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Associate in Arts - Pre-Major
English

Curriculum Description

The Associate in Arts degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 64 and a maximum of 65 semester hours of college transfer course. (Ref. 23 NCAC 2E 0204) Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers.

Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Community college graduates who have earned 64 semester hours of academic credit in approved transfer courses with a grade of C or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will receive at least 64 semester hours of academic credit upon admission to a university. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. Courses offered through bilateral agreements may not transfer to all receiving institutions.

The following represents one way in which program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Arts

A1010E REVISED
NC CIP: 24.0101
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Communication Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Mathematics Core ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Natural Science Core 3 * 0 4
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1 0 0 1
   
    13 0 0 17

Spring Semester
SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Composition Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Mathematics Core ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Natural Science Core 3 * 0 4
Select one:
___ ___
Social/Behavioral Science Core (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
___ ___
History Core 3 0 0 3
   
    12 0 0 16

Fall Semester
SPA 211 Intermediate Spanish I 3 0 0 3
___ ___ History Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Literature Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Literature Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Core 3 0 0 3
   
    18 0 0 18

Spring Semester
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
PED 110 Fit and Well for Life 1 2 0 2
SPA 212 Intermediate Spanish II 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
___ ___ History Core 3 0 0 3
   
    9 4 0 14

Total Credit Hours: 65

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

 This template has been developed by university and community college faculty as a blueprint for guiding community colleges in developing programs for students who intend to major in English. Students who successfully complete this course of study and who meet the requirements for admission to the university may be eligible to apply for admission to the major with junior standing.

Required:

CIS 110, ENG 112 or ENG 113; and any two of the following literature courses: ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 261, ENG 262 (one in general-education core and one in elective credit), PED 110, PED activity

Communication Core:

One 3 Credit Hour Course

Recommended:

HIS 111, HIS 112,  HIS 115, HIS 121, HIS 131 or HIS 132; SPA 111, SPA 112, SPA 211, SPA 212, RUS 111, or RUS 112

See Associate in Arts A10100 and your academic advisor for all Core and Professional choices.

See your academic advisor for an Individualized Learning Plan for this pre-major.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.