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ENGLISH

The ability to communicate ideas to the world, to read carefully, to receive information, to evaluate the written word and to analyze it critically, prepares English majors to make informed choices, to prioritize their goals, and to absorb knowledge. These life skills launch those who study English off to successful futures, while it improves their performance in other classes.

English majors traditionally go on to pursue careers in law, advertising, publishing, editing, marketing, higher education, communications, journalism, and technical, business and creative writing. However, there is no career path closed to an English major. In fact, many professional schools accept English majors in an effort to have well-rounded students who can communicate effectively with the public.

 

AWARD

TYPE

GRAD PLAN

REQ COURSES UNITS

TOTAL UNITS

English

AA-T

N/A

18

60*

* Required course units and completion of CSU Breadth or IGETC Requirements.

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Associates Degree

English

Associate of Arts for Transfer Degree (AA-T)

Requirements

Students who successfully complete the AA-T in English for Transfer degree meet the requirements for SB 1440 for Associate Degrees for Transfer. The degrees were developed to ease the transfer process for students to the CSUs. The English major provides students with a comprehensive study of composition, literary theory and rhetorical strategies.  Students will be able to argue a point and support it in writing, using extensive evidence from researching credible outside sources, will be able to critically evaluate works, both nonfiction and fiction, and identify their distinguishing characteristics.

MAJOR CODE:  1501.00

Required Courses

Units

English 102

College Reading And Composition II

3

English 103

Composition And Critical Thinking

3

List A Select Two Courses (6 Units)

English 203

World Literature I

3

English 204

World Literature II

3

English 205

English Literature I

3

English 206

English Literature II

3

List B Select One (3 Units) 

English 205

English Literature I

3

English 206

English Literature II

3

List C Select One (3 Units) 

English 215

Shakespeare

3

English 219

Literature Of American Ethnic Groups

3

English 234

African American Literature

3

English 239

Woman In Literature

3

Total Units                                

18

General Education (CSU Or IGETC) 

39

Elective (CSU Transferable)  

3

Total Degree 

60

The following requirements must be met:

  • Completion of required units for the major (18-19 units)
  • Completion of CSU Breadth or IGETC
  • Completion of a minimum of 60 CSU-transferable units.
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
  • Complete a minimum of 18 semester units in an “AA-T” or “AS-T” major as detailed in the course catalog.
  • Each course in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better or a “P” if the course is taken on a “pass-no pass” basis (Title V 55063).
  • Be certified as having completed the California State University General Education Breadth pattern (CSU- GE Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
  • Students should note that no more than 60 units are required for this degree and that no additional requirements will be imposed by West Los Angeles College.