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Associate in Arts in English for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree gives students a broad-based background in writing, literature, and language analysis. It prepares students for the further study of English or a related field at a four-year school. As such, a bachelor’s degree in English is a good gateway towards a career in teaching, law, technical writing, creative writing, editing/publishing, marketing, and any occupation requiring clear communication skills.

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer specifically provides a clearly articulated curricular track for students who wish to transfer to a California State University campus, while also serving the diverse needs of students interested in the breadth and depth of the field of English. This degree also exposes students to the core principles and practices of the field in order to build a foundation for their future personal or academic paths.

In addition to the major requirements, students seeking an Associate of Arts in English for Transfer degree (AA-T in English) must also complete the following to comply with SB 1440 law:

  • 60 semester CSU-transferable units.
  • The California State University General Education Breadth Pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
  • A minimum of 18 semester units in the major area of emphasis.
  • 2.00 GPA.
  • Earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
Required Courses Units
ENGL 1B Critical Thinking & Writing About Literature 3
ENGL 1C Critical Thinking/Advanced Composition 3
List A (6 units: choose 2)
ENGL 30A Introduction to American Literature, I 3
ENGL 30B Introduction to American Literature, II 3
ENGL 46A Introduction to English Literature, I 3
ENGL 46B Introdiction to English Literature, II 3
List B (3 units: choose 1)
ENGL 31A Creative Writing 3
ENGL 36 American Ethnic Voices 3
ENGL 37 Women’s Voices 3
ENGL 42 Introduction to Shakespeare 3
List C (3 units: choose 1)
SPECH 2 Oral Interpretation of Literature 3
ENGL 19
or
MCOMM 19
News Writing and Reporting 3
ENGL 34
or
HUMAN 34
or
THART 34
Introduction to Film 3
Total units 18

Associate in Arts Degree in English

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree gives students a broad-based background in writing, literature, and language analysis. It prepares students for the further study of English or a related field at a four-year college or university. As such, a bachelor’s degree in English is a good gateway towards a career in teaching, law, technical writing, creative writing, editing/publishing, marketing, and any occupation requiring clear communication skills.

Students completing the degree develop competency in academic reading and writing, rhetorical strategies and argumentation, literary history and analysis, and multicultural literature(s). The degree exposes students to the core principles and practices of the field in order to build a foundation for students’ future personal or academic goals.

In addition to the major requirements, students seeking an Associate of Arts in English (AA in English) must meet all institutional graduation requirements as established in the Yuba College catalog.

Required Courses Units
ENGL 1A College Composition and Reading 4
ENGL 1B Critical Thinking and Writing About Literature 3
ENGL 30A
or
ENGL 30B
Introduction to American Literature, I

Introduction to American Literature, II

3
ENGL 46A
or
ENGL 46B
Intro to English Literature, I

Intro to English Literature, II

3
Plus two courses selected from the following (6 units) Units
ENGL 1C Critical Thinking/Advanced Composition 3
ENGL 30A Introduction to American Literature, I 3
ENGL 30B Introduction to American Literature, II 3
ENGL 31A Creative Writing 3
ENGL 31B Creative Writing II: Writing and Editing for Publication 3
ENGL 34
or
HUMAN 34
or
THART 34
Introduction to Film 3
ENGL 36 American Ethnic Voices 3
ENGL 37 Women’s Voices 3
ENGL 38 Classic and Contemporary Youth Literature 3
ENGL 42 Introduction to Shakespeare 3
ENGL 46A Intro to English Literature, I 3
ENGL 46B Intro to English Literature, II 3
Total units required for degree major 18

Courses

ENGL 1A — College Composition and Reading (4 units) CSU/UC
Development of analytical reading and the writing of college-level essays, including critical analysis, rhetorical forms, and collegiate research. Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on Placement Examination or a satisfactory completion of ENGL 51 or ENGL 56 or ENGL 97.

