English

Associate of Arts Degree

Center for Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences
CCD.edu/English

English-Literature Emphasis Designation

Do you like language? Are you fascinated by stories? Are you interested in how people have told stories to bring order and purpose to their lives? If so, you might be an English major! Our curriculum is designed for you to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at CCD and transfer to a university to complete a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English with a literature emphasis. 

In this program, you will learn to read and write thoughtfully by engaging with some of the world’s greatest minds from a variety of the world’s great cultures. As you progress through our highly interactive courses, you will not only explore a variety of intriguing characters and wrestle with fascinating moral dilemmas, but you will also hone your particular perspective on life’s purposes as well.

Throughout this process, you will gain invaluable reading, writing and thinking skills that will apply to an endless number of careers, including media, public relations, law, marketing, advertising and teaching. Finally, as you take the last courses in our curriculum, you will be ready for the next step: the transfer to a university, where you will complete the second half of a B.A. in English.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1 3
MAT 120 Math for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1 2 4
Choose One Communication Class 3
Public Speaking  
Interpersonal Communication  
Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3  
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3 3
Humanities: Early Civilization: GT-AH2  
Humanities: Medieval-Modern: GT-AH2  
Humanities: Modern World: GT-AH2  
Creative Writing I GT-AH1  
Philosophy of Death and Dying: GT-AH3  
Comparative Religions: GT-AH3  
Choose One Literature Course (GT-AH2) 4 3
Introduction to Literature I: GT-AH2  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
World Literature to 1600: GT-AH2  
World Literature After 1600: GT-AH2  
Literature of Women: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Shakespeare: GT-AH2  
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 1 3
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 4
Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1  
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Introduction to Chemistry I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
Women in World History: GT-HI1  
History of Islamic Civilization: GT-HI1  
African American History: GT-HI1  
Western Civilization: 1650-Present: GT-HI1  
Civil War Era in American History: GT-HI1  
The World: 1500-Present: GT-HI1  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3  
General Psychology II: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Personality: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Women`s Studies: GT-SS3  
Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3  
Choose One Literature Course (GT-AH2) 4 3
Survey of African American Literature: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Literature I: GT-AH2  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
World Literature to 1600: GT-AH2  
World Literature After 1600: GT-AH2  
Literature of Women: GT-AH2  
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3 3
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Art History Renaissance to Modern: GT-AH1  
Introduction to Film Art: GT-AH2  
Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1~GT-SC2) 3
Astronomy of Ancient Cultures: GT-SC2  
Geology of National Parks GT-SC2  
Principles of Animal Biology: GT-SC2  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Introduction to Human Disease: GT-SC2  
Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One Literature Course (GT-AH2) 4 3
American Literature to Civil War: GT-AH2  
Survey of African American Literature: GT-AH2  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
World Literature to 1600: GT-AH2  
World Literature After 1600: GT-AH2  
Literature of Women: GT-AH2  
Choose One Literature Course (GT-AH2) 4 3
American Literature After Civil War: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Shakespeare: GT-AH2  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
World Literature to 1600: GT-AH2  
World Literature After 1600: GT-AH2  
Literature of Women: GT-AH2  
Choose One Elective 3
Creative Writing I GT-AH1  
Spanish Language I 6  
Introduction to Film Art: GT-AH2  
Fiction Writing  
Poetry Writing  
Media News and Reporting  
 Subtotal15
Fourth Semester
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3 3
Humanities: Early Civilization: GT-AH2  
World Religions-West: GT-AH3  
Humanities: Modern World: GT-AH2  
Comparative Religions: GT-AH3  
Art History Renaissance to Modern: GT-AH1  
Philosophy of Death and Dying: GT-AH3  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3  
General Psychology II: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Personality: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Women`s Studies: GT-SS3  
Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3  
Choose One Literature Course (GT-AH2) 4 3
American Literature to Civil War: GT-AH2  
Survey of African American Literature: GT-AH2  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
World Literature to 1600: GT-AH2  
World Literature After 1600: GT-AH2  
Literature of Women: GT-AH2  
Choose One Elective 3
Creative Writing I GT-AH1  
Spanish Language II 6  
Introduction to Film Art: GT-AH2  
Philosophy of Death and Dying: GT-AH3  
Humanities: Modern World: GT-AH2  
Introduction to PC Applications  
Choose One Elective 1
Ensemble I  
Independent Study  
Independent Study  
 Subtotal13
 Total Credits60

