2019-2020 Catalog

English, Associate of Arts

Our general English major includes courses in composition and literature, providing 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. While helping develop an appreciation for literature and writing, this major supports students in developing critical thinking and the effective communication of ideas—skills that are essential for engaged citizenship and a variety of personal and professional goals.

This major is primarily a transfer degree, although the Associate of Arts does provide some benefits on its own. 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; however, many of those with the degree find it to be useful in a variety of situations based on the breadth and depth of reasoning and writing skills it provides.


Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

ENGL 2020INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE

3

OR

ENGL 2310AMERICAN LITERATURE I

3

US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

3

SPAN 1010FIRST YEAR SPANISH I

4

MATH 1000PROBLEM SOLVING

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes:

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

LITERATURE COURSE

3

OR

ENGL 2320AMERICAN LITERATURE II

3

SOCIAL SCIENCE

3

LAB SCIENCE

4

SPAN 1020FIRST YEAR SPANISH II

4

Total Credit Hours:17

Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

  • Literature Course: Students choose from ENGL 2251, 2230, 2250, and 2340.
  • American Literature II (ENGL 2320) is required but only offered every other year - take when offered.
  • Social Science Course: Students choose from ANTH, CRMJ, HLED, HIST, POLS, PSYC, or SOC.
  • Lab Science Course: Students choose from BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, or PHYS. 
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    ENGL 2020INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE

    3

    OR

    ENGL 2310AMERICAN LITERATURE I

    3

    SPAN 2030SECOND YEAR SPANISH I

    4

    HUMANITIES

    3

    APPLIED ARTS ELECTIVE

    3

    LITERATURE COURSE

    3

    Total Credit Hours:15-16

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

    • Humanities Course: Students choose from ART, COMM, ENGL, HUMN, MUSC, PHIL, or THEA.
    • Applied Arts Course: Students choose from ART, COMM, DANC, ENGL, MUSC, or THEA.
    • Literature Course: Students choose from ENGL 2251, 2230, 2250, and 2340.

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    COMM 1030INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

    3

    SPAN 2040SECOND YEAR SPANISH II

    4

    LITERATURE COURSE

    3

    OR

    ENGL 2320AMERICAN LITERATURE II

    3

    WRITING COURSE

    3

    SOCIAL SCIENCE

    3

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

  • Literature Course: Students choose from ENGL 2251, 2230, 2250, 2340.
  • American Literature II (ENGL 2320) is required but only offered every other year - take when offered.
  • Writing Course: Students choose from ENGL 2005, 2019, 2040, 2050, 2064, 2065, 2080.
  • Social Science Course: Students choose from ANTH, CRMJ, HLED, HIST, POLS, PSYC, or SOC.
  • SPAN 2040 may be replaced by a Gen Ed course if a 4th semester language course is not required by the transfer institution.
  • Total Credit Hours: 65-66