English Literature, Associate of Arts Transfer

An English Literature degree involves in-depth study of various literary genres, periods, and cultural contexts, analyzing novels, plays, poems, and other texts from around the world, written in the English language. Students develop skills in close reading, critical thinking, and effective communication, exploring themes, historical influences, and cultural implications. The program also covers literary theory, criticism, and research methodologies. It promotes a deep understanding of literature and cultivates analytical and communicative skills. Graduates with a degree in English have the capability to analyze others' words, engage in both critical and creative thinking, conduct thorough research, advocate significant viewpoints, and effectively structure their thoughts for diverse formats. Career paths may include writing, teaching, journalism, law, public relations, or any field which involves expert use of the English language.

The AAT (Associate of Arts Transfer) program in English Literature delineates precise course prerequisites for SWOCC students intending to transfer to a four-year university for the pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts in English literature. The AAT in English assists students in selecting courses that optimally equip them for the English Literature program at their selected four-year university.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

• Demonstrate understanding of literary works in context, including the ways texts engage notions of genre,  culture, history, class, race, gender, and sexuality.

• Discuss and explicate, orally and in writing, themes, plots, characterization, symbolism and other conventions and practices of literature and literary genres.

• Define and apply vocabulary appropriate to the study of literature and the humanities (e.g., hero, myth, symbols, irony).

• Make connections between literature and their own lives.

• Use a variety of written, verbal, and multimodal forms to respond to and analyze literary texts and contexts

In addition to Program Outcomes, standards have been established for Student Learning Outcomes in General Education Courses in the following categories: Arts and Letters, Cultural Literacy, Mathematics, Science or Computer Science, Social Science, Speech and Oral Communication, Writing, and Information Literacy. Coursework in each of these areas supports student achievement of these outcomes.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 90 credit hours, distributed across general education categories listed below. All courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the time the AAOT is awarded. Twenty-four (24) credits must be completed at Southwestern before the degree is awarded.

Students must successfully complete the following courses from the list of approved general education courses for the English, AAT degree and a number of elective credits.

Students may take any college-level course that would bring total credits to 90 quarter hours, including up to 12 credits of college-designated career and technical education (CTE) courses. Note: Some courses are considered career technical courses and have limitations within this degree, they are designated with "CTE" in the Course Description area of this catalog. A maximum of nine (9) credits of PE185 sport/activity courses may be applied to the AAOT degree.

Courses that are developmental in nature (designed to prepare students for college transfer courses) are not applicable to this degree.

Students must complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).

Core Transfer Map (CTM) Requirements

All courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.

Writing

Four (4) credits of writing are required, so choose one (1) course from below. Information Literacy will be included in the writing requirement:

WR121ZComposition I4

Mathematics

One (1) course from:

Math course may be MTH105 or higher, excluding MTH211.

MTH105ZMath in Society (or higher)4

Arts and Letters

Two (2) courses chosen from two (2) or more disciplines:

ART115Basic Design I Intro to Elements of Art and Principles of Design4
ART116Basic Design II, Color Theory4
ART117Basic Design III, Intro to 3D Desgn4
ART131Introduction to Drawing I3
ART132Introduction to Drawing II3
ART133Introduction to Drawing III3
ART191Beginning Sculpture3
ART192Beginning Sculpture3
ART204History of Western Art: Introduction to Art History3
ART205History of Western Art: Introduction to Art History3
ART206History of Western Art: Introduction to Art History3
ART244Bronze Casting3
ART253Ceramics I3
ART256Ceramics II3
ART281Painting I Beginning3
ART282Painting II Beginning3
ART283Painting III Beginning3
ART284Painting I Intermediate3
ART285Painting II Intermediate3
ART286Painting III Intermediate3
ASL2012nd Yr American Sign Language I4
ASL2022nd Yr American Sign Language II4
ASL2032nd Yr American Sign Language III4
COMM100ZIntroduction to Communication4
COMM111ZPublic Speaking4
COMM218ZInterpersonal Communication4
COMM219Small Group Discussion4
COMM220Gender And Communication4
ENG104ZIntroduction To Literature: Fiction4
ENG105ZIntroduction To Literature: Drama4
ENG106ZIntroduction To Literature: Poetry4
ENG107World Literature3
ENG108World Literature3
ENG109World Literature3
ENG201Shakespeare3
ENG204Survey of English Literature3
ENG205Survey of English Literature3
ENG206Survey of English Literature3
ENG253Survey of American Literature3
ENG254Survey of American Literature3
ENG255Survey of American Literature3
HUM204World Mythology & Religion3
HUM205World Mythology & Religion3
HUM206World Mythology & Religion3
MUS101Music Fundamentals3
MUS111Music Theory I3
MUS112Music Theory II3
MUS113Music Theory III3
MUS201Intro to Music and its Literature3
MUS202Intro to Music and its Literature3
MUS203Intro to Music and its Literature3
MUS205Intro to Jazz History3
MUS206Intro to History of Rock and Roll3
MUS211Advanced Music Theory I3
MUS212Advanced Music Theory II3
MUS213Advanced Music Theory III3
PHL101Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophical Problems3
PHL102Ethics3
PHL103Intro to Logic and Critical Thnkg3
SPAN201Second Year Spanish4
SPAN202Second Year Spanish4
SPAN203Second Year Spanish4
WR241Imaginative Creative Writing Fiction3
WR242Imaginative Writing Poetry3
WR243Imaginative Writing Explorations3
TA141Acting I3
TA142Acting II3
TA143Acting Iii3
TA153Rehearsal/Performnc3

