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Contact: Michelle DoughertyTitle: Department Co-ChairContact: mdougherty@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook English, AA-T

Humanities and Social Sciences Division
Degree A0332

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer introduces students to Literature written in English and gives them the option of studying creative writing. Completion of the degree provides students with the core skills and knowledge needed to pursue a baccalaureate degree in English. Those core skills and knowledge include the ability to analyze literature and the ability to write researched analytical papers. Students who earn this degree will be able to write a literary analysis, analyze major themes and concerns in literature, and identify the influence of culture on human expression.

To earn an Associate in Arts in English for Transfer a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU that consist of: IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

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AA-T/AS-T degrees are designed to facilitate transfer to four-year institutions. Mt. San Antonio College ranks in the Top 10 in transferring students to UC, CSU, and private universities. Please visit Counseling Services for information on how to transfer, workshops, activities, events, and advising.

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  • English, AA-T

    Humanities and Social Sciences Division
    Degree A0332

    The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer introduces students to Literature written in English and gives them the option of studying creative writing. Completion of the degree provides students with the core skills and knowledge needed to pursue a baccalaureate degree in English. Those core skills and knowledge include the ability to analyze literature and the ability to write researched analytical papers. Students who earn this degree will be able to write a literary analysis, analyze major themes and concerns in literature, and identify the influence of culture on human expression.

    To earn an Associate in Arts in English for Transfer a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU that consist of: IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Core Courses
    ENGL 1BEnglish - Introduction to Literary Types3
    or ENGL 1BH English - Introduction to Literary Types - Honors
    ENGL 1CCritical Thinking and Writing4
    or ENGL 1CH Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors
    List A: Choose one sequence from the following:6
    LIT 1
    LIT 2
    Early American Literature
    and Modern American Literature
    LIT 6A
    LIT 6B
    Survey of English Literature
    and Survey of English Literature
    LIT 11A
    LIT 11B
    World Literature to 1650
    and World Literature from 1650
    List B: Choose one course from the following or any course not selected from List A:3
    ENGL 8A
    Creative Writing - Fiction
    ENGL 8B
    Creative Writing - Poetry
    ENGL 8F
    Creative Writing - Nonfiction
    ENGL 81
    Language Acquisition
    List C: Choose one course from the following or any course not selected from List A or List B:3
    JOUR 100
    Introduction to Mass Communications
    JOUR 101
    Beginning Writing and Reporting for the Mass Media
    LIT 10
    Survey of Shakespeare
    LIT 14
    Introduction to Modern Poetry
    LIT 15
    Introduction to Cinema
    LIT 25
    Contemporary Mexican American Literature
    LIT 36
    Introduction to Mythology
    LIT 40
    Children's Literature
    LIT 46
    The Bible As Literature: Old Testament
    LIT 47
    The Bible As Literature: New Testament
    Total Units for Major19
    CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 139-42
    Total Units60
     
     

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Contact: Michelle DoughertyTitle: Department Co-ChairContact: mdougherty@mtsac.edu

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