the following: 1 3
Introduction to Literature (formerly ENGL-106)
Children's Literature (formerly ENGL-131)
Adolescent Literature (formerly ENGL-132)
World Folklore and Mythology (formerly ENGL-205 World Folklore)
Film and Literature (formerly ENGL-225)
American Indian Literature (formerly ENGL-240)
Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260)
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)
Introduction to Creative Writing
ANTH-101
ANTH-111
Physical Anthropology
or Introductory Topics in Biology: Cells to Ecosystems (formerly Topics in Biology)
4
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Argumentation and Debate (formerly Advocacy and Argument)
Select one of the following: 3
World Art
History and Appreciation of Dance
History of Jazz and Blues
 Units16
Fall Semester 2
LIT-207
American Literature: Pre-Colonial to 1865 (formerly ENGL-207)
or English Literature: Anglo-Saxon to 1775 (formerly ENGL-230)
3
Select one of the following: 1 3
Introduction to Literature (formerly ENGL-106)
Children's Literature (formerly ENGL-131)
Adolescent Literature (formerly ENGL-132)
World Folklore and Mythology (formerly ENGL-205 World Folklore)
Film and Literature (formerly ENGL-225)
American Indian Literature (formerly ENGL-240)
Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260)
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)
Introduction to Creative Writing
ASTR-111 Planetary Astronomy 3
SPAN-101
Elementary Spanish I
or Elementary French I
4
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
LIT-208
American Literature: 1865 to Present (formerly ENGL-208)
or English Literature: 1775 to Present (formerly ENGL-231)
3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Literature (formerly ENGL-106)
Children's Literature (formerly ENGL-131)
Adolescent Literature (formerly ENGL-132)
World Folklore and Mythology (formerly ENGL-205 World Folklore)
Film and Literature (formerly ENGL-225)
American Indian Literature (formerly ENGL-240)
Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260)
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)
Introduction to Creative Writing
SPAN-102
Elementary Spanish II
or Elementary French II
4
Select one of the following: 3
Black History in the American Context
Latinx/Chicanx Literature
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)
Ethnic Politics in America
Select one of the following: 3
Children's Literature (formerly ENGL-131)
Adolescent Literature (formerly ENGL-132)
World Folklore and Mythology (formerly ENGL-205 World Folklore)
Film and Literature (formerly ENGL-225)
American Indian Literature (formerly ENGL-240)
Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260)
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)
Introduction to Creative Writing
 Units16
 Total Units61
1

 LIT-106 Introduction to Literature (formerly ENGL-106) Is required and you must meet the requirement for List B

Language Requirement: Some CSU's require the equivalency of an intermediate language proficiency for graduation. Please see a counselor for more detail regarding specific CSU major and graduation requirements.

All Lit classes can be taken any semester—they do not have to follow the sequence on this map.

*Most requirements can be met through several classes in different departments, on different topics. Please use the degree worksheet and consult a counselor and see what options you have to ensure you choose the classes that best fit you.

**You must take one science with lab, so choose which from list B1 or B2. Your second science class should be from the list you didn’t choose from. 

UC: General Education Option C

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-115 Ideas of Mathematics 3
PSYC-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
HIST-111
U.S. History to 1877
or U.S. History Since 1865
3
 Units13
Spring Semester 1
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Literature (formerly ENGL-106)
Children's Literature (formerly ENGL-131)
Adolescent Literature (formerly ENGL-132)
World Folklore and Mythology (formerly ENGL-205 World Folklore)
Film and Literature (formerly ENGL-225)
American Indian Literature (formerly ENGL-240)
Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260)
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)
Introduction to Creative Writing
ANTH-101
ANTH-111
Physical Anthropology
or Introductory Topics in Biology: Cells to Ecosystems (formerly Topics in Biology)
4
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking
Argumentation and Debate (formerly Advocacy and Argument)
Select one of the following: 3
World Art
History and Appreciation of Dance
History of Jazz and Blues
 Units16
Fall Semester 2
LIT-207
American Literature: Pre-Colonial to 1865 (formerly ENGL-207)
or English Literature: Anglo-Saxon to 1775 (formerly ENGL-230)
3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Literature (formerly ENGL-106)
Children's Literature (formerly ENGL-131)
Adolescent Literature (formerly ENGL-132)
World Folklore and Mythology (formerly ENGL-205 World Folklore)
Film and Literature (formerly ENGL-225)
American Indian Literature (formerly ENGL-240)
Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260)
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)
Introduction to Creative Writing
ASTR-111
Planetary Astronomy
or Environmental Science
3
SPAN-101
Elementary Spanish I
or Elementary French I
4
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
LIT-208
American Literature: 1865 to Present (formerly ENGL-208)
or English Literature: 1775 to Present (formerly ENGL-231)
3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Literature (formerly ENGL-106)
Children's Literature (formerly ENGL-131)
Adolescent Literature (formerly ENGL-132)
World Folklore and Mythology (formerly ENGL-205 World Folklore)
Film and Literature (formerly ENGL-225)
American Indian Literature (formerly ENGL-240)
Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260)
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)
Introduction to Creative Writing
SPAN-102
Elementary Spanish II
or Elementary French II
4
Select two of the following: 6
Introduction to Creative Writing
Children's Literature (formerly ENGL-131)
Adolescent Literature (formerly ENGL-132)
World Folklore and Mythology (formerly ENGL-205 World Folklore)
Film and Literature (formerly ENGL-225)
American Indian Literature (formerly ENGL-240)
Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260)
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)
 Units16
 Total Units61

