This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a college or university for a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in English, Creative Writing or Writing and/or Rhetoric as an entry-level professional writer.
Students are advised to work closely with the English faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of the transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.
Satisfactory completion of high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English, 2 units of Mathematics (Algebra and Geometry), 2 units of Laboratory Science, 1 unit of History, and 3 to 4 units of World Languages.
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.