English

Description:

The English degree program is for Community College of Philadelphia students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs in English and for students interested in literature and writing. The A.A. degree in English is appropriate for students who wish to focus on literature and writing, including critical approaches to literary study, considering how elements typical of a literary genre help to create a work’s theme or artistic impact; analyzing how race, class, gender, citizenship, and sexuality intersect in literature; and writing effectively in the discipline of literature. Because transfer institutions require students to take specific courses, it is highly recommended that students consult catalogs of schools to which they might transfer and transfer worksheets available in the Career and Transfer Center (or from the English Department), as well as their advisors and mentors, in order to make appropriate selections for their elective courses. The A.A. degree in English is appropriate for students who wish to focus on literature and writing, while improving their ability to read, analyze, interpret, research and persuade.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program graduates will be able to:

  • Identify elements typical of a literary genre and communicate how those elements work together to create a work's theme or artistic impact.
  • Employ relevant terminology associated with literary analysis. 
  • Analyze how race, class, gender, citizenship, and sexuality intersect in literature across regions, cultures, and time periods.
  • Engage in effective academic writing within the discipline of literature.

Program Entry Requirements:

Students are required to satisfy placement at the time of admission. Students identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and Mathematics courses as a part of their degree program. Students must place into ENGL 098/ENGL 099 or ENGL 084/ENGL 094 or higher to enter the program.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

To qualify for the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in English, a student must complete a minimum of 61 credit hours as prescribed and attain a grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average)

Course Sequence:

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ENGL 101 - English Composition I   3 credits Writing/Research/Info Lit 1
ENGL 190 - Introduction to Literature ENGL 101 which may be taken concurrently 3 credits Cultural Analysis & Interpretation
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra or
MATH 150 - Introductory Data Analysis or
MATH 161 - Precalculus I*
For FNMT 118 and MATH 150: 
FNMT 017 or FNMT 019 completed or FNMT 118 (or higher) placement
For MATH 161: FNMT 118 with a grade of "C" or better
3 credits Quantitative Reasoning
CIS 103 - Computer Applications & Concepts **   3 credits Technological Competency
HIST 101 - United States History: Colonial America through the Revolutionary Era or
HIST 102 - United States: The Civil War and the19th Century or
HIST 103 - United States History: The 20th Century and Beyond or
HIST 121 - World History: The Distant Past or
HIST 122 - World History: The Recent Past or
HIST 220 - African American History to 1877 or
HIST 221 - African American History After 1865
  3 credits  

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.

BIOL 106 - General Biology I or
BIOL 108 - Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology or
CHEM 105 - Inquiry into Chemistry or
STS 101 - Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society or
other 4-credit lab science, selected in consultation with an advisor
  4 credits Scientific Reasoning
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently 3 credits Oral Communication/
Creative Expression
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits Writing/Research/Info Lit 2
MATH 150 - Introductory Data Analysis or
MATH 161 - Pre-Calculus I or
ENGL 205 - Creative Writing ***
or other general elective selected in consultation with an advisor
For MATH 150 or MATH 161: FNMT 118 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement in  MATH 161 or higher 3 credits  
ENGL 211 - Survey of British Literature: From Beginnings to 1750 or
ENGL 212 - Survey of British Literature: From 1750 to the Modern Era or
ENGL 221 - Survey of American Literature: From the Beginnings to the Civil War  or
ENGL 222 - Survey of American Literature: From the Civil War to the Present 
ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits  

Semester 3

 

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
World Language 101 (Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish) or other general elective selected in consultation with an advisor ****   3 credits  
ENGL 250 - Survey of African American Literature: From Colonization to the Harlem Renaissance or
ENGL 251 - Survey of African American Literature: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Present or
ENGL 256 - African Literature
ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits  
Any 200-level English course (with the exception of ENGL 214) or
ENGL 106 - Grammar
or
ENGL 137 - Introduction to Theater or
ENGL 122 - Writing for Mass Media
For ENGL 122: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
For ENGL 211 through ENGL 272: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
3 credits  
ENGL 245 - World Literature: From Antiquity to 1500 or
ENGL 246 - World Literature: From 1500 to the Present
ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits  
BHHS 103 - Human Development and Behavior in the Social Environment or
ENGL 107 - Society and Mass Communication or
JUS 101 - Survey of Criminal Justice or
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology
  3 credits  

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
General Elective   3 or 4 credits  
Any 200-level English course (with the exception of ENGL 214) or
ENGL 106 - Grammar
 or
ENGL 122 - Writing for Mass Media or
ENGL 137 - Introduction to Theater

For ENGL 122: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
For ENGL 211 through ENGL 272: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
3 credits  
World Language 102 (Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish) or other general elective selected in consultation with an advisor **** For ENGL 122: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits  
ANTH 112 - Cultural Anthropology or
HUM 130 - Introduction to Japanese Culture and Civilization or
HUM 150 - Introduction to Latin American Cultures and Civilizations or
HUM 180 - Introduction to African Cultures and Civilizations or
RS 151 - World Religions
For HUM 130, 150, and 180: ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently 3 credits  
ENGL 285 - Portfolio Development or
other general elective in consultation with an advisor  †
  3 credits  

Notes

*Students planning to transfer to Temple should choose MATH 150 or higher 
**Students with computer skills may apply for credit by exam through the Computer Technologies Department. 
***Students in the Creative Writing Academic Certificate should take ENGL 205 in the second semester, ENGL 280, 281, 282, or 283 in the third semester, and ENGL 280, 281, 282, or 283 concurrently with ENGL 285 in the fourth semester.
**** Students who wish to study a world language or who plan to transfer to an institution that requires a world language are advised to take at least two semesters of a world language as electives.
†  Students enrolled in Creative Writing Certificate must take ENGL 285: Portfolio Development. ENGL 285 is only open to students enrolled in the Creative Writing Certificate. Other students choose a General Elective based on area of interest and transfer institution, selected in consultation with an advisor.

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:

61

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

For More Information, Contact:

The Division of Liberal Studies, Room BR-21, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8450; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.