Cerro Coso Community College

English for Transfer

English AA-T

Associate Degree for Transfer: A Degree with a GuaranteeWe are now offering associate degrees for transfer to the CSU. This provides a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. This AS-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.

The English Degree for Transfer

  • Guarantees acceptance to the CSU system
  • Provides students with effective learning opportunities that help them acquire the knowledge, skills, and experiences required of an educated, literate citizen
  • Explores the areas of American, British and international literature; literary analysis of genres from various historical periods; and composition and rhetoric
  • Provides a broad and balanced curriculum designed to foster critical reading and writing practices, wide-ranging interpretative abilities, and greater historical and cultural awareness
  • Prepares for careers in
    • teaching
    • journalism
    • publishing and editing
    • technical writing
    • public relations
    • advertising
    • law
    • communications
    • government
    • business

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.

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More on the English Major

  • To read critically a variety of literary works in English, including diverse voices and cultures.
  • To identify key elements of literary genres in order to analyze and interpret texts.
  • To relate literary works to their historical, cultural, and aesthetic contexts.
  • To define, identify, and analyze literary and dramatic techniques in a variety of works.
  • To compose formal written analyses of texts that demonstrate appropriate academic discourse and the conventions of literary analysis.
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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

Prerequisite: ENGL C101

In this composition course for transfer to four-year institutions, students develop composition, analytical, and critical reasoning skills through study of literary works (fiction, poetry, drama, and essay). The course emphasizes critical analysis, principles of logic, use of research, and presentation of carefully-reasoned written arguments while developing students' close reading skills and promoting an appreciation for the aesthetic qualities of literature. Students write four to five expository essays demonstrating sophisticated application of critical thinking skills to literature (total: 8,000 words). 72 lecture hours.

Offered online and in Ridgecrest every semester, and in Bishop, Lake Isabella, and Mammoth Lakes every Spring, and in Tehachapi in Spring of odd years.

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance for the Honors program or eligibility for this honors course as determined in consultation with the instructor. Prerequisite: ENGL C101

In this composition course for transfer to four-year institutions, students develop composition, analytical, and critical reasoning skills through study of literary works (fiction, poetry, drama, and essay). The course emphasizes critical analysis, principles of logic, use of research, and presentation of carefully-reasoned written arguments while developing students' close reading skills and promoting an appreciation for the aesthetic qualities of literature. Students write four to five expository essays demonstrating sophisticated application of critical thinking skills to literature (total: 8,000 words). The honors course provides more content and requires greater intensity and depth of study than the non-honors course; the honors course also requires at least one extra paper assignment beyond that required in the non-honors course. 90 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest every semester.

LIST A - Select two of the following courses

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

This course is a comparative study of selected works, in translation and in English, of literature from around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and other areas, from antiquity to the mid or late seventeenth century. 54 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Spring of even years.

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance to the Honors Program or eligibility for this honors course as determined by the instructor. Prerequisite: ENGL C070.

This course is a comparative study of selected works, in translation and in English, of literature from around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and other areas, from antiquity to the mid or late seventeenth century. The honors course provides more content and requires greater intensity and depth of study than the non-honors course; the honors course also requires at least one extra research assignment. 72 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Spring of even years.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

This course is a comparative study of selected works, in translation and in English, of literature from around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and other areas, from the mid or late seventeenth century to the present. 54 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Fall of even years.

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance to the Honors Program or eligibility for this honors course as determined by the instructor. Prerequisite: ENGL C070.

This course is a comparative study of selected works, in translation and in English, of literature from around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and other areas, from the mid or late seventeenth century to the present. The honors course provides more content and requires greater intensity and depth of study than the non-honors course; the honors course also requires at least one extra research assignment. 72 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Fall of even years.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

This course studies English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the end of the Eighteenth Century. 54 lecture hours.

Offered online only in Fall of odd years.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

This course studies British literature from the Romantic Period to the present. 54 lecture hours.

