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Associate in Arts, Emphasis in English (Literature)

The Associate in Arts (AA), Emphasis in English (Literature) provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in literary and cultural studies. With a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career in education, publishing, writing, other professional fields, or prepare for application to professional graduate programs.

Details

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Field of Interest
Culture and Society
Type
Associate Degree
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in English (Literature) (DEG)
Total Credits Required
60-64
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
Effective term
Fall 2021
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Utilize effective written and oral communications skills to meet the needs of various audiences and contexts, with a special emphasis on scholarly concepts and conventions within the field of English studies. (ENG200, ENH222, ENH242, CRW120, CRW160, CRW170, CRW180, CRW242AF, CRW242AH, ENG205, ENG210, ENG213, ENG215, ENG216, ENG217, ENG218, ENH201, ENH202, ENH221, ENH241, (COM), [FYC])
  • Perform academic research pertaining to works of literature utilizing scholarly practices and ethical standards. (ENG200, ENH222, ENH242, CRW120, CRW160, CRW170, CRW180, CRW242AF, CRW242AH, ENG205, ENG210, ENG213, ENG215, ENG216, ENG217, ENG218, ENH201, ENH202, ENH221, ENH241, (CRE), [CS], [FYC], [MA])
  • Analyze literature and other relevant texts in relation to the social, cultural, and historical contexts within which they are produced and consumed. (ENG200, ENH222, ENH242, ARB+++, ASL+++, CHI+++, FRE+++, GER+++, ITA+++, JPN+++, SPA+++, CRW120, CRW160, CRW170, CRW180, CRW242AF, CRW242AH, ENG205, ENG210, ENG213, ENG215, ENG216, ENG217, ENG218, ENH201, ENH202, ENH221, ENH241, (CRE))
  • Analyze literature and other relevant texts in relation to genre, movement, national tradition, and themes. (ENG200, ENH222, ENH242, ARB+++, ASL+++, CHI+++, FRE+++, GER+++, ITA+++, JPN+++, SPA+++, CRW120, CRW160, CRW170, CRW180, CRW242AF, CRW242AH, ENG205, ENG210, ENG213, ENG215, ENG216, ENG217, ENG218, ENH201, ENH202, ENH221, ENH241, (CRE), [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Synthesize theory, scholarly work, and personal insights to develop and support textual analysis. (ENG200, ENH222, ENH242, CRW120, CRW160, CRW170, CRW180, CRW242AF, CRW242AH, ENG205, ENG210, ENG213, ENG215, ENG216, ENG217, ENG218, ENH201, ENH202, ENH221, ENH241, (CRE), [FYC])
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:9
ENG200Reading and Writing about Literature3
ENH222Survey of English Literature After 18003
ENH242American Literature After 18603
Course Sequence by Term
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:3-38
Complete requirements in the transfer option that best aligns with your academic and professional goals. If your intended transfer institution is not listed, then select a combination of courses from the transfer options listed in order to meet the minimum credits required in the Restricted Electives section. Consult with an academic, faculty, or program advisor to prevent exceeding your university transfer program`s maximum transferable credits (typically 64).
Transfer Plan 1: Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Bachelor of Arts, English (Literature)
ENH221Survey of English Literature before 18003
Foreign Language Credits:0-20
Complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
Transfer Plan 2: Arizona State University (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences), Bachelor of Arts, English
ENG213Introduction to the Study of Language3
ENH221Survey of English Literature Before 18003
ENH241American Literature Before 18603
Complete three (3) ENG or ENH courses for a total of nine (9) credits that transfer to ASU as a direct equivalent or departmental elective in the ENG prefix (see the Course Equivalency Guide for options).
Language and Cultures Credits:0-20
Complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment. This requirement may also be satisfied after transfer to ASU through various upper division course options. Recommend students satisfy this requirement after transfer to ASU unless proficient at the elementary level (102 or equivalent).
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
Transfer Plan 3: Arizona State University (College of Integrative Sciences and Arts), Bachelor of Arts, English
ENG Elective Course
Complete one (1) ENG or ENH course for a total of three (3) credits that transfers to ASU as a direct equivalent or departmental elective in the ENG prefix (see the Course Equivalency Guide for options).
Rhetoric Writing and Linguistics Course
Complete one (1) of the following courses for a total of three (3) credits:
CRW120Introduction to Writing Children`s Literature3
CRW160Introduction to Writing Poetry3
CRW170Introduction to Writing Fiction3
CRW180Introduction to Writing Nonfiction3
CRW242AHWriting Studio Workshop I: Musical Elements of Poetry3
ENG210Creative Writing3
ENG215Strategies of Academic Writing3
ENG216Persuasive Writing on Public Issues3
ENG217Personal and Exploratory Writing3
ENG218Writing About Literature3
Literature and Culture Before 1800 Course
Complete one (1) of the following courses for a total of three (3) credits:
ENH201World Literature Through the Renaissance3
ENH202World Literature After the Renaissance3
ENH221Survey of English Literature Before 18003
ENH241American Literature Before 18603
Transfer Plan 4: Northern Arizona University, Bachelor of Arts, English
Creative Writing Course
Complete one (1) of the following courses for a total of three (3) credits:
CRW160Introduction to Writing Poetry3
CRW242AFWriting Studio Workshop I: Poetic Forms3
ENG205Nature of Poetry3
Rhetoric, Writing and Digital Media Studies or Professional Writing Course
ENG215Strategies of Academic Writing3
Foreign Language Credits:0-20
Complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)
AGEC-ACredits: 23-32
A single course with an [L], [HU], [SB], [SG], or [SQ] designation may also be used to satisfy the Oral Communication, Critical Reading, and/or Awareness Area ([C], [G] and/or [H]) requirement(s). See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
First-Year Composition [FYC]Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L]Credits: 0
Met by ENG200 in the Required Courses area.
 
Mathematics [MA]Credits: 3-6
MAT140College Mathematics (5) OR
MAT141College Mathematics (4) OR
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
MAT145College Mathematics with Review (5) OR
MAT146College Mathematics with Review (6) OR
Higher approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area (3-6)3-6
 
Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS]Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS] area.3
 
Humanities, Arts and Design [HU]Credits: 0
Met by ENH222 and ENH242 in the Required Courses area.
 
Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]Credits: 3-6
Any approved general education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] area.6
May be partially met by ENG213 in the Restricted Electives area.
 
Natural Sciences [SG]/[SQ]Credits: 8
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area (4) AND
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area or the Natural Sciences (General) [SG] area (4).8
 
Awareness AreasCredits: 0-3
These requirements may be shared with other AGEC requirements. See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
Cultural Diversity in the US [C]Credits: 0-3
0-3
 
Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G]Credits: 0
Historical [H] met by ENH222 in Required Courses.
 
MCCCD Additional Requirements
MCCCD Additional RequirementsCredits: 0-6
Some courses in this area have [SB] and [L] designations and may also be applied to the corresponding AGEC requirements. See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 0-3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)0-3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-3
Course Area Key
General Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Select additional courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits but no more than a total of 64 semester credits. Consult with a faculty advisor, program director, and/or academic advisor to identify coursework that best aligns with academic and professional goals.

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