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 typically required to take the College's placement tests at their time of entry. 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 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
|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 †
*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:
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.