February 6, 2019 Duc Tinh

English Transfer Pathway

Associate in Arts Degree

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. Click here for more details about this merger.


The objective of this pathway is to prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate degree in English at a four-year college or university.


The objective of the English pathway is to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university. This pathway specifically prepares students for advanced study in English related fields such as literature, journalism, creative writing, or English education. The courses in this pathway enhance students’ skills in critical thinking, reading, and writing. Specifically, in addition to achieving the general education outcomes, upon completion of the coursework assigned to the English Transfer Pathway a student will be able to:

  1. Clearly express a point of view using appropriate supporting materials and citations.
  2. Understand and analyze a variety of texts using critical thinking skills.
  3. Apply information literacy strategies to evaluate sources.
  4. Explain and understand the connection between reading and writing.
  5. Read, discuss and analyze selected major works of fiction from Western and non-Western cultural traditions.
  6. Write extensively from an expository and/or creative stance.


This is the suggested course sequence for full-time students who aim to graduate in two years.


ENG* 101 Composition – 3 credits
MAT* Mathematics Elective higher than MAT* 137 – 3/4 credits
HIS* 101 Western Civilization I OR HIS* 102 Western Civilization II OR HIS* 201 US History I OR HIS* 202 US History II – 3 credits
Art or Music Elective – 3 credits
Libera Arts Elective – 3 credits


ENG* 102 Literature & Composition – 3 credits
Directed Humanities Elective – 3 credits
Liberal Arts Elective – 3 credits
Behavioral Elective – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits


ENG* 211 The Short Story OR ENG* 213 Poetry OR
ENG* 214 Drama – 3 credits
Foreign Language Elective – 3 credits
Economics OR Geography OR Political Science Electives – 3 credits
ENG* Literature Survey Course  – 3 credits
Natural/Physical Elective – 4 credits


Foreign Language II Elective – 3 credits
ENG * Literature Survey Course – 3 credits
Natural/Physical Elective – 4 credits
ENG* Special Topics or Writing Course – 3 credits
Liberal Arts Elective – 3 credits