The Associate in Arts in  English for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students to seamlessly transfer into the California State University (CSU) system and complete a baccalaureate degree in English or similar field of study.  A baccalaureate degree in English cultivates strong reading, writing, analytical, and creative skills. It provides a sound foundation for students seeking careers in advertising, communication, film writing, electronic and print journalism, library science, public relations, publishing and editing, law, or teaching.

To be awarded the Associate Degree for Transfer, students must have the following:
  • Completion of 60 CSU transferable semester units.
  • A minimum of at least 2.0 GPA in CSU transferable courses (note that a higher GPA may be required in some institutions).
  • Completion of at least 18 units in the major with a grade of “C” or better. A “P” (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.
  • Certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) requirements, or completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU requirements.

Please Note: No more than 60 semester units are required for this degree and no additional requirements will be imposed by Evergreen Valley College.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and familiarity with the methods of interpreting literature across genres.
  • Assess, evaluate, and analyze ideas expressed in text or in spoken language.
  • Express orally and in writing coherent arguments that evidence clear prose and synthesize and respond to diverse bodies of knowledge.

Required Courses

Major Requirements

Course Title Units
ENGL 001B English Composition 3
ENGL 001C Critical Thinking/Composition 3
List A: Select two courses from the following: 6


Survey of American Literature I  


Survey of American Literature II  


Survey of English Literature I  


Survey of English Literature II  


Introduction to World Literature  
List B: Select one course from the following: 3

Any List A course not already taken


ENGL 021

Introduction to Poetry  

ENGL 028

Introduction to World Mythology  

ENGL 072

Fundamentals of Creative Writing  

ENGL 073

Introduction to Shakespeare  
List C: Select one course from the following: 3-5

Any course from list A or list B not already taken


ENGL 032

Gender in Literature  

ENGL 052

Children's/Adolescent Literature  

ENGL 062

Asian/Asian-American Literature  

ENGL 080

Mexican-American Literature  


African-American Literature  


Elementary French  


Elementary Spanish 2  


Intermediate Spanish  


Elementary Vietnamese  

Total Requirements

Course Title Units
Major Requirements 18-20
CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC for CSU 1 37-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 units)  
Total Units 60

 Some GE courses may be double-counted within the major and will reduce the number of units.  General electives may be needed to reach 60 units. Please consult with a counselor to determine which courses are applicable.