English, Humanities and Social Sciences Transfer Pattern, Associate of Arts

This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in English. Beyond the General Education requirements and other degree, program, and elective requirements, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.

Because four-year institutions vary widely in their requirements, it is strongly recommended that students who wish to pursue studies in English speak with an advisor from the Counseling Center and the English department head before registering for courses. This sequence of courses should be adjusted to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. understand basic grammatical structure of sentences;
  2. identify and correct commonly made sentence errors;
  3. demonstrate the ability to formulate well-reasoned arguments;
  4. demonstrate the ability to evaluate arguments;
  5. understand the stylistic differences between academic writing and professional writing;
  6. apply a variety of strategies for revising texts to accomplish specific communication objectives and to meet the needs of specialized audiences;
  7. apply the appropriate writing style to a variety of formats, including business letters, resumes, manuals, proposals, and technical reports;
  8. identify the cultural, historical, and literary influences on works studied in a discrete body of literature;
  9. assess the ways in which the selected literature reflects and also contributes to its particular historical moment and cultural context;
  10. analyze the ways in which issues of race, gender, and class shape works of literature;
  11. write a well-informed literary analysis using appropriate terminology and textual support;
  12. access, evaluate, and apply relevant literary criticism found both in a variety of formats; and
  13. engage in critical/collaborative discussion about a text's relevance to life today and whether and how contemporary readers can benefit from it.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60 min*

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses.

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Semester 3

  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences with lab 4 Credit(s).
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).
  • Program Requirement - Two-Semester Sequence (take the first of two courses on the approved list) 3 Credit(s).
  • Program Electives 6 Credit(s).

Semester 4

  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).
  • Program Requirement - Two-Semester Sequence (take second of two courses on the approved list) 3 Credit(s).
  • Program Electives 6 Credit(s).

Important Information

Short Description

This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in English.

Type of Credential

Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern - English

Program Code

P 150

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Chair
Brooke Bognanni
443-840-1531 or bbognanni@ccbcmd.edu

Program Coordinators

English:

CCBC Catonsville and Owings Mills, Evan Balkan
443-840-4976 or ebalkan@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Dundalk, Jay Trucker
443-840-3887 or jtrucker@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Essex, Heather Harris
443-840-1743 or hharris@ccbcmd.edu

Creative Writing:

West Side, Evan Balkan
443-840-4976 or ebalkan@ccbcmd.edu

East Side, Brooke Bognanni
443-840-1531 or bbognanni@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Courses Needed for This Transfer Pattern*

General Education - 34-36 Credits

General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses. One course must be a Diversity course. 

Students must have at least 60 credits for an associate degree. Students who choose to take 3 credits of Mathematics and 7 credits of Biological and Physical Sciences, rather than 4 and 8, may need to take an additional class in order to reach at least 60 credits.

  • Arts and Humanities 3 Credit(s).
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7-8 Credit(s).
  • Information Technology Credit(s).
  • Mathematics 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 Credit(s).
  • Wellness and Health 3 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 24-27 Credits

Program Requirements:
Two-Semester Sequence

Choose a Two-Semester Sequence from this list. Any of these courses can be used to fulfill the Arts and Humanities General Education requirement.

Critical Thinking

Choose one course from this list. It can also be used to fulfill the Arts and Humanities General Education requirement.

Additional Program Requirements
Program Electives:

Select 15-18 credits, including 3 credits of advanced writing, 3 credits of literature, and 9-12 credits from additional English courses, or courses elsewhere in the college.

Advanced Writing

Choose at least 3 credits.

Literature

Choose at least 3 credits.

Other Electives

Choose 9-12 additional credits. These can be additional English courses, and/or courses elsewhere in the college. Elective courses should be selected to meet transfer institution requirements.

Notes

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

**These courses meet the Arts and Humanities General Education requirement and the Diversity requirement.