Welcome to the Northern Virginia Community College Website

Accessibility Navigation:

College Catalog 2014-2015

NOVA ADVISING SHEET

LIBERAL ARTS
ENGLISH SPECIALIZATION
Code: 6484 Catalog Year: 2014-2015
Associate of Arts Degree   AL, AN, LO, MA, WO
  Courses Credits
Two Years
CST 110 Intro. To Communication or 3
  CST 126  Interpersonal Communication  
ENG 111 English Composition I 3
4ENG 112 College Composition II 3
5ENG 200-Level Literature Elective 3
9ENG 200-Level Literature Elective 3
10ENG Elective 3
1 201 Foreign Language 3-5
1 202 Foreign Language 3-5
6 General Education Elective 5
7HIS Elective 3
7HIS Elective 3
11    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
2MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I 3
2MTH 152 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts II 3
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
3    Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
3    Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
8 Social Science Elective 3
8 Social Science Elective 3
Total 60-64
Total credits for the English Specialization=60-64

1 Students completing the A.A. in Liberal Arts must demonstrate intermediate college-level (201–202) proficiency in a language other than English. The 201–202 courses require a prerequisite proficiency equivalent to the 101–102 sequence in the language. Placement testing determines initial foreign language level. Students completing 101–102 foreign language may use those credits to meet general elective requirements. Waivers or credit by exam (through CLEP) for previous experience is available for some languages. Students whose native language is not English may substitute general electives for foreign language upon the approval of the advising academic dean.

2 May substitute any higher-level mathematics course. See transfer requirements. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 173 and MTH 271. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 174 and MTH 272.

3 See biology, chemistry, ENV 121–122, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

4 May substitute ENG 114 or ENG 125.

5 Students who are interested in Literature: select from ENG 241/ENG 242, ENG 243/ENG 244, ENG 251/ENG 252, or ENG 253/ENG 254. Students who are interested in Creative Writing: select ENG 211. Students who are interested in Writing and Rhetoric: select ENG 210.

6 See courses listed under General Education Electives

7 See HIS courses listed under social/behavioral sciences under General Education Electives. HIS 101–102 or HIS 121–122 are recommended.

8 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.

9 Students who are interested in Literature: select one of the following pairs of courses, which must be taken in sequence (e.g., a student who takes ENG 241 must take ENG 242 the next semester): ENG 241/ENG 242, ENG 243/ENG 244, ENG 251/ENG 252, or ENG 253/ENG 254. Students who are interested in Creative Writing: select ENG 212, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, ENG 218, ENG 219, ENG 261, or 262. Students who are in Writing and Rhetoric, select from any ENG 200-Linguistics or select from any ENG 295, ENG 205, ENG 280, ENG 221. Please note: Credit cannot be awarded for ENG 245/ENG 246 if taken along with ENG 243/ENG 244 or ENG 241/ENG 242.

10 Any 200-level literature course with an ENG prefix satisfies this requirement.

11 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.

Top