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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts: English (AA)

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Division of Humanities & Social Sciences

The English Concentration is an option for students who wish to pursue a liberal arts degree and who have academic and career aspirations requiring a strong background in writing/language arts. It includes analysis of the practice in producing academic, creative, professional, and digital/multi-modal writing. This concentration is appropriate for students considering careers in teaching, publishing, and writing; but also for a wide range of careers in the humanities, business, STEM, and health sciences.

Upon successful completion, the Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in English is awarded.

Program Outcomes

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First Year: Semester 1

credits: 15

First Year: Semester 2

credits: 16/17

Second Year: Semester 1

credits: 15/16

Second Year: Semester 2

credits: 15

Total Credits: 61/63

Program Notes

English Concentration Elective:

History Elective:

Any History course at the College.

Humanities Electives:

Art, Communications, English (EN 103 or higher), Film, Foreign Language, Humanities, Literature, Music, Oral Communication, Philosophy, Photography, Sign Language, Theater Arts

Literature Sequence:

Any Literature course at the College.

Program Elective:

Any college-level elective in the Humanities, Social Science, or Mathematics & Science areas, or Business, Business Communication, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Contemporary Nutrition (NS 101 ), Education, Electrical Engineering, Essentials of Nutrition (HL 111 ), Human Services, Law, Management, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering.

Math Elective must be 100-level or higher and does not include courses with a MAC prefix.

The program qualifies for MassTransfer with select public Institutions in Massachusetts. For more information, visit

Science Elective:

Any 3 or 4 credit science course at the College.

Social Science Elective:

Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Government, History, Law, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation Competency

Quantitative skills is a MassBay graduation competency for associate degree programs. Prior to graduation, students must demonstrate this competency by completing a 100-level math course (not MAC); or placing into a 200-level mathematics course.


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