The associate in arts in English will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.

Through the study of literature and the practice of writing, the successful English major will be able to identify a diverse range of historically and culturally significant texts; analyze and evaluate those texts, and develop original ideas and opinions on a wide range of historical and contemporary issues. The English degree ensures a sound general education in the humanities and sciences while allowing students the opportunity to pursue individual interests in particular literatures or creative writing. The AA—English may serve as a stepping stone to a four-year degree in English or related majors.

This program is also available 100% online.

Internship Considerations

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college’s first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the AA in English, students will be able to identify, analyze, and evaluate a diverse range of historically and culturally significant works of fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry. The successful student will also be empowered to develop original ideas and opinions on literary texts and a range of issues related to historical and contemporary Western culture.


Associate in Arts in English

Course Number Course Title CR
General Requirements
ENGL 101C English Composition 4
ENGL 102C Introduction to Literature 3
Humanities HIST 105C Western Civilization II and XX xxxC Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective 9
Mathematics * MATH 120C Quantitative Reasoning or higher level math course AND MATH xxxC 8
Science (with lab) [excluding BIOL 100C, CHEM 100C, and PHYS 100C] 8
Social Sciences (three courses with ANTH, ECON, HIST, POLS, PSYC, or SOCI prefix, excluding HIST 104C and HIST 105C) 9
ENGL 1xxC Introductory Genre courses beyond ENGL 102C 6
ENGL 2xxC and 2xxC Sequential Survey Courses 6
ENGL 255C Shakespeare 3
ENGL 2xxC Upper level electives 6

Minimum 60 credits required for Graduation
* Milestone Course – A course necessary to pass to advance in the program.

Note: a minimum of 16 credits hours must be earned through instruction at NHTI with a minimum of 8 credit hours in courses numbered at the 200-level.

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