English

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01405)

Designed to develop language skills for reading and writing. The study and analysis of literature provide contact with exemplary works of various cultures, genres, and historical periods. Composition courses develop the skills for effective communication, mental discipline, organization, coherence, and proper form. The student who is not prepared to enter courses numbered 115 and above should consult a counselor to plan a program designed to improve his/her English skills.

These courses parallel the CSU lower-division requirements for the bachelor’s degree in English. It is strongly recommended that students who are planning to transfer into the CSU system as English majors follow this plan.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Analyze arguments concerning historical and contemporary issues and evaluate validity in written and oral discourse.
Program Requirements
ENGL 115COLLEGE COMPOSITION: READING AND WRITING ANALYTICALLY4
ENGL 116CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT4
ENGL 240ENGLISH LITERATURE I3
ENGL 241ENGLISH LITERATURE II3
Electives
Select 6 units6
Total Units20
Electives
Select 3 units from each group:6
Group 1
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD LITERATURE I
WORLD LITERATURE II
MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE
Group 2
CREATIVE WRITING I
ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION I
ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY I
AMERICAN LITERATURE I
AMERICAN LITERATURE II
Total Units6
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Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.

NOTE: Additional electives are required if any of the program courses are used to complete general education requirements. 

SDSU also requires three consecutive courses in a single foreign language as part of the requirement for the bachelor’s degree. Foreign language competency may also be demonstrated by successfully completing four years of one foreign language in high school or by successfully completing a challenge examination. See a counselor for additional information.

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.