LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES:
HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES A.A.
CONCENTRATIONS IN THE DISCIPLINE

Concentrations offer focused electives in Literature, Music, Theatre and Writing, for enhanced career and transfer opportunities. Concentrations are not majors and are not required to earn the Liberal Arts / Humanities and Social Sciences degree. Consult with an academic advisor before scheduling courses for a concentration.

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LITERATURE

The concentration in Literature is designed for transfer preparation toward a bachelor’s degree in English Studies or English Education.

Within an A.A. degree this concentration requires a minimum of 4 literature courses. Students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate program should contact their future school as early as possible to determine the best course selection from those listed.

All courses listed below may be used as English, Liberal Arts, or free electives.

Choose 2-4 courses from English 201-207:

  • World Literature I, II
  • American Literature to the Late 19th Century
  • American Literature Late 19th Century to Present
  • English Literature to the 19th Century
  • English Literature 19th Century to Present
  • Shakespeare

Choose 0–2 from the following specialized courses:

  • ENGL 209 – Children’s Literature
  • ENGL 226 – Contemporary American Novels
  • ENGL 227 – Poetry: Poems and Poets
  • ENGL 230 – The Bible as Literature
  • ENGL 235 – Women and Writing
  • ENGL 237 – Film and Literature
  • ENGL 239 – Special Topics
  • ENGL 240 – Mythology
  • ENGL 245 – African-American Literary Traditions
  • ENGL 247 – Native American Myth, Legend, Literature
  • ENGL 250 – Folklore
  • ENGL 255 – Science Fiction and Fantasy

MUSIC

This concentration is designed for students who plan to transfer into Music programs at four-year colleges and universities.

Choose the following to fulfill 9 credits of humanities and 3-6 credits of liberal arts or free electives.

COURSES CREDIT HOURS
MUSI 101 Music Appreciation 3
MUSI 105 Music Theory 3
MUSI 200 Applied Music Lessons 2
MUSI 102 Jazz 3
OR
MUSI 111 Rock 3
Choose from one of the following:
MUSI 115 Jazz Ensemble 3
OR
MUSI 100 College Chorus 1-3

THEATRE

This concentration is designed for students who plan to transfer into Theatre programs at four-year colleges and universities, students who wish to transfer as English majors or other liberal arts majors, and students who are interested in obtaining practice in working in theatre as actors, directors, and technicians.

Choose the following courses to fulfill 3 credit hours of Humanities requirements and 6 credit hours of English or Humanities elective requirements:

  • THA 101 – Introduction to Theatre
  • THA 113 – Introduction to Technical Theatre
  • THA 152 – Basic Acting

In addition, students will elect 1-2 of the following, for 3 – 4 hours of Liberal Arts elective credit:

  • ENGL 207 – Shakespeare
  • THA 110 – Theatre Practicum (1-3 credits)
  • THA 165 – Selected Topics in International Theater: The London Theater
  • THA 210 – Creating a Character
  • THA 238 – Special Topics in Theatre (1 credit)
  • THA 239 – Special Topics in Theater (3 credits)

WRITING

Students in this concentration experience varied writing classes in order to understand fundamental differences between writing disciplines and/or to help select writing programs upon transfer. (Within an A.A. degree this concentration requires a minimum of three writing courses beyond English 101 and 102 totaling 9-13 credits.)

COURSES CREDIT HOURS
REQUIRED COURSE
ENGL120 Being Writers 1
Choose at least three from the writing courses offered below:
ENGL 104 Advanced Expository Writing 3
ENGL 110 Writing Research in the Discipline 1
ENGL 211 Creative Writing  3
ENGL 217
OR
TELC 204
Writing for the Media
OR
Journalism Practicum
3
ENGL 238 Selected Topics (if on topic of language or writing) 1
ENGL 239 Selected Topics
(if on topic of language or writing)
3
ENGL 260 Professional Writing Practicum 3
ENGL 270 Technical Writing 3
One Writing Intensive (WI) course 3-4