NOTE: For students who did not meet the LOTE requirement in high school, they may fulfill Area 6 by demonstrating proficiency by completing ASL-100 American Sign Language IFREN-101 Elementary French I or SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I with a grade C or better. Languages other than English for Native Speakers are also acceptable for meeting this requirement. 

All Lit classes can be taken any semester—they do not have to follow the sequence on this map.

*Most requirements can be met through several classes in different departments, on different topics. Please use the degree worksheet and consult a counselor and see what options you have to ensure you choose the classes that best fit you.

**You must take one science with lab, so choose which from list B1 or B2. Your second science class should be from the list you didn’t choose from.

The requirements for this degree may be met by completing the pattern described below plus all MSJC's General Education Option B (CSUGE) or Option C (IGETC) requirements. 

Additional major preparation or elective courses may be required for specific institutions, and students transferring to a CSU or UC can refer to ASSIST.ORG to review major preparation for specific majors and programs. Please meet with a Counselor for further transfer information. 

Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses
ENGL-103Critical Thinking and Writing3
or ENGL-103H Honors Critical Thinking and Writing
LIT-106Introduction to Literature (formerly ENGL-106)3
or LIT-106H Honors Introduction to Literature (formerly ENGL-106H)
List A: Select two
Select two of the following:6
American Literature: Pre-Colonial to 1865 (formerly ENGL-207)
Honors American Literature: Pre-Colonial to 1865 (formerly ENGL-207H)
American Literature: 1865 to Present (formerly ENGL-208)
Honors American Literature: 1865 to Present (formerly ENGL-208H)
English Literature: Anglo-Saxon to 1775 (formerly ENGL-230)
Honors English Literature: Anglo-Saxon To 1775 (formerly ENGL-230H)
English Literature: 1775 to Present (formerly ENGL-231)
Honors English Literature: 1775 to Present (formerly ENGL-231H)
List B: Select one
Select any course from List A not used above or one of the following courses:3
Introduction to Creative Writing
Honors Introduction to Creative Writing
Children's Literature (formerly ENGL-131)
Honors Children's Literature (formerly ENGL-131H)
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)
Honors Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280H)
List C: Select one
Select any course from List A or B not used above or one of the following courses:3
Adolescent Literature (formerly ENGL-132)
Honors Adolescent Literature (formerly ENGL-132H)
World Folklore and Mythology (formerly ENGL-205 World Folklore)
Honors World Folklore and Mythology (formerly ENGL-205H Honors World Folklore)
Film and Literature (formerly ENGL-225)
Honors Film and Literature (formerly ENGL-225H)
American Indian Literature (formerly ENGL-240)
Honors American Indian Literature (formerly ENGL-240H)
Gender and Sexuality in Literature
Honors Gender and Sexuality in Literature
Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260)
Honors Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260H)
Latinx/Chicanx Literature
Honors Latinx/Chicanx Literature
Total Units18
Course Title Credits
Units for Major18
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern37-39
Possible double counting: 9 units
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 CSU transferable units)

Total Units for A.A.-T Degree: 60 units

The overall requirements for this Associates Degree for Transfer (ADT) can be met by:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC).
  • Completion of California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements (CSUGE)  or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Completion of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is acceptable if pass is defined as a grade of C or better. ADTs are intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. A student completing an ADT is guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not a particular campus or major. Students should meet with a counselor to develop a comprehensive educational plan to further understand university and transfer requirements.

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