English

The English area of study is designed for students planning to transfer to a senior college or university for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Students build a strong background in the humanities, writing and literature. The English course of study is designed for students who have as educational goals: (1) teaching elementary or secondary language arts; (2) business writing, advertising, publishing, or editorial work; (3) pre-professional majors, especially law; (4) undecided college transfer plans; or (5) self-improvement in the areas of reading and writing.

Admission to the Program:

English majors should complete four years of high school English.

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY  3
PSY 110 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY  3
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 3
MATHEMATICS * 3 to 4
PHYSICAL SCIENCE * 3 to 4
LIFE SCIENCE * 3 to 4
INTERMEDIATE FOREIGN LANGUAGE II ** 4
FINE ARTS * 3
HUMANITIES * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ELEMENTARY FOREIGN LANGUAGE I  4
ELEMENTARY FOREIGN LANGUAGE II  4
INTERMEDIATE FOREIGN LANGUAGE I  4
LITERATURE *** 3
LITERATURE *** 3
LIT 110
or
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE 
or
3
LIT 111 THE SHORT STORY AND THE NOVEL  3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ELECTIVE  1

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts degree.
** Serves as a Humanities course requirement.
*** Must be a 200-level Literature course.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ENGL 110; Foreign Language I; PSY 110; Mathematics; Humanities; Life Science
Spring Semester 1ENGL 111; Foreign Language II; Physical Science; LIT 110 or LIT 111
Fall Semester 2Intermediate Foreign Language I; Social Science; COMM 110; Literature; Science
Spring Semester 2Intermediate Foreign Language II; Social Science; Literature, Fine Arts

Program Contact Information

English, Humanities, and Language Studies Department

Room 315B

(309)694-5342

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training