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English Program

2017-2018

Description

For students seeking a broad appreciation of literature and increased skills in communication. Superior ability to understand and use English is necessary for success in such careers as education, writing, advertising, selling, journalism, law, business and government.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should learn the requirements for English majors at that institution.

Note: English 205 meets SDSU/CSU critical thinking requirement. Not all courses are offered at each campus. For graduation requirements see Academic Requirements section of catalog. The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units. Transferable Units as Prep for the Major at SDSU: SDSU will accepts a total of 12 units of literature and creative writing as preparation for the English Major. This includes any combination of lower division literature courses and up to six units of creative writing courses.

Award Type Units
Certificate of Performance:
Creative Writing 15
Associate of Arts Degree:
English 18*
Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree:  
Elementary Teacher Education 48-60
English 18-20

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

program learning outcomes

Students who complete the English Program will gain facility with:

Rhetorical Awareness (as readers and writers)

  • Students will be able to write clear, thoughtful prose using appropriate steps of a writing process.
  • Students will be able to identify arguments as well as patterns and strategies of organization in a variety of texts.
  • Students will be able to develop visual literacy to identify arguments in advertisements, websites, photographs and other visual media. 
  • Students will be able to select appropriate research strategies.
  • Students will be able to employ correct citation formats.

Critical Thinking

  • Students will be able to: analyze and weigh the truth value of conflicting claims.

Creative Thinking

  • Students will be able to synthesize elements of texts in surprising and unexpected ways.

Global Awareness

  • Students will be able to describe and explain multiple perspectives.
  • Students will be able to analyze the effects of different cultural perspectives on classic and contemporary issues.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Journalism Program

The English Department's Journalism Program is dedicated to familiarizing students with the demands of the journalism profession and providing them with a realistic experience in media production. In accordance with that vision for journalism education, the program provides an introductory course on news writing, reporting, editing, and media law and ethics. An advanced course devoted to the publication of The Mesa Press (Journalism 210A), San Diego Mesa College's campus newspaper, allows students to engage in all phases of newspaper production, including news writing, reporting, editing, photography, advertising, design and layout.

Certificate of Performance

Creative Writing*

This certificate is designed for students who want to hone their writing skills by participating in creative writing workshops and immersing themselves in literature and also for students preparing portfolios for 4-year colleges. Only two creative writing classes may be transferred to SDSU for the English major. However, the certificate also includes transfer general education courses, and other creative writing courses may transfer as electives.

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student's transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Courses: Units
Select two courses from:
ENGL 249 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENGL 245A Writing Creative Nonfiction 3
ENGL 247 Writing Seminar - Poetry 3
ENGL 252A Fundamentals of Fiction Writing 3
ENGL 252B Intermediate Fiction Writing 3
Select two courses from:
BLAS 155 Afro-American Literature 3
CHIC 135 Chicana/o Literature 3
ENGL 208 Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 210 American Literature I 3
ENGL 211 American Literature II 3
ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800 – 1799 3
ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800 – Present 3
ENGL 220 Masterpieces of World Literature I: 1500 BCE – 1600 CE 3
ENGL 221 Masterpieces of World Literature II: 1600 – Present 3
ENGL 230 Asian American Literature 3
ENGL 240 Shakespeare 3
Select one course from:
ENGL 249 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENGL 249B Introduction to Creative Writing II 3
ENGL 245A Writing Creative Nonfiction 3
ENGL 245B Advanced Creative Nonfiction 3
ENGL 247 Writing Seminar - Poetry 3
ENGL 247B Advanced Writing Seminar - Poetry 3
ENGL 252A Fundamentals of Fiction Writing 3
ENGL 252B Intermediate Fiction Writing 3
BLAS 155 Afro-American Literature 3
CHIC 135 Chicana/o Literature 3
ENGL 208 Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 210 American Literature I 3
ENGL 211 American Literature II 3
ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800 – 1799 3
ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800 – Present 3
ENGL 220 Masterpieces of World Literature I: 1500 BCE – 1600 CE 3
ENGL 221 Masterpieces of World Literature II: 1600 – Present 3
ENGL 230 Asian American Literature 3
ENGL 240 Shakespeare 3
Total Units = 15

Associate of Arts Degree - English

English

English 205 meets SDSU/CSU critical thinking requirement. Not all courses are offered at each campus. For graduation requirements see Academic Requirements section of catalog. The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units. Transferable Units as Prep for the Major at SDSU: SDSU will accepts a total of 12 units of literature and creative writing as preparation for the English Major. This includes any combination of lower division literature courses and up to six units of creative writing courses.

