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

Concentrations offer focused electives in Criminal Justice, Early Childhood, Education, History, and Psychology 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.

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:

Concentration in Literature courses listed in this table may be used as English, Liberal Arts, or free electives. Choose 2-4 courses from English 201-207.
COURSES
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
ENGL 207 Shakespeare

Choose 0–2 from the following specialized courses:

Concentration in Literature courses listed in this table may be used as English, Liberal Arts, or free electives. Choose 0–2 from the following specialized courses.
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

* Meets General Education requirement for Other World Civilizations/The Arts.
Meets General Education requirements for Western Civilization.

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.

Concentration in Music courses. 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 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:

Concentration in Theatre courses. Choose the following courses to fulfill 3 credit hours of Humanities requirements and 6 credit hours of English or Humanities elective requirements.
COURSES
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:

Concentration in Theatre courses. In addition, students will elect 1-2 of the following, for 3 – 4 hours of Liberal Arts elective credit.
COURSES
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.)

Concentration in Writing courses.
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
REQUIRED COURSE
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
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
One Writing Intensive (WI) course
3-4

* Designates courses that meet the General Education requirements for Other World Civilizations/The Arts
Under current catalog guidelines may be used as an English or Liberal Arts elective