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English

Description:

The English degree program is for Community College of Philadelphia students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs in English and for students interested in literature and writing. The A.A. degree in English is appropriate for students who wish to focus on literature and writing, while demonstrating an understanding of critical approaches to literary study, considering how elements typical of a literary genre help to create a work’s theme or artistic impact, analyzing literature in a cultural or historical context, and writing effectively in the discipline of literature. Because transfer institutions require students to take specific courses, it is highly recommended that students consult catalogs of schools to which they might transfer and transfer worksheets available in the Career and Transfer Center (or from the English Department), as well as their advisors and mentors, in order to make appropriate selections for their elective courses. The A.A. degree in English is appropriate for students who wish to focus on literature and writing, while improving their ability to read, analyze, interpret, research and persuade.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program graduates will be able to:

  • Identify elements typical of a literary genre and communicate how those elements worktogetherto create a work's theme or artistic impact.
  • Employ relevant terminology associated with literary analysis. 
  • Analyze a work of literature in its cultural and historical context.
  • Engage in effective academic writing within the discipline of literature.

Program Entry Requirements:

Students are typically required to take the College's placement tests at their time of entry. Students identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and Mathematics courses as a part of their degree program. Students must be at the ENGL 098/ENGL 099 or ENGL 098 ESL/ENGL 099 ESL level to enter the program.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

To qualify for the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in English, a student must complete a minimum of 61 credit hours as prescribed and attain a grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average)

Course Sequence:

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ENGL 101 - English Composition I   3 credits ENGL 101
ENGL 190 - Introduction to Literature ENGL 101 which may be taken concurrently 3 credits Humanities, Writing Intensive, Interpretive Studies,
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra or
MATH 137 - Geometry for Design or
MATH 150 - Introductory Data Analysis or
MATH 161 - Precalculus I
For MATH 137: FNMT 017, or placement in FNMT 118 or higher
For MATH 150: FNMT 118 ready
For MATH 161: FNMT 118 with a grade of "C" or better
3 credits Mathematics
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology *   3 credits Tech Comp
ANTH 112 - Cultural Anthropology or
GEOG 103 - Introduction to Human Geography or
HIST 121 - Global History I or
HIST 122 - Global History II or
other Social Science Elective selected in consultation with an advisor
  3 credits Social Sciences

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.

BIOL 106 - General Biology I or
BIOL 108 - Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology or
CHEM 105 - Inquiry into Chemistry or
other 4-credit lab science selected in consultation with an advisor
  4 credits Natural Sciences
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently 3 credits  
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits ENGL 102, Info Lit
MATH 150 - Introductory Data Analysis or
MATH 161 - Pre-Calculus I or
ENGL 205 - Creative Writing **
or other general elective selected in consultation with an advisor
For MATH 150 or MATH 161: FNMT 118 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement in  MATH 161 or higher 
For ENGL 205ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
3 credits  
ENGL 211 - Survey of British Literature: From Beginnings to 1750 or
ENGL 212 - Survey of British Literature: From 1750 to the Modern Era or
ENGL 221 - Survey of American Literature: From the Beginnings to the Civil War  or
ENGL 222 - Survey of American Literature: From the Civil War to the Present or
ENGL 250 - African American Literature I or
ENGL 251 - African American Literature II ***
ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits Am/Global Diversity

Semester 3

 

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
Foreign Language 101 (Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish) or other Humanities Elective selected in consultation with an advisor ****   3 credits  
ENGL 211 - Survey of British Literature: From Beginnings to 1750
ENGL 212 - Survey of British Literature: From 1750 to the Modern Era
ENGL 221 - Survey of American Literature: From the Beginnings to the Civil War
ENGL 222 - Survey of American Literature: From the Civil War to the Present or
ENGL 250 - African American Literature I or
ENGL 251 - African American Literature II *** 
ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits  
Any 200-level English course (with the exception of ENGL 214) or
ENGL 106 - Grammar
or
ENGL 137 - Introduction to Theater

For ENGL 205 through ENGL 272: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 
3 credits  
ENGL 245 - World Literature: From Antiquity to 1500 or
ENGL 246 - World Literature: From 1500 to the Present
ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits  
ANTH 112 - Cultural Anthropology or
GEOG 103 - Introduction to Human Geography or
HIST 121 - Global History I or
HIST 122 - Global History II or
other Social Science Elective selected in consultation with an advisor
  3 credits  

Semester 4

 

 

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
General Elective   3 or 4 credits  
Any 200-level English course (with the exception of ENGL 214) or
ENGL 106 - Grammar
 or
ENGL 137 - Introduction to Theater

For ENGL 205 through ENGL 272: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
3 credits  
Foreign Language 102 (Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish) or
ENGL 122 Writing for Mass Media or
other Humanities Elective chosen in consultation with an advisor ****
For ENGL 122: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits  
PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy or
PHIL 111 - Critical Thinking or
PHIL 152 - Philosophy of Religion or
PHIL 211 - Ethical Problems or
RS 101 - Introduction to Religion or
RS 151 - World Religions or
RS 170/HIST 170 - Religion in American History or
RS 175 - Religions of the Middle East
  3 credits  
ENGL 285 - Portfolio Development or
other General Elective in consultation with an advisor  
  3 credits  

Notes

* Students with computer skills may apply for credit by exam through the Computer Technologies Department.
** Students in the Creative Writing Academic Certificate should take ENGL 205 in the second semester, ENGL 280, 281, 282, or 283 in the third semester, and ENGL 280, 281, 282, or 283 concurrently with ENGL 285 in the fourth semester.
*** Students are required to take two survey courses: one in the second semester and one in the third semester
**** Students who wish to study a foreign language or who plan to transfer to an institution that requires a foreign language are advised to take two semesters of a foreign language as their humanities electives.
†  Students enrolled in Creative Writing Certificate must take ENGL 285: Portfolio Development. ENGL 285 is only open to students enrolled in the Creative Writing Certificate. Other students choose a General Elective based on area of interest and transfer institution selected in consultation with an advisor.

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:

61

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

For More Information, Contact:

The Division of Liberal Studies, Room BR-21, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8450; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.