Certificate in Literature

This Certificate of Achievement requires the successful completion of thirteen - fourteen units of literature courses and may be used as verification of literature knowledge or competency for entry-level jobs in fields such as tutoring, editing and publishing, journalism, theatre and entertainment.

Select one (1) of the following reading and composition courses:
Reading and Composition4
Reading and Composition - Honors4
Reading and Composition, Enhanced5
Select one (1) of the following English literature courses:
Introduction to English Literature I3
Introduction to English Literature II3
Select one (1) of the following U.S. American literature courses:
Introduction to U.S. American Literature I3
Introduction to U. S. American Literature II: 1865-The Present3
Select one (1) of the following world literature courses:
Introduction to World Literature: Ancient - Early Modern3
Introduction to World Literature: 1600's through Twentieth Century3
Total Units13-14

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Literature Certificate of Achievement will:

  1. Critically analyze and evaluate the subtext of literature selections in order to demonstrate knowledge of literary terminology.
  2. 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.
  3. Identify and evaluate the writer’s use of literature as a persuasive tool to identify and assess the effectiveness of literary works.
  4. Critically analyze and synthesize source material to demonstrate ability to write at the college level.
  5. Demonstrate cultural awareness, personal responsibility, and ethical behavior in evaluating and writing about literature.