ENGL 1B — Critical Thinking & Writing About Literature (3 units) CSU/UC
Critical thinking and writing about literature; develops critical thinking, reading, and writing skills applicable to the analysis of prose, poetry, drama, and criticism from diverse cultural sources and perspectives; emphasis on the techniques and principles of effective written argument; some research required. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of ENGL 1A.

ENGL 1C — Critical Thinking/Advanced Composition (3 units)   CSU/UC
Principles of critical thinking, reading, and writing beyond freshman composition; focuses on the principles of, and the development of, logical and analytical reasoning, argumentative writing, and on the principles of rhetoric (invention, arrangement, style, memory, delivery, modes of discourse, audience). Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of ENGL 1A.

ENGL 19 — News Writing and Reporting   (3 units)  CSU/UC
Recognizing, gathering, and writing the news in accepted journalistic style; learning to conduct personal interviews and cover speeches, meetings, and other events; understanding the legal and ethical issues related to reporting; emphasis on language and style, accuracy in news gathering, and research and organization of various types of stories. Prerequisite: Sastisfactory completion of ENGL 51 or ENGL 56 or ENGL 97. Not open for credit to student with credit in MCOMM 19.

ENGL 20A — News Media Production 1 (3 units) CSU
Weekly production of the Yuba College student online news source and quarterly production of the Yuba College student news magazine. Students will learn journalistic standards, media ethics, researching, reporting, writing, and copy editing for basic news stories, features, and opinion, as well as basic page layout and design for both print and online publications.  Prerequisite:  Eligibility for ENGL 1A (Placement Exam) or ENGL 51 or ENGL 56 or ENGL 97.

ENGL 20B — News Media Production 2 (3 units) CSU
Weekly production of the Yuba College student online news source and quarterly production of the Yuba College student news magazine. Students will learn journalistic standards, media ethics, researching, reporting, writing, and copy editing for specialized and in-depth news stories, features, and opinion; advanced page layout and design for both print and online publications, and editorial leadership.  Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of ENGL 20A or MCOMM 20A.

ENGL 20C — News Media Production 3 (3 units) CSU
Weekly production of the Yuba College student online news source and quarterly production of the Yuba College student news magazine. Students will learn journalistic standards, media ethics, researching, reporting, writing, and copy editing for investigative news stories, features, and related opinion; journalistic use of multimedia and social media, and editorial leadership. Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of ENGL 20B or MCOMM 20B.

ENGL 30A — Introduction to American Literature, I (3 units) CSU/UC
A survey of American literature from its beginnings in 1620 to 1865. The course readings and discussion cover the evolution of literary traditions, contexts, and genres during that time period. Writers include, among others, Bradstreet, Taylor, Franklin, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Poe, Whitman, Dickenson. Special attention will be paid to major literature genres, themes, and historical backgrounds. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A (Placement Exam) or satisfactory completion of ENGL 51 or ENGL 56 or ENGL 97.

ENGL 30B — Introduction to American Literature, II (3 units) CSU/UC
A survey of American Literature from 1865 through the early Twenty-first Century. Writers covered include, among others, Clemens, Du Bois, James, Wharton, Frost, Faulkner, Hemingway, Hughes, Brooks, Wright, Roth, Rich, and Morrison. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A (Placement Exam) or satisfactory completion of ENGL 51 or ENGL 56 or ENGL 97.

ENGL 31A — Creative Writing   (3 units) CSU
Craft of writing poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction to aid the student; examples by professional writers. Conducted primarily as a workshop where students read their materials for constructive criticism.  Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of ENGL 105 or eligibility for ENGL 51.

ENGL 31B — Creative Writing II: Writing and Editing for Publication (3 units) CSU
Craft of writing poetry, drama, fiction, and creative non-fiction with an eye toward publication. Craft of literary editing and evaluation of submissions to create a literary journal/publication. Analysis of examples by professional writers, editors, and publications. Conducted primarily as a workshop focusing on in-depth criticism of original student work and work submitted to student editors for publication consideration. Prerequisite: ENGL 31A.

