2018-2019 Catalog

English, Associate of Arts

Our general English major is designed to provide an effective springboard for students interested in a variety of areas within the discipline as well as a strong foundation for students transferring to or planning to work in many other areas. Students learn to compose and analyze various forms of writing and literature. Some of the major writing concepts students will learn are audience awareness, organization, development, syntax, and word choice. Major concepts in literature will include context, characterization, and regional variations. Students will develop skills in critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, reflection, reasoning, and communication as a whole.

This major is primarily a transfer degree; however, an AA in English may open specific opportunities in business writing and local journalism, among other areas, while also strengthening writing and thinking skills crucial for applicants in a variety of fields. Other career goals may require transfer to a four-year institution for a BA. Some of the most frequent careers pursued with an English BA are in publishing, advertising, copywriting, teaching, journalism, law, politics, and government service.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

ENGL 2230INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE

3

OR

ENGL 2310AMERICAN LITERATURE I

3

ENGL 2040CREATIVE WRITING:

3

OR

ENGL 2250WOMEN IN LITERATURE

3

OR

ENGL 2420LITERARY GENRES:

3

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

4

APPROVED MATH COURSE

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Approved Math Course can be fulfilled by Problem Solving (MATH 1000) or College Algebra (MATH 1400).
  • Freshman Year - Spring Semester

    ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

    3

    ENGL 2215MEDIEVAL WORLD LITERATURE

    3

    OR

    ENGL 2320AMERICAN LITERATURE II

    3

    ENGL 2040CREATIVE WRITING:

    3

    OR

    ENGL 2340NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE

    3

    OR

    ENGL 2470FILM APPRECIATION

    3

    FOREIGN LANGUAGE

    4

    US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

    3

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

  • US & Wyoming Constitution can be fulfilled by U.S. to 1865 (HIST 1211), U.S. From 1865 (HIST 1221), Wyoming History (HIST 1251) and American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000). 
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    APPROVED APPLIED ART OR COMMUNICATION COURSE

    3

    ENGL 2230INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE

    3

    OR

    ENGL 2310AMERICAN LITERATURE I

    3

    ENGL 2040CREATIVE WRITING:

    3

    OR

    ENGL 2250WOMEN IN LITERATURE

    3

    OR

    ENGL 2420LITERARY GENRES:

    3

    APPROVED SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSE

    3-4

    APPROVED SCIENCE COURSE

    4

    Total Credit Hours:16-17

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes: 

  • Approved Applied Art Course can be fulfilled by Graphic Design I (ART 2120), Public Speaking (COMM 2010), Nonverbal Communication (COMM 2110), or Acting (THEA 1100).
  • Approved Social Science Course can be fulfilled by Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200), World History Since 1750 (HIST 1330), General Psychology (PSYC 1000), or Sociological Principles (SOC 1000).
  • Approved Science Course can be fulfilled by Current Issues in Biology (BIOL 1003), Introductory Chemistry (CHEM 1000), Physical Geology (GEOL 1100), or Concepts of Physics (PHYS 1050).

  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    APPROVED HUMANITIES COURSE

    3

    ENGL 2215MEDIEVAL WORLD LITERATURE

    3

    OR

    ENGL 2320AMERICAN LITERATURE II

    3

    ENGL 2005TECHNICAL WRITING

    3

    OR

    ENGL 2019WRITING STUDIES

    3

    ENGL 2040CREATIVE WRITING:

    3

    OR

    ENGL 2340NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE

    3

    OR

    ENGL 2470FILM APPRECIATION

    3

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:15

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

  • Approved Humanities can be fulfilled by Interpersonal Communication (COMM 1030), Introduction to Humanities (HUMN 1010), Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 1000), or Comparative Religions (PHIL 2315). 
  • Total Credit Hours: 64