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What will I learn?

Te Associate of Arts in English degree (AA) provides major preparation in English through an introduction to English composition, critical thinking, literature, and creative writing. Please note that the English AA does not guarantee admission to CSU as the English AA-T does. However, like the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T), the coursework will prepare students for the critical reading and writing necessary in a variety of fields. Te intent of the Associate in Arts in English (AA) is additionally to provide students with an enriched background in a broader, interdisciplinary range of courses that provides more general preparation in reading, writing, critical thinking, humanities, and creative expression. Students may take elective courses in fields as varied as English as a Second Language, French, Humanities, Mass Communications, Spanish, Speech, and Theatre Arts. If the student prefers this broader range of preparation to that of the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T) enter the English major at the transfer university of his or her choice, it is essential that the student also refer to the catalogue of the prospective transfer institution and consult a counsellor. If a student plans to attend the University of California, the AA in English may meet the student's needs just as well. Students should speak to a counsellor about their options.

Program Outcomes

• Upon completion of the AA in English, the student will be able to analyze an author's use of literary techniques to develop a theme.

• Upon completion of the AA in English, the student will be able to identify and evaluate implied arguments in college-level literary texts.

• Upon completion of the AA in English, the student will be able to recognize, appreciate, and compare the similarities and differences between authors, characters and self that stem from historical era and cultural tradition.

• Upon completion of the AA in English, the student will be able to use grammar, vocabulary and style appropriate for academic essays.

• Upon completion of the AA in English, the student will be able to write a research paper using credible sources and correct documentation.

• Upon completion of the AA in English, the student will be able to write an academic essay synthesizing multiple texts and using logic to support a thesis.

Career Opportunities

The coursework in English majors will prepare students for the critical reading and writing necessary in a variety of fields, with further study, such as law, education, publishing, business, government, information architecture, writing, non-profit development and fundraising, and many more. Research and feedback from San Francisco Bay Area employers show that employees who can write well and think clearly are a valued commodity in the workforce.

Which department am I in?

Las Positas College

Study options

Full Time (60 units)

Tuition fees
US$6,192.00 per year
USD $3,096 per semester
Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

Las Positas College

3000 Campus Hill Drive,

LIVERMORE,

California,

94551, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a high school graduate or equivalent thereof, or who is 18 years of age or older and who can profit from the instruction offered is eligible to apply for admissions to Las Positas College.

For international students

Students should be a high school graduate or equivalent thereof, or who is 18 years of age or older and who can profit from the instruction offered are eligible for admission in this college.

English Language Proficiency

Full admission will be granted to students who submit one of the following English language proficiency test results:

TOEFL (internet): 61 iBT

TOEFL (paper): 500 PBT

IELTS - Academic: 5.5

iTEP - Academic: Level 4

EIKEN: Grade 2A

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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