Academic Catalog

English

Program Description

The major in English is excellent preparation for careers in law, teaching, advertising, journalism, communications and business administration. Most positions in modern institutions and industries require excellent skills in writing and reading. This major provides students with those skills along with a breadth of cultural and historical knowledge through the study of great literature.

Learn more about the program on the English website.

Associate Degree for Transfer

This program also offers an Associate Degree for Transfer. Learn more and review the degree requirements on the English AA-T listing.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to compose a thesis-based essay that clearly communicates a logical, evidence-supported argument.
  • Students will demonstrate, in writing, comprehension and critical analysis of college-level texts.

Award Type(s)

  • AA = Associate in Arts Degree

Units Required

  • Major: 27-30

Associate Degree Requirements

English Proficiency
Select one of the following:
ENGL 1ACOMPOSITION & READING5
ENGL 1AHHONORS COMPOSITION & READING5
ENGL 1S
ENGL 1T
INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING
and INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING
8
or equivalent
Mathematics Proficiency
Select one of the following:
MATH 105INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA5
MATH 180QUANTITATIVE REASONING5
or any MATH course approved for Foothill GE Area V, Communication & Analytical Thinking

A minimum of 90 units is required1 to include:

  • Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
  • Core courses (15-19 units)
  • Support courses (8-15 units)

Note: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a grade of "C" or better is required for all core and support courses used for the degree.

Core and Support Courses

Core Courses
Select one of the following options:5-9
Option 1
COMPOSITION, CRITICAL READING & THINKING THROUGH LITERATURE
HONORS COMPOSITION, CRITICAL READING & THINKING THROUGH LITERATURE
Option 2
ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING & CRITICAL THINKING
HONORS ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING & CRITICAL THINKING
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
And, for either option, select any two courses from the following:10
SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE I: BEOWULF TO THE LATE 18TH CENTURY
HONORS SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE I: BEOWULF TO THE LATE 18TH CENTURY
SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE II: THE ROMANTIC PERIOD TO THE PRESENT
HONORS SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE II: THE ROMANTIC PERIOD TO THE PRESENT
SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I: BEGINNINGS TO 1865
HONORS SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I: BEGINNINGS TO 1865
SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE II: 1865 TO THE PRESENT
HONORS SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE II: 1865 TO THE PRESENT
WORLD LITERATURE I
HONORS WORLD LITERATURE I
WORLD LITERATURE II
HONORS WORLD LITERATURE II
Support Courses
For Option 1, select three courses from the following, of which two courses must be Literature courses (minimum of 12 units): 1, 212-15
For Option 2, select two courses from the following, of which one course must be a Literature course (minimum of 8 units): 1, 28-10
COMPOSITION, CRITICAL READING & THINKING THROUGH LITERATURE 3
HONORS COMPOSITION, CRITICAL READING & THINKING THROUGH LITERATURE
ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING & CRITICAL THINKING 3
HONORS ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING & CRITICAL THINKING
TECHNICAL WRITING
INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING
POETRY IN COMMUNITY
INTRODUCTION TO SHORT FICTION WRITING
ADVANCED SHORT FICTION WRITING
POETRY WRITING
ADVANCED POETRY WRITING
Literature Courses 1
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE 3
SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE I: BEOWULF TO THE LATE 18TH CENTURY 3
HONORS SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE I: BEOWULF TO THE LATE 18TH CENTURY
SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE II: THE ROMANTIC PERIOD TO THE PRESENT 3
HONORS SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE II: THE ROMANTIC PERIOD TO THE PRESENT
SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I: BEGINNINGS TO 1865 3
HONORS SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I: BEGINNINGS TO 1865
SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE II: 1865 TO THE PRESENT 3
HONORS SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE II: 1865 TO THE PRESENT
WORLD LITERATURE I 3
HONORS WORLD LITERATURE I
WORLD LITERATURE II 3
HONORS WORLD LITERATURE II
LGBT LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO POETRY
HONORS INTRODUCTION TO POETRY
AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
TRAVELING THE WORLD THROUGH CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE
GOTHIC & HORROR LITERATURE
WOMEN WRITERS
UNMASKING COMICS: THE DAWN OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL
DETECTIVE & MYSTERY FICTION
LATINO/A LITERATURE
LITERATURE INTO FILM
SCIENCE FICTION LITERATURE: REIMAGINEERING REALITY
LITERATURE OF PROTEST
ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
LITERATURE OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA
CALIFORNIA LITERATURE: GOLDEN STATE CULTURES, GEOGRAPHIES & HISTORIES
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGLISH 2
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGLISH 2
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGLISH 2
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGLISH
Total Units27-30