English - A.A. Degree

Turn your passion for literature into a career!

Our dedicated team of staff and faculty will help you from your application to graduation. Sussex provides a solid framework on which to build your college education for a successful future.

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This program prepares students for transfer to a four-year college with a major in writing and/or literature. Students will develop excellent reading, writing, analysis, and research skills. Therefore, an English major can serve as a basis for careers in education, business, law, and publishing.

Students majoring in English are given the opportunity to publish their work in College publications such as Idiom & Image.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Communicate clearly, formally and informally, in both oral and written form.
  • Demonstrate facility in critical thinking, problem solving, and textual analysis.
  • Compose literary research papers using scholarly, peer-reviewed critical sources.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diverse historical and social factors that shape authors and texts.
  • Display an appreciation for the place of literary texts within their individual lives and in the world as a global society.

Thank you for choosing Sussex County Community College as the place to begin your education. We pride ourselves on giving you the individualized attention you need to be successful.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
COLL101 Foundations for Success 3
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
MATH900 Math Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Spring - First Year
ENGL102 English Composition II 3
ENGL201 Effective Speaking 3
LSCI000 Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GTEC000 Technology Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Fall - Second Year
ENGL213 Literary Masterpieces of the Western World I 3
ENGL001 Literature Sequence Requirement* 3
GMSC000 Math/Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
PHIL000 Philosophy Gen Ed Requirement* 3
HIST001 History Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Spring - Second Year
ENGL207 Literature by Women 3
ENGL001 Literature Sequence Requirement* 3
HIST001 History Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement 3
ENGL000 Program Elective* 3
Total Semester Credits
15
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
60

*General Education & Elective courses: Choose from the list of approved courses in the College Catalog.

Humanities General Education courses (Recommended)

Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved Humanities General Education courses in the College catalog.

ARTA103

Art History I

3

ARTA104

Art History II

3

ARTA106

Art Appreciation

3

ARTA107

History of Contemporary Art

3

HUMN101

Survey of World Culture I

3

HUMN102

Survey of World Culture II

3

MUSC101

Music Appreciation

3

THEA208/
ENGL208

Theater History I

3

THEA209/
ENGL209

Theater History II

3

PHOTO120

History of Photography

3

AMSL101

American Sign Language I

3

AMSL102

American Sign Language II

3

GRMN101

Elementary German I

3

GRMN102

Elementary German II

3

SPAN101

Elementary Spanish I

3

SPAN102

Elementary Spanish II

3

Social Science General Education courses (Recommended)

Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved Philosophy General Education courses in the College catalog.

PSYC101

Introduction to Anthropology

3

POLS101

Introduction to Political Science

3

PSYC101

Introduction to Psychology

3

SOCA101

Introduction to Sociology

3

Literature Sequence courses (Choose one sequence)

ENGL203 and

ENGL204

American Literature I and

American Literature II

3

3

ENGL230 and

ENGL231

British Literature I and

British Literature II

3

3

Program Electives (Recommended)

ENGL205

Contemporary Literature

3

ENGL210

Modern Short Novel

3

ENGL211

The Short Story

3

ENGL214

Literary Masterpieces of the Western World II

3

ENGL216

Children’s Literature

3

ENGL220

Creative Writing

3

ENGL221

Modern Poetry

3

ENGL222

Shakespeare

3

Math/Science General Education courses (Recommended)

Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved Math and Science General Education courses in the College catalog.

MATH 104

Contemporary Math

3

MATH 106

Mathematical Concepts

3

MATH108

Statistics

3

BIOS 101

General Biology

4

BIOS 102

Introduction to Human Biology

4

BIOS 108

Introduction to Environmental Sustainability

4

BIOS 122

Introduction to Environmental Science

4

PHYS 107

Introduction to Meteorology

4

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.