English

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English

A.A.

Expected Hours for A.A. Degree

62

What is English Emphasis, General Transfer?

Students in this degree program will deepen their understanding of the written language.  Students will gain a rigorous foundation of writing and critical thinking skills, as well as an analysis of how language and literature shape culture and identity.    

What will I learn?

Many Americans will change jobs and career paths through the course of their working lives, so it’s important to obtain a broad, flexible, and generalized education through the general transfer degree.  More specifically, students in the English emphasis should demonstrate expanded critical thinking and communication skills, which are necessary skills for multiple career paths.  Within the English classes the emphasis is expanding students’ abilities in critical thinking, analysis, and writing.

In addition, all students who complete a degree designated as a Tennessee Transfer Pathway will be able to do the following:

  1. Communicate effectively through oral and written modes, using conventions appropriate to their audience and purpose, including critical listening, reading, and research skills.
  2. Evaluate the significance of humanity’s cultural heritage and diversity and its development in a historical and/or global context through critical and analytical methodologies.
  3. Connect knowledge of social and cultural institutions to issues of personal or public   importance.
  4. Analyze historical and contemporary issues by drawing on historical contexts.
  5. Demonstrate a broad understanding of scientific principles and concepts.
  6. Apply relevant mathematical modeling to a variety of applied or theoretical problems.
In addition, students who complete the English emphasis will understand the basic factors affecting written communication and literature.

What is the cost?

  • State residents: $152 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State residents: $475 per credit hour
  • Registration fees vary but are applied to your tuition costs for summary. You can check the updated page for fees, tuition, and expenses.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

ENGL 1010

English Composition I

3

HIST 1110 /HIST 2010

World Civilization I/ American History I

3

SPAN 1010

Beginning Spanish I

3

MATH 1530

Introductory Statistics

3

GEN 1010

First Year Seminar

3


Fall Semester Milestones

Complete any learning support requirements

FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.

Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success.


Spring Semester

ENGL 1020

English Composition II

3

HIST 1120/ HIST 2020

World Civilization II/ American History II

3

SPAN 1020

Beginning Spanish II

3

SPCH 1010

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3

ART 1030/ MUS 1030/ THEA 1030

Art Appreciation/ Music Appreciation/ Introduction to Theater

3


Spring Semester Milestones

Successful completion of ENGL 1010 required for progression to ENGL 1020 and the literature courses.. A grade of C or higher is required.

FINANCIAL ALERT-Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.

If this is your first term of enrollment and you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is December 1.

Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success.


Fall Semester

ENGL 2110/ ENGL 2210/ ENGL 2310

Early American Literature/ Early British Literature/ Early World Literature

3

HUM 1280/ HUM 2780

Comparative Cultures/ World Religions

3

SPAN 2010

Intermediate Spanish I

3

ASTR 1010/ BIOL 1010/ BIOL 1510

General Astronomy I/ Survey of Biology I/ Environmental Science I

4

PSYC 1030/SOCI 1010

General Psychology/ Introduction to Sociology

3


Fall Semester Milestones

FINANCIAL ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.

Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success.

Begin communicating with potential transfer schools.  

Submit intent to graduation form.


Spring Semester

ENGL 2120/ ENGL 2220/ ENGL 2320

Modern American Literature/ Modern British Literature/ Modern World Literature

3

ENGL 2120/ ENGL 2220/ ENGL 2320

Modern American Literature/ Modern British Literature/ Modern World Literature

3

PSYC 2110/ PSYC 2130/ SOCI 1010/

Psychology of Adjustment/ Life Span Psychology/ Introduction to Sociology  

3

SPAN 2020

Intermediate Spanish II

3

ASTR 1020/ BIOL 1020/ BIOL 1520

General Astronomy II/ Survey of Biology II/ Environmental Science II

4

ART 1030/ MUS 1030/ THEA 1030

Art Appreciation/ Music Appreciation/ Introduction to Theater

3

Subtotal

65


Spring Semester Milestones

Congratulations!  After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain an overall 2.0 GPA, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.

Apply to graduate by completing the online Intent to Graduate form under the Graduation Tab within Registration Tools & Forms on CougarNet.

Complete program test and exit exam in the Testing Center. Schedule to take your exams by going to mycs.cc/testing.

FINANCIAL ALERT-Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.

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