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English and Rhetoric, Associate in Arts

Curriculum ENG.RHT.AA (U224A21)

(Total Program Credits: 60)

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

Courses in Literature 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:

Upon 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.

(Fall 2021)

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

OR

Other Social and Behavioral Science general education course

3 credits

 

MAT 170Elementary Statistics #

4 credits

OR

General education/Mathematics

3-5 credits

 

Program electives

3 credits

OR

Foreign Language

4 credits

 

LIT 103Introduction to Fiction #

3 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-18

Notes: Grade of "C" or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

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: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Life Science

3-4 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

 

Program electives

3 credits

OR

Foreign Language

3 credits

 

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

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: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
General education/Humanities or Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Physical Science

3-5 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

 

LIT 101Introduction to Poetry #

3 credits

OR

LIT 231Introduction to Shakespeare #

3 credits

 

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-17

Semester Four: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
Electives

15 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Program Electives (15-21):

Course NumberTitleCredits
LIT 101Introduction to Poetry #

3 credits

LIT 105World Literature #

3 credits

LIT 231Introduction to Shakespeare #

3 credits

RHT 255Creative Writing #

3 credits

Note: LIT 102◊, LIT 105◊, LIT 170◊, LIT 231◊ and RHT 255◊ are not offered every semester. RHT 255◊ may not transfer to all institutions. Students must average 15 credits per semester. Summer session may be used to lower this average.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education Requirements:

AA degree                                     Subtotal: 37-40

English and Rhetoric courses or other
electives toward the AA degree    Subtotal: 20-23

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS BY DISCIPLINE:

  • Communications: Three courses (nine semester hours).
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: Three courses (nine semester hours), with at least one course from selected from Humanities and at least one course from the Fine Arts.
  • Social and Behavioral Science: Three courses (nine semester hours), with courses selected from at least two disciplines.

Graduation from an Illinois college or university requires satisfactory completion of one or more courses incorporating Human Diversity, which may be taken as a Humanities and Fine Arts or Social and Behavioral Science course.

  • Mathematics: One course (three semester hours).
  • Physical and Life Science: Two courses (seven to eight semester hours), with one course selected from the Life Sciences and one course from the Physical Sciences, including at least one laboratory course.

Foreign Language encouraged if transferring.

See ENG course descriptions.

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