Dec 07, 2021  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
  
College Catalog 2021-2022

English Option, Arts and Science, A.A.


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CONTACT

Patricia Kennedy, 413.552.2362, pkennedy@hcc.edu

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The English option is designed for students who wish to broaden and deepen their love of literature while earning an associate’s degree in liberal arts. Students who pursue the English option will discover important literary works in a variety of voices, genres, and styles while gaining valuable skills in critical thinking and effective communication. The English option provides transfer students with a strong academic foundation, enabling them to pursue a bachelor’s degree in English or numerous other disciplines.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

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

  • become familiar with major authors, genres, styles, and movements
  • understand a range of literary issues in historical, social, political, and cultural contexts
  • develop close reading and critical thinking skills
  • develop a clear academic writing style
  • develop strong research skills
  • expand knowledge and understanding of human condition and culture
  • become familiar with common critical approaches to literature

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: 21 CREDITS


GENERAL ELECTIVES: 4 CREDITS


sufficient to complete 60 credit graduation requirement1

  • General Elective Credit(s): 4

TOTAL: 60-61 CREDITS


NOTES

1Any course in the college catalog is acceptable.

This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. MassTransfer will also grant students automatic acceptance to certain state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.

Depending on course selection, 80% of this program can be completed online. Go to Online Learning  for more information.

(H016)

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