Program Overview

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer Degree (AA-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. 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 does not accept 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 campus or university or 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 is required for each course applied to the major. Major course requirements may also be applied to meet general education requirements.

English (AA-T) 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
List B - Select one course from the following: Units
ENGL 161 Creative Writing I 3 units
List C - Select one course from the following: Units
LIT. 101 Contemporary Literature 3 units
LIT. 191 Children's Literature 3 units
LIT. 251 Women in Literature 3 units
LIT. 265 Asian American 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
ASL 111 American Sign Language IA 3 units
ASL 112 American Sign Language IB 3 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 111 Elementary Filipino I 3 units
FILI 112 Elementary Filipino II 3 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
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/CSU) pattern

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

Up to a total of 9-12 major course units may be double counted to apply to meet general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline Associate Degree Requirements.


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