English Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer


The English Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer, also called the English AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor's degrees in English. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states students earning the English AA-T degree will be granted priority for admission as an English major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. This degree is designed to prepare students to read and write about literature critically and to understand key historical and generic influences in the production and reception of literature and other cultural texts. While a baccalaureate degree is recommended preparation for those considering careers in fields such as writing, journalism, education, training and development, sales, community relations, the ministry, law, business, entertainment, nonprofit organizations and government, completion of this curriculum will demonstrate commitment to the field and provide comprehensive preparation for upper-division work. This degree requires a total of 18-21 units.

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees, and there are no additional graduation requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    2. 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. (3) ADTs also require that students must earn a 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.
Required Core - Select one of the two options below (4-7 units):
Option 1: Select two courses from the list below (6-7 units):
Introduction to Literature3
Honors Introduction to Literature
Critical Reasoning and Writing3-4
Honors Critical Reasoning and Writing
Intermediate College Writing
Option 2: Select one course (4 units):
Critical Thinking and Writing About Literature4
List A: Select a two-course survey sequence (6 units):
British Literature
British Literature to 18003
Honors British Literature to 1800
British Literature since 18003
Honors British Literature since 1800
American Literature
American Literature to the Civil War3
Honors American Literature to the Civil War
American Literature from the Civil War to the Present3
Honors American Literature from the Civil War to the Present
World Literature
World Literature through the Early Modern Period3
Honors World Literature through the Early Modern Period
World Literature since the Early Modern Period3
Honors World Literature since the Early Modern Period
List B - Select courses based on option chosen for Required Core.
Option 1 from List B (3 units) OR
Option 2 from List B (6 units)
(Any course from List A not used above)
Introduction to Creative Writing3
Introduction to Dramatic Literature3
Introduction to Poetry3
The Short Story3
The Novel3
List C - Select one course (3-5 units):
(Any course from List A and List B not used above)
Intermediate Chinese - Mandarin III4
Intermediate Chinese - Mandarin IV4
Introduction to Film Studies3
Intermediate Creative Writing3
Introduction to Language Structure and Use3
Introduction to Shakespeare3
Honors Introduction to Shakespeare
Survey of Children's Literature3
Survey of Young Adult Literature3
Folklore and Mythology3
Honors Folklore and Mythology
The Bible as Literature3
Science Fiction3
Survey of Chicano/a Literature3
Intermediate French III4
Intermediate French IV4
Intermediate German III4
Intermediate German IV4
Intermediate Italian III4
Intermediate Italian IV4
Intermediate Japanese III4
Intermediate Japanese IV4
Spanish for the Spanish Speaker5
Intermediate Spanish III4
Intermediate Spanish IV4
Introduction to Spanish Literature3
Introduction to Latin American Literature3
Children's Literature/Spanish3

Outcome 1: Analyze a work of literature based on its literary, historical, social, and/or cultural significance.

Outcome 2: Explain the stylistic, formal, thematic, and/or rhetorical elements of a work of literature in order to reveal its artistic and/or historical contributions to literature.