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English Department

English Major (A.A.)

21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. Cupertino, CA 95014 408-864-5678
English Dept. 408-864-5797 408-864-5764
Language Arts Division Bldg. L1 Room L11 408-864-8547
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A.A./A.S. Degree Requirements
1. Completion of all General Education (GE) requirements (31-42 quarter units) for the A.A./A.S. degree. GE units must be completed with a minimum 2.0 GPA (“C” average).
2. Completion of all major requirements. Each major course must be completed with a minimum “C” grade. Major courses can also be used to satisfy GE requirements (except for Liberal Arts degrees).
Note:    A maximum of 22 quarter units from other academic institutions may be applied toward the major. 3. Completion of a minimum of 90 degree-applicable quarter units (GE and major units included).    All De Anza courses must be completed with a minimum 2.0 GPA (“C” average).    All De Anza courses combined with courses transferred from other academic institutions must be completed with a minimum 2.0 GPA (“C” average).
Note:    A minimum of 24 quarter units must be earned at De Anza College.
Major courses for certificates and degrees must be completed with a letter grade unless a particular course is only offered on a pass/no-pass basis.

English A.A. Degree
The English major at De Anza College offers students the opportunity to study language, literature, creative writing and composition and to deepen critical thinking, communication skills and aesthetic awareness. The English major also prepares students for further study leading to employment and internships in fields such as education, business, law, editing and writing.
The program further prepares students to become effective communicators and broadly literate members of the community.
Student Learning Outcomes - upon completion, students will be able to:
•    demonstrate awareness of diverse social, critical, historical and cultural perspectives by reading and responding to a range of literary texts.
•    analyze texts representing a wide range of genres including poetry, drama, fiction, and film.
•    identify and make relevant connections between texts of various historical periods.
•    write well developed and effectively organized essays including in-class essays, interpretive arguments, and essays incorporating research.
•    synthesize historical, formal, and critical ideas in interpreting a text.

Prerequisite EWRT 1A    Composition and Reading
1. Meet the AA/AS degree requirements.

2. Complete one (1) of the following. (5)
EWRT 1B    Reading, Writing, and Research (5)

EWRT 2    Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking (5)

Academic Year 2012 - 2013

Complete three (3) courses from the following:    (12)
ELIT 46A Major British Writers (Medieval and Renaissance) (4)

ELIT 46B Major British Writers (Neo-Classical and Romantic) (4)

ELIT 46C Major British Writers (Victorian and Modern) (4)

ELIT 48A Major American Writers (Colonial and Romantic, 1620-1855) (4)

ELIT 48B Major American Writers (The Advent of Realism, 1855-1920) (4)

ELIT 48C Major American Writers (The Modern Age, 1914-present) (4)

Complete one (1) course from the following:  (4-5)

EWRT 1C Literature and Composition (5)

ELIT 10 Introduction to Fiction (4)

ELIT 11 Introduction to Poetry (4)

ELIT 12   Introduction to Dramatic Literature (4)

ELIT 17  Introduction to Shakespeare (4)

Complete two (2) courses from the following that do not duplicate courses selected above:    (8)
ELIT 20 Major Authors (variable topics) (4)

ELIT 21   Women in Literature (4) or WMST 21

ELIT 22  Mythology and Folklore (4)

ELIT 24 Asian American Literature (4) or ICS 24

ELIT 25 Introduction to Linguistics (4) or LING 1

ELIT 39 Contemporary Literature (4)

ELIT 44 International Literature (4)

ELIT 46A, ELIT 46, ELIT 46C (see above)

ELIT 48A, ELIT 48B, ELIT 48C (see above)

ELIT 58 Children’s Literature (4) or EDUC 58

EWRT 30 Introduction to Creative Writing (4)

EWRT 40 Fiction Writing (4)

EWRT 41 Poetry Writing (4)

English    29-30 units General Education (31-42 units)
Elective courses req’d. when major units plus GE units total is less than 90
Total Units Required .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . 90 units

Chairperson:  Roseanne Quinn

Phone: 408-864-8286

Department Scheduler:  Lydia Hearn

Phone: 408-864-5785


Last Updated: 9/21/16