English Degree Requirements


A.A. Degree

The degree program in English develops the student’s ability to read both prose and poetry with understanding and discernment. The student will acquire competence in writing college-level expository essays and applying research strategies. The student will also develop interpretive and analytical skills through exposure to a wide range of literature. Competencies will be assessed primarily by evaluating the student’s critical thinking abilities as demonstrated through written work. Completion of the program prepares the English major for any profession or industry requiring strong communication skills as well as transfer.

El Camino College Major Requirements

Required core courses:
English 1A or English 1AH and English 1B or English 1BH or English 1C or English 1CH [total 7 units];

Plus 2 courses from the following Literature courses:
English 15A, 15B, 20, 21, 35, 36, 40A, 40B [total 6 units];

Plus 2 courses from the following English elective courses:
English 1B*, 1C*, 12, 15A*, 15B*, 20*, 21*, 24A, 25A, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35*, 36*, 39, 40A*, 40B*, 41B, 42, 43, 44, 48, 78, 98 [total 6 units].
(*Note:  if not used for required composition or literature) 

Total Units: 19

Other Requirements

At least 50% of the above required courses must be completed at ECC.

Preparation for the Transfer Major

For information on the specific university major requirements, please obtain a transfer curriculum guide sheet in the Counseling Services Center, consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center. You may use the transfer major requirements to help you fulfill your associate degree requirements.

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