The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer meets the state of Oregon transfer degree requirements, allowing students to transfer to an Oregon public university and some out-of-state universities having met all lower-division general education requirements. Degree requirements and course plan are based the statewide English Literature major transfer map (MTM).
Major transfer maps identify the optimal and specific courses students need to take to transfer efficiently into the major. Completing the MTM allows students to receive status at the public university based on the number of credits referenced in the transfer agreement. This includes at least 30 general education credits. This is comparable to the status of students with the same number of academic credits in the major who began their postsecondary studies at the public university. Students will not be required to retake a course if they have earned minimum required grades.
English majors with a solid humanities foundation and strong writing, reading, critical thinking, and research skills are sought after in many careers, including advertising, business, public administration, communication and media, computer-based information and education, software and web development, social services, government, law and criminal justice, and teaching/education.
Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of general education courses, students will be able to:
Arts & Letters
- Interpret and engage in the arts & letters, making use of the creative process to enrich the quality of life; and
- Critically analyze values and ethics within a range of human experience and expression to engage more fully in local and global issues.
- Identify and analyze complex practices, values, and beliefs and the culturally and historically defined meanings of difference.
- Explain the relationship between human behavior and health.
- Use appropriate mathematics to solve problems; and
- Recognize which mathematical concepts are applicable to a scenario, apply appropriate mathematics and technology in its analysis, and then accurately interpret, validate, and communicate the results.
Science or Computer Science
- Gather, comprehend, and communicate scientific and technical information in order to explore ideas, models and solutions and generate further questions;
- Apply scientific and technical modes of inquiry, individually, and collaboratively, to critically evaluate existing or alternative explanations, solve problems, and make evidence-based decisions in an ethical manner; and
- Assess the strengths and weaknesses of scientific studies and critically examine the influence of scientific and technical knowledge on human society and the environment.
- Apply analytical skills to social phenomena in order to understand human behavior; and
- Apply knowledge and experience to foster personal growth and better appreciate the diverse social world in which we live.
- Engage in ethical communication processes that accomplish goals;
- Respond to the needs of diverse audiences and contexts; and
- Build and manage relationships.
Writing and Information Literacy
- Read actively, think critically, and write purposefully and capably for academic and, in some cases, professional audiences;
- Recognize and articulate the need for information, and then locate, evaluate, and ethically utilize that information to communicate effectively; and
- Demonstrate appropriate reasoning in response to complex issues.
While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met before enrollment.
|Course ||Title ||Credits |
|WR 121||Academic Composition||4|
|WR 122||Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition||4|
|or WR 227|| Technical Writing|
Lower-division requirements for majors, minors, and related specializations in English/literature vary among four-year institutions. To make wise elective course choices, students are advised to work closely with their advisors, consult college catalogs of the institution to which they wish to transfer, and determine whether one or more of the following courses should be elected to fulfill degree objectives.
Education programs may require or recommend:
ENG 221 Introduction to Children's Literature
English/literature and humanities degree programs may also require or recommend one of more courses in:
Western world literature
ENG 107 Western World Literature: Ancient, ENG 108 Western World Literature: Middle Ages, ENG 109 Western World Literature: Modern
Non-Western world literature
HUM 210 Culture And Literature Of Asia, HUM 211 Culture and Literature of Africa, HUM 212 Culture and Literature of the Americas, HUM 213 Culture and Literature of Middle East
HUM 210 Culture And Literature Of Asia, HUM 230 Immigrant Experience American Literature, HUM 240 Native American Literature and Culture, HUM 255 Cultural Diversity in Contemporary American Literature, HUM 256 Introduction to African-American Literature
Introductory genre courses in literature, film, popular culture, and/or women's studies courses
ENG 104 Introduction to Literature: Fiction, ENG 105 Introduction to Literature: Drama, ENG 106 Introduction to Literature: Poetry, ENG 212 Autobiography, ENG 250 Introduction to Folklore and Mythology, ENG 256 Folklore and US Popular Culture, ENG 260 Introduction to Women Writers, FA 101 Introduction to Film, FA 125 World Cinema, FA 257 Literature Into Film, HUM 261 Popular Culture: Science Fiction, HUM 262 Popular Culture: The American Western, HUM 263 Popular Culture: Detective Stories, HUM 264 Popular Culture: Spy Thriller, HUM 265 Popular Culture: Noir Film and Fiction, HUM 268 Digital Games Culture, HUM 269 Popular Culture Graphic Novels, WS 101 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
Creative writing courses
WR 240 Introduction to Creative Writing: Nonfiction, WR 241 Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction, WR 242 Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry, WR 243 Introduction to Creative Writing: Scriptwriting
- Academic Requirements:
- Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
- Options for additional standards:
- All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.