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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Studies, A.A.

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English is a two-year program of study to prepare students for transfer. Students normally transfer as English majors or English/Secondary Education double majors. In order to achieve an Associate of Arts in English degree, students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog.

General Education Requirements

Students should refer to the  Graduation Requirements     

Total General Education Requirements: 26-28 Credits

Core and Elective courses taken as part of completion of a degree program may also be used to meet General Education requirements where applicable. Please note that use of these courses to meet General Education requirements may reduce the number of hours required to complete a degree, however that number cannot be reduced below the institutional minimum of 60 credits.

Core Courses

15 credits of English courses in addition to ENGL 1010 and ENGL 2020.

Students must take three ENGL courses selected from the following list:

Total English Core Courses: 15 Credits

Total Writing Core Courses: 6 Credits

Language Core Requirements

Two semesters of a foreign language

Total Language Core Courses: 8 Credits

Recommended Electives

Electives selected in consultation with advisor.

Total Elective Courses: 3-5 Credits

Minimum Credits for Degree = 60

English Education

Students who plan to teach at the secondary level should complete coursework both in the Secondary Education Program and in English. Many options exist for teaching English, English/communication, or English/journalism, and students need to work closely with their Northwest advisors to monitor the
requirements of transfer institutions.

For those interested in exploring teaching possibilities, opportunities exist at Northwest for peer tutoring experiences.

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