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English Transfer Pathway, AA

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Total Credits: 60

Major Number: 5936
CIP Code: 24.0101

Program Description

The English Transfer Pathway AA degree offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated bachelor’s degree programs in English at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

Minnesota State universities include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions


Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Total Credits: 10-12

MnTC/General Education Requirements

Goal 1: Communication

Total Credits: 10

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.

Goal 3: Sciences

Minimum of 7 credits. Two courses from two different disciplines with at least one traditional lab course.

Total Credits: 7

Goal 4: Math/Logical Reasoning

Minimum of 3 credits. Courses must be numbered between MATH 1025  and MATH 1082 , or PHIL 1041 .

Total Credits: 3

Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences

Minimum of 9 credits. Three courses from three different disciplines.

Total Credits: 9

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts

Minimum of 15 credits, from three different disciplines. Including three Content Area Literature course. 

The literature requirement will be fulfilled by the Major Requirement Content Area 1, 2 and 3 courses. Credits: 9

MnTC Goal 6 Course (2nd discipline) Credits: 3

MnTC Goal 6 Course (3rd discipline) Credits: 3

Total Credits: 15

Goals 7-10: Theme Goals

Three credits in each of four Goal areas selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 and 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.

Goal 7: Human Diversity

Goal 8: Global Perspectives

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal 10: People and the Environment

Total Credits: 44

Physical Education/Health Requirement

Select 2 credits in PE/HLTH. At least one of which must be an activity course in PE.

  • Activity Course (any course PE 1000-1075) Credits: 1
  • Physical Education/Health (any course PE 1000-1075, HLTH 1001-1075 if needed) Credits: 1

Total Credits: 2

Total Credits: 2

Additional Elective Requirements (If needed to reach credit total)

Any course(s) numbered 1000 or above 

Total Credits: 9

Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

This transfer pathway degree is designed to transfer to the following Minnesota State university designated baccalaureate degree majors. This information is subject to change. Refer to the Century College program webpageAA degrees and the MnTCtransfer university websites, and Transferology for current information. Contact your Century academic advisor/counselor for more details and assistance.

Bemidji State University:

  • English, BA

Metropolitan State University:

  • English, BA

Minnesota State University, Mankato:

  • English Studies, BA

Minnesota State University Moorhead:

  • English Writing Emphasis, BA
  • English Emphasis in Integrated English & Publishing, BA

Southwest Minnesota State University:

  • English Literature Emphasis, BA
  • English Creative Writing Emphasis, BA

St. Cloud State University:

  • English, Creative Writing, BA
  • English, Rhetoric & Writing, BA
  • English, English Studies (General), BA
  • English Linguistics, BA
  • English Literature, BA

Winona State University:

  • English, BA

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

Content Area 1) An Introduction to Literary Studies course/Analysis and Interpretation

Students should be able to:

1. Perform close analysis of literature at an introductory level

2. Demonstrate knowledge of major critical frameworks at an introductory level

3. Employ major critical frameworks to analyze literature at an introductory level

4. Incorporate and document secondary sources at an introductory level

Content Area 2) A Literature Survey course/British/American Literary Traditions

Students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of canonical works of British/American literature

2. Demonstrate knowledge of major genres and styles in British/American literature

3. Demonstrate knowledge of major periods and historical developments in British/American literature

Content Area 3) A Diverse Literature course

Students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of literature of under-represented populations

2. Demonstrate understanding of canon formation as a reflection of historical, social, and cultural contexts

Content Area 4) A Writing for Specific Purposes course Students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate discipline-specific knowledge of audience and rhetorical situations

2. Create discipline-specific documents that employ effective techniques for specific writing situations

3. Engage in guided revision and/or writing workshops

Program Contact Information

Jill Cadwell, 651.747.4055, Room W3355

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2

Total Credits: 15

Semester 3

Total Credits: 15

Semester 4

Total Credits: 15


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

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