Nov 24, 2020  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
2020-2021 College Catalog

Degree Map: English A.A.


If you are a full-time student taking 15-16 hours per semester and follow this degree map, you can complete this associate degree in two years.  See an academic advisor for a customized degree map that works for you.  To be recommended for the Associate in Arts degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework attempted (minimum of 60 hours).

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion.

First Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
COMM 1113 - Public Speaking   3
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
MATH 1473 - Quantitative Reasoning (A)   3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
General Education Elective.  CSCI 1203 - Computer Concepts and Applications  or select three (3) hours from the list of Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives . 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1213 - Composition II  
A grade of ‘C’ or better is required.
3
ENGL 2413 - Introduction to Literature (H)  
A grade of ‘C’ or better is required.
3
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
General Education Humanities.  The following courses are recommended:
ART 1113 - Art Appreciation (H)  
MUSC 1113 - Music Appreciation (H)  
PHIL 1113 - Introduction to Philosophy (H)  
3
General Education Lab Science.  BIOL 1114 - General Biology for Non-Majors (L)  is recommended. 4
Total Credit Hours 16

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Schedule a campus visit with your transfer institution’s student recruitment office.
  • Visit Career Services by your 20th credit hour to explore career opportunities associated with this degree.

Third Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2543 - British Literature to 1800 (H)  
A grade of ‘C’ or better is required.
3
ENGL 2773 - American Literature to 1865 (H) 
A grade of ‘C’ or better is required.
3
General Education Humanities. The following courses are recommended:
HUMN 2113 - Humanities I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages (H)  
HUMN 2223 - Humanities II: Renaissance to the Early 20th Century (H)  
HUMN 2443 - Art of Film (H)  
3
Required General Education Elective three (3) hours. Select a course from one of the following: Psychology, Social Sciences, Foreign Language, or Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre). The following courses are recommended:
PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (S)  
SOCI 1113 - Introduction to Sociology (S)  
3
General Education Non-Lab Science.  The following courses are recommended:
BIOL 1383 - Nutrition  
GEOL 1014 - General Geology (Physical) (L)  
PHYS 1114 - General Physics I (L)  
3 - 4
(3 required)
Total Credit Hours 15 - 16

Milestone

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check and to complete a Petition for Computer Proficiency if needed.
  • Complete applications for admission and financial aid for the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer.
  • Visit Career Services to build your resume.

Fourth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2653 - British Literature from 1800 (H) 
A grade of ‘C’ or better is required.
3
ENGL 2883 - American Literature from 1865 (H)  
A grade of ‘C’ or better is required.
3
Required English Elective.  ENGL 2493 - Introduction to Creative Writing  is recommended. 3
Recommended Electives six (6) hours.  Select courses that will transfer to the college/university you plan to attend. 6
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestone

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.

Transfer Information

This degree is intended for transfer to a four-year university for completion of a baccalaureate degree.  You should work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses for a seamless transfer process and you are encouraged to begin a dialogue with your intended transfer school as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and advisors from selected four-year institutions can streamline the transfer process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the program/admission/transfer requirements for the transfer school.