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree .

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended Electives: English 202 , 209 , 240 , 245A , 245B , 247 , 247B , 249 , 249B , 252A , 252B ; Humanities 101 , 102 , 201 ; Journalism 200 , 210A / B / C / D .

Courses Required for the Major: Units
ENGL 101 Reading and Composition or
ENGL 105 Composition and Literature 3
ENGL 205 Critical Thinking and Intermediate Composition 3
ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800 – 1799 3
ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800 – Present 3
Select three units from the following (recommended sequence for UC transfer):
ENGL 208 Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 220 Masterpieces of World Literature I: 1500 BCE – 1600 CE 3
ENGL 221 Masterpieces of World Literature II: 1600 – Present 3
Select three units from the following (recommended sequence for UC transfer):
ENGL 210 American Literature I 3
ENGL 211 American Literature II 3
ENGL 230 Asian American Literature 3
ENGL 245A Writing Creative Nonfiction 3
ENGL 247 Writing Seminar - Poetry 3
ENGL 249 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
Total Units = 18

Transferable Units as Prep for the Major at SDSU

SDSU will accept a total of 12 units of literature and creative writing as preparation for the English Major. This includes any combination of lower division literature courses and up to six units of creative writing courses.

Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer Degree

Description: The Associate in Arts for Transfer in Elementary Teacher Education is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Teacher Education or a related major in the California State University (CSU) system. It is accepted by some but not all CSU campuses. Students who complete this degree and transfer to a participating CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. It may not be appropriate preparation for students transferring to a CSU campus that does not accept the degree.

Note: Students who plan to complete this degree should consult a counselor and visit www.assist.org for additional information about participating CSU campuses as well as university admission, degree and transfer requirements.

Award Notes: Students are required to complete 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU transferable units, with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, to include the following:

Major: 

  • A minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units.
  • A minimum grade of “C” or better for each course required in the major.

General Education: Complete one of the following general education options:

  • The California State University General Education Breadth (CSUGE-B) pattern.
  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.

Electives, as needed, to meet the 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU transferable units required for the degree.

Note: Completion of the California State University American Institutions graduation requirement is strongly recommended prior to transfer.

Program Goals: The purpose of this Associate in Arts degree program in Elementary Teacher Education is to offer an organized course of study that will prepare students intending to major in Elementary Teacher Education at the California State University.

