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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

Course NumberTitleCredits
General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Electives

6 credits

RHT 101Freshman 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

Course NumberTitleCredits
General education/Mathematics

3-4 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Electives

5-6 credits

RHT 102Freshman 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

Course NumberTitleCredits
General education/Humanities

3 credits

General education/Life Science

4 credits

Electives

5-6 credits

SPE 101Principles 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

Course NumberTitleCredits
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 LIT courses are required to fulfill the Humanities requirement:
Course NumberTitleCredits
LIT 101Introduction to Poetry #

3 credits

LIT 103Introduction to Fiction #

3 credits

LIT 105World Literature #

3 credits

LIT 231Introduction 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 LIT 170◊, Children’s’ Literature; RHT 255◊, Creative Writing and Philosophy courses when offered.

Note: LIT 105◊, LIT 170◊, LIT 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

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:37-40

English and Rhetoric courses or other electives for AA degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:20-23

See ENG course descriptions.

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