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English and Rhetoric, Associate in Arts

Curriculum ENG.RHT.AA (U224A21)

Courses in Rhetoric train students in the craft of academic writing and develop skills in critical reading and thinking.

Courses in English introduce the major genres, survey influential literature, and examine authors or special fields of literature. Most courses meet general education requirements in the Humanities for all students, and all contribute toward developing a major in the field.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the successful completion of the Associate in Arts Degree (English and Rhetoric) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • create a reasoned argument with consideration for audience and purpose;
  • develop a specific, well-focused thesis statement that provides an overview of the paper;
  • plan, organize, and edit effective multi-paragraph essays;
  • synthesize materials collected from electronic databases to support a research thesis and properly document these sources; and
  • analyze, interpret, and evaluate multiple points of view in a variety of sources and readings.

Semester One

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Electives

6 credits

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15
Note: Only RHT 101 and RHT 102 must be taken in the semesters indicated.  The order of the others may be switched, and the number of credits may be varied as necessary.

Semester Two

General education/Mathematics

3-4 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Electives

5-6 credits

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Note:  Only RHT 101 and RHT 102 must be taken in the semesters indicated.  The order of the others may be switched, and the number of credits may be varied as necessary.

Take the Social or Behavioral Science course that was not taken in Semester One.

Semester Three

General education/Humanities

3 credits

General education/Life Science

4 credits

Electives

5-6 credits

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16
Take One English course listed in the Group below to fulfill the Humanities requirement.

Semester Four

General education/Humanities

3 credits

General education/Physical Science

4-5 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science (Human Diversity)

Electives

4-5 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16
Take One English course listed in the Group below to fulfill the Humanities requirement.

English Courses:

Two of the following ENG courses are required to fulfill the Humanities requirement:
ENG 101 #Introduction to Poetry

3 credits

ENG 102 #Literature and Gender: Drama

3 credits

ENG 103 #Introduction to Fiction

3 credits

ENG 105 #World Literature

3 credits

ENG 231 #Introduction to Shakespeare

3 credits

In addition to the two Humanities course requirement, any of the above courses may be added as an additional elective, as may ENG 170◊, Children’s’ Literature; RHT 255◊, Creative Writing; Philosophy courses; and, ENG 113◊, Classic American Authors, Pre-Civil War and ENG 114◊, Classic American Authors, Civil War-Present when offered.

Note: ENG 102◊, ENG 105◊, ENG 170◊, ENG 231◊, RHT 255◊ are not offered every semester.

The student must average 15 credits per semester. Summer session may be used to lower this average.

General education requirements:

AA degree

Total Credit Hours:37-40

English and Rhetoric courses or other electives for AA degree

Total Credit Hours:20-23

See ENG course descriptions.

Chairperson: Michael Flaherty, Ext. 3250