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2024-2025 NOVA Catalog 
    
2024-2025 NOVA Catalog

Liberal Arts: English Specialization, A.A.

Location(s): AL, AN, LO, MA, NOL, WO


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CIP Code: 24.0103

NOVA Code: 6484

Purpose: This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a college or university for a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in English, Creative Writing or Writing and/or Rhetoric as an entry-level professional writer.

Transfer Information: Students are advised to work closely with the English faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of the transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

Recommended Preparation: Satisfactory completion of high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English, 2 units of Mathematics (Algebra and Geometry), 2 units of Laboratory Science, 1 unit of History, and 3 to 4 units of World Languages.

Two Years


Total credits for the A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts with a Specialization in English: 60-62 credits


Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

1 Students who do not require a 100-level foreign language or ASL may take any General Education course to meet the required number of credits. Waivers or credit by exam for previous experience is available for some languages. See the ‘World Language Credit and Waiver’ section of the [Credit for Prior Learning Manual]. Students must complete enough General Education Electives  courses to accumulate a minimum of 60 credits applicable to the Liberal Arts degree. 

2 Students who plan to take MTH 245  should take MTH 154  or MTH 161  first. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 155  and MTH 245 , or for both MTH 261  and MTH 263 , or for both MTH 262  and MTH 264 . Students should consult with an advisor to ensure mathematics courses meet their intended transfer institution requirement.

Select any course listed under General Education Electives  or any 200-level literature course with an ENG prefix.

See physical and life science courses listed under General Education Electives .

See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives 

6 Select from the following: CST 100 , CST 110 , CST 126 , or CST 229 .

7 Students who are interested in Literature: select from ENG 230 , ENG 236 , ENG 237 ENG 245 ENG 246 ENG 250 ENG 255 ENG 256 , ENG 257 ENG 258 ENG 271 , ENG 275  and ENG 279 . Students who are interested in Creative Writing: select ENG 211 . Students who are interested in Writing and Rhetoric: select ENG 210 .

8 Select any HIS course listed under social/behavioral sciences in General Education Electives . At least one class must be non-HIS course.

9 Students who are interested in Literature: select from ENG 230 , ENG 236 ,ENG 237 , ENG 245 ENG 246 ,ENG 250 , ENG 255 ENG 256 , ENG 257 ENG 258 ENG 271 ENG 275  and ENG 279 . Students who are interested in Creative Writing: select ENG 212 , ENG 215 , ENG 261 , or ENG 262 . Students who are in Writing and Rhetoric, select from ENG 200 ,ENG 205 , ENG 221 , or ENG 222 .

10 Select any ENG course listed under humanities/fine arts listed in General Education Electives .

11 Select any course listed under General Education Electives .  This General Education elective is not required if selected World languages total more than 15 credits.

12 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives .

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