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Program Type: AA Degree

Division: C & I Committee Member - Non-Faculty

Program Description:
Responsible Division(s): English

This area of emphasis is intended to align student course work with preparation for transfer to universities in such majors as English, Literature, Comparative Literature, World Literature, and other similar disciplines in CSU, UC, and private schools. Courses in this major encompass traditional literary history and interpretation as well as cross-cultural inquiry and current theoretical debates. Literature majors are trained in critical reading, writing, and thinking, as well as in literary interpretation. Literature is the study of representation, ideas, language, and culture. As such, it is a source of knowledge and pleasure, as well as a field of study. Literary texts are social documents in artistic form which speak to us as much about historical issues as about aesthetic matters. Literature students learn to think critically and to understand the role that texts play in a given society, past or present.

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

Requirements for the area of emphasis (18 units minimum)
Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All courses must be numbered 1-99. Students must complete English 1C or English 26 and 15 units consisting of courses from at least three of the five categories listed below and including a minimum of two Literary Survey courses.


Required Units in the Major:    6

Required Courses
  Literary Survey (2 courses) (6 units)
ENGL 030A - AMERICAN LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 030B - AMERICAN LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 030C - AMERICAN LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 044B - WORLD LITERATURE: 1500--1800 A.D. (3.0 units)
  ENGL 044C - WORLD LITERATURE: 1800 - MID 20TH CENTURY (3.0 units)
  ENGL 046A - ENGLISH LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 046B - ENGLISH LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  &
  Literary Origins (0 units)
ENGL 044A - WORLD LITERATURE: ANTIQUITY TO 1500 (3.0 units)
  ENGL 045A - LITERATURE OF THE BIBLE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 045B - LITERATURE OF THE BIBLE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 078A - INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 078B - INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 082A - INTRODUCTION TO MYTHOLOGY (3.0 units)
  ENGL 082B - INTRODUCTION TO MYTHOLOGY (3.0 units)
  ENGL 082C - INTRODUCTION TO MYTHOLOGY (3.0 units)
  &
  Gender and Ethnic Literature (0 units)
ENGL 024 - A LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION (3.0 units)
  ENGL 025C - WOMEN IN LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 047 - MEXICAN AND CHICANO LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 048 - ASIAN LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 050 - AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 051 - NATIVE AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY AND LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 052 - ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  &
  Genre and Modes in Literature (0 units)
ENGL 025A - INTERPRETING MODERN LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 025D - SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY (3.0 units)
  ENGL 025E - LITERATURE OF HORROR (GOTHIC NOVEL) (3.0 units)
  ENGL 025F - COMEDY AND LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 025G - MYSTERY AND CRIME FICTION (3.0 units)
  ENGL 049A - FILM AS DRAMATIC LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 049B - FILM AS DRAMATIC LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 053 - INTERPRETING POETRY (3.0 units)
  ENGL 057 - MODERN DRAMA (3.0 units)
  ENGL 060 - MASTERPIECES OF DRAMA (3.0 units)
  ENGL 061 - INTRODUCTION TO THE NOVEL (3.0 units)
  ENGL 034 - MAJOR NOVELIST (1.0 units)
  ENGL 035 - MAJOR DRAMATIST (1.0 units)
  ENGL 036 - MAJOR POET (1.0 units)
  ENGL 037 - MAJOR CRITIC (1.0 units)
  &
  Special Topics in Literature (0 units)
ENGL 025H - AMERICAN JOURNEYS (3.0 units)
  ENGL 025I - POST-COLONIAL LITERATURES (3.0 units)
  ENGL 025J - UTOPIAN AND DYSTOPIAN LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  ENGL 026 - INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY THEORY AND CRITICISM (3.0 units)
  ENGL 054 - CALIFORNIA LITERATURE (3.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives

None