Social Sciences

Two (2) courses chosen from two (2) or more disciplines:

ANTH201Physical Anthropology and Evolution3
ANTH202Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH203Language and Culture3
ANTH221Intro to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH222Cultural Anthropology II3
ANTH223Cultural Anthropology III3
ANTH224Intro to Medical Anthropology3
ANTH230Native North Americans: Oregon3
ANTH231Native North Americans: PNW3
ANTH232Native North Americans3
CJ101Intro to Criminology4
ECON201Microeconomics4
ECON202Macroeconomics4
ED169Overview of Student Special Needs3
ED258Multicultural Education3
GEOG105Cultural Geography3
HDFS140Contemporary American Families3
HDFS222Understanding Families: Supporting Diversity Disability and Risk3
HDFS229Child Development PreK - Adolescent3
HDFS247Child Development 0-83
HST101History of Western Civilization3
HST102History of Western Civilization3
HST103History of Western Civilization3
HST104History of the Middle East3
HST195History of the Vietnam War3
HST201History of the United States3
HST202History of the United States3
HST203History of the United States3
HST240Hist of Oregon and the South Coast3
PS201American Government: Political Institutions3
PS202American Government: Policy Issues3
PS203Local Politics and Government3
PS205International Relations: US Foreign Policy in the 20th Century3
PSY100Introduction to Psychology4
PSY201ZGeneral Psychology4
PSY202ZGeneral Psychology4
PSY203General Psychology3
PSY216Social Psychology3
PSY228Introduction to Social Science Research3
PSY231Human Sexuality3
PSY237Life Span Development3
PSY239Introduction to Abnormal Psychology3
PSY243Drugs and Behavior3
SOC204Introduction to Sociology3
SOC205Social Institutions and Change3
SOC206Social Problems and Issues3
SOC208Sociology of Sport3
SOC210Marriage and Family3
SOC213Racial and Ethnic Relations3
SOC218Sociology of Gender3

Natural Sciences 

Two (2) courses from two (2) or more disciplines including at least three (3) laboratory courses in biological and/or physical science.

Laboratory Courses

BI101General Biology4
BI102General Biology4
BI103General Biology4
BI142Habitats: Marine Biology4
BI201Introductory Biology4
BI202Introductory Biology4
BI203Introductory Biology4
BI231Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BI232Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BI233Human Anatomy and Physiology III4
BI234Microbiology4
CHEM221General Chemistry I5
CHEM222General Chemistry II5
CHEM223General Chemistry III5
CHEM245Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM246Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM247Organic Chemistry III4
ENV235Introduction to Soil Science4
G201Physical Geology I4
G202Physical Geology II4
G203Historical Geology4
GS104Physical Science4
GS105Physical Science4
GS106Introduction to Earth Science4
GS107Astronomy4
GS108Oceanography4
NR260Watershed Processes4
PH201General Physics I: Mechanics5
PH202General Physics II: Heat, Waves, Relativity5
PH203Gen Physics III: Elect & Magnetism5
PH211General Physics with Calculus I5
PH212General Physics with Calculus II5
PH213General Physics with Calculus III5

Non-Laboratory Courses

BI140Practical Ecology3
BI149Introduction to Human Genetics3
CHEM110Foundations of General, Organic, and Biochemistry4
CS160Introducton To Computer Science4
CS161Computer Science I4
CS162Computer Science II4
CS260Data Structures4
ENV110Introduction Environmental Science3
G221General Geology3
G246Geological Hazards And Natural Catastrophes3
MTH105ZMath in Society4
MTH111ZPrecalculus I: Functions4
MTH112ZPrecalculus II: Trigonometry4
MTH212Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics II4
MTH213Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III4
MTH231Elements of Discrete Mathematics I4
MTH232Elements of Discrete Mathematics II4
MTH241Calculus for Bus and Soc Science I4
MTH242Calculus for Bus and Soc Science II4
STAT243ZElementary Statistics I4
MTH244Probability & Statistics II4
MTH251Calculus I Differential Calculus4
MTH252Calculus II Integral Calculus4
MTH253Calculus III Infinite Sequences And Series4
MTH254Vector Calculus I4
MTH255Vector Calculus II4
MTH256Differential Equations4
MTH260Matrix Methods and Linear Algebra4
MTH264Introduction to Matrix Algebra and Power Series4

Cultural Literacy

Students are required to complete at least one (1) course from any of the below discipline studies that meets the statewide criteria for cultural literacy. SWOCC offers these courses that satisfy the Cultural Literacy requirement.

