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English (AA-T) English Total Units: 18
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Term Effective: Fall 2017


See the state issued Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) template for any further clarification regarding program requirements.

The English Associate in Arts for Transfer degree is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are awarded an ADT are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

Students will have to fulfill the following requirements to earn this degree.
Completion of 60 semester units that include:

  • A minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major as determined by the community college district , and
  • The California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) pattern of 39 units; OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern of 37 units.

Obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 and Earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the major.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Critically read, analyze, and interpret diverse literary works;
  2. Write clear, effective and original expository and argumentative essays on the college level;
  3. Communicate their understanding and analysis of literature in both formal and informal discussion;
  4. Show familiarity with the historic and cultural contexts of literatures in the United States, Great Britain, and other English speaking countries;
  5. Analyze literature arising from any tradition and any cultural group;
  6. Demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences as they are expressed in literary works published not only in English, but in translation;
  7. Apply a range of both historic and contemporary critical approaches to literature; and
  8. Support critical arguments with sufficient research and appropriate secondary sources.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the English (AA-T) program are:

  • Complete 18 units from
    • English for Transfer Core Requirements
    • English for Transfer List A Requirements
    • English for Transfer List B Requirement
    • English for Transfer List C Requirements

English for Transfer Core Requirements - complete 6.00 units
ENGL 1BLiterature and Composition3.00
ENGL 5Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking3.00
English for Transfer List A Requirements - complete 6.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
ENGL 30.1American Literature: Pre-Colonial Period to the Civil War3.00
ENGL 30.2American Literature from 1865 to the Present3.00
ENGL 46.1Survey of English Literature Part 13.00
ENGL 46.2Survey of English Literature Part 23.00
English for Transfer List B Requirement - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ENGL 2Introduction to the Novel3.00
ENGL 3Introduction to Poetry3.00
ENGL 4ABeginning Creative Writing3.00
ENGL 7Introduction to the Short Story3.00
ENGL 27Introduction to Shakespeare3.00
English for Transfer List C Requirements - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ENGL 9Contemporary World Literature3.00
ENGL 10Introduction to Environmental Literature3.00
ENGL 12Children's Literature3.00
ENGL 14Dystopian Literature3.00
ENGL 25Introduction to Language Study3.00
ENGL 31African-American Literature3.00
ENGL 33Chicano/Chicana Arts and Literature3.00
ENGL 36Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender Arts and Literature3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2017

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.

Term Inactive: Fall 2020

Previous Versions:

English (AA-T) - effective Fall 2016
English (AA-T) - effective Fall 2013

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.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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