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The English major at Great Bay encompasses the study of a wide range of literary periods, styles, and genres. The concentration requirements provide students with a broad background in American, British, and continental literature written in English, as well as the analytical tools and skills necessary for the serious academic study of literature. Students can pursue specialized literary or writing interests through their concentration electives. The program provides a strong foundation for further study of English and the humanities at four-year colleges and universities.

An English associate degree emphasizes solid, adaptable communication skills for students who love literature and language, and the exploration and development of complex ideas. As a liberal arts degree, the program provides a strong foundation for further study at the undergraduate level. The English concentration also builds important research, writing, and critical thinking skills that translate into valuable workplace contributions in a wide variety of fields. Specific career areas may include: teaching, writing, communications, editing, publishing, journalism, education, and the law.

It is recommended that students take ENGL110G: College Composition I, FYE101G: First Year Seminar, HUMA150: Critical Thinking, and an introductory literature course (such as ENGL114G: Introduction to Poetry or ENGL120G: Introduction to African American Literature and Culture) in their first semester. ENGL127G: Introduction to Literary Analysis is best taken in the second semester. Students are also encouraged to make Lab Science, Math, Humanities/Foreign Language/Fine Arts, and Social Science Elective choices based upon particular four-year colleges’ transfer requirements and general education cores.

Requirements

Transfer Credit Policy
In addition to Great Bay transfer credit policies, Liberal Arts and Science courses will be considered for transfer regardless of when they were taken as long as they meet minimum grade requirements. See individual department policies for program exceptions on general education requirements. In the case of English and math course transfers, it may be recommended that the student take portions of the Accuplacer Placement Test to demonstrate the skill level required for success in subsequent classes within the program. Transfer of a course to this institution does not guarantee transfer of that same course to subsequent institutions. SAT testing may be required by some transfer institutions.

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ENGL110G College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
CRIT150G Critical Thinking 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Math Elective 4
Classroom , Lab , Total 4
English Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits 14

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ENGL214G Introduction to Creative Nonfiction 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Math Elective 4
Classroom , Lab , Total 4
ENGL127G Introduction to Literary Analysis 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
200 Level Survey Elective Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits 13

First Year - Summer Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
Social Science Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits 3

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
200 Level Survey Elective Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
200 Level English Elective Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Lab Science Elective 4
Classroom , Lab , Total 4
Social Science Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits 16

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
200 Level Survey Elective Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
200 Level English Elective Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
200 Level English Elective Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Social Science Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Lab Science Elective 4
Classroom , Lab , Total 4
Total Credits 16

Total Overall Credits : 62

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