We are now offering associate degrees for transfer to the CSU. This provides a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. This AA-T degree guarantees admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and gives priority admission consideration to your local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to your community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. More information on the Degree with a Guarantee Program.
Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review their options for transfer and to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.
All classes needed for this degree are available online and on the ground at the Ridgecrest campus. Additionally, some of the general education courses needed to complete this degree are available at all our locations. See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this degree.
This degree requires 60 units and will likely take 4 semesters.
x $46 per unit
x ($193 + $14) per unit
= $2760 in tuition and fees
= $12,420 in tuition and fees
+ ~$3500* for books and supplies
= $6260 across four semesters or $1565 per semester
= $15,920 across four semesters or $3980 per semester
*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.
The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (60 units total, 19-21 in the major) provides students with effective learning opportunities that help them acquire the knowledge, skills, and experiences required of an educated, literate citizen. A student earning the AA-T in English explores the areas of American, British and international literature; literary analysis of genres from various historical periods; and composition and rhetoric. The English major provides a broad and balanced curriculum designed to foster critical reading and writing practices, wide-ranging interpretative abilities, and greater historical and cultural awareness. Majoring in English prepares for careers in teaching, journalism, publishing and editing, technical writing, public relations, and advertising. It also serves as excellent general preparation for careers in law, communications, government, and a variety of business environments.
The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree creates a pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor of Arts in English at a California State University. With the completion of the degree, students will possess foundational knowledge and skills that comprise the core content of the first two years of many four-year programs in English.
To complete the degree, students must fulfill both of the following requirements:
Please note that our local Cerro Coso general education pattern may not be used to fulfill the requirements of this degree and that all required courses for the degree must be transferable to CSU.
This program prepares students for careers in teaching, journalism, publishing and editing, technical writing, public relations, and advertising.
The degree also prepares more generally for various other careers, including law, communications, government, and a number of business environments.
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to
Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.
Select one of the following two courses
|ENGL C102||Critical Thinking Through Literature||4 Units|
|or ENGL C102H||Critical Thinking Through Literature - Honors||5|
LIST A - Select two of the following courses
|ENGL C221||World Literature I||3 Units|
|ENGL C222||World Literature II||3|
|ENGL C231||Survey of British Literature I: Beginning-1785||3|
|ENGL C232||Survey of British Literature II: 1785-Present||3|
|ENGL C241||Survey of American Literature I: Beginning-1865||3|
|ENGL C242||Survey of American Literature II: 1865-Present||3|
List B - Select one course not already used from List A and one of the following courses; or two of the following courses
|ENGL C141||Introduction to Creative Writing||3 Units|
|ENGL C235||Introduction to Shakespeare||3|
|or ENGL C235H||Introduction to Shakespeare - Honors||4|
|ENGL C245||Women’s Literature||3|
|ENGL C249||Multi-Ethnic American Literature||3|
List C - Select any course not already used from List A or B
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
|OPTION B||CSU General Education Breadth|
|OPTION C||IGETC - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum|
For general questions, contact:Cliff Davis
Counseling can provide specific help with enrolling and completing this degree.