Associate in Arts, English

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AA Associate in Arts, English

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Culture and Society


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Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program. + indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.

The Associate in Arts (AA), English (Literature) provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in literary and cultural studies. With a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career in education, publishing, writing, other professional fields, or prepare for application to professional graduate programs. 

What You’ll Learn

This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Utilize effective written and oral communications skills to meet the needs of various audiences and contexts, with a special emphasis on scholarly concepts and conventions within the field of English studies.
  2. Perform academic research pertaining to works of literature utilizing scholarly practices and ethical standards.
  3. Analyze literature and other relevant texts in relation to the social, cultural, and historical contexts within which they are produced and consumed.
  4. Analyze literature and other relevant texts in relation to genre, movement, national tradition, and themes.
  5. Synthesize theory, scholarly work, and personal insights to develop and support textual analysis.

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