ADT in English

The Associate in Arts Degree in English for Transfer (AA-T) is for students who intend to complete a bachelor’s degree in English at a CSU. Core course work explores primarily British and American writers through an array of literary traditions, providing opportunities for students to express their understanding and appreciation of the literary world through analysis, research and composition.

This degree provides lower division preparation for students planning to transfer into English programs. Students will take courses in English as well as related fields required for English majors. Students who complete this degree will be guaranteed admission with junior status to the California State University, though not a particular campus or major, and will be given priority admission to our local CSU campus.

Students receiving this transfer degree must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a "C" (or "P") or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. 

Required courses:
ENGL 102Introduction to Literature3
ENGL 104Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking3
or ENGL 104H Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking - Honors
Select three (3) of the following courses:
Introduction to English Literature I3
Introduction to English Literature II3
Introduction to U.S. American Literature I3
Introduction to U. S. American Literature II: 1865-The Present3
Introduction to World Literature: Ancient - Early Modern3
Introduction to World Literature: 1600's through Twentieth Century3
Select one (1) course not used above or one (1) of the following courses:
Chinese I5
Chinese II5
Reporting and Writing News3
Composition and Critical Thinking3
Introduction to Women's Literature3
Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors3
Creative Writing: Fiction and Non-Fiction3
Horror Literature3
Horror Literature - Honors3
Film as Literature3
Film as Literature - Honors3
Children's Literature3
Children's Literature - Honors3
Introduction to Shakespeare3
Literature of the Bible3
French I5
French II5
German I5
German II5
German III5
German IV5
Japanese I5
Japanese II5
Spanish I5
Spanish I - Honors5
Spanish II5
Spanish II - Honors5
Spanish III5
Spanish IV5
Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers I5
Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers II5
Total Units18-20

A.A.-Transfer Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the English A.A.-Transfer Degree will:

  1. Critically analyze and evaluate the subtext of literature texts in order to demonstrate knowledge of literary terminology.
  2. Identify and evaluate the writer’s use of literature as a persuasive tool to identify and assess the effectiveness of literary works.
  3. Recognize the historical and cultural context of material to evaluate the impact of various cultural phenomena on perspectives presented in literature.
  4. Employ established modes of reasoning in the defense and development of thesis/judgments to clearly demonstrate knowledge of critical analysis tools in all written work.
  5. Critically analyze and synthesize source material to demonstrate the ability to write at the college level.
  6. Demonstrate cultural awareness, personal responsibility, and ethical behavior in evaluating and writing about literature.
  7. Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of the scientific method of inquiry.