English A.A.

The English A. A. is an interdisciplinary program designed for students who wish to major or minor in English at the baccalaureate level to seek career opportunities in diverse fields - such as creative, professional and/or institutional writing, education, and others - or use the acquired skills to pursue a variety of other degrees, like law, education, public relations, and many others that require strong verbal and writing skills. The program will focus on reading literary texts from various periods, developing critical skills required to analyze and write about these texts, as well as studying and practicing a variety of writing techniques. Students who enroll in the English A. A. program can choose to follow a literature track, writing track, or the general English program (a combination of literature and writing courses).

The English A.A. is an interdisciplinary program designed for students who wish to major or minor in English at the baccalaureate level to seek career opportunities in diverse fields - such as creative, professional and/or institutional writing, education, and others - or use the acquired skills to pursue a variety of other degrees, like law, education, public relations, and many others that require strong verbal and writing skills. The program will focus on reading literary texts from various periods, developing critical skills required to analyze and write about these texts, as well as studying and practicing a variety of writing techniques. Students who enroll in the English A.A. program can choose to follow a literature track, writing track, or the general English program (a combination of literature and writing courses).

 Students who graduate from the English A.A. program will be able to:

  • Engage in critical reading of a variety of literary genres across multiple historical periods
  • Recognize, understand, and explain various literary elements of texts
  • Use literary terminology, critical methods, and various lenses of interpretation in their writing
  • Write analytically in a variety of formats, including essays, research papers, reflective writing, and critical reviews of secondary sources
  • Conduct research, evaluate sources, and cite evidence using accurate MLA conventions
  • Demonstrate the ability to use complex language in a variety of contexts, both written and spoken
  • Make clear decisions of genre, audience, and rhetorical technique in their writing
  • Use current technologies to assist in the research and presentation of critical and  creative writing

Discipline Category Descriptions

Minimum Degree Requirements (60 credits)
 
English (21 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition
ENG 102 Literature & Composition
--------> Track Electives* (15 credits)
 
Humanities (9 Credits)
COM 101 Public Speaking
--------> Foreign Language (102 or higher)
--------> The Arts Gen. Ed. Course
 
History (6 Credits)
--------> American History Gen. Ed. Course
--------> Western Civilization Gen. Ed. Course

 

Social Science (3 Credits) 
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

 

Math (6 Credits)
--------> Two MAT courses above 100
 
Science (4 Credits) 
--------> Any 4-credit natural science course with a lab
 
Health & P.E. (1 Credit)
--------> HPE Elective
 
Info. Management (1 Credit) 
LIB 101 Library Research Skills
 
Free Electives (9 Credits)
--------> Any courses that receive college credit
 
*Track Electives (15 credits)
 General Track Literature Track Writing Track
ENG Elective ENG  210 or ENG 211 ENG 235
ENG Elective ENG 220 or ENG 225 ENG 150 or ENG 206
ENG Elective ENG 250 ENG 231
ENG Elective ENG Literature Elective ENG Writing Elective
ENG Elective ENG Literature Elective ENG Elective

 Degree Requirements Worksheets

Students who earn an English A.A. degree are prepared to transfer into a bachelor's degree program in English Writing or Literature.

Graduates of CCC's program may transfer seamlessly into a related program at our partner institutions:

  • SUNY Albany (English B.A.)
  • SUNY Cortland (English B.A., Professional Writing B.A.)
  • SUNY Plattsburgh (English Literature B.A./B.S., English Writing Arts B.A./B.S.)

  

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DEPARTMENT:
English

LOCATION:
Moore Bldg., 5th Floor
Room 513M
Phone: 518-562-4175


STAFF:
Carey L. Goyette
Department Chair

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