English

Associate in Arts

English

This writing-intensive degree prepares students for transfer to a four-year college or university. All students shall determine the requirements of their transfer institutions. Students should also check njtransfer.org for transferability of courses. The degree may be completed part-time or full-time. English studies may lead to careers in advertising, broadcasting, publishing, journalism, law, teaching and writing. Students not intending to transfer have found work as administrative assistants or in other positions requiring excellent writing/communication skills.

 

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For information, contact Dean of Liberal Studies, Denise-Marie Coulter, Ed.D. at (609) 343-4961/dcoulter@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Read critically and communicate effectively in both speech and writing;
  • Evaluate works in literature and the related historical events and movements;
  • Identify the importance of global perspective and culturally diverse peoples;
  • Examine and explain ethical issues and situations, demonstrating sound ethical reasoning;
  • Prepare research projects by locating, evaluating, and effectively documenting information using MLA guidelines; demonstrating efficiency in the appropriate use of technology.

 

Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 51 credits  
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General education courses.
Communication (9 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
    COMM120-Public Speaking
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (12 credits)  
    MATH220-Statistical Methods
4
    General Education Science course
4
    General Education Mathematics or Science course
4
Social Science (6 credits)  
    PSYC101-General Psychology
3
    SOCL101-Principles of Sociology
3
Humanities (9 credits)  
    ENGL104-Introduction to Literature
3
    Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110
3
    Select one of the following Foreign Language Sequences (2 courses)*
  • SPAN111 or SPAN112
  • FREN111 or FREN112
  • ITAL111 or ITAL112
6
History (6 credits)  
    Choose two: HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104
6
Diversity (3 credits)  
    Choose: ENGL201 or ENGL202
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
51
PROGRAM COURSES - 9 credits

Choose three:

ENGL203-British Literature I

ENGL204-British Literature II

ENGL205-19th Century American Literature

ENGL206-20th Century American Literature

ENGL209-Journalism I

ENGL210-Special Topics in News Writing

ENGL211-Journalism II

ENGL212-Significant Themes in Literature

ENGL213-Western Literature I

ENGL214-Western Literature II

ENGL215-20th Century African-American Literature

ENGL216-Shakespeare

ENGL218-Literature for Children

ENGL220-Creative Writing I

ENGL221-Creative Writing II

ENGL223-Poetry Workshop

ENGL224-Environmental Literature

ENGL230-Technical Writing

 

9

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
9
Technological Competency: 0-3 Credits 
Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing out or reviewed departmental portfolio.
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
60
(ENGL) EFFECTIVE FALL 2019  

Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester (15 credits)

ENGL101

Composition I

3

PSYC101

General Psychology

3

Choose

HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

3

Choose

ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110

3

Choose

SPAN111, FREN111, or ITAL111

3

Second Semester (15 credits)

ENGL102

Composition II

3

COMM120

Public Speaking

3

SOCL101

Principles of Sociology

3

Choose

HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

3

Choose

SPAN112, FREN112, or ITAL112

3

Third Semester (17 credits)

ENGL104

Introduction to Literature

3

MATH220

Statistical Methods

4

Gen Ed

Science course

4

Choose

PHIL101, PHIL102 or PHIL110

3

Choose

Program course

3

Fourth Semester (13 credits)

Gen Ed

Mathematics or Science course

4

Choose

ENGL201 or ENGL202

3

Choose (2)

Program courses

6