English

Get ready to go places with MCC’s English A.A. degree.

Expand your love of literature and writing while building a foundation for a four-year degree in English or a related major. Depending on your career goals, you could also continue your studies in graduate school or begin professional training. The skills you develop in this program will serve you well in a wide range of careers that value your ability to see the big picture…or read between the lines. Here a just some of the fields you could enter with a bachelor's degree or beyond:

  • High School and College-Level Education
  • Journalism
  • Business
  • Law
  • Publishing
  • Communications and Media 
  • Advertising
  • Grant writing

Through MCC's English A.A. program, you'll delve into English and American Literature, explore a variety of writing styles, and sharpen your communication skills through courses taught by award-winning, published professors.

Transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in English, business, education, and more.

No matter what your goals or interests, this versatile associate degree program is designed for seamless transfer to a wide range of SUNY bachelor's degree programs. MCC credits are also accepted at top-notch colleges and universities throughout the country.

  • SUNY:

    • Geneseo
    • Brockport
    • Oswego
    • Potsdam

  • Goddard College
  • St. John Fisher College
  • Nazareth College
  • University of Rochester

Get in touch with Monroe Community College's admissions office to learn more about the opportunities you can create with an associate degree in english. Contact us at (585) 292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu


ENGLISH

A.A. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:English/Philosophy

School(s): Arts & Humanities

MCC Program Code: EG01
NYSED Code (BRI): 37938
NYSED Code (DCC): 37989

Description
The English degree program provides students with a variety of literature courses for preparation in careers such as business, communication and media arts, law, the teaching of English, and all careers that require excellent communication and writing skills. The curriculum balances liberal art studies with a heavy concentration on literature, as well as more current theme-based courses, providing analytical and critical thinking skills in order to examine literature as the human experience.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Analyze verbal texts from a number of genres.
2. Analyze visual texts from a number of genres.
3. Analyze verbal texts from a variety of historical periods.
4. Analyze visual texts from a variety of historical periods.
5. Read texts critically and with sensitivity to the historical or cultural conditions within which they are produced.
6. Produce effective writing in a variety of critical modes, using the conventions of standard American English.
7. Employ varieties of theoretical approaches in critical analyses.
8. Incorporate secondary sources into the analysis of texts using correct MLA style.
9. Incorporate traditional and nontraditional research material into the analysis of texts using correct MLA style.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Algebra or placement into Level 4 Math at MCC. Placement into ENG 101 or ENG 200.

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 15-16 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE 3
HMN 101 Humanities: Experiencing Culture 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY ELECTIVE* 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics or higher
3-4
Total15-16
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
ENG 218 Introduction to Shakespeare 3
HMN 220 Western Humanities I 4
LITERATURE ELECTIVE (100 level)3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE2
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE 4
Total16
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology 3
ENG 201 Early British Literature OR
ENG 202 Modern British Literature
3
HMN 221 Western Humanities II4
MATHEMATICS OR NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE** 3
Total16
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ART 121 Perspectives of Art History III: Non-Western Art OR
HIS 153 Traditional East Asian History OR
HIS 154 Modern East Asian History OR
MUS 119 Music in World Cultures
3
ENG 203 American Literature to 1865 OR
ENG 204 American Literature since 1865
3
LITERATURE ELECTIVE (200 level)
PROGRAM ELECTIVE**
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
3
3
3
Total15
TOTAL CREDITS62-63

*If below 85 on U.S. History Regents Exam, choose from HIS 111, HIS 112. If 85 or above on U.S. History Regents Exam, choose from: HIS 103, HIS 104, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 200, HIS 211, HIS 240, HSM 103, POS 102.

**ENG 201, ENG 202, ENG 203 ENG 204, ENG 217, ENG 220, ENG 225
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