Offered online only in Spring of odd years.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

This literature course introduces students to American authors from the Colonial Period to the beginning of the twentieth century. The course emphasizes analyzing texts and studying the intellectual, social, and cultural history of Americans. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only in Spring of even years.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

This literature course introduces students to American authors from the 1865 to the present. The course emphasizes analyzing texts and studying the intellectual, social, and cultural history of Americans. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only in Spring of odd years.

List B - Select one course not already used from List A and one of the following courses; or select two of the following courses

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

This course introduces students to the study and craft of creative writing. Participants practice writing in various genres such as fiction and poetry, analyze the works of established and student writers, and participate in peerreview within the workshop environment. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online in Fall of even years and in Ridgecrest in Spring of even years.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070.

This course provides an introduction to Shakespeare's works, including discussion and analysis of selected plays (tragedies, comedies, and histories) and non-dramatic poetry. Some attention may be given to the historical, artistic, literary, theatrical, and social influences of Renaissance England contributing to the development of Shakespeare's literary achievements. 54 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Spring of odd years.

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance to the Honors Program or eligibility for this honors course as determined by the instructor. Prerequisite: ENGL C070.

This course provides an introduction to Shakespeare's works, including discussion and analysis of selected plays (tragedies, comedies, and histories) and non-dramatic poetry. Some attention may be given to the historical, artistic, literary, theatrical, and social influences of Renaissance England contributing to the development of Shakespeare's literary achievements. The honors course provides more content and requires greater intensity and depth of study than the non-honors course; the honors course also requires at least one extra research assignment. 72 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Spring of odd years.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

This course studies the literary achievements of women writers and examines the extent to which literature mirrors or shapes historical and social attitudes with particular emphasis on the roles, images, and concerns of women as expressed in literature. 54 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Fall of odd years.

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance for the Honors program or eligibility for this honors course as determined in consultation with the instructor. Prerequisite: ENGL C070.

This course studies the literary achievements of women writers and examines the extent to which literature mirrors or shapes historical and social attitudes with particular emphasis on the roles, images, and concerns of women as expressed in literature. The honors course provides more content and requires greater intensity and depth of study than the non-honors class; the honors course also requires at least one extra research assignment. 72 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Fall of odd years.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

This course studies the contributions to American literature by African Americans, Latino Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and other ethnic minorities and examines the extent to which literature mirrors or shapes historical and social attitudes with particular emphasis on the roles, images, and concerns of ethnic groups as expressed in literature. 54 lecture hours.

Offered online only in Spring of even years.

List C - Select any course not already used from List A or B

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

Students desiring transfer to the California State University system may conform to either (1) the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or (2) CSU General Education Certification.

Please consult the Transfer Center or Counseling for more information regarding which classes will transfer to a four-year institution.

IGETC is a series of courses that community college students can use to satisfy lower division general education requirements at any CSU or UC campus.

Please consult the Transfer Center or Counseling for more information regarding which classes will transfer to a four-year institution.

Campuses

All classes needed for this degree are available at the following campuses: CC Online Ridgecrest / IWV

Pathway to Completion

Additionally, some of the general education courses needed to complete this major are available at all our locations.

See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this major.

This degree requires 60.0 units and will likely take 4 semesters.

Approximate Total Costs

CA Residents

60.0 units

at $46 per unit

Equals $2,760 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $3,600* for books and supplies

Total cost $6,360 for 4 semesters

Non-residents

60.0 units

at $258 per unit

Equals $15,480 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $3,600* for books and supplies

Total cost $19,080 for 4 semesters

*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.

Need help? Financial Aid can help with fee waivers and scholarships and other aid. Make sure to fill out your FAFSA every January.

For general questions, contact:

Matthew Crow
English and Foreign Languages
Phone: (760) 384-6163
Email: mcrow@cerrocoso.edu

Counseling can provide specific help with enrolling and completing this major.

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