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Catalog 2012-2013 
Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, Humanities and Social Sciences Transfer Pattern

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Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern - English

General Education - 36-39 Credits

General Education Electives:

(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One 3-credit General Education course must be a Diversity course.)

  • Arts and Humanities 3 Credits.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (from two different disciplines) 6 Credits.
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7-8 Credits.
  • Mathematics 3-5 Credits.
  • Wellness and Health 3 Credits.
  • Information Technology 3 Credits.
  • Global, Historical and Cultural Perspectives 2 Credits.

Degree Requirements - 9 Credits

Two-Semester Sequence - 6 Credits

Choose a Two-Semester sequence from this list:

Critical Thinking - 3 Credits

Choose one from this list:


* These courses may also be used as a General Education elective.

**These courses may also be used as a General Education elective and meet the Diversity requirement.

Electives - 12-15 Credits

(Select 12-15 credits):


** These courses may also be used as a General Education elective and meet the Diversity requirement.

Other Electives - 3-6 Credits

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60 min***

Depending on the General Education electives completed, more than 15 credits of Electives may be needed to reach a minimum of 60 credits for the degree.

***A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101  course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101  during your first semester at CCBC, possibly increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 61 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.

Transfer Pattern Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. understand basic grammatical structure of sentences;
  2. identify and correct commonly made sentence errors;
  3. demonstrate the ability to formulate well-reasoned arguments;
  4. demonstrate the ability to evaluate arguments;
  5. understand the stylistic differences between academic writing and professional writing;
  6. apply a variety of strategies for revising texts to accomplish specific communication objectives and to meet the needs of specialized audiences;
  7. apply the appropriate writing style to a variety of formats, including business letters, resumes, manuals, proposals, and technical reports;
  8. identify the cultural, historical, and literary influences on works studied in a discrete body of literature;
  9. assess the ways in which the selected literature reflects and also contributes to its particular historical moment and cultural context;
  10. analyze the ways in which issues of race, gender, and class shape works of literature;
  11. write a well-informed literary analysis using appropriate terminology and textual support;
  12. access, evaluate, and apply relevant literary criticism found both in a variety of formats; and
  13. engage in critical/collaborative discussion about a text’s relevance to life today and whether and how contemporary readers can benefit from it.

Transfer Pattern Description:

This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in English. Beyond the General Education requirements and other degree, program, and elective requirements, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.

Because four-year institutions vary widely in their requirements, it is strongly recommended that students who wish to pursue studies in English speak with an advisor from the Counseling Center and the English department head before registering for courses. This sequence of courses should be adjusted to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

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