ADT in English
The Associate in Arts Degree in English for Transfer (AA-T) is for students who intend to complete a bachelor’s degree in English at a CSU. Core course work explores primarily British and American writers through an array of literary traditions, providing opportunities for students to express their understanding and appreciation of the literary world through analysis, research and composition.
This degree provides lower division preparation for students planning to transfer into English programs. Students will take courses in English as well as related fields required for English majors. Students who complete this degree will be guaranteed admission with junior status to the California State University, though not a particular campus or major, and will be given priority admission to our local CSU campus.
Students receiving this transfer degree must meet the following requirements:
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
ADTs also require that students must earn a "C" or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.
|ENGL 102||Introduction to Literature||3|
|ENGL 104||Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking||3|
|or ENGL 104H||Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking - Honors|
|Select three (3) of the following courses:|
|Introduction to English Literature I||3|
|Introduction to English Literature II||3|
|Introduction to U.S. American Literature I||3|
|Introduction to U. S. American Literature II||3|
|Introduction to World Literature: Ancient - Early Modern||3|
|Introduction to World Literature: 1600's through Twentieth Century||3|
|Select one (1) course not used above or one (1) of the following courses:|
|Reporting and Writing News||3|
|Composition and Critical Thinking||3|
|Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors||3|
|Creative Writing: Fiction and Non-Fiction||3|
|Horror Literature - Honors||3|
|Film as Literature||3|
|Film as Literature - Honors||3|
|Children's Literature - Honors||3|
|Introduction to Shakespeare||3|
|Literature of the Bible||3|
|Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers I||5|
|Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers II||5|
A.A.-Transfer Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the English A.A.-Transfer Degree will:
- Critically analyze and evaluate the subtext of literature texts in order to demonstrate knowledge of literary terminology.
- Identify and evaluate the writer’s use of literature as a persuasive tool to identify and assess the effectiveness of literary works.
- Recognize the historical and cultural context of material to evaluate the impact of various cultural phenomena on perspectives presented in literature.
- Employ established modes of reasoning in the defense and development of thesis/judgments to clearly demonstrate knowledge of critical analysis tools in all written work.
- Critically analyze and synthesize source material to demonstrate the ability to write at the college level.
- Demonstrate cultural awareness, personal responsibility, and ethical behavior in evaluating and writing about literature.
- Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of the scientific method of inquiry.