ANTH201Physical Anthropology and Evolution3
ANTH202Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH203Language and Culture3
ANTH221Intro to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH222Cultural Anthropology II3
ANTH223Cultural Anthropology III3
ANTH224Intro to Medical Anthropology3
ANTH230Native North Americans: Oregon3
ANTH231Native North Americans: PNW3
ANTH232Native North Americans3
COMM220Gender And Communication4
ED258Multicultural Education3
ENG107World Literature3
ENG108World Literature3
ENG109World Literature3
GEOG105Cultural Geography3
HDFS140Contemporary American Families3
HUM204World Mythology & Religion3
HUM205World Mythology & Religion3
HUM206World Mythology & Religion3
HST104History of the Middle East3
MUS205Intro to Jazz History3
MUS206Intro to History of Rock and Roll3
PSY216Social Psychology3
PSY231Human Sexuality3
SOC208Sociology of Sport3
SOC210Marriage and Family3
SOC213Racial and Ethnic Relations3
SOC218Sociology of Gender3

Major Transfer Map (MTM) Requirements

All courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.

Writing

WR122ZComposition II4

English Literature Courses

All courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.

Any 200 Level English Course3-4
English 200 Level 3-4

Second Language Requirement

All courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better. Second Language degree requirement varies depending on which university the student plans on attending. The MTM states 4-24 Second Language credits can be used. Not all university transfer degrees require a second language. Please speak with an advisor before selecting a course.

SPAN101First Year Spanish4
SPAN102First Year Spanish4
SPAN103First Year Spanish4

Electives

  • Students may take any Lower Division college-level course above 100-Level that would bring total credits to 90 quarter hours including up to 12 credits of college designated Career and Technical Education courses.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.
  • Courses numbered 199/299 will qualify as elective credit only.

Supportive Courses

Note: The college has determined that the following supportive courses may be necessary to assist students to successfully complete their program; they count as electives only.

CIS120Concepts of Computing4
CIS125WWord Processing Applications Microsoft3
HD100College Success and Survival3
HD102College Nuts and Bolts1
HD111Math Success2
HD112Study Skills3
HD113Stop Test Anxiety Now1
HD152Stress Management2
HD208Career/Life Plan3

A maximum of 45 credits is allowed for basic, developmental, or supportive courses under federal financial aid guidelines.

Proposed Program Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
WR121Z Composition I 4
MTH105Z Math in Society 4
SPAN101 First Year Spanish (First Year Spanish or another Modern Language 101 NOTE: Two years of a college-level world language is required for a Bachelor of Arts ) 4
1st 200-Level Literature Course 1 3
 Credits15
Winter
WR122Z Composition II 4
2nd 200-Level Literature Course 1 3
SPAN102 First Year Spanish (First Year Spanish or another Modern Language 102 NOTE: Two years of a college-level world language is required for a Bachelor of Arts ) 4
Non-lab science course from the AAOT list (AAOT science requires four (4) courses from two (2) or more disciplines including at least three (3) laboratory courses) 4
 Credits15
Spring
HE250 Personal Health (Health, Wellness, and Fitness Course from the AAOT list) 3
SPAN103 First Year Spanish (First Year Spanish or another Modern Language 103 (NOTE: Two years of a college-level world language is required for a Bachelor of Arts degree.) ) 4
COMM111Z Public Speaking 4
ANTH203 Language and Culture (Language and Culture (or equivalent Social Science Course from the AAOT list that meets the cultural literacy criteria)) 3
 Credits14
Second Year
Fall
PHL101 Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophical Problems 3
HST101 History of Western Civilization 3
Lab Science Requirement from the AAOT list (AAOT science requires four (4) courses from two (2) or more disciplines including at least three (3) laboratory courses) 4
3rd 200-Level Literature Course. See *1 below for 200-level literature courses from the AAOT list (elective) 1 3
Elective - University requirement or elective(s) needed to reach 90 credits 3 3
 Credits16
Winter
HST102 History of Western Civilization 3
ENG201 Shakespeare 3
Lab Science - Requirement from the AAOT list (AAOT science requires four (4) courses from two (2) or more disciplines including at least three (3) laboratory courses) 4
Elective - University requirement or elective(s) needed to reach 90 credits 3 5
 Credits15
Spring
HST103 History of Western Civilization 3
Lab Science - Lab Science Requirement from the AAOT list 4
Elective - University requirement or elective(s) needed to reach 90 credits 3 4
Elective - University requirement or elective(s) needed to reach 90 credits 3 4
 Credits15
 Total Credits90
1

200-level literature courses from AAOT course list. British or American Literature Sequence: ENG204, ENG205 , ENG206, ENG253 , ENG254 , ENG255 . Other AAOT English Literature distribution courses: ENG201.

2

200-level literature electives: ENG260.

3

Must be a college-level Lower Division Course above 100-Level. Please speak to an advisor before selecting.