May 26, 2019  
2019-2020 NOVA Catalog 
  
2019-2020 NOVA Catalog

Liberal Arts: English Specialization, A.A.


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CIP Code: 24.0103
NOVA Code: 6484
2018-2019 Curriculum & Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Codes List

Offered through AL, AN, LO, MA, WO

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 14-15 credits


Total 16-17 credits


3rd Semester


Total 15-16 credits


4th Semester


Total 15-16 credits


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


1  Placement testing determines initial foreign language level. Students who place directly into intermediate 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 take sufficient General Education Elective courses so that they can apply at least 60 credits toward the degree.

2 May substitute any higher-level mathematics course. See transfer requirements. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 261  and MTH 263 . Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 262  and MTH 264 .

3 See biology, chemistry, ENV 121 -ENV 122 , physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives . Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives .

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

6 Students who are interested in Literature: select from ENG 230 , ENG 236 , ENG 237 , ENG 241 , ENG 242 , ENG 243 , ENG 244 , ENG 250 , ENG 251 , ENG 252 , ENG 253 , ENG 256 , ENG 257 , ENG 271 , and ENG 279 . Students who are interested in Creative Writing: select ENG 211. Students who are interested in Writing and Rhetoric: select ENG 210 .

7 See HIS courses listed under social/behavioral sciences under General Education Electives . HIS 101 -HIS 102  or HIS 121 -HIS 122  are recommended.

8 Students who are interested in Literature: select from ENG 230 , ENG 236 ,ENG 237 , ENG 241 ,ENG 242 , ENG 243 , ENG 244 , ENG 250 , ENG 251 , ENG 252 , ENG 253 ,ENG 256 , ENG 257 , ENG 271 , and ENG 279 . Students who are interested in Creative Writing: select ENG 212 , ENG 215 , ENG 216 , ENG 217 , ENG 218 , ENG 219 , ENG 261 , or ENG 262 . Students who are in Writing and Rhetoric, select from ENG 200 ,ENG 205 , ENG 221 , ENG 222  or ENG 280 .

9 Any 200-level literature course with an ENG prefix satisfies this requirement.

10 See courses listed under General Education Electives . This General Education elective is not required if selected World languages total more than 15 credits.

11 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives . Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution

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