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English: Associate of Arts Degree


Concentration in English at the Associate level is an excellent foundation for a variety of careers and further studies. Those who wish to pursue a B.A. Major or Minor in English are encouraged to take a variety of English courses within an Associate of Arts degree.

Transfer to a Bachelor of Arts Program

Students who complete the Associate of Arts degree in English are eligible for admission to KPU's Bachelor of Arts, Major or Minor in English programs, as well as to KPU’s Bachelor of Arts programs in other areas, as long as other third year entry requirements are met.

Students who receive an Associate of Arts degree in English from Kwantlen Polytechnic University will also have appropriate course coverage to be eligible to enter the English major program at any other university in British Columbia. (UBC has additional requirements that students will need to complete, and UVic strongly recommends that students also have reading knowledge of a second language; however, direct entry is available into the B.A. English programs at most other institutions, including SFU.)

Program Admission Requirements

General university admission requirements apply to this program including the undergraduate-level English Proficiency Requirement.

Program Requirements

Within the framework of the Associate of Arts degree, students must complete at least 60 credits with a minimum of C in each course including the following:

1. Must take:
  ENGL 1100 Introduction to University Writing 3 credits
2. At least one of:
  ENGL 1202 Reading and Writing about Selected Topics: An Introduction to Literature 3 credits
  ENGL 1204 Reading and Writing about Genre: An Introduction to Literature 3 credits
3. Both of:
  ENGL 2316 English Literature: 14th to 18th Centuries 3 credits
  ENGL 2317 English Literature: 18th to 20th Centuries 3 credits
4. At least one of:
  ENGL 2301 Canadian Literature in English 3 credits
  ENGL 2309 Literature of the United States of America 3 credits

The English department strongly recommends that students who are pursuing an Associate of Arts Degree in English from Kwantlen Polytechnic University also complete at least one additional second year course chosen from the following list:

  ENGL 2315 The Comic Voice 3 credits
  ENGL 2319 The Novel in English: Its Development 3 credits
  ENGL 2320 Studies in Poetry 3 credits
  ENGL 2330 Studies in Drama 3 credits
  ENGL 2340 Studies in Fiction 3 credits
  ENGL 2350 Critical Studies in Film 3 credits

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive an Associate of Arts Degree in English.

Last Updated: Jul 4, 2014

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