Program Emphasis: The Elementary Teacher Education Associate in Arts for Transfer program emphasizes preparation for the major in Elementary Teacher Education at the California State University.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
BIOL 107 General Biology – Lecture and Laboratory 4
CHIL 101 Human Growth and Development 3
COMS 103 Oral Communication 3
ENGL 101 Reading and Composition 3
ENGL 208 Introduction to Literature 3
EDUC 200 Teaching as a Profession 2
EDUC 203 Service Learning for Prospective Teachers 1
GEOG 104 World Regional Geography 3
GEOL 104 Earth Science 3
GEOL 120 Earth Science Laboratory 1
HIST 100 World History I 3
HIST 109 History of the United States I 3
HIST 109 History of the United States I 3
POLI 102 The American Political System 3
MATH 210A Concepts of Elementary School Mathematics I 3
PHYN 105 Physical Science for Elementary Education 3
or
PHYS 105 Introductory Physics 4
and
CHEM 100 Fundamentals of Chemistry 3
and
CHEM 100L Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory 1
Category A: Select one course (3 units)
ENGL 205 Critical Thinking and Intermediate Composition 3
PHIL 205 Critical Thinking and Writing in Philosophy 3
Category B: Select one course (3 units)
ARTF 100 Art Orientation 3
DRAM 105 Introduction to Dramatic Arts 3
MUSI 100 Introduction to Music 3
Category C: Select 0 to 12 additional units
ARTF 110 Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic 3
ARTF 111 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3
ARTF 155A Freehand Drawing I 3
BIOL 210A Introduction to Biological Sciences I 4
BIOL 210B Introduction to Biological Sciences II 4
BIOL 215 Introduction to Zoology 4
BIOL 235 Human Physiology 4
BIOL 250 Introduction to Botany 4
BLAS 140A History of U.S., Black Perspectives I 3
BLAS 140B History of U.S., Black Perspectives II 3
CHIC 141A United States History from a Chicano Perspective 3
CHIC 141B United States History from a Chicano Perspective 3
COMS 135 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMS 160 Argumentation 3
COMS 170 Small Group Communication 3
DANC 181 History of Dance 3
ENGL 105 Composition and Literature 3
ENGL 210 American Literature I 3
ENGL 211 American Literature II 3
ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800-1799 3
ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800-present 3
ENGL 220 Masterpieces of World Literature II: 1500 BCE – 1600 BCE 3
ENGL 221 Masterpieces of World Literature II: 1600 – Present 3
EXSC 240 Physical Education in the ELementary Schools 3
GEOG 102 Cultural Geography 3
GEOL 101 Physical Geology 3
GEOL 101L Physical Geology Laboratory 1
HIST 110 History of the United States II 3
HIST 150 Native Americans in United States History 3
HIST 151 Native Americans in United States History 3
HIST 175 California History 3
HUMA 103 Introduction to the New Testament 3
HUMA 104 Introduction to the Old Testament 3
HUMA 106 World Religions 3
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics 3
MATH 210B Concepts of Elementary School Mathematics II 3
MATH 212 Children's Mathematical Thinking 1
MUSI 110 Music for Elementary School Teachers 3
PHIL 100 Logic and Critical Thinking 3
PHIL 102A Introduction To Philosophy: Reality and Knowledge 3
PHIL 102B Introduction To Philosophy: Values 3
PHIL 103 Historical Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHYN 100 Survey of Physical Science 3
PHYN 101 Survey of Physical Science Laboratory 1
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
PSYC 230 Psychology of Lifespan Development 3
Total Units = 48-60
Courses: Units
Select two courses from:
ENGL 249 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENGL 245A Writing Creative Nonfiction 3
ENGL 247 Writing Seminar - Poetry 3
ENGL 252A Fundamentals of Fiction Writing 3
ENGL 252B Intermediate Fiction Writing 3
Select two courses from:
BLAS 155 Afro-American Literature 3
CHIC 135 Chicana/o Literature 3
ENGL 208 Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 210 American Literature I 3
ENGL 211 American Literature II 3
ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800 – 1799 3
ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800 – Present 3
ENGL 220 Masterpieces of World Literature I: 1500 BCE – 1600 CE 3
ENGL 221 Masterpieces of World Literature II: 1600 – Present 3
ENGL 230 Asian American Literature 3
ENGL 240 Shakespeare 3
Select one course from:
ENGL 249 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENGL 249B Introduction to Creative Writing II 3
ENGL 245A Writing Creative Nonfiction 3
ENGL 245B Advanced Creative Nonfiction 3
ENGL 247 Writing Seminar - Poetry 3
ENGL 247B Advanced Writing Seminar - Poetry 3
ENGL 252A Fundamentals of Fiction Writing 3
ENGL 252B Intermediate Fiction Writing 3
BLAS 155 Afro-American Literature 3
CHIC 135 Chicana/o Literature 3
ENGL 208 Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 210 American Literature I 3
ENGL 211 American Literature II 3
ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800 – 1799 3
ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800 – Present 3
ENGL 220 Masterpieces of World Literature I: 1500 BCE – 1600 CE 3
ENGL 221 Masterpieces of World Literature II: 1600 – Present 3
ENGL 230 Asian American Literature 3
ENGL 240 Shakespeare 3
Total Units = 15

Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree

Description: The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in English or a related major in the California State University (CSU) system. It is accepted by some but not all CSU campuses. Students who complete this degree and transfer to a participating CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. It may not be appropriate preparation for students transferring to a CSU campus that does not accept the degree.

