English, AA/AS

Program Description

The AA/AS in English is stacked within the BA/BS in English and is designed for students who are preparing for upper-division coursework and/or for students who want to improve their skills with reading, writing, and critical thinking. The AA/AS in English leads seamlessly into the BA/BS in English for students who want to earn a bachelor's degree at Utah Tech or other institutions, and it serves as an ideal foundation for students who want to pursue a bachelor's degree in other fields. The entire degree can be completed with lower-division courses (1000 and 2000 levels), but students are free to choose from a wide selection of upper-division English courses as well.  

Program Curriculum

60 credits 

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Associate of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-8
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 8 credits numbered 1000 or above in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 1020 or higher foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 8 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000
- Receive 8 transfer credits GEFL 1000 (grade C or higher) in a language not currently taught at Utah Tech
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 8 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional Utah Tech admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to Utah Tech but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

core discipline requirements

ENGL 1410Elements of Grammar3
ENGL 2600Critical Introduction to Literature (HU, GC)3
Choose one of the following:
ENGL 2400American Lit Before 1865 (HU, GC)3
or ENGL 2410 American Lit After 1865 (HU, GC)
or ENGL 2500 British Literature Before 1800 (HU, GC)
or ENGL 2510 British Literature After 1800 (HU, GC)

 recommended electives

Complete 12 credits: 6 Writing Intensive and 6 Reading Intensive
ENGL 2100Technical Writing (ALCS)3
ENGL 2200Introduction to Literature (HU, GC)3
ENGL 2201Literature and the Land (HU, GC)3
ENGL 2330Children's Literature (HU, GC)3
ENGL 2250RCreative Writing3
ENGL 2270Introduction to Early World Literature (HU, GC)3
ENGL 2280Introduction to Modern World Literature (HU, GC)3
ENGL 2335Multi-Cultural Child/Young Adult Literature (HU, GC)3
ENGL 2400American Lit Before 1865 (HU, GC)3
ENGL 2410American Lit After 1865 (HU, GC)3
ENGL 2500British Literature Before 1800 (HU, GC)3
ENGL 2510British Literature After 1800 (HU, GC)3
ENGL 2890RJournal Pub/Southern Quill1-3

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete all Utah Tech General Education Requirements.
  3. Complete at least 20 semester hours of credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Grade of C- or higher and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in all required courses.