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Associate of Arts General Transfer - English Pathway

Associate of Arts General Transfer - English Pathway

This program is available at the Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.

The English Pathway of the Associate of Arts General Transfer degree emphasizes transfer preparation for pursuing a bachelor's degree in English.  The skill sets acquired through a degree focused in English are applicable to many careers where students can:

  • Write marketing materials or design technical manuals
  • Teach literature and composition
  • Create original screenplays, poems, stories, or novels
  • Study law
  • Become a journalist
  • Edit books, blogs, or magazines

An Associate of Arts degree provides the foundational knowledge and skills in general education that are often required to pursue a Bachelor’s degree.  Courses in this pathway focus on the humanities including writing, literature, and arts.  The curriculum is designed to prepare students for seamless transfer into a Bachelor of Arts program, particularly at state institutions in Ohio.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of an Associate of Arts degree in English, a graduate will be able to:

  • Write clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Speak clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Use critical thinking and problem solving to draw logical conclusions.
  • Use numerical data to solve problems, explain phenomena and make predictions.
  • Successfully transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.
Course Title Credits
FYE 1100 College Success 1
ENG 1111 English I 3
MTH 1070 Quantitative Reasoning 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology 3
ENG 1600 Introduction to Literature 3
SPN 1111 Beginning Spanish, Course I 3
ENG 1112 English II 3
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
GLG 1130 Earth and Space Science 4
SPN 1112 Beginning Spanish, Course II 3
PSY 2223 Lifespan Human Growth and Development  
or SOC 2220 Comparing Cultures 3
ENG 2510 American Literature I  
or ENG 2520 American Literature II 3
HST 1110 Western Civilization to 1600  
or HST 1120 Western Civilization Since 1600 3
ENG 2300 Great Books: World Literature 3
SPN 2111 Intermediate Spanish, Course I 3
ENG 2610 British Literature to 1800  
or ENG 2620 British Literature from 1800 to the Present 3
PHL 2000 Critical Thinking 3
ART 1300 Appreciation of the Arts  
or MUS 1130 Music Appreciation  
or THE 1130 Theatre Appreciation 3
BIO 1410 Fundamentals of Biology 4
-- Optional Elective: ENG 2230 Technical Writing, ENG 2250 Creative Writing, or SPN 2112 Intermediate Spanish, Course II 0
  Total credit hours 60
All students pursuing the Associate of Arts degree are required to complete at least nine credit hours in courses numbered 2000 or higher. These classes are taken as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.

In recognition of the growing importance of global awareness, the Associate of Arts degree requires students to take at least four courses with significant international content. Courses meeting this requirement are identified in the College catalog and are fulfilled as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.

Transfer Information

Students seeking a transfer degree should plan the details of their program of study at Clark State according to the requirements of the transfer institution. Transfer institutions make the determination in acceptance of credit. The student should consult with their academic advisor and the intended transfer institution when planning a schedule of classes.

Pathway options for transferability to other state institutions is available at

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Chris Bays Professor, English