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Associate Degree in English

Delaware County Community College (DCCC)
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Program description

Associate Degree in English

The A.A. in English has been designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution and earn a bachelor's degree in English. This degree is comprised of core Liberal Arts courses and English electives which are intended to provide students with the necessary foundation to be successful in more advanced courses. Students in this program are strongly encouraged to consult with their English advisor and a transfer counselor for appropriate guidance in the choice of their electives.

Program content

First Semester

  • English Composition I
  • Modern College Mathematics
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Business Precalculus
  • College Algebra
  • Precalculus
  • Calculus I
  • Statistics
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Computer Science


  • HIS Elective

Second Semester

  • English Composition II: Writing About Literature
  • Research for English Majors


  • Any MAT course 120 or higher (not MAT 125 or MAT 126 or MAT 128)
  • HIS Elective
  • Any transferable Scientific Inquiry Science course

Third Semester

  • British Literature I
  • British Literature II
  • World Literature I
  • World Literature II


  • Any Natural Science Laboratory Course
  • Social Science Elective
  • English Elective

Fourth Semester

  • American Literature I
  • American Literature II


  • English Elective
  • Humanities Elective (not ENG, Foreign Language Recommended)
  • Social Science Elective
  • Humanities/Social Science Elective (not ENG)

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Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of different literary genres, literary periods, and styles of writing
  • Apply different critical approaches to various pieces of literature
  • Compose and present original literary analyses in both print and multimedia forms
  • Write literary research papers which employ current information literacy techniques and utilize standard MLA formatting
  • Explore and examine the language used by and about historically marginalized / under-represented people and the impact of that language on historical and contemporary audiences
  • Identify and discuss major authors and their contributions to English studies

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About this institute

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Delaware County Community College (DCCC)

Delaware County Community College (DCCC) is a public two-year college in Media, Pennsylvania, with a current enrollment of 12,500 students (including 200 international students from over 50 countries). Offering over 40 degree programs, students can complete a two-year associate degree...

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Contact info

Delaware County Community College (DCCC)

901 S. Media Line Rd
PA 19063 Media Pennsylvania
United States of America

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