In today’s information society, reading comprehension and writing skills are essential for everyone. The English major offers a rich and varied education in the vital areas of literature, critical thinking, media study, and writing. The program deepens understanding of our cultural traditions, provides a breadth of knowledge and skills appropriate for many degree and vocational programs, and prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions. English majors possess analytical, creative, and observant minds, and enter varied professional fields such as publishing, advertising, law, teaching, public relations, corporate communications, and journalism. To ensure that their transfer objectives are being met, English majors should consult with a counselor. The proposed Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree (AA-T in English) is designed to prepare students for transfer into the California State University (CSU) system to complete a baccalaureate degree in English. Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including the following: The completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth CSU GE). [The following Allan Hancock College graduation requirements will not be required: Health and Wellness, Multicultural Gender Studies and Allan Hancock College General Education.] A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0 with all courses in the major being completed with a grade of “c” or better.
Required Core (complete ALL of the following courses)
ENGL 102: Freshman Composition – Literature (3 units)*
ENGL 103: Critical Thinking & Composition (3 units)*
ENGL 130: American Literature to 1865 (3 units)*
ENGL 131: American Literature 1865 to Present (3 units)*
ENGL 145: British Literature to 1800 (3 units)*
ENGL 146: British Literature 1800 to Present (3 units)*
*The courses noted with an asterisk were offered online at least once at this college during 2018.
In addition to the courses listed above, complete one of the following general education patterns:
- Option 2 – CSU General Education Breadth
- Option 3 – IGETC – Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
Important Note: Some of the courses listed above may require the completion of prerequisites and/or they may also satisfy general education requirements. We encourage all students to meet with a counselor, onsite or online, to create an education plan that will provide the most efficient pathway to degree completion.
The courses listed above, along with Option 2 and Option 3 may or may not be offered online every term at this college. Visit the college’s website (below) for online options in its class schedule. If you don’t find what you need, search our online course finder to locate an equivalent online course currently available from a partner college.Allan Hancock College Website