NOTE: The faculty at Community College of Denver have chosen course elective options for this program of study based on the skills students will need to be successful in this discipline. However, for a complete list of available course options, please go to the Colorado Department of Higher Education Transfer Degree Agreement for this program.

Creative Writing Transfer

As Chekhov said: “Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” 

How does one create literary art? How can it be done?  Most importantly, why do it?  In this program, we seek answers to these questions. In the process, you’ll learn empathy.  You’ll read closely.  You’ll analyze.  You’ll be allowed to express yourself. You’ll learn how to talk about and improve upon a work in progress.  Most importantly, you will write.

This program allows you to pursue your interests in creative writing while earning your Associate of Arts degree. We offer smaller classes that operate under the assumption that would-be literary artists must do what all aspiring writers must:  read and write. In addition, our program focuses on providing a solid foundation in the study of multiple genres, broad academic preparation in literature and other arts, and exploring literary models from diverse cultures, races, and contexts.

This guaranteed course transfer only applies to the University of Colorado-Denver.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 3
MAT 120 Math for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1 4
SOC 102 Introduction to Sociology II: GT-SS3 3
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~SS3) 3
Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3  
General Psychology II: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Personality: GT-SS3  
Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Women`s Studies: GT-SS3  
World Regional Geography: GT-SS2  
Choose One Elective 3
Introduction to Film Art: GT-AH2  
Philosophy of Death and Dying: GT-AH3  
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3  
Sociology of Diversity: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
ENG 221 Creative Writing I GT-AH1 3
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH2~GT-AH4) 3
Introduction to Literature I: GT-AH2  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
Literature of Women: GT-AH2  
Survey of African American Literature: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Film Art: GT-AH2  
Choose One Natural & Physical Science Course (GT-SC1) 4
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Integrated Science II with Lab: GT-SC1  
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Introduction to Chemistry I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One Elective 3
Introduction to Film Art: GT-AH2  
Philosophy of Death and Dying: GT-AH3  
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Literature I: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3  
Sociology of Diversity: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
ENGL 3020 Poetry Workshop (to be completed at UCD) 3
Choose One History Course (GT_HI-1) 3
Women in World History: GT-HI1  
History of Islamic Civilization: GT-HI1  
African American History: GT-HI1  
Western Civilization: 1650-Present: GT-HI1  
Civil War Era in American History: GT-HI1  
U.S. History Since the Civil War: GT-HI1  
Choose One Natural & Physical Science Course (GT-SC-1) 4
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Integrated Science II with Lab: GT-SC1  
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Introduction to Chemistry I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One Elective 3
Introduction to Film Art: GT-AH2  
Philosophy of Death and Dying: GT-AH3  
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Literature I: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3  
Sociology of Diversity: GT-SS3  
Choose One Elective 3
Playwriting: GT-AH1  
Communication and Popular Culture: GT-AH1  
Latinx Literature  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
Literature of Women: GT-AH2  
Survey of African American Literature: GT-AH2  
 Subtotal16
Fourth Semester
ENGL 3050 Fiction Workshop (to be completed at UCD) 3
Choose One Course (GT-AH, GT-HI, GT-SS) 3
U.S. History Since the Civil War: GT-HI1  
History of American West: GT-HI1  
Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3  
Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3  
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Choose One Communication Course 3
Public Speaking  
Interpersonal Communication  
Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3  
Choose One General Elective 3
Playwriting: GT-AH1  
Communication and Popular Culture: GT-AH1  
Latinx Literature  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
Literature of Women: GT-AH2  
Survey of African American Literature: GT-AH2  
 Subtotal12
 Total Credits60