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2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English AA

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Program Description

In addition to preparing students for a wide variety of careers, an English degree builds vital skills in research and evaluation, creative and critical thinking, and effective written communication. The English curriculum immerses students in the diversity of the human experience through the study of literature, creative writing, research, and rhetoric. Students must earn a “C” or better in any course required for the English major.

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School of Liberal Arts & Communication
Metro Campus:  (918) 595-7064 or go to

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Formulate ideas based on informed reading of texts, their elements, and their contexts.
  • Evaluate diverse literary works of various genres, styles, traditions, and movements.
  • Use secondary sources in various media.
  • Compose clear, focused, convincing, thesis-driven analytical essays.
  • Create interpretative arguments based on original thought.


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Student Organizations

The English Department selects/oversees student editors for TCC’s online literary journal The Tulsa Review.

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on transferring this degree to other colleges and universities on the English Degree Map.  

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 37

Humanities 6 hours

See the General Education Requirements  for course list.

Mathematics 3 hours

Science 7 hours

See the General Education Requirements  for course list.  One course must be a lab (L) science.

General Education Recommended Electives 3 hours

General Education Required Electives 3 hours

Select three (3) credit hours from courses in Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre), Foreign Language, Psychology, or Social Sciences.

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 24

Students must earn a “C” or better in required English courses.

Total Credit Hours: 61

To receive an A.A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.
Physical education activity courses do not count toward the graduation requirements for this degree.

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