Major Requirements

To earn an English AA-T degree, students must complete:

  1. Certified completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC- CSU) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
    • 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 on transfer courses.
  3. Obtainment of a “C or P” grade or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. Although a "P" grade is allowed (Title 5, Section 55063), it is recommended that students take the course for a letter grade (A, B, or C) due to unit limitations on "P/NP" courses.
  4. Complete a minimum of 12 units in residency at the college granting the degree.

For more information, please contact the English department chair, Professor Eric Martinsen, at

REQUIRED CORE (4 units):

  • ENGL V01C Intro to Literature: Critical Thinking and Argumentative Writing (4 units)

LIST A (6 units):

Select two (2) of the following courses:

  • ENGL V22A Survey of American Literature: Colonial Period to 1865 (3 units)
  • ENGL V22B Survey of American Literature: 1865 to Present (3 units) 
  • ENGL V21A Survey of English Literature I  (3 units)
  • ENGL V21B Survey of English Literature II (3 units) 
  • ENGL V30 Survey of World Literature I (3 units) 
  • ENGL V31 Survey of World Literature II (3 units)

LIST B (6 units):

Select two (2) of the following courses:

  • Any course from LIST A not already used (ENGL V21A, V21B, V22A, V22B, V30, or V31) 
  • ENGL V10 Creative Writing (3 units)
  • ENGL V11A Intermediate Creative Writing I (3 units)
  • ENGL V11B Intermediate Creative Writing II (3 units) 
  • ENGL V15 Introduction to Poetry (3 units)
  • ENGL V16 Introduction to Fiction (3 units)
  • ENGL V23 Introduction to Dramatic Literature (3 units) 
  • ENGL V26 Introduction to Shakespeare (3 units)
  • ENGL V29A Aesthetics of Film I (3 units)
  • ENGL V29B Aesthetics of Film II (3 units) 
  • ENGL V33 Introduction to African-American Literature (3 units)
  • ENGL V34 Introduction to Chicano Literature (3 units)
  • ENGL V34 Introduction to Multicultural Literature (3 units) 
  • ENGL V36A Survey of Women in Literature I (3 units)
  • ENGL V36B Survey of Women in Literature II (3 units)

LIST C (3-5 units):

Select one (1) of the following courses:

  • Any course from LIST A or B not already used (ENGL V10, V11A, V11B, V15, V16, V21A, V21B, V22A, V22B, V23, V26, V29A, V29B, V30, V31, V33, V34, V35, V36A, or V36B) 
  • Any language course other than English that is articulated to fulfill CSU-GE Area C or IGETC Area 3B.      
  • ANTH V5 Linguistic Anthropology: Culture and Communication (3 units)   
  • BUS V45 Business Communications (3 units)     
  • COMM V5 Oral Interpretation and Communication of Literature (3 units)                  
  • SPAN V20 Hispanic Literature in Translation (Same as: AES V31) (3 units)
  • THA V01 Theater Art Appreciation (3 units) 

Please refer to CSU General Education-Breadth Certification or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (may be found in the Counseling Office or in the VC Catalog on page 71 or 79).