Liberal Arts: English Specialization, A.A.

Associate of Arts
Campuses: Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, NOVA Online, Woodbridge

This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a college or university for a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in English, Creative Writing or Writing and/or Rhetoric as an entry-level professional writer.

Transfer Information

Students are advised to work closely with the English faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of the transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

Recommended Preparation Information

Satisfactory completion of high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English, 2 units of Mathematics (Algebra and Geometry), 2 units of Laboratory Science, 1 unit of History, and 3 to 4 units of World Languages.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
Choose One
1 101  World Language or ASL 3 - 4
General Education Elective
2MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
Total 14-15
2nd Semester
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
Choose One
102  World Language or ASL 3 - 4
General Education Elective
Choose One
MTH 245 Statistics I 3
3 Transfer Elective
Choose One
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
General Education Elective
5 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total 15-17
3rd Semester
6CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3
7ENG 2__  Elective 3
Choose One
201  World Language or ASL 3 - 4
2 General Education Elective
8HIS Elective 3
5 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total 15-16
4th Semester
9ENG 2__  Elective 3
10ENG 2__  Literature Elective 3
Choose One
202  World Language or ASL 3 - 4
General Education Elective
11 General Education Elective 3
HUM 298 Seminar and Project Liberal Arts 1
12 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total 16-17
Total credits for the Associate of Arts = 60-62
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG
111
3
Choose One
101  World Language or ASL
1
3 - 4
General Education Elective
2MTH
154
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
4
Choose One
SDV
100
1
Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
SDV
101
Total 14-15
2nd Semester
ENG
112
3
Choose One
102  World Language or ASL
3 - 4
General Education Elective
Choose One
MTH
245
3
Transfer Elective
3
Choose One
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
4
General Education Elective
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
5
3
Total 15-17
3rd Semester
6CST
110
3
2__  Elective
7ENG
3
Choose One
201  World Language or ASL
3 - 4
General Education Elective
2
Elective
8HIS
3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
5
3
Total 15-16
4th Semester
2__  Elective
9ENG
3
2__  Literature Elective
10ENG
3
Choose One
202  World Language or ASL
3 - 4
General Education Elective
General Education Elective
11
3
Seminar and Project Liberal Arts
HUM
298
1
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
12
3
Total 16-17
Total credits for the Associate of Arts = 60-62

1 Students who do not require a 100-level foreign language or ASL may take any General Education course to meet the required number of credits. Waivers or credit by exam for previous experience is available for some languages. See the 'World Language Credit and Waiver' section of the [Credit for Prior Learning Manual]. Students must take sufficient General Education Elective courses so that they can apply at least 60 credits toward the degree.

2 May substitute any higher-level mathematics course. See transfer requirements. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 261 and MTH 263. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 262 and MTH 264.

Select any course listed under General Education Electives or any 200-level literature course with an ENG prefix. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

See physical and life science courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.

6 Select from the following: CST 100 , CST 110 , CST 126 , or CST 229 .

7 Students who are interested in Literature: select from ENG 230, ENG 236, ENG 237, ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 244, ENG 250, ENG 251, ENG 252, ENG 253, ENG 256, ENG 257, ENG 271, ENG 275 and ENG 279. Students who are interested in Creative Writing: select ENG 211. Students who are interested in Writing and Rhetoric: select ENG 210.

8 Select any HIS course listed under social/behavioral sciences in General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.

9 Students who are interested in Literature: select from ENG 230, ENG 236,ENG 237, ENG 241,ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 244, ENG 250, ENG 251, ENG 252, ENG 253,ENG 256, ENG 257, ENG 271, ENG 275 and ENG 279. Students who are interested in Creative Writing: select ENG 212, ENG 215, ENG 261, or ENG 262. Students who are in Writing and Rhetoric, select from ENG 200,ENG 205, ENG 221, ENG 222 or ENG 280.

10 Select any ENG course listed under humanities/fine arts listed in General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirement of transfer institution.

11 Select any course listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution. This General Education elective is not required if selected World languages total more than 15 credits.

12 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.

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