Literature-Option

Liberal Arts, Associate in Arts

The Literature option is designed for students who wish to major in English and/or linguistics. A broad base in the humanities prepares students for transfer to a four-year college for the baccalaureate degree. English studies may lead to careers in advertising, broadcasting, journalism, law, teaching and writing.

For information, contact area coordinator, Richard Russell at (609) 343-54971/rrussell@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Compose logical, well-developed critical essays in standard American English;
  • Ethically and accurately document borrowed language and ideas in accordance with MLA style;
  • Generate, when engaged with a creative writing course, original creative works;
  • Categorize a given work of literature in its appropriate genre and diagram the aspects of the piece that assisted them in classifying it;
  • Identify, when given works of poetry, prose, fiction, creative non-fiction and drama, the following:  key passages/key scenes; characters; theme; suspense; sound and rhythm, figures of speech, tone, symbol, irony, and imagery; setting; climax; point of view;
  • Describe critical strategies for reading literature and apply them in written and oral analyses of a text;
  • Explain the biographical, cultural and historical influences evident in a work of literature;
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the cultural diversity represented by literature composed in English and translated from foreign languages;
  • Accurately restate both the content of assigned readings and the reported introspections, claims, and/or interpretations of fellow students;
  • Discuss, in small and large group sessions, the contents of assigned readings and the contributions of fellow students. 

 

Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General education courses.
ENGL101-Composition I
3
ENGL102-Composition II
3
COMM110-Interpersonal Communication or COMM120- Public Speaking
3
MATH121 or higher General Education Mathematics course
4
General Education Science course
4
General Education Mathematics or Science course
4
PSYC101-General Psychology
3
SOCL101-Principles of Sociology
3
ENGL104-Introduction to Literature
3
Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110
3
Choose PHIL101 or PHIL102
3
Choose two:HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104
6
ENGL201-World Literature
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
45
PROGRAM COURSES

Choose two:
ENGL203-British Literature I
ENGL204-British Literature II
ENGL205-19th Century American Literature
ENGL206-20th Century American Literature

ENGL209-Journalism I

ENGL211-Journalism II

ENGL212-Significant Themes in Literature
ENGL213-Western Literature I

ENGL214-Western Literature II

ENGL215-20th Century African-American Literature
ENGL216-Shakespeare
ENGL218-Literature for Children
ENGL220-Creative Writing I
ENGL221-Creative Writing II
ENGL223-Poetry Workshop

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
6
Liberal Arts Electives
13
Computer Literacy: 0-3 Credits
Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing out or reviewed departmental portfolio.
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
64
(LITE) EFFECTIVE FALL 2010