Liberal Arts/Literature - Associate in Arts

Curriculum Code: 116

Program Information
The Liberal Arts/Literature option prepares students for transfer to a four-year institution majoring in English, writing, or literature. Students who complete this option develop excellent reading, writing, analysis and research skills. Literature studies lead to careers in advertising, broadcasting, journalism, law, teaching, and writing.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate AA programs are primarily designed for students who plan to transfer as juniors at four- year colleges and universities. CCC graduates have obtained bachelor’s degrees and beyond from every college in New Jersey and scores of colleges and universities throughout America. Cumberland has transfer agreements with a number of four-year colleges and universities. As a graduate of a fully accredited community college, your coursework will be received with full credit transfer at most state colleges, public and private universities across the country. The NJ Lampitt bill passed in 2008 by the NJ State Legislature assures seamless transfer of credits toward junior standing at NJ state colleges and universities.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Identify and understand the characteristics of literary forms and genres. •Apply critical thinking skills in the analysis and evaluation of literature. •Exercise effective writing and research skills. •Analyze the social, political and historical contexts of literature. •Locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information and information sources.


Program Requirements (15)
Credits
EN
201
British Literature I or
EN
202
British Literature II
3
EN
205
Masterpieces of Western Literature I or
EN
206
Masterpieces of Western Literature II
3
EN
209
American Literature I or
EN
210
American Literature II
3
Program Elective
3
Program Elective
3

General Education Requirements (46-47)
Credits
Mathematics or Science Elective
3-4
History Elective
3
History Elective
3
Social Science Elective
3
Social Science Elective
3
Humanities Elective (Foreign Language recommended for 6 credits)
3
Humanities Elective
3
Literature Elective
3
Diversity Elective
3
CS
101
Introduction to Microcomputers or
CS
102
Applications on the Microcomputer
3
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II
3
SP
203
Effective Speech
3
Mathematics Elective
3
Science Elective
4
Elective Requirements
Credits
EN
201
British Literature I
EN
202
British Literature II
EN
205
Masterpieces of Western Literature I
EN
206
Masterpieces of Western Literature II
EN
208
Images of Women in Literature
EN
209
American Literature I
EN
210
American Literature II
EN
215
African-American Literature
EN
216
Creative Writing
EN
213
Modern American Literature
EN
221
Short Story
EN
222
Drama
EN
223
Poetry
EN
224
Introduction to Bible Literature
EN
225
Introduction to Latino Literature
EN
256
Film and Literature
EN
280
Shakespeare

Total Credits: (61-62)