Associate in Arts, English

English - AA

The Associate in Arts (AA), English (Literature) provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in literary and cultural studies. With a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career in education, publishing, writing, other professional fields, or prepare for application to professional graduate programs.

Details

Major Code: 
8110
Award: 
Associate in Arts, English
Total credits required: 
60-87
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0
None.

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Academic Program: 
General Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0-19
Select additional courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits but no more than a total of 64 semester credits. Consult with the Program Director or an Academic Advisor.
Program Learning Outcomes
  • Utilize effective written and oral communications skills to meet the needs of various audiences and contexts, with a special emphasis on scholarly concepts and conventions within the field of English studies. (ENG200, ENH222, ENH242, Restricted Electives, (COM), [FYC])
  • Perform academic research pertaining to works of literature utilizing scholarly practices and ethical standards. (ENG200, ENH222, ENH242, Restricted Electives, CRE101, [CS], [FYC], [MA])
  • Analyze literature and other relevant texts in relation to the social, cultural, and historical contexts within which they are produced and consumed. (ENG200, ENH222, ENH242, Restricted Electives, CRE101, Language Proficiency)
  • Analyze literature and other relevant texts in relation to genre, movement, national tradition, and themes. (ENG200, ENH222, ENH242, Restricted Electives, CRE101, Language Proficiency, [SB], [SQ], [SG])
  • Synthesize theory, scholarly work, and personal insights to develop and support textual analysis. (ENG200, ENH222, ENH242, Restricted Electives, CRE101, [FYC])
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:9
ENG200Reading and Writing about Literature3
ENH222Survey of English Literature After 18003
ENH242American Literature After 18603
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:6-41
Complete all courses in the subplan that best aligns with academic and professional goals. If academic and professional goals do not align with any of the subplans below, select elective courses in consultation with an Academic, Faculty, or Program Director.
Subplan 1: Arizona State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Arts, English (Literature)
Complete one course from each of the concentration areas for a total of 6 credits. Courses cannot be from the same concentration area.
Related English Requirement Concentration 1:
ENH204Introduction to Contemporary Literature3
ENH206Nature and Environmental Literature3
ENH235Survey of Gothic Literature3
ENH254Literature and Film3
ENH255Contemporary U.S. Literature and Film3
ENH259American Indian Literature3
ENH260Literature of the Southwest3
ENH275Modern Fiction3
ENH280Topics in American Literature3
ENH/WST28419th Century Women Writers3
ENH/WST285Contemporary Women Writers3
Related English Requirement Concentration 2:
ENH201World Literature Through the Renaissance3
ENH202World Literature After the Renaissance3
ENH221Survey of English Literature before 18003
ENH230Introduction to Shakespeare3
ENH231Introduction to Shakespeare: The Early Plays3
ENH232Introduction to Shakespeare: The Late Plays3
ENH241American Literature Before 18603
ENH251Mythology3
ENH252Biblical Backgrounds of Literature3
Foreign Language Credits:0-20
Complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ any ARB Arabic courses
CHI+++ any CHI Chinese courses
FRE+++ any FRE French courses
GER+++ any GER German courses
ITA+++ any ITA Italian courses
JPN+++ any JPN Japanese courses
SPA+++ any SPA Spanish courses
SLG+++ any SLG Sign Language courses
Subplan 2: Arizona State University, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Arts, English
Satisfy one of the AGEC Humanities and Fine Arts [HU] from the following:
ENG213Introduction to the Study of Language3
Complete 3 credits in lower division requirements:
ENH221Survey of English Literature Before 1800 (3) OR
ENH241American Literature Before 1860 (3)3
Select up to 5 ENG or ENH courses for a total of 15 credits that transfer as an ENG elective (see the Course Equivalency Guide for options).
Language and Cultures Credits:0-20
Complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment. This requirement may also be satisfied after transfer to ASU though various upper division course options. Recommend students satisfy this requirement after transfer to ASU unless proficient at the elementary level (102 or equivalent).
ARB+++ any ARB Arabic courses
CHI+++ any CHI Chinese courses
FRE+++ any FRE French courses
GER+++ any GER German courses
ITA+++ any ITA Italian courses
JPN+++ any JPN Japanese courses
SPA+++ any SPA Spanish courses
SLG+++ any SLG Sign Language courses
Subplan 3: Arizona State University, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Bachelor of Arts, English
Select 1 ENG or ENH course for a total of 3 credits that transfers as an ENG elective (see the Course Equivalency Guide for options).
Select 1 of the following Related Area courses (or another course equivalent to ASU ENG210; see the Course Equivalency Guide for options):
CRW160Introduction to Writing Poetry3
CRW170Introduction to Writing Fiction3
ENG215Strategies of Academic Writing3
ENG216Persuasive Writing on Public Issues3
Subplan 4: Northern Arizona University, Bachelor of Arts, English
Complete 12 credits of lower division ENG coursework, including at least 9 credits at the 200 level. Within these courses, take at least one course each of the following groups: Literature, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric.
Literature: Met by ENG200, ENH222, and ENH242 in Required Courses.
Creative Writing:
ENG205Nature of Poetry3
Rhetoric:
ENG215Strategies of Academic Writing3
Foreign Language Credits:0-20
Complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ any ARB Arabic courses
CHI+++ any CHI Chinese courses
FRE+++ any FRE French courses
GER+++ any GER German courses
ITA+++ any ITA Italian courses
JPN+++ any JPN Japanese courses
SPA+++ any SPA Spanish courses
SLG+++ any SLG Sign Language courses
Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)
AGEC-ACredits: 26-31
A single course with an [HU], [SB], [L], or [SG], [SQ] designation may also be used to satisfy the Oral Communication, Critical Reading, or Awareness Area ([C], [G] and/or [H]) requirement(s). See the AGEC Matrix for course designations.
 
First-Year Composition [FYC]Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L]Credits: 0
Met by ENG200 in Required Courses.
 
Mathematics [MA]Credits: 3-5
MAT140College Mathematics (5) OR
MAT141College Mathematics (4) OR
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
Any approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area (3-5)3-5
 
Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS]Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS] area.3
 
Humanities, Arts and Design [HU]Credits: 0
Met by ENG200, ENH222, and ENH242 in Required Courses.
 
Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]Credits: 6
Any approved general education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] area.
 
Natural Sciences [SG]/[SQ]Credits: 8
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area (4) AND
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area or the Natural Sciences (General) [SG] area (4).8
 
Awareness AreasCredits: 0-3
These requirements may be shared with Core Requirements.
 
Cultural Diversity in the US [C]Credits: 0-3
0-3
 
Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G]Credits: 0
Historical [H] met by ENH222 in Required Courses.
 
MCCCD Additional Requirements
MCCCD Additional RequirementsCredits: 0-6
Courses in this area may also be applied to the AGEC Core Requirements. To minimize total credits required for degree and maximize transferable credits, it is recommended that courses be selected that meet more than one requirement wherever possible.
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 0-3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)0-3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-3

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.