AA/AS Degree – Concentration in English

This curriculum is designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in degree programs such as English, journalism, advertising, public relations, or education. This program is part of the Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications Career Cluster.

The listed sequence of courses provides guidance for students so that they can complete this program of study in the most efficient manner. This sequence assumes that students have met college academic placement and/or other program requirements. Students are strongly urged to contact a college advisor for assistance in developing their plan for enrolling in courses to meet the program of study.


English: 64 Credit Hours

Course CodeCourse NameCredit Hrs.
Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
ENG101Composition I3
COM103Speech Communication3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Suggested Major Courses3
Spring Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
ENG102Composition II3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Lab Science4
Suggested Major Courses6
Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
ENG141Introduction to Visual Communication3
Non-Lab Science3
Suggested Major Courses6
Spring Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
Health Science3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Elective Course3
Suggested Major Courses9
Suggested CoursesCredit Hrs.
DRM151Introduction to Drama3
ENG140Introduction to Literature3
ENG150Introduction to Poetry3
ENG152Introduction to Fiction3
ENG213American Literature3
ENG214American Literature3
ENG216Literature of the African Experience3
ENG225English Literature3
ENG226English Literature3
ENG251The American Novel3
ENG255The American Short Story3
ENG270Creative Nonfiction Forms3
Elective CoursesCredit Hrs.
ENG231News Writing I3
ENG260Creative Writing3

*Students should determine elective hours based on major and requirements at the senior institution to which they plan to transfer. Students must complete at least one IAI approved math course. Science requirements include at least one IAI life science and one IAI physical science, and one of those must be a lab science. Additional math and/or science courses are needed to complete general education requirements for the AS degree.