Degrees & Certificates
The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T) provides major preparation in English through an introduction to English composition, critical thinking, literature, and creative writing. Like the Associate in Arts in English (AA), the coursework will prepare students for the critical reading and writing necessary in a variety of fields. However, the intent of the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T) is to assist students in transferring into the California State University System. Students completing the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T) degree receive a guarantee of admission with junior status into the California State University System. CSU is required to grant priority admission for a student with this associate degree to their [CSU] campus and to a program or major that is similar to their community college major or area of emphasis, as determined by the [CSU] campus to which the student is admitted.” As such, the courses required for the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T) are more narrowly focused on English courses and preparation for the English Baccalaureate degree whereas the courses allowed for the Associate in Arts in English (AA) cover a broader, interdisciplinary range and provide more general preparation in reading, writing, critical thinking, humanities, and creative expression.
Students wishing to pursue the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T) must complete 60 units of coursework eligible for transfer to the California State University, including:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements
- 18 units of major coursework in English, as detailed below
- In addition, students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA, including grades of C or higher in each course taken to fulfill the major.
As mentioned above, the courses students take in the Transfer Model curriculum (TMC) for the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T) will prepare them to enter the Baccalaureate program in English at the CSU. In addition, the English course objectives (contained in the Course Outline of Record) and the English Program Student Learning Outcomes will prepare students to excel in all of their classes at the CSU, as they focus students on becoming strong readers, writers, researchers, and thinkers.
- 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 CA State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
AD-Ts also require the students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not acceptable grade for courses in the major.
Students who achieve competence in these areas will be valuable additions to California’s workforce, consistent with the mission of the California Community Colleges. English majors go into a variety of fields, including law, education, publishing, business, government, information architecture, writing, nonprofit, development and fundraising, and many more.
|ENG 4 (Critical Thinking and Writing about Literature)||3|
|ENG 7 (Critical Thinking and Writing Across Disciplines)||3|
|ENG 35 (Modern American Literature)||3|
|ENG 41 (Modern World Literature)||3|
|ENG 11 (Intro to Creative Writing)||3|
|ENG 20 (Studies in Shakespeare)||3|
|ENG 32 (U.S. Women's Literature)||3|
|ENG 45 (Studies in Fiction)||3|
|Any LIST B course not already used||3|
|ENG 12A (Craft of Writing Fiction)||3|
|ENG 12B (Craft of Writing Fiction: Intermediate)||3|
|ENG 13A (Introduction To The Craft of Writing - Poetry)||3|
|ENG 19A (Journal of Arts, Literature, and Academic Writing A))||3|
|ENG 44 (Literature of the American West)||3|
|MSCM 1 (Introduction to Reporting and Newswriting)||3|
|Total Units in the Major||18|
|Additional General Education and Elective Units||42|
See the Las Positas College California State University General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.