English

Associate of Arts Course of Study

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To major in English in the new millennium is to do more than select a profession; it is to identify one’s vocation. Whether students decide someday to specialize in rhetoric and composition, literary criticism, or creative writing, or to become journalists, songwriters, screenwriters, or teachers of English, they will learn to promote literacy and thoughtful dissent in contemporary society. They will learn that connections between life and literature are basic to living in and understanding a complex global community.

English majors interested in education, literature, or professional writing should contact their four-year transfer institution for recommendations concerning elective courses.

Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

GT-CO1: ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

and

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

 

 

 

OR

 

 

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

and

 

 

 

GT-CO3: ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

(3)

Oral Communication

Three (3) credit hours

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

or

 

 

 

COM 220

Intercultural Communication: SS3

(3)

Mathematics

Three (3) credit hours minimum (credit hours over three [3] will be applied to the electives category). Full list of requirements.

Suggested Courses

MAT 120

Mathematics for the Liberal Arts: MA1

4

Art and Humanities / Social and Behavioral Sciences

Eighteen (18) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

Two guaranteed transfer Arts & Humanities courses from two different areas (AH1, AH2, AH3 or AH4)

Two guaranteed transfer Social & Behavioral Sciences courses from two different areas (SS1, SS2, or SS3)

One guaranteed transfer course from History (HI1)

One additional course from Arts & Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4, HI1, SS1, SS2, or SS3)

Suggested Courses

GT-AH1

ART 110

Art Appreciation: AH1

3

ART 111

Art History Ancient to Medieval: AH1

3

ART 112

Art History Renaissance to 1900: AH1

3

MUS 120

Music Appreciation: AH1

3

MUS 121

Music History Medieval thru Classical Period: AH1

3

MUS 122

Music History Early Romantic Period to the Present: AH1

3

THE 105

Introduction to Theatre Arts: AH1

3

THE 211

Development of Theatre Greek-Renaissance: AH1

3

THE 212

Development of Theatre to Modern: AH1

3

GT-AH2

LIT 115

Introduction to Literature: AH2

3

LIT 201

World Literature to 1600: AH2

3

LIT 202

World Literature after 1600: AH2

3

LIT 221

British Literature to 1770: AH2

3

LIT 222

British Literature since 1770: AH2

3

GT-AH3

PHI 111

Introduction to Philosophy: AH3

3

PHI 112

Ethics: AH3

3

PHI 113

Logic: AH3

3

GT-S1

ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics: SS1

3

ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics: SS1

3

POS 105

Introduction to Political Science: SS1

3

POS 111

American Government: SS1

3

GT-SS2

GEO 105

World Regional Geography: SS2

3

GT-SS3

ANT 101

Cultural Anthropology: SS3

3

JOU 105

Introduction to Mass Media: SS3

3

PSY 101

General Psychology I: SS3

3

PSY 102

General Psychology II: SS3

3

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology I: SS3

3

SOC 102

Introduction to Sociology II: SS3

3

GT-HI1

HIS 101

Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: HI1

3

HIS 102

Western Civilization: 1650-Present: HI1

3

HIS 121

U.S. History to Reconstruction: HI1

3

HIS 122

U.S. History since the Civil War: HI1

3

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours. Two (2) guaranteed transfer courses including at least one (1) lab course (SC1, SC2*). Additional credit hours over seven (7) will be applied to the electives category. Full list of requirements.

Electives

Twenty-three (23) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list.

Suggested Courses

ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

3

ENG 221

Creative Writing I

3

ENG 222

Creative Writing II

3

1FOL 211

Foreign Language III (as appropriate)

3

1FOL 212

Foreign Language IV (as appropriate)

3

HUM 121

Early Civilizations: AH2

3

HUM 122

Medieval to Modern: AH2

3

HUM 123

The Modern World: AH2

3

JOU 215

Publications Production & Design

3

JOU 241

Feature and Magazine Writing

3

LIT 121

Survey of World Mythology Literature

3

LIT 205

Ethnic LIterature: AH2

3

LIT 211

American Literature to Civil War: AH2

3

LIT 212

American Literature After the Civil War: AH2

3

LIT 257

Literature & Film

3

LIT 268

Celtic Literature: AH2

3

Total Credit Hours

60

1FOL is a standard course prefix. Each specific foreign language has its own prefix, for example, SPA = Spanish.