English Transfer Major, A.A.

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Council Bluffs Campus

Program Information

The English program of study prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to complete undergraduate majors in literature and communication arts or pursue related fields in education.  Students study British literature, fiction, poetry, and drama.  Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree.

Job Outlook

This program is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution upon completion.

What will you do

This program is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution upon completion of this two-year degree. English majors are often sought in communication-based fields such as technical writing, public relations, grant writing, and human resources. Many English majors also earn education degrees and teach high school literature and writing courses, or go on to seek masters and doctorate degrees and teach at the college level. An English degree is also a good stepping stone for those who plan to further their education in law or library science.


  •  This program is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution upon completion.

Career Examples

  • Postsecondary Teacher
  • Editor
  • Writer/Author
  • Library Resource Specialist

First Semester

LIT 101 - Introduction to Literature 3.0 Credit(s)
ENG 105 - Composition I 3.0 Credit(s)
HUM 122 - American Film 3.0 Credit(s)
SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology 3.0 Credit(s)
MAT 157 - Statistics 4.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 16.0 Credits

Second Semester

LIT 134 - Multicultural Literature 3.0 Credit(s)
ENG 106 - Composition II 3.0 Credit(s)
SPC 112 - Public Speaking 3.0 Credit(s)
PSY 121 - Developmental Psychology 3.0 Credit(s)
PHI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 15.0 Credits

Third Semester

LIT 140 - British Literature I 3.0 Credit(s)
DRA 101 - Introduction to Theatre 3.0 Credit(s)
HIS 151 - U.S. History to 1877 3.0 Credit(s)
ENV 111 - Environmental Science 4.0 Credit(s)
ART 101 - Art Appreciation 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 16.0 Credits

Fourth Semester

LIT 141 - British Literature II 3.0 Credit(s)
LIT 160 - Short Story/Novel 3.0 Credit(s)
SPC 120 - Intercultural Communications 3.0 Credit(s)
HIS 152 - U.S. History Since 1877 3.0 Credit(s)
WBL 100 - Exploring Careers 1.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 13.0 Credits

Total Semester Hours Required 60.0


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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Analyze themes in various works of literature.
  • Evaluate various literary styles of prominent authors.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how culture influences literature and how literature influences culture.

Program Disclaimers

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