The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
The major in English is designed to develop in students an appreciation of English literature. The program will also create an intellectual curiosity that inspires students to continue their inquiries in English literature and composition. In addition to fulfilling the major requirement for the Associate of Arts degree, this program also prepares students for transfer. (Those intending to transfer should see a counselor for specific course requirements at the transfer institution.)
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:
Recommended Sequence of Courses
- Critically read, analyze, and interpret diverse literary works;
- write clear, effective and original expository and argumentative essays on the college level;
- communicate their understanding and analysis of literature in both formal and informal discussion;
- show familiarity with the historic and cultural contexts of literatures in the United States, Great Britain, and other English speaking countries;
- analyze literature arising from any tradition and any cultural group
- demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences as they are expressed in literary works published not only in English, but in translation
- apply a range of both historic and contemporary critical approaches to literature; and
- support critical arguments with sufficient research and appropriate secondary sources.
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.