NCCC College Catalog 2022-2023 
    Feb 28, 2024  
NCCC College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, AA

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The Associate of Arts with an emphasis in English is designed for students who intend to transfer to a four year institution to complete an English degree.


The student will need to demonstrate proficiencies in reading, English, and mathematics based on the Mandatory Placement Policy, or by taking the recommended/ required classes. Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites.

General Education (GE) Courses

In order to graduate with a college degree, all students are required to take certain general education courses. These include English composition, speech, wellness, science, art and humanities, mathematics, computer systems, and social and behavioral science.

Program Core Courses

REQUIRED: ENGL 101 English Composition I , ENGL 113 General Literature , ENGL 220 American Literature I  or ENGL 230 American Literature II , ENGL 240 English Literature I  or ENGL 241 English Literature II, ENGL 289 English Composition II  

Program Elective Courses

AT LEAST 4 REQUIRED: ENGL 215 Introduction To Mythology , ENGL 220 American Literature I , ENGL 230 American Literature II , ENGL 240 English Literature I , ENGL 241 English Literature II, ENGL 250 Introduction To Creative Writing , ENGL 260 Short Fiction , ENGL 298 Independent Study .

Program Outcomes

  1. Compose well-crafted essays on a variety of topics for a variety of audiences.
  2. Incorporate research effectively into one’s own writing.
  3. Analyze the use of literary conventions in a variety of genres, including fiction, poetry, and drama.
  4. Compose a written analysis of a literary work within the context of its historical and cultural background.
  5. Interpret literature in the context of the literary heritage of the English language, including its British and American authors.

Course Sequence

The listing that follows is a recommended sequence of courses for full-time students. The student should consult with an advisor for information specific to his or her academic situation.

For More Information Contact:

Program Advisors
Ruth Zollars, 620-432-0424

Megan Goins, 785-248-2815

George Staten 620-432-0405

English AA Requirements

Total Credit Hours: 16

(Spring) Semester II

Total Credit Hours: 15

(Fall) Semester III

Total Credit Hours: 15

(Spring) Semester IV

  • English Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • Arts and Humanities Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • Social/Behavior Science Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • Free Electives 9 Credit Hours

Total Credit Hours: 18

Total Program Credits for AA Degree: 64

*One of the science courses must be biological, and one must be physical.

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