The program ensures a sound general education in the Humanities and Sciences while allowing students to pursue individual interests in literatures or creative writing. The associate degree can serve as a stepping stone to a four-year degree in English or related majors.

This program can be completed entirely online!

Curriculum Abbreviations

  • CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
  • LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
  • CR – Number of credit hours for the course
General Requirements
ENGL 101CEnglish Composition4
ENGL 102CIntroduction to Literature3
 Humanities: HIST 105C Western Civilization II and  XX xxxC Humanities/Fine Arts/Language elective9
 Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning electives: Two courses that can include CPET 107C, PHIL 112C, or MATH 120C1 or higher-level math8
 Lab Science elective28
 Social Science electives: Three courses with ANTH, ECON, HIST, POLS, PSYC, or SOCI prefix39
Concentration 4,5
ENGL 1xxCIntroductory genre courses beyond ENGL 102C6
ENGL 2xxC and 2xxCSequential survey courses in American or British Literature6
ENGL 255CShakespeare3
ENGL 2xxCUpper-level electives6

1Milestone course – A course necessary to pass to advance in the program   

2Excluding BIOL 100C, CHEM 100C, and PHYS 100C 

3Excluding HIST 104C and HIST 105C

4A minimum 60 credits is required for graduation.

5A 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.

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, with the aid of developed skills in research and writing, apply original ideas and opinions to a wide range of historical and contemporary issues. Upon successful completing 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. This program is also available 100% online.

Students who complete this program can enter into the following professions (not an inclusive list):

  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Publishing

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. 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. Further, 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.

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