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.
Enrollment in these concentrations is only available to students matriculated in the Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Sciences AA degree. 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.
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:
|ENGL 201||World Literature I *|
|ENGL 202||World Literature II *|
|ENGL 203||American Literature to the Late 19th Century|
|ENGL 204||American Literature Late 19th Century to Present|
|ENGL 205||English Literature to the 19th Century †|
|ENGL 206||English Literature 19th Century to Present †|
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 240||Mythology *|
|ENGL 245||African-American Literary Traditions|
|ENGL 247||Native American Myth, Legend, Literature|
|ENGL 255||Science Fiction and Fantasy|
|ENGL 291-294||Special Topics|
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.
|MUSI 101||Music Appreciation||3|
|MUSI 200||Applied Music Lessons||2|
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 theater 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:
|THA 110||Theatre Practicum (1-3 credits)|
|THA 165||Selected Topics in International Theater: The London Theater|
|THA 210||Creating a Character|
|THA 291||Special Topics in Theatre (1 credit)|
|THA 293||Special Topics in Theater (3 credits)|
* Meets General Education requirement for The Arts
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.)
|ENGL 120||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 121||Being Writers II†||1|
|ENGL 211||Creative Writing *†||3|
|Writing for the Media †
|ENGL 291-294||Selected Topics †
(if on topic of language or writing)
|ENGL 260||Professional Writing Practicum †||3|
|ENGL 270||Technical Writing †
One Writing Intensive (WI) course