Dec 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Online Catalog 
2020-2021 Online Catalog

English, A.A.


Program Description

The English degree program is designed for the students interested in focusing on literature and writing in an interrelated academic environment. The program features a broad range of courses in English language, literature, and composition, including introduction to literature, survey courses, genre courses, diversity-based and interdisciplinary courses, and writing-intensive courses. The program will enable interested students to begin their major in English at Union County College and transfer to a four-year institution to continue their academic advancement on the baccalaureate level.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Write clearly, grammatically, and fluently with focus and continuity in standard American English;
  • Write and revise papers which demonstrate an understanding of the writing process;
  • Demonstrate clarity, analytical skill, and organization to present and support ideas in formal papers and in-class writings;
  • Articulate their evolving point of view about literature, authors, diverse cultures, and periods, and about compositional artistry, creativity, and style;
  • Write research papers that explore critical inquiry on works and authors studied in given course; employ, when practicable, technological tools; and responsibly use and document sources;
  • Appreciate, discuss, and write about major writers, movements, cultures, and works covered in a given course in ways that demonstrate analytical competency and compositional skill;
  • Appreciate the interrelatedness of literature, literary theory, language, and composition.

After Union County College

Graduates can transfer to a related program at a four-year college or university and are eligible to take advantage of the many transfer/articulation agreements Union County College has with some of the top four-year colleges and universities in the country. See a transfer advisor for details.

Recommended Sequence

First Year

Second Year

Semester Total: 16

Spring Semester

Semester Total: 12

Total Program Credits: 60

Milestone Courses

The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information