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Academic Catalog
    Sep 24, 2021  
Catalog 2021-2022 
Catalog 2021-2022

General Studies: English, AA

No. of Credits: 60
Contact: Denise Gilmer-Knudson, Acting Chair, English and Communication

This program in the Arts and Humanities pathway is designed for full- and part-time students with an academic and/or professional interest in English. Students who complete the program typically go on to study at the four-year university in preparation for careers in law, journalism, teaching, writing, or public relations.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

Career Opportunities:

editor, copy editor, English teacher, mass media writer, public relations specialist

Transfer Options:

A complete list of all transfer opportunities can be found on the Transfer Services page

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

  1. Generate complex literary topics with a rhetorical purpose.
  2. Apply the grammar and mechanics of standard written English with complex syntax and college-level diction.
  3. Argue a reasonable position on a subject of literature or film.
  4. Analyze and apply correctly documented credible sources and evidence.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the essential role of the human experience in literature or film.

Arts and Humanities Pathway

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Visit Career Coach for more information on this program, related programs, and job opportunities in Southern Maryland and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan region.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Arts/humanities (3 credits)


  • See Gen Ed  Listing, except ENG

Biological/physical sciences (4 credits)

Acceptable (lecture and matching lab):

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


  • See Gen Ed  Listing, except SOC

Arts/humanities (3 credits)


  • See Gen Ed  Listing, except ENG 

English literature elective (3 credits)


Elective (3 credits)

  • Take three credits from any courses numbered 1001 and above

Fourth Semester

English literature elective (6 credits)


Elective (8 credits)

  • Take eight credits from any courses numbered 1001 and above


* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval

Course Indicators: English Composition (E), Arts (A), Cultural and Global Awareness (C), Humanities (H), Biological/Physical Sciences (S), Social/Behavioral Sciences (B), Mathematics (M)