Feb 08, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
  
2022-2023 College Catalog

English Option, A.A. - Liberal Arts


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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.

First Year


Fall Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Winter Session


Spring Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Summer Session


Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Winter Session


Spring Semester


  • Credits: 3
  • ENGL 001 - Literature Sequence Requirement Credits: 3
  • HIST 001 - History Gen Ed Requirement Credits: 3
  • GSOC 000 - Social Science Gen Ed Requirement Credits: 3
  • ENGL 000 - Program Elective Credits: 3

Total Semester Hours: 15


Summer Session


Total Program Hours: 60


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.

Math/Science General Education Courses (Recommended)


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

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.

Literature Sequence Courses


(Choose one sequence)

Program Electives (Recommended)


Philosophy & Technology General Education Courses


Choose from the list of approved courses  in the College catalog.

History General Education Courses


Choose from the list of approved History General Education  courses in the College catalog. Must choose a level I & II sequence.

Developmental Courses


Sussex has embraced a practice of directed self-choice whereby students are encouraged, through guided conversations with an advisor, to best determine their readiness for this course. Students should be aware that Developmental Studies  exist and are available to help strengthen skills and encourage success. Pursuing testing and/or developmental courses is entirely up to the student. Further, testing, though providing a valuable reference point for reflection, does not create for the student an obligation to follow Accuplacer recommendations. 

The exception to this is where students seek enrollment in higher-level math courses. Students wishing to enroll in the following math courses are required to take and adhere to placement guidance from, the Advanced Algebra and Functions test, as part of Accuplacer, through the college’s testing center, for admission into any of the following courses: MATH 110, MATH 112, and MATH 113. Please note, courses in other disciplines may also require advanced mathematics placement. Students should check with their advisor. 

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