Note: Students who plan to complete this degree should consult a counselor and visit www.assist.org for additional information about participating CSU campuses as well as university admission, degree and transfer requirements.

Award Notes: Students are required to complete a maximum of 60 CSU transferable units with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0.

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    • A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
ADTs also require that students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
 
Note: Completion of the California State University American Institutions graduation requirement is strongly recommended prior to transfer.
 
Program Goals: The purpose of this Associate in Arts degree program in English is to offer an organized course of study that will prepare students intending to major in English at the California State University.

Emphasis: The English Associate in Arts for Transfer program emphasizes preparation for the major in English at the California State University.
Courses Required for the Major: Units
ENGL 205 Critical Thinking and Intermediate Composition 3
ENGL 208 Introduction to Literature 3
Category A: Select two of the following courses. Sequential courses highly preferred. (Minimum of 6 units):
ENGL 210 American Literature I 3
ENGL 211 American Literature II 3
ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800 – 1799 3
ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800 – Present 3
ENGL 220 Masterpieces of World Literature I: 1500 BCE – 1600 CE 3
ENGL 221 Masterpieces of World Literature II: 1600 – Present 3
Category B: Select one of the following courses or any course not selected in Category A (Minimum of 3 units):
ENGL 101 Reading and Composition 3
ENGL 105 Composition and Literature 3
ENGL 240 Shakespeare 3
ENGL 245A Writing Creative Nonfiction 3
ENGL 245B Advanced Creative Nonfiction 3
ENGL 247 Writing Seminar - Poetry 3
ENGL 249 Introduction to Creative Writing I 3
Category C: Select one of the following courses or any course not selected in Category A or B (Minimum of 3 units):
BLAS 155 African American Literature 3
CHIC 130 Mexican Literature in Translation 3
CHIC 135 Chicana/o Literature 3
DRAM 105 Introduction to Dramatic Arts 3
ENGL 202 Introduction to Linguistics 3
ENGL 207 The Art of the Sentence 3
ENGL 209 Literary Approaches to Film 3
ENGL 230 Asian American Literature 3
ENGL 247B Advanced Writing Seminar -Poetry 3
ENGL 249B Introduction to Creative Writing II 3
ENGL 252A Fundamentals of Fiction Writing 3
ENGL 252B Intermediate Fiction Writing 3
JOUR 200 Introduction to Newswriting and Reporting 3
JOUR 202 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
AMSL 115 American Sign Language Level I 4
AMSL 116 American Sign Language Level II 4
AMSL 215 American Sign Language Level III 4
AMSL 216 American Sign Language Level IV 4
CHIN 101 First Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 102 Second Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 201 Third Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 202 Fourth Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
FREN 101 First Course in French 5
FREN 102 Second Course in French 5
FREN 201 Third Course in French 5
FREN 202 Fourth Course in French 5
GERM 101 First Course in German 5
GERM 102 Second Course in German 5
GERM 201 Third Course in German 5
ITAL 101 First Course in Italian 5
ITAL 102 Second Course in Italian 5
ITAL 201 Third Course in Italian 5
JAPN 101 First Course in Japanese 5
JAPN 102 Second Course in Japanese 5
JAPN 201 Third Course in Japanese 5
JAPN 202 Fourth Course in Japanese 5
LATI 101 First Course in Latin 5
LATI 102 Second Course in Latin 5
LATI 201 Third Course in Latin 5
RUSS 101 First Course in Russian 5
RUSS 102 Second Course in Russian 5
RUSS 201 Third Course in Russian 5
SPAN 101 First Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 102 Second Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 201 Third Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 202 Fourth Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 215 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I 5
SPAN 216 Spanish for Spanish Speakers II 5
TAGA 101 First Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 102 Second Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 201 Third Course in Tagalog 5
VIET 101 First Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 102 Second Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 201 Third Course in Vietnamese 5
Total Units = 18-20
 
 

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.