English: AA-T Degree

The purpose of the Associate in Arts Transfer Degree in English is to provide students with a foundation of knowledge in English which satisfactorily prepares them for transfer to the CSU/UC system for further study towards a baccalaureate degree in English or a related field. Students will develop knowledge which will enable them to understand, evaluate, and apply writing, research and analysis skills. Students who complete the NVC English transfer degree will be prepared for upper division coursework in the major.

In addition, students who wish to obtain the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T in English) degree must satisfy the following requirements: 

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University.  

  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) 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.  

  • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. 

  • A grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major. 

Career Opportunities

English majors use writing, research and analytical skills in a wide variety of career fields and professions. The Associate in Arts Transfer Degree in English especially benefits those pursuing careers in fields such as Communications, Marketing and Media Development, Education, and Law. 

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Think, read, and write critically and/or creatively. 
  2. Write a unified, coherent, well supported, and grammatically correct document.
  3. Demonstrate competent research and MLA documentation skills.
Degree Requirements 
Required Courses (4-6 units)
Select one of the following options:4-6
Option 1:
Advanced Composition and Literary Analysis
Advanced Composition & Critical Thinking
Option 2:
Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking About Literature
Required Electives: List A (6 units)
Complete two courses from the following:6
Survey of British Literature 1
Survey British Literature 2
Survey of American Literature 1
Survey of American Literature 2
Required Electives: List B (3-6 units)
Select courses based on option chosen in Required Courses. 3-6
Option 1: Select three units from the following:
Option 2: Select six units from the following:
Any course from LIST A not already used
Introduction to Creative Writing 1
Introduction to Creative Writing 2
Introduction to Creative Writing 3
Poetry Workshop 1
Shakespeare: Introduction
Survey of Native American Literature
Survey of African American Literature
Literature and Sexuality
Required Electives: List C (3 units)
Complete one course from the following:3
Any List A or B course not already used.
Chicano and Latinx Literature
Total Units18-19

To receive an Associate Degree for Transfer, students must complete 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0, and either the California State University General Education (CSU-GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.  

Write a unified, coherent, well supported, and grammatically correct document.