Associate in Arts, English

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Field of Interest: Culture and Society

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. 

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Associate Degree / University Transfer
Academic Plan
Associate in Arts, English (AA)
Academic Plan Code
8110
Total Credits Required
60-87
Catalog Year
2019-2020

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Associate in Arts, English program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers

$66,473

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. The options vary depending on the available transfer institutions and what degrees you may be able to transfer into.

All the pathway map options share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses, term credit totals, and any associated details will be automatically updated.

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness area requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
AAA115 or
CPD150
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success 3
MAT140 or
MAT141 or
MAT142 or
MAT145 or
MAT146
College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics with Review or College Mathematics with Review Critical course MA 3–6
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication COM Requirement, Recommend selecting a course that satisfies (COM) and [SB] or (COM) and [L] requirements simultaneously SB or L or SB 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
ENH222 or
ENH242
Survey Of English Literature After 1800 or American Literature After 1860 Critical course Gateway course H, HU or HU 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3
SQ Natural Sciences 4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG200 Reading and Writing About Literature Critical course HU, L 3
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences 3
CS Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENH222 or
ENH242
Survey Of English Literature After 1800 or American Literature After 1860 H, HU or HU 3
SQ or SG Natural Sciences 4
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences 3

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness area requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
AAA115 or
CPD150
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success 3
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT140 or
MAT141 or
MAT142 or
MAT145 or
MAT146
College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics with Review or College Mathematics with Review Critical course MA 3–6
ENH222 or
ENH242
Survey Of English Literature After 1800 or American Literature After 1860 Critical course Gateway course H, HU or HU 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication COM Requirement, Recommend selecting a course that satisfies (COM) and [SB] or (COM) and [L] requirements simultaneously SB or L or SB 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3
ENG200 Reading and Writing About Literature Critical course HU, L 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ Natural Sciences 4

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CS Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENH222 or
ENH242
Survey Of English Literature After 1800 or American Literature After 1860 H, HU or HU 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
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Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits

Pathway Map Option Details

No pathway map option has been selected. Please select from the pathway map options listed above.

Arizona State University (Tempe), Bachelor of Arts (Literature)

The additional courses required by this pathway map option have already been inserted into the pathway map above. For your reference, those additional courses are also listed below, separated by term.

Full-time

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken if the Arizona State University (Tempe), Bachelor of Arts (Literature) option (Full-time) has been selected
Term Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
1 Language Any 101 Level Language Course If proficient at this level, see your program advisor to select an elective. Related Area Course recommended. 3–5
2 Language Any 102 Level Language Course If proficient at this level, see your program advisor to select an elective. Related Area Course recommended. 3–5
3 Langauge Any 201 Level Language Course If proficient at this level, see your program advisor to select an elective. Related Area Course recommended. 3–5
3 Related English Related English Requirement Select 1 from concentration 1 or 2. Must complete a choice from each concentration. 3
4 Language Any 202 Level Language Course If proficient at this level, see your program advisor to select an elective. Related Area Course recommended. 3–5
4 Related English Related English Requirement Select 1 from concentration 1 or 2. Must complete a choice from each concentration. 3


If you are interested in other options for this degree, a list of all pathway map options is also available.

Arizona State University (West), Bachelor of Arts

The additional courses required by this pathway map option have already been inserted into the pathway map above. For your reference, those additional courses are also listed below, separated by term.

Full-time

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken if the Arizona State University (West), Bachelor of Arts option (Full-time) has been selected
Term Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
1 ENG+++ or
ENH+++
Any ENG Course Select up to 3 ENG/ENH courses (for a total of 9 credits) that transfer to ASU as ENG direct equivalents or department electives. 0–3
1 ENG+++ or
ENH+++
Any ENG Course Select up to 3 ENG/ENH courses (for a total of 9 credits) that transfer to ASU as ENG direct equivalents or department electives. 0–3
1 Language Any 101 Level Language Course If proficient at this level, see your program advisor to select an elective. Related Area Course recommended. 3–5
2 ENH221 or
ENH241
Survey of English Literature Before 1800 or American Literature Before 1860 ASU English Survey Core requirement HU 3
2 Language Any 102 Level Language Course If proficient at this level, see your program advisor to select an elective. Related Area Course recommended. 3–5
3 ENG213 Introduction to the Study of Language HU, SB 3
3 Language Any 201 Level Language Course If proficient at this level, see your program advisor to select an elective. Related Area Course recommended. 3–5
4 ENG+++ or
ENH+++
Any ENG Course Select up to 3 ENG/ENH courses (for a total of 9 credits) that transfer to ASU as ENG direct equivalents or department electives. 0–3
4 ENH221 or
ENH241
Survey of English Literature Before 1800 or American Literature Before 1860 ASU English Survey Core requirement HU 3
4 Language Any 202 Level Language Course Select up to 3 ENG/ENH courses (for a total of 9 credits) that transfer to ASU as ENG direct equivalents or department electives. 3–5


If you are interested in other options for this degree, a list of all pathway map options is also available.

Arizona State University (Polytechnic), Bachelor of Arts

The additional courses required by this pathway map option have already been inserted into the pathway map above. For your reference, those additional courses are also listed below, separated by term.

Full-time

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken if the Arizona State University (Polytechnic), Bachelor of Arts option (Full-time) has been selected
Term Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
1 ENG+++ or
ENH+++
Any ENG Course Select a course that transfers to ASU as an ENG direct equivalent or department elective. 3
2 ENH201 or
ENH202 or
ENH221 or
ENH241
World Literature Through the Renaissance or World Literature After the Renaissance or Survey of English Literature Before 1800 or American Literature Before 1860 ASU Literature and Culture Before 1800 requirement G, H, HU or H, HU or HU or HU 3
3 Elective Elective 3
4 CRW160 or
CRW170 or
ENG215 or
ENG217 or
Elective
Introduction to Writing Poetry or Introduction to Writing Fiction or Strategies of Academic Writing or Personal and Exploratory Writing or Elective L 3


If you are interested in other options for this degree, a list of all pathway map options is also available.

Northern Arizona University, Bachelor of Arts

The additional courses required by this pathway map option have already been inserted into the pathway map above. For your reference, those additional courses are also listed below, separated by term.

Full-time

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken if the Northern Arizona University, Bachelor of Arts option (Full-time) has been selected
Term Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
1 CRW160 or
CRW260 or
CRW261 or
CRW270 or
CRW271
Introduction to Writing Poetry or Intermediate Poetry Writing or Topics in Writing: Poetry or Intermediate Fiction Writing or Topics in Writing: Fiction 3
1 Language Any 101 Level Language Course If proficient at this level, see your program advisor to select an elective. Related Area Course recommended. 3–5
2 ENG+++ or
ENH+++ or
CRW+++
Any ENG Course Select a course that transfers to NAU as an ENG departmental elective or direct equivalent. Meets additional ENG coursework core requirement for NAU. 3
2 Language Any 102 Level Language Course If proficient at this level, see your program advisor to select an elective. Related Area Course recommended. 3–5
3 CRW160 or
CRW260 or
CRW261 or
CRW270 or
CRW271
Introduction to Writing Poetry or Intermediate Poetry Writing or Topics in Writing: Poetry or Intermediate Fiction Writing or Topics in Writing: Fiction 3
3 Language Any 201 Level Language Course If proficient at this level, see your program advisor to select an elective. Related Area Course recommended. 3–5
4 ENG215 Strategies of Academic Writing L 3
4 Language Any 202 Level Language Course If proficient at this level, see your program advisor to select an elective. Related Area Course recommended. 3–5


If you are interested in other options for this degree, a list of all pathway map options is also available.

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Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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