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Language, Literature, and Writing: English (Liberal Arts & Sciences) (A.A.)

Study English at JCC

Students can choose to earn the general Liberal Arts & Sciences: Language, Literature, and Writing degree or can choose to earn the degree with a track in English (a SUNY Transfer Path). Students interested in pursuing this track should speak with an advisor or counselor to make sure the correct program is noted.

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Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Arts Degree
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
24 credit hours
ENG 1510: English Composition I3
ENG 1530: English Composition II3
Social Sciences Electives - SUNY Gen Ed3
Social Sciences Electives

(up to 6 credits may need to be SUNY General Education-category specific)

Mathematics Electives (college level)3
Mathematics and Sciences Electives3
Natural Sciences Electives - SUNY Gen Ed3
Core Requirements
18 credit hours
Humanities Electives

(at least 3 credits must be numbered 2000 or higher)

World Language Requirement

(may be language or culture based; 3 credits must be SUNY General Education-category specific)

Choose from any ENG course numbered 2000 or higher or CMM 2530.9
18 credit hours

(up to 6 credits may need to be Liberal Arts and Sciences specific and SUNY General Education specific)

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Gather data for research from various sources, including the library and forms of electronic media such as the Internet in order to produce a research paper with proper documentation.
  2. Organize and communicate knowledge and ideas in a logical and purposeful way.  Students will produce an essay in a 2000 level humanities course that demonstrates a grasp of thesis and the ordered, logical support of a thesis.
  3. Write a timed, single-draft essay that meets criteria for coherence, organization, development, and mechanical correctness as indicated in the departmental rubric.
  4. Recognize, explain, and analyze perspectives and values of diverse cultural groups and their historical experiences based on course materials.
  5. Interpret works of art, literature, philosophy, or other aesthetic experiences by interpreting and analyzing them within their historical or literary context.