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English (AA) English Total Units: 20
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.

Term Effective: Fall 2013

Description:

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:

  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.
Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the English (AA) program are:

  • Complete 20 units from
    • English Major Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

English Major Requirements - complete 19.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
ENGL 1A Reading & Composition4.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ENGL 1B Literature and Composition3.00
ENGL 5 Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
ENGL 30.1 American Literature: Pre-Colonial Period to the Civil War3.00
ENGL 30.2 American Literature from 1865 to the Present3.00
ENGL 46.1 Survey of English Literature Part 13.00
ENGL 46.2 Survey of English Literature Part 23.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
ENGL 2 Introduction to the Novel3.00
ENGL 3 Introduction to Poetry3.00
ENGL 4A Beginning Creative Writing3.00
ENGL 4B Intermediate Creative Writing3.00
ENGL 4C Advanced Creative Writing3.00
ENGL 7 Introduction to the Short Story3.00
ENGL 9 Contemporary World Literature3.00
ENGL 10 Introduction to Literature and the Environment3.00
ENGL 11 Introduction to Dramatic Literature3.00
ENGL 12 Children's Literature3.00
ENGL 25 Introduction to Language Study3.00
ENGL 27 Introduction to Shakespeare3.00
ENGL 30.1 American Literature: Pre-Colonial Period to the Civil War3.00
ENGL 30.2 American Literature from 1865 to the Present3.00
ENGL 31 African American Arts and Literature3.00
ENGL 33 Chicano/Chicana Arts and Literature3.00
ENGL 46.1 Survey of English Literature Part 13.00
ENGL 46.2 Survey of English Literature Part 23.00
ENGL 49 Independent Study in English1.00-3.00
 
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10 Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30 Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2013

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 2013

Previous Versions:

English - effective Fall 2010
English - effective Fall 2009
English - effective Fall 2008
English - effective Fall 2006
English - effective Fall 2002

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.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.

Notes:

No course may be used more than once to fullfill a requirement in the major.

Contact
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