English, Associate of Arts (AA)
In today's information society, reading comprehension and writing skills are essential for everyone. The English program offers a rich and varied education in these vital areas of literacy - serving the individual student, the academic community and the society at large. In order to develop an understanding of our cultural tradition and to stimulate students' imaginations, the department offers literature courses ranging from surveys of British, American and world literature to introductory courses in poetry, Shakespeare and contemporary fiction to special topics on a particular author or theme.
Associate Degree Graduation Requirements
Complete all of the following:
- All Department Requirements listed below with a “C” or better or “P” in each course (at least 20% of the department requirements must be completed through SBCC).
- One of the following three General Education options:
- A total of 60 degree-applicable units (SBCC courses numbered 100 and higher).
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all units attempted at SBCC.
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all college units attempted.
- A minimum of 12 units through SBCC.
|ENG 110||Composition and Reading||4|
|or ENG 110H||Composition and Reading, Honors|
|ENG 111||Critical Thinking and Composition Through Literature||3|
|or ENG 111H||Critical Thinking and Composition Through Literature, Honors|
|Complete 9 units from the following:||9|
|Survey of British Literature: 800-1798 1|
or ENG 221H
|Survey of British Literature 800-1798, Honors|
|Survey of British Literature: 1798-Present 1|
or ENG 222H
|Survey of British Literature: 1798-Present, Honors|
|American Literature: Pre-Colonization to 1865 1|
|American Literature: 1865-present 1|
or ENG 226H
|American Literature, Honors|
|World Literature: Ancient Times to 16th Century 1|
|World Literature: 17th Century to Present 1|
|Contemporary Women Writers|
|Contemporary Dramatic Literature|
|Introduction To Poetry|
|Literature And Film|
|Complete 8 units from the following:||8|
|History of Art, Prehistoric to Gothic|
or ART 103H
|History of Art, Prehistoric to Gothic, Honors|
|History of Art, Renaissance to Modern|
or ART 104H
|History Of Art, Renaissance To Modern, Honors|
|African-American And Afro-Caribbean Literature In The U.S.|
|Introduction To Mexican Literature|
|Introduction to Creative Writing|
|History of the U.S. to 1877|
|History of the U.S. Since 1865|
or HIST 102H
|History Of The U.S. Since 1865, Honors|
|History of Western Civilization|
|History of Western Civilization|
or HIST 113H
|History Of Western Civilization: 1600 To Present, Honors|
|Introduction to Philosophy|
or PHIL 100H
|Introduction to Philosophy, Honors|
|History Of Philosophy: Ancient|
|History of Philosophy: Modern|
or PSY 100H
|General Psychology, Honors|
A foreign language is strongly recommended.
- Analyze college-level texts, both non-fiction and fiction.
- Write coherent thesis-driven prose.
- Gather, evaluate and synthesize information to produce a correctly-documented research paper.
- Revise written work as part of the writing process.
- Describe and evaluate literary elements and genres.
Make an appointment with your SBCC academic counselor through Starfish to create a Student Education Plan that reflects a recommended course sequence for this program that is tailored to your individual needs.