Program Overview

An Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T) from Skyline College is intended for students who are interested in transferring to a California State University (CSU) campus with a major in English, or similar major. A bachelor's degree in English can lead to exciting careers in media, journalism, publishing, paralegal and law, marketing, academia, business, technical writing and web development. English majors gain writing, critical thinking, and soft skills, valuable in the modern collaborative workplace.

Students completing an AA-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the AA-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or university or a college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a Skyline College counselor for further information on university admissions and transfer requirements. A grade of "C" or better, or "Pass" if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis, is required for each course applied to the major. Major course requirements may also be applied to meet general education requirements.

To earn an AA-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 CSU transferable units;
  2. Earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework;
  3. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A "P" (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis. Students should consult with their counselor before enrolling in a major course on a Pass/No Pass basis, as some CSUs may have limitations on which major courses can be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.

Advising Note: Students planning to transfer to a CSU (California State University) campus MUST complete an Oral Communication (COMM) course (CSU Minimum Admissions Requirement). Oral Communication courses are noted in the following GE areas: CSU GE (Area A1) or IGETC (Area 1A).

Note: Students do not need to complete the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements. For further information, please consult a Skyline College counselor.


Program Requirements

Required Core Courses Units
ENGL 165 Critical Thinking and Advanced Composition 3 units
ENGL 110 Composition, Literature, and Critical Thinking 3 units
List A - Select two courses from the following: Units
LIT. 201 American Literature I 3 units
LIT. 202 American Literature II 3 units
LIT. 231 Survey of British Literature I 3 units
LIT. 232 Survey of British Literature II 3 units
LIT. 221 Introduction to World Literature II 3 units
List B - Select one course from the following or any List A course not already used: Units
LIT. 101 Contemporary Literature 3 units
LIT. 191 Children's Literature 3 units
LIT. 251 Women in Literature 3 units
LIT. 266 Black Literature 3 units
LIT. 267 Filipino American Literature 3 units
LIT. 370 Readings in Literature of the Latino in the United States 3 units
LIT. 432 Folklore 3 units
ENGL 161 Creative Writing I 3 units
List C - Select one course from the following: Units
ASL 100 American Sign Language I 5 units
ASL 110 American Sign Language II 5 units
ARBC 111 Elementary Arabic I 3 units
ARBC 112 Elementary Arabic II 3 units
CHIN 111 Elementary Chinese I 3 units
CHIN 112 Elementary Chinese II 3 units
FILI 110 Elementary Filipino 5 units
FILI 120 Advanced Elementary Filipino 5 units
SPAN 110 Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 111 Elementary Spanish I 3 units
SPAN 112 Elementary Spanish II 3 units
SPAN 120 Advanced Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 130 Intermediate Spanish 4 units
SPAN 140 Advanced Intermediate Spanish 4 units
SPAN 220 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I 5 units
SPAN 230 Spanish for Spanish Speakers II 5 units
LIT. 155 Comics and the Graphic Novel 3 units
JOUR 120 Writing and Reporting for the Media 3 units
BUS. 401 Business Communications 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 18 - 20

General Education - certified completion of one of the following:

  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),

OR

  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern

Up to (9 " 12) major course units may be double counted to apply to meet general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements.

Advising Note: Students planning to transfer to a CSU (California State University) campus MUST complete an Oral Communication (COMM) course (CSU Minimum Admissions Requirement). Oral communication courses are noted in the following GE areas: CSU GE (Area A1) or IGETC (Area 1A).

Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.