2018-2019

Associate in Arts

English

The Associate in Arts in English degree will prepare students who plan to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature or related disciplines to enter academic study at a four- year institution; to that end, it combines the study of English Literature and Writing, with the General Education courses necessary for transfer to four-year colleges.  This degree also provides an avenue of entry for students who desire to pursue careers in Communication, Copywriting, Editing, Freelance Writing, Legal Studies, writing based medical disciplines, and/or Teaching.  

Graduates will be able to:

  • Describe the social, political, and historical contexts of literature.
  • Apply the skill of close reading to a variety of texts.
  • Respond to literary styles, techniques, and genres.
  • Exercise effective writing and research skills.
  • Apply critical thinking skills in analysis and evaluation of literature.

General Education:

In addition to the program-specific outcomes listed above, students completing the Associate degree programs are required to demonstrate proficiency in the General Education learning outcomes. Specific outcomes may vary by program; please refer to the program requirements below.


Note:

A.  It is recommended that students enroll in their first WI course upon completion of EN 101. For a list of WI courses available for registration, go to: www.pccc.edu/home/writing-intensive-courses 


General Education(46 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (9 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3
Mathematics (6 credits)
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses
MA 102 College Mathematics II 3
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3
Science (4 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (4 credits)
BS 100 Human Biology 4
SC 103 Nutrition 4
SC 104 Introduction to Environmental Science 4
SC 105 Astronomy 4
SC 109 Introduction to Forensic Science 4
Technology (3 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
CIS 107 Information Technology Fundamentals and Applications 3
Social Science (6 credits)
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Category 5 - Social Science 3
Humanities (9 credits)
EN 215 World Literature I 3
EN 216 World Literature II 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses
AE 101 Appreciation of Art 3
MU 106 Appreciation of Music 3
ST 112 Introduction to Theater 3
History (6 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following sequences  (6 credits)
HI 101 History of Western Civilization I 3AND
HI 102 History of Western Civilization II 3
OR
HI 201 U.S. History I 3AND
HI 202 U.S. History II 3
Diversity (3 credits)
CT 101 Critical Thinking in a Diverse World 3
EN 204 African-American Literature 3
EN 212 Hispanic-American Literature 3

Core(6 credits)

Code Name Credits
EN 205 Introduction to Literature 3
EN 290 Topics in Literature 3

Major(9 credits)

Code Name Credits
Choose three (3) courses from the following
EN 105 Journalism 3
EN 108 Creative Writing 3
EN 200 Creative Non-fiction 3
EN 201 Professional Writing and Presentation 3
EN 204 African-American Literature 3
EN 206 Modern Drama 3
EN 207 Modern Novel and Short Story 3
EN 208 Film Appreciation 3
EN 209 Children's Literature 3
EN 211 Modern Poetry 3
EN 212 Hispanic-American Literature 3
EN 214 Shakespeare 3
EN 217 Advanced Creative Writing 3

Total Credits 61


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications OR CIS 107 Information Technology Fundamentals and Applications 3.0
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3.0
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
Diversity Course 3.0
Total 15.0
Second Semester Credits
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3.0
MA 102 College Mathematics II OR MA 103 Basic Statistics 3.0
AE 101 Appreciation of Art OR MU 106 Appreciation of Music OR ST 112 Introduction to Theater 3.0
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
Total 15.0
Third Semester Credits
EN 205 Introduction to Literature 3.0
EN 215 World Literature I 3.0
English Major Elective 3.0
History Course 3.0
Science Course 4.0
Total 16.0
Fourth Semester Credits
EN 216 World Literature II 3.0
EN 290 Topics in Literature 3.0
English Major Elective 3.0
English Major Elective 3.0
History Course 3.0
Total 15.0