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

CIP Code: 24.0103
MCC Program Code: EG01
NYSED Code (BRI): 37938
NYSED Code (DCC): 37989

50% or more of this program can be completed online.

This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

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
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
MTH 150 - Survey of Mathematics OR higher##
3
PHL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy OR
PHL 103 - Introduction to Ethics OR
PHL 105 - Technology and Values
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - FOREIGN LANGUAGES (SUNY-FL) ELECTIVE
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE#
3
First Semester Total:
15
SECOND SEMESTER
ENG 218 Introduction to Shakespeare
3
SUNY-GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE
3-4
MCC-GENERAL EDUCATION - TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY (MCC-TL) ELECTIVE
3
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE
2-3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
Second Semester Total:
14-16
THIRD SEMESTER
ENG 201 Early British Literature OR
ENG 202 Modern British Literature
3
HMN 220 Western Humanities I OR
HMN 221 Western Humanities II
4
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCES (SUNY-SS) ELECTIVE
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE**
3
OPEN ELECTIVE
3
Third Semester Total:
16
FOURTH SEMESTER
ENG 203 American Literature to 1865 OR
ENG 204 American Literature since 1865
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS (SUNY-OWC) OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - WESTERN CIVILIZATION (SUNY-WC) ELECTIVE
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE**
3
OPEN ELECTIVE
3
Fourth Semester Total:
15
TOTAL CREDITS:
60-62
#For students completing ENG 101, choose any 100-level English literature or Humanities (HMN) course; for students completing ENG 200, choose any English literature or Humanities (HMN) course.
##MTH 150 or any other SUNY-M course with a higher number.
*Choose any 100- or 200-level English literature or Humanities (HMN) course.
**Choose from: ENG 102, 113, 200, 213, 233, 243, 250, 251, 253, 263; ENG 200 may not be taken as an elective if student received ENG 200 placement and/or completed the course in substitution for ENG 101.

Revised: 8/1/2018
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