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:
- Complete a minimum of 60 CSU transferable units;
- Earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework;
- 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.
- Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
- A minimum of 12 units must be completed in residence at Skyline College.
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 1C).
Note: Students do not need to complete the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements. For further information, please consult a Skyline College counselor.
|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|
General Education - certified completion of one of the following:
- California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
- 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 1C).
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.