Bakersfield College

English

English

Associate of Arts Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in English or similar major. The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree provides a study of literature and expository writing. English majors will be able to analyze literary work and will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to describe ways in which literature reflects historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts, as well as aesthetic tastes; English majors will be able to evaluate literature and expository and argumentative papers and essays through application of critical thinking techniques; and they will be able to write logical and coherent expository and argumentative papers, essays, summaries, and paraphrases using correctly the standard conventions of written English. Many employers value the writing and critical thinking skills acquired by English majors.

Requirements for AA-T or AS-T degrees:

The completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University – Breadth Requirements.
  • A minimum of 18 semester units in a major area of emphasis, as determined by the district.
  • The obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  • The completion of all courses required for the major with a ‘C’ or better. A ‘P’ (Pass) grade is not acceptable for courses in the major.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • write logical and coherent expository and argumentative papers, essays, summaries, and paraphrases using correctly the standard conventions of written English.
  • demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to describe ways in which literature reflects historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts, and well as aesthetic tastes.
  • evaluate literature and expository and argumentative papers and essays through applciation of critical thinking techniques.

Total Units: 19


Required Courses

Course # Name Units
ENGL B1B Introduction to Types of Literature 3.0
  and  
ENGL B2 Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking 4.0
  or  
ENGL B3 Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking Through Literature 4.0
List A - Select 6 units from the following:
ENGL B5A Survey of English Literature 3.0
ENGL B5B Survey of English Literature 3.0
ENGL B20A Survey of World Literature 3.0
ENGL B25B Survey of World Literature 3.0
ENGL B30A Survey of American Literature 3.0
ENGL B30B Survey of American Literature 3.0
List B - Select 3 or 6 units based on option chosen in Required Core
ENGL B10 Introduction to Shakespeare 3.0
  and/or  
ENGL B41A Introduction to Creative Writing 3.0
List C - Select 3 units fom the following:
ENGL B21 African-American Literature 3.0
ENGL B24 Latino/a Literature 3.0
ENGL B27 The Bible as Literature 3.0
ENGL B28 Classical Mythology 3.0
ENGL B41A Introduction to Creative Writing 3.0

Category

Units in Major 19
CSU GE Breadth 37-39
Possible double counting of GE's 6-9
Degree Total 60.0
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