The Associate in Arts in English provides community college students practice in writing mechanics and text analysis in order to pursue the many professions that demand strong reading and writing skills. In addition to our core courses, ranging from developmental to transfer level, literature courses deepen student understanding of literary traditions and their relevant contexts, by exploring the motivations and creative processes of a variety of English-language writers. The diverse themes presented in English and Literature courses examine the economic, political, social justice issues affecting our nation and the world, and explore the contributions of groups traditionally marginalized by society. Completion of this curriculum will demonstrate commitment to the serious study of English and Literature in practice and in theory and will provide comprehensive preparation for upper-division work.
|Plus a selection of 12 units from the following, 6 units of which must be literature courses:||Units|
|ENGL 103||Applied English Skills for Cultural Production I||3 units|
|ENGL 104||Applied English Skills for Cultural Production II||3 units|
|ENGL 161||Creative Writing I||3 units|
|ENGL 162||Creative Writing II||3 units|
|FILM 440||Film Study and Appreciation|
|JOUR 120||Writing and Reporting for the Media||3 units|
|JOUR 121||Advanced Writing and Reporting for the Media||3 units|
|LIT. 101||Contemporary Literature||3 units|
|LIT. 191||Children's Literature||3 units|
|ECE. 191||Children's Literature||3 units|
|LIT. 155||Comics and the Graphic Novel||3 units|
|LIT. 201||American Literature I||3 units|
|LIT. 202||American Literature II||3 units|
|LIT. 221||Introduction to World Literature II||3 units|
|LIT. 231||Survey of British Literature I||3 units|
|LIT. 232||Survey of British Literature II||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|
And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum
60 units required for the Associate degree.
Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.
Rotation of Literature Courses
Literature courses are offered in an online format.
Listed below are tentative Literature offerings for the upcoming semesters.
|LIT. 231 Survey of British Literature I|
LIT. 267 Filipino American Literature
|LIT. 232 Survey of British Literature II|
|LIT. 154 Queer Literature|
|LIT. 221 Introduction to World Literature II|
|LIT. 266 Black Literature|