Associate in Arts for Transfer in English

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Form a provable thesis, develop it through factual research, distinguish between fact and opinion, and make effective rhetorical choices in relation to audience and purpose.

Complete Major, CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern, Competency Requirements, and 60 transferable units (see pages 51-54).

 Associate Degree Major Requirements Units 
 Required Core  

 ENGL 1B

Intro. to Literature   3
 ENGL 2 Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking  3

List A: Select one of the following sequences:

  • ENGL 40A Survey of American Literature I (3)
    & ENGL 40B Survey of American Literature II (3)
  • OR ENGL 44 Masterpieces of Literature I (3)
    & ENGL 45 Masterpieces of Literature II (3)
  • OR ENGL 46 Survey of British Literature I (3)
    & ENGL 47 Survey of British Literature II (3)

   6

 List B: Select one course from the following: 

  • ENGL 5 Introduction to Great Books
  • ENGL 10 Literature By and About Men
  • ENGL 11 Literature By and About Women
  • ENGL 16 Shakespeare Visions: Film and Text Comparisons
  • ENGL 17 Introduction to Shakespeare
  • ENGL 18 The Bible as Literature
  • ENGL 22 Introduction to Poetry
  • ENGL 31 Introduction to Creative Writing
 3

List C: Select one course from the following:

  • Any List A or B course not already used
  • BUSI 70 Business Communication
  • COMM 5 Mass Media Methods
  • HUMA 10 Exploration of Values in Living          
  • SPCH 5 Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • THEA 1 Introduction to Theatre
 3
 TOTAL MAJOR UNITS 18

 

Contact an MPC counselor for major preparation at specific institutions.

Certificate of Training in English: Creative Writing

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Read, analyze and write works of creative prose and poetry.
  • Suggest improvements (in writing and in discussion) to works evaluated, using concepts and vocabulary appropriate to the relevant literary genre.
  • Revise their own works of creative prose and poetry, applying concepts and techniques appropriate to the relevant literary genre.

 Certificate Requirements Units 
 ENGL 31
      or
ENGL 32
Introduction to Creative Writing

Creative Writing II
 3

Select four courses from the following (at least three of the four must be Creative Writing courses;
courses may not be repeated; all courses must be taken at MPC.):

Creative Writing Courses

  • ENGL 31 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
  • ENGL 32 Creative Writing II (3)
  • ENGL 51 Fiction Writing (3)
  • ENGL 52 Creative Nonfiction Writing (3)
  • ENGL 53 Poetry Writing (3)
  • ENGL 54 Novel Writing (3)

Literature Courses

  • ENGL 5 Introduction to Great Books (3)
  • ENGL 10 Literature By and About Men (3)
  • ENGL 11 Literature by and About Women (3)
  • ENGL 17 Introduction to Shakespeare (3)
    ENGL 18 The Bible As Literature (3)
  • ENGL 22 Introduction to Poetry (3)
  • ENGL 40A American Literature I (3)
    ENGL 44 Survey of World Literature I (3)
  • ENGL 45 Survey of World Literature II (3)
  • ENGL 46 Survey of British Literature I (3)
  • ENGL 47 Survey of British Literature II (3)
 12
Total Certificate Units
 15

 

Certificate of Training in English: Great Books

 

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Express, orally and through cogent writing, a thorough knowledge and understanding of Great Books concepts, traditions of inquiry, and critiques.
  • Provide evidence of a thorough, comprehensive knowledge of particular literary, historical, and philosophical works and their presentation of perennial, enduring questions.
  • Consider ideas syntopically and discuss the products of the Western literary and cultural tradition as an ongoing Great Conversation.

 Certificate Requirements Units 
 ENGL 5 Intro. to Great Books   3
 Select 12 units from the following  12
 ENGL 17 Intro. to Shakespeare (3)  
 ENGL 18 The Bible as Literature (3)  
 ENGL 44 Masterpieces of Literature I (3)  
 ENGL 45 Masterpieces of Literature II (3)
 
 ENGL 46 Survey of British Literature I (3)
 
 ENGL 47 Survey of British Literature II (3)  
 HIST 47 History of the Ancient Mediterranean & Near East (3)  
 PHIL 2 Introduction to Philosophy (3)  
 TOTAL CERTIFICATE UNITS/HOURS  15