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A.A. with Emphasis in English: Literary Studies (60 credits)

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Pending MnSCU approval1

Purpose: The AA degree in English with an Emphasis in Literary Studies is directed toward students intending to transfer to a four-year institution with a major in English. The program will allow students to complete necessary lower division pre-major requirements at IHCC prior to transferring to their selected college or university.

Note: To earn the A.A. with Emphasis in English, students need to complete all requirements for a general A.A. degree, incorporating the specific requirements of their chosen emphasis. Careful planning with an academic counselor as well as with a member of the English department is strongly advised to tailor the emphasis to meet the requirements of the student’s chosen four-year college or university. Honors within the English emphasis is an option.

English Curriculum

Incorporate the following English coursework into the requirements of an AA degree as part of the MnTC or within the elective category.

Course Number Title Credits
ENG 1140 Introduction to Literature 4cr
ENG 2214 OR
ENG 2215
American Literature I
American Literature II
ENG 2222 OR
ENG 2223
English Literature I
English Literature II
ENG 2253 Shakespeare 3cr
Choose one additional course from:
ENG 1180 Introduction to World Literature 4cr
ENG 2235 Mythic Stories: Cultural and Personal 3cr
ENG 2237 The Short Story 3cr
ENG 2238 Contemporary Fiction 3cr
ENG 2239 Women in Literature 3cr
ENG 2240 Representations of the Body in Literature and Culture 3cr
ENG 2250 Special Topics in Literature 3cr
ENG 2252 The Novel 3cr

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (40 credits) Courses from the English curriculum may be applied to the MnTC requirements. The specific requirements for the MnTC are outlined as part of the Associate in Arts degree. See A.A. degree requirements section of the catalog.

Electives (18 credits) Courses from any department numbered 1000 or higher. Courses from the English emphasis not applied to the MnTC should be incorporated into the elective category.

Health/Physical Education (2 credits) The specific requirements for Health/Physical Education are outlined as part of the Associate in Arts degree. See A.A. degree requirements section of the catalog.

1This degree program has not yet been approved by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. Students are welcome to enroll in the required courses; however, they may not officially declare the program at this time. Check for updates of this status.