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Catalog 2013-2014 
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies: English, AA

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No. of Credits: 60
Contact: B. Scotland, Chair, Languages and Literature Division

This program option** is designed for partand full-time students with an academic and/or professional degree in English. Students who complete this option of the General Studies degree can complete their BA in English at the University of Maryland University College.

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:

This program of study is part of an articulated partnership with University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Students successfully meeting the requirements of this associate’s program can transfer the necessary credits to UMUC and complete their Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies: English through courses offered in Southern Maryland and online.

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

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.

Biological/physical sciences (4 credits)



Four credits must include a lecture with a corresponding lab.

Communication (3 credits)


Arts/humanities (3 credits)


  • See Gen Ed  Listing, except ENG 

Biological/physical sciences (3 credits)


Interdisciplinary/emerging issues (3 credits)


Mathematics (3 credits)


Third Semester

English literature elective (3 credits)


Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


  • Gen Ed  Listing, except SOC

Elective (6 credits)

  • Take six credits from any courses numbered 1001 and above, except MTH 1040 

Fourth Semester

English literature elective (6 credits)


Elective (8 credits)

  • Take eight credits from any courses numbered 1001 and above, except MTH 1040 


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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