ENGL 34 — Introduction to Film  (3 units) CSU/UC
Study of film as art and its influence on society including interpretation, criticism, and technical developments; students view and discuss full-length feature films. Not open for credit with credit in HUMAN 34 or THART 34.

ENGL 36 — American Ethnic Voices (3 units) CSU/UC
Survey of selected American ethnic writers of African, European, Native America, Central/South American, Mexican-American, Asian, and Middle Eastern descent, focusing on how these writings contribute to the dialogue of American voices and how the writings both reflect and shape a definition of American Culture.

ENGL 37 — Women’s Voices   (3 units) CSU/UC
An exploration of the thematic and stylistic elements of literature by and about women. Texts will be selected from a variety of ethnic groups in the United States and/or the world with an emphasis on the ways women’s lives have been shaped by societal expectations: gender roles, sexuality identity and expression, socio-economic status, and ethnic and/or religious identities. The course will also focus on the ways that historical and ancient cultures are a foundation for understanding contemporary women’s literature.

ENGL 38 — Classic and Contemporary Youth Literature (3 units) CSU/UC
Social-historical context and tools for analyzing literature directed toward young readers. Emphasizes contemporary U.S. texts, classic works, and the origins of youth literature (including fables, folk tales and fairy tales). Explores subgenres and literary elements common to young adult literature, including fantasy and the quest. Emphasizes literature from diverse authors and communities, and the impact of this literature on the psychological, sociological, and cultural growth of young readers.

ENGL 40A — Tutoring Writing I  (0.5 unit) CSU
A training program in English composition to prepare student tutors to tutor writing skills in a coherent and supportive manner. Corequisite: ENGL 1A. Prerequisite: ENGL 51 or ENGL 56 with a grade of “C” or better.

ENGL 40B — Tutoring Writing II  (0.5 unit) CSU
An advanced training program in English composition to prepare students to tutor writing skills in a coherent and supportive manner. Prerequisite: ENGL 40A.

ENGL 42 — Introduction to Shakespeare  (3 units) CSU/UC.
Introduction to the major works of William Shakespeare with special attention given to the tragedies, comedies, and histories.

ENGL 43 — Shakespearean Festival (1-2 units) CSU/UC
Study of literature through reviewing, analyzing, and viewing selected plays of Shakespeare and other major playwrights offered at the Oregon Shakespearean Festival. Students are responsible for transportation, lodging, and other expenses.

ENGL 46A — Introduction to English Literature, I  (3 units) CSU/UC
Survey of English Literature from its beginnings to the end of the 18th Century; writers include, among others, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, and Pope; special attention paid to major literary genres. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A (Placement Exam) or satisfactory completion of ENGL 51 or ENGL 56 or ENGL 97.

ENGL 46B — Introduction to English Literature, II  (3 units) CSU/UC
Survey of English Literature from the end of the 18th Century to the present; writers include, among others, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Tennyson, Arnold, Joyce, Yeats, and Eliot; special attention paid to major literary genres. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A (Placement Exam) or satisfactory completion of ENGL 51 or ENGL 56 or ENGL 97.

ENGL 51 — Preparatory Composition and Reading (4 units)
Improving reading skills and writing pre-college level essays; includes basic writing elements, rhetorical modes, and a review of sentence structure and mechanics. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of ENGL 105 or ESL 105, or satisfactory score on Placement Examination.

ENGL 56 — Accelerated Preparation for College Composition and Reading (4 units)
Accelerated preparation for College Composition and Reading (English1A). Intensive instruction in the academic mindsets, reading, reasoning, and writing expected in transfer and associate-degree courses. Students engage in extensive academic reading of college-level texts and write a minimum of 10,000 words. Successful completion allows students to enroll in English 1A.

ENGL 105 — Pre-Collegiate Composition and Reading (4 units)
This pre-collegiate course, two levels below College Composition (English 1A), requires students to develop strategies for reading, analyzing and responding to texts in order to write coherent essays. Students will practice academic reading strategies, using rhetorical strategies, and writing as a process. Students will also learn to edit their writing according to standards of written English.