English/Literature - Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT)


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. 

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

Please see the General Education page for statewide general education student learning outcomes.

Entrance Requirements

While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met before enrollment.

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
General Education/Foundational
Choose 3 credits 13
Choose one course4
Oral Communication:
Recommend: COMM 111
Choose one course3-4
WR 121Academic Composition4
WR 122Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition4
or WR 227 Technical Writing
Recommend: WR 122
General Education/Discipline studies
Cultural Literacy:
One course from the following categories must be designated as cultural literacy on the Discipline Studies list (credits count once).
Arts and Letters:
Choose three courses from at least two prefixes9-12
Recommend: ENG 205 or ENG 253 and ENG 254
Social Science:
Choose four courses from at least two prefixes12-16
Recommend: HST 201 or HST 202 or HST 203 or HST 204
Science/Math/Computer Science:
Choose four courses from at least two prefixes including at least three laboratory courses in biological and/or physical science12-20
Choose any course numbered 100 or above that brings the total credits to 90 quarter hours. This may include up to 12 credits of Career and Technical Education courses designated by COCC as acceptable.39
Recommend: One PHL course and three terms of a 200-level language course.
Other courses to consider: Discipline Studies courses with ARH, ART, FA, MUS, or TA prefix
Total Credits90-106

HHPA activity courses (1 credit each) are not to be duplicated.

Advising Notes

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

Non-Western world literature
HUM 211 Culture and Literature of Africa, HUM 212 Culture and Literature of the Americas

American multiculturalism
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 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 FilmHUM 263 Popular Culture: Detective StoriesHUM 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

Performance Standards

  • 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.

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First TermCredits
Discipline Studies Social Science (recommend HST 201 or HST 202 or HST 203 or HST 204)4
Elective (recommend world language 100-level)4
WR 121Academic Composition4
Second Term
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters (recommend ENG 205 or ENG 253 and ENG 254)4
Discipline Studies Social Science4
Elective (recommend world language 100-level)4
Third Term
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science (laboratory science)4-5
Health (3 credits with HHP or HHPA prefix)3
Elective (recommend world language 100-level)4
WR 122Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition4
Fourth Term
Communication (recommend COMM 111)4
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters (recommend 2nd in sequence of either ENG 205 or ENG 253 and ENG 254)4
Elective (recommend world language 200-level)4
Elective (recommend a course with a PHL prefix)4
Fifth Term
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters (recommend world language 200-level)4
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science4
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science (laboratory sciences)4-5
Discipline Studies Social Science 4
Sixth Term
Discipline Studies Social Science4
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science (laboratory sciences)4-5
Elective (consider Discipline Studies course with ARH, ART, FA, MUS, or TA prefix)4
Elective (recommend World Language 200-level)4
 Total Credits91-94

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