Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T)

Division: English

This degree prepares students for a seamless transition to a California State University. Students completing this degree will have an introductory foundation for the field of English through the study of rhetorical, stylistic and mechanically sound writing and close reading in multiple literary genres. Students will acquire facility in written argumentation and exposition, research, critical interpretation, and listening and speaking skills to enable logical and creative problem solving.

Program Outcomes

  • Produce effective, meaningful writing for a variety of contexts, purposes, and audiences.
  • Read literature and other texts closely and critically.
  • Think critically and creatively about issues and ideas.

Transfer & Career Opportunities

This Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for English for all CSU campuses. Students planning to transfer to institutions other than the CSU are encouraged to consult and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. Most common career opportunities with a baccalaureate degree include: work in education, including teaching, publishing and editing, journalism, humanities-based careers, pre-law, theater or the entertainment fields. Students completing this major will find their lives enriched as often motifs and themes of great literature undergird the philosophies of and provide insight into other disciplines. The facility with writing that this major demands will also hold a student in good stead no matter what field of study or career s/he ultimately pursues.

Program Requirements 

Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
ENGL 002Logic and Composition *3
ENGL 004Composition and Literature *3
Select two of the following courses:
ENGL 030American Literature 1 *3
ENGL 031American Literature 2 *3
ENGL 015Survey of British Literature 1 *3
ENGL 016Survey of British Literature 2 *3
ENGL 044World Literature 1 *3
ENGL 045World Literature 2 *3
Select one of the following courses OR any course from List A not used above:
ENGL 010Chicano Literature3
ENGL 014Creative Writing3
ENGL 018African American Literature3
ENGL 046Shakespeare3
Select one of the following courses OR any course from Lists A and B not used above:
DRAM 001Introduction to the Theatre3
ENGL 019Women in Literature3
JOUR 001Writing for New Media3.5
LING 111Introduction to Language3
Select additional transferable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units.

Course(s) meets General Education requirement and 9-15 units may be double counted above in 1A (CSU GE).


9-12 units may be double counted above in 1B (IGETC-CSU). IGETC-CSU requires completion of IGETC AREA 1C.

The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a "C" (2.0) average and a "C" or better grade in all required major and unrestricted electives courses (see Transfer Information and Requirements section for additional details).