Literature

The program below is undergoing modification and the modification will be placed into an addendum upon Chancellor’s Office approval - see your counselor for further information and visit the college website under www.swccd.edu/catalog link for the latest addenda updates.

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: A1400)

Designed to develop reading and writing skills. The required composition courses focus on techniques for effective communication and creative expression. The literature offerings include the traditional survey courses as well as specialized courses focusing on various topics, styles, and genres.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Discuss and produce analytical writing using critical thinking and logical reasoning techniques concerning major ideas and themes in literature.
Program Requirements
ENGL 115COLLEGE COMPOSITION: READING AND WRITING ANALYTICALLY4
ENGL 116CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT4
ENGL 220INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE3
Electives
Select 9 units9
Total Units20
Electives
Select 3-6 units from each of the following groups:9
Group 1
WORLD LITERATURE I
WORLD LITERATURE II
ENGLISH LITERATURE I
ENGLISH LITERATURE II
AMERICAN LITERATURE I
AMERICAN LITERATURE II
Group 2
CREATIVE WRITING I
ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION I
ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY I
INTRODUCTION TO CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE
MYTHOLOGY IN LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND FILM
MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE
LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE
CHICANO LITERATURE
AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
LITERATURE BY WOMEN
Total Units9
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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 required if ENGL 115 and/or ENGL 116 are needed to complete general education requirements and 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.