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English (AOC)

Jenna Gallion, Division Chair
Humanities 39

This transfer pattern is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university with a major in English but are uncertain as to the transfer institution. The courses included in this program closely parallel the first two years of an English major at many four-year institutions.

This is a transfer program and is designed to enable students to transfer to a four-year college or university. Check with your advisor and the Advising Center staff as soon as possible to ensure specific course transferability.

Successful completion of this program qualifies a student to apply for an Associate of Arts degree in Arts and Sciences - Area of Concentration in English.

Required English Courses

English Composition I
A Survey of European and Neo-European Literature or
Survey of British Literature
Survey of American Literature
English Reading Project

Required General Courses

Speech Communication
Art Appreciation or
Music Appreciation

Required Elective Courses

Please consult with your advisor or the Advising Center staff for selecting appropriate elective courses for graduation.


Electives - 12 credits

English Elective (102 or 112 or 251) - 3 credits

Arts and Humanities Elective - 3 credits

Laboratory Science Electives - 8 credits

Mathematics Elective - 3 credits

Philosophy Elective - 3 credits

Physical Activity Elective - 1 credit

Social and Behavioral Science Electives - 6 credits

English Elective - 3 credits


Elective 1 3
English 101 (English Composition I) 3
Mathematics Elective 1 3
Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3
Art 101 or Music 112 (Art Appreciation or Music Appreciation) 3
Total: 15
Elective 1 3
English Elective 3 3
Social and Behavioral Science Elective 2 3
Philosophy Elective  3
Speech 101 (Speech Communication) 3
Total: 15
English 213 (A Survey of American Literature) 3
Arts and Humanities Elective 1 3
Laboratory Science Elective 1 4
Physical Activity 1
English Elective 102, 112, or 251 (English Composition II, Business and Technical Communication, or Creative Writing) 3
Total: 14
Elective 1 3
Elective 1 3
English 203 or 223 (A Survey of European and Neo European Literature or A Survey of British Literature) 3
Laboratory Science Elective1 4
English 299 (English Reading Project) 4 3
Total: 16
Total Credit Hours: 60

Students transferring to other institutions should check with their advisor or Advising Center staff for appropriate electives.

Social and Behavioral Science electives must be from two different disciplines.

3Students transferring to a Maryland public institution should choose English 233. Students transferring to a Pennsylvania or West Virginia institution should choose English 102.

4Students enroll in 3 credit option with instructor approval.

NOTE: All courses specifically identified by course number are graduation requirements for this program.