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Major Code 1501.00

Students who successfully complete the AA-T in English for Transfer degree meet the requirements for SB 1440 for Associate Degrees for Transfer. The degrees were developed to ease the transfer process for students to the CSUs. The English major provides students with a comprehensive study of composition, literary theory and rhetorical strategies. Students will be able to argue a point and support it in writing, using extensive evidence from researching credible outside sources, will be able to critically evaluate works, both nonfiction and fiction, and identify their distinguishing characteristics.

This degree complies with The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440). Information on which campuses accept this degree can be found at

Students who complete an ADT and transfer to a similar major at a CSU are guaranteed a pathway to finish their baccalaureate degrees in 60 semester or 90 quarter units. These degrees require students to meet both of the following requirements:

1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

a. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

b. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district and meeting the requirements of an approved transfer model curriculum.

2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. 


Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T) in English 


  • ENGLISH 102 College Reading and Composition II (3 units)
  • ENGLISH 103 Composition and Critical Thinking (3 units)

ELECTIVE UNITS, LIST A (6 units--chosen from the following)

  • ENGLISH 203 World Literature I (3 units)
  • ENGLISH 204 World Literature II (3 units)
  • ENGLISH 205 English Literature I (3 units)
  • ENGLISH 206 English Literature II (3 units)
  • ENGLISH 207 American Literature I (3 units)
  • ENGLISH 208 American Literature II (3 units)

ELECTIVE UNITS, LIST B (3 units--chosen from the following)

  • Any course from list A not already used
  • ENGLISH 127 Creative Writing (3 units)

ELECTIVE UNITS, LIST C (3 units--chosen from the following)

  • Any course from list B not already used
  • ENGLISH 215 Shakespeare I (3 units)
  • ENGLISH 219 The Literature of American Ethnic Groups (3 units)
  • ENGLISH 234 African-American Literature (3 units)
  • ENGLISH 239 Women in Literature (3 units)
  • ENGLISH 245 Queer Literature (3 units)



Additional CSU GE or IGETC units 28-30

(37-39 units, minus 9 major units that may be double-counted as GE) 

CSU-transferable elective units 12-14

Total 60 Units