English

English

Transfer Pathway A.A.

The 60-credit English Transfer Pathway A.A. offers students a powerful option the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated English bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State Universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing the pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State Universities* enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

Full-time schedule recommendation

See how to schedule your classes each semester to complete your degree in two years.

Full-Time Recommended Course of Study

Part-time schedule recommendation

Recommendations for a part-time schedule are included in the Social Justice Program Planning Guide (see below).

2023-2024 Required Courses

Required English Pathway Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
  ENG 2255
Introduction to Literary Studies: Literature and the Environment
4

Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 10
Explores a wide range of environmentally focused issues through the study of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, policy, technical reports, and/or film. Major themes are cultivating environmental awareness; understanding spiritual, symbolic, and practical responses to the environment; conflicting attitudes toward the environment; and achieving harmony with the environment. Sources will be chosen from a variety of traditions and cultures.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2023
  • Spring 2024
  • Fall 2024
  • Spring 2025

  ENG 2214
  ENG 2215
  ENG 2222
  ENG 2223
American Literature: Colonial Era to the Civil War    OR

American Literature: The Civil War to the Present    OR

British Literature: The Middle Ages to the Age of Reason    OR

British Literature: Romanticism to the Present
4

American Literature: Colonial Era to the Civil War
Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 07
Surveys American literature from the Colonial Era to the Civil War with an emphasis on cross-cultural contact and settler colonial nation building.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2025

American Literature: The Civil War to the Present
Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 07
Surveys American literature from 1860 to the present with critical attention to racism and systemic marginalization within US politics, economics, and culture.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2024
  • Spring 2025

British Literature: The Middle Ages to the Age of Reason
Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Surveys British Literature from the Middle Ages through the Eighteenth Century. Authors include Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Swift, and Pope. Prereq: Placement into Eng 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2024

British Literature: Romanticism to the Present
Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Surveys British literature from the Romantic period to the present in a global context.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2023
  • Fall 2024

  ENG 1180
  ENG 2235
  ENG 2239
  ENG 2240
  ENG 2241
Introduction to World Literature    OR

Mythic Stories: Cultural and Personal    OR

Women in Literature    OR

Representations of the Body in Literature and Culture    OR

Literature and Social Justice
3

Introduction to World Literature
Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Introduces students to selected works from Western and non-Western literary traditions (including Africa, Asia, and Latin America) with a focus on their cultural/historical contexts. Includes both contemporary and ancient texts (one book-length) with a particular interest in stressing those themes that exemplify the ideals and concerns of our shared human condition and the spread of ideas beyond national boundaries. Prereq: Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2024

Mythic Stories: Cultural and Personal
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Surveys significant mythic stories from around the world, such as Africa, Egypt, the Far East, Great Britain, Greece, Mesopotamia, North and South America, and Scandinavia. Universal themes and the nature of the mythic hero are considered as well as the role and value of myth to our lives. Works considered may include essays, short stories, films, plays, poems, and novels. Prereq: Placement into Eng 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Women in Literature
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 07
Provides an introduction to the methods of examining and understanding poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction by and/or about women. Prereq: Placement into Eng 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Representations of the Body in Literature and Culture
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 07
Takes the human body as its central theme and explores that theme through literature, history, and film. Specific topics will include the aesthetics of beauty, diverse identities (e.g. racial, ethnic, and sexual), bodily transformations, and disability. Possible authors are Freud, John Colapinto, Margaret Edson, Nella Larsen, and Nancy Mairs among others. Prereq: Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Literature and Social Justice
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 09
Explores various perspectives regarding social justice, equity, and social change within literature. Through a range of genres, students will analyze ways that literature invites a thoughtful consideration of the ethical dimensions of political and social policy as they consider their own opportunities to exercise responsible and productive citizenship.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2023
  • Spring 2024
  • Spring 2025

  ENG 1116
  ENG 1601
  ENG 1605
  ENG 2251
Writing for the Web    OR

Introduction to Creative Writing    OR

Fiction Writing    OR

Special Topics in Writing
3

Writing for the Web
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Focuses on the creation of writing in web-based contexts (such as wikis, blogs, multi-modal essays, and other emergent forms) composed with images, links, audio, and/or video; on analysis and application of the elements of attractive web page design; and on presentation of information in a concise and appealing style. Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2023
  • Spring 2024
  • Fall 2024
  • Spring 2025

Introduction to Creative Writing
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Provides guided practice in various types of creative writing with the emphasis on skills common to creative expression. Assists students in discovering and developing their own best medium for expression, whether fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction (Emphasis may vary with instructor.) Students will identify select portions of writing for small and/or large group presentation.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Summer 2023
  • Fall 2023
  • Spring 2024
  • Summer 2024
  • Fall 2024
  • Spring 2025

Fiction Writing
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Engages students in the craft and techniques of writing fiction. Provides exposure to models, discussion, and guided practice in various types of fiction writing. Students will participate in large or small group workshops to develop critique and feedback skills.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2024
  • Spring 2025

Special Topics in Writing
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Provides guided practice in developing and revising writing of a specific genre (e.g. poetry, memoir, play, screenplay, literary journalism, short fiction, creative nonfiction). Assists writers in developing their own approaches to a single genre in addition to learning about the stages of development applied to a particular piece. Prerequisites: ENG 1108 or ENG 1112 or permission of instructor. This course may be repeated under different topics.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Required English Pathway Curriculum 14-15

Health/Physical Education

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
Health and PE
1



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Physical Education Elective(s)
1



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Health/Physical Education 2

General Education Requirements

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 1)
Communication
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 2)
Critical Thinking. Satisfied by First Year Experience course or MnTC Completion



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 3)
Natural Science (1 course must include lab)
2



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 4)
Mathematical/Logical Reasoning (MATH 1101 or PHIL 1115 recommended)
1



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 5)
History/Social Sciences/Behavioral Sciences. Include courses from at least 2 disciplines – Goal 5 Course
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 6)
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature. Satisfied by Transfer Pathway
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 7)
Human Diversity. May be Satisfied by Transfer Pathway)
1



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 8)
Global Perspective. May be Satisfied by Transfer Pathway
1



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 9)
Ethical and Civic Responsibility. May be Satisfied by Transfer Pathway



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 10)
People and the Environment. Satisfied by Transfer Pathway
1



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in General Education Requirements 29-40

Electives

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
General Education Credits (Any MnTC Goal Area)
Electives may be courses numbered 1000 level or higher from any discipline. This may include additional courses from English or the MnTC. Examples of non-MnTC courses that may also be taken include the following disciplines: ACCT, BUS, CJS, CS, CRDV, EDU, EMS, ENGR, HLTH, HSER, ITC, PA and PE.
3-15



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Electives 3-15
Total Credits: 60
‡ Select General Education electives from specified MnTC goal area or from any MnTC goals if none specified.