NCCC College Catalog 2023-2024 
    Dec 09, 2023  
NCCC College Catalog 2023-2024

English, AA (64 credit hours)

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*This Program Path sunsets starting Fall 2024

*The Program Path starting Fall 2024 is To Be Determined

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.

Program Path 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

James Adams, 620-432-0405

Advising Staff, 620-432-0311

(Fall) Semester I (Spring) Semester II
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3 cr hrs   ENGL 289 English Composition II 3 cr hrs  
ENGL 113 General Literature 3 cr hrs   ENGL 240 English Literature I 3 cr hrs  
CURR 100 First Year Seminar 1 cr hrs   HPER 150 Lifetime Fitness 1 cr hrs  
COMM 207 Fundamentals Of Speech 3 cr hrs   MATH 113 College Algebra 3 cr hrs  
CSIS 100 Computer Concepts & Applications 3 cr hrs   Biological Sciences  Lecture and Lab OR
PSYC 155 General Psychology 3 cr hrs        Physical Sciences  Lecture and Lab 5 cr hrs
Total Credit Hours: 16 Total Credit Hours: 15


(Fall) Semester III (Spring) Semester IV
ENGL 220 American Literature I   OR English Elective 3 cr hrs
     ENGL 230 American Literature II 3 cr hrs   Arts and Humanities Electives  3 cr hrs
English Elective 3 cr hrs Social and Behavioral Science Electives  3 cr hrs
Arts and Humanities Electives  3 cr hrs General Education Electives 9 cr hrs
Biological Sciences  Lecture OR  
  Physical Sciences  Lecture 3 cr hrs  
Social and Behavioral Science Electives  3 cr hrs  
Total Credit Hours: 15 Total Credit Hours: 18
Total Program Path Credits for Associate of Arts Degree: 64

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 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 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.

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