Associate of Arts with a Concentration in English

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GEN-1070First Year Success Seminar1
MATH-1190Algebraic and Quantitative Reasoning (or any Ohio Transfer 36 Approved Mathematics course)3
Foreign Language (if needed) or Elective (see below list)3-4
Social and Behavioral Science Requirement3
Select one of the following:3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Honors Speech Communication
Foreign Language (if needed) or Elective (see below list)3
Arts and Humanities Requirement (must be from a discipline other than English)3
Natural Science Requirement3
Select one of the following:
College Composition II
Honors College Composition II
Select one of the following Social Science/Civic Responsibility electives:3
Environmental Geography
United States History to 1877
United States History Since 1877
American National Government
Honors American National Government
State & Local Government
Comparative Politics
International Relations
ENG-2310American Literature I3
ENG-2350British Literature I3
Foreign Language (if needed) or Elective (see below list)3
Natural Science Requirement with Lab3-4
Social and Behavioral Science Requirement3
Select one of the following Transfer Assurance Guide approved electives3
African-American Literature I ((Intro to Literature TAG))
African-American Literature II ((Intro to Literature TAG))
Exploration of World Mythology ((Multicultural Literature TAG))
ENG-2320American Literature II3
ENG-2360British Literature II3
Elective (see below list) or Foreign Language (if needed)
Select one of the following Transfer Assurance Guide approved electives (must be different than course selected in 3rd semester)3
African-American Literature I (Intro to Literature TAG) 1
African-American Literature II (Intro to Literature TAG) 1
Exploration of World Mythology (Multicultural Literature TAG)

ENG-2510 African-American Literature I is not a prerequisite for ENG-2520 African-American Literature II, so you can choose to take either course to meet the Multicultural Literature elective requirement.

Foreign Language Requirement

The majority of schools require at least 6-8 credits of foreign language at the College level to complete a Bachelor of Arts in English; however, the Foreign Language requirement varies from institution to institution and may depend on how many foreign language courses you took at the high school level.  For this reason, you should check with your intended transfer institution to determine how many foreign language credits are required for your intended transfer program and plan accordingly.   To fulfill foreign language requirements, you should select from the below Transfer Assurance Guide approved foreign language courses.  If your intended program of study doesn't require foreign language or you have fulfilled the requirement based on coursework taken in high school, you may select other appropriate Ohio Transfer Module or Transfer Assurance Guide approved courses as electives, in place of the foreign language requirement.  See recommendations below for elective course selection.

Foreign Language Requirement
ASL-1010Beginning American Sign Language I4
ASL-1020Beginning American Sign Language II4
ASL-2010Intermediate American Sign Language I4
ASL-2020Intermediate American Sign Language II4
FREN-1010Beginning French I4
FREN-1020Beginning French II4
FREN-2010Intermediate French I3
FREN-2020Intermediate French II3
GER-1010Beginning German I4
ITAL-1010Beginning Italian Language and Culture I4
ITAL-1020Beginning Italian II4
SPAN-1011Beginning Spanish Language and Cultures I4
SPAN-1021Beginning Spanish Language and Culture II4
SPAN-2010Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture I3
SPAN-2020Intermediate Spanish Language and Cultures II3

Recommended Electives

The below courses are recommended to fulfill elective requirements if you do not need 12-14 credits of a foreign language for the program you plan to pursue at your intended four-year Institution.  In addition, you can take courses marked with an * to fulfill Social and Behavioral Science requirements.

For students planning to pursue teaching licensure
EDUC-1011Introduction to Education3
EDUC-1411Individuals with Exceptionalities3
PSY-2110Educational Psychology *3
ENG-2601Literature for Children and Adolescents3
Political Science Minor (For students planning to go on to pursue a Law Degree)
POL-1010American National Government *3
or POL-101H Honors American National Government
POL-1020State & Local Government *3
POL-2030Comparative Politics *3
POL-2070International Relations *3
Creative Writing Track
ENG-2010Creative Writing3
Communication Studies Minor
COMM-1000Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication3
COMM-1210Small Group Communication3
COMM-2000Introduction to Communication Theory3
Journalism Minor
MJS-1010Principles of Media and Communications3
VCPH-2761Photography for Media Publication3
History Minor
HIST-1010History of Civilization I *3
or HIST-101H Honors History of Civilization I
HIST-1020History of Civilization II *3
or HIST-102H Honors History of Civilization II
HIST-1510United States History to 1877 *3
or HIST-151H Honors United States History to 1877
HIST-1520United States History Since 1877 *3
or HIST-152H Honors United States History since 1877
Women and Gender Studies
WGS-1510Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
WGS-151HHonors Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
WGS-2010Women in the World3
WGS-201HHonors Women in the World3

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.

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