Pathways to Transfer

Associate Degree for Transfer

English for Transfer

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The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer at Los Medanos College is designed to prepare students to transfer and study at a California State University. The program requires a minimum of 18 units lower division work in English and is combined with the California State General Education Pattern to prepare students to take upper division courses at a California State University. Students obtaining a degree must earn a minimum 2.0 GPA for all course work and achieve a minimum of a C or higher for all major course work.

Students may complete lower division courses in critical thinking, literature, journalism, drama, humanities, or creative writing, having some choice for major preparation to earn a degree in English with a specific emphasis.

Program Requirements

Required Courses: 6 units


Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking

3 Units


Thinking and Writing Critically about Literature

3 Units

List A: 6 units


Survey of World Literature 1

3 Units


Survey of World Literature 2

3 Units 

List B: Select one course or one course from List A not already used (3 units)


Creative Writing

3 Units


The Mythology of Ethnic Americans

3 Units


Asian American Literature

3 Units


Introduction to Contemporary African-American Literature

3 Units


Literature of the Imagination

3 Units


Reflections:  Representations of Race

3 Units


California Literature

3 Units

ENGL-220 Critical Analysis & Inquiry 3 Units


Mystery & Detective Fiction

3 Units

List C: Select one course or one course not already used from List A or B (3 units)

English 112

Genres in Creative Writing

3 Units


Shakespeare’s English Kings

3 Units


Writing for the Media

3 Units


Theatre Appreciation

3 Units 

Total:  18 units

(1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
(2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.


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