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Communication skills, including the ability to write well, are essential to personal, academic, and professional success. English students will develop or strengthen their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills while gaining a deeper appreciation for the role of writing and literature in art, culture, and history. These classes are beneficial to students who are learning English as a second language, pursuing a degree or related profession, or seeking personal or professional enrichment.

SCC’s English courses provide students with practical experience in expository, creative, and technical writing. Students will learn critical analysis, language structure, composition, and literary history before they choose a specific academic track. SCC also offers ESL classes for second-language learners, available at all skill levels from beginning to advanced. The ability to read and write well is useful in a broad range of fields and academic disciplines.

Students can utilize these skills whether they’re transferring to a four-year university or entering the job market immediately upon graduation.

SCC offers a broad variety of English courses to meet students’ needs and interests. Students pursuing a transfer degree are required to demonstrate basic English proficiency by completing or testing out of English 101. Non-native speakers may enroll in English as a Second Language courses, which improve fluency and bolster students’ confidence in English language communication. These courses teach learners to conversate and express themselves in academic as well as personal and professional settings. There are also several literature and humanities courses available for all students, including British, American, and African American literature, technical writing, creative writing, and writing composition and improvement.

English is an extremely versatile discipline, applicable to a broad range of industries. There are many career paths English students can choose. Some careers require a bachelor’s or master’s degree, while others require a two-year degree or certificate.

AA-DTA Program Learning Outcomes

Communication Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Create, organize, present, and adapt effective verbal and nonverbal messages to diverse audiences in diverse contexts
2. Explain the active listening process and the skills necessary  to understand verbal and nonverbal information
3. Demonstrate the ability to critically think: summarize, interpret, and evaluate written discourse 
4. Write clear, well-focused and well-organized papers using documentation
5. Select and integrate textual evidence within academic essays
6. Create expository essays using traditional academic forms and standards
7. Appropriately use college-level language skills, i.e., grammar and punctuation

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Recognize a problem and identify the information required to solve it
2. Develop and apply appropriate algebraic models (e.g. numerical, graphical and symbolic) to obtain a solution to the problem
3. Explain the process of reasoning used to arrive at the solution

Humanities Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate, in writing or verbally, awareness that different contexts and/or world views produce different human creations
2. Identify and explain diverse cultural customs, beliefs, traditions, and lifestyles
3. Identify ideologies, practices and contributions that persons of diverse backgrounds bring to our multicultural world
4. Use evidence or sound reasoning to justify a position

Social Sciences Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Describe the methods used for conducting research within the various disciplines of the social sciences
2. Evaluate the credibility of information regarding topics within the social sciences and differentiate between information derived from empirical sources and information derived from opinion, folklore, and/or emotions
3. Identify the impact of social, cultural, historical, political, geographical, and/or religious factors on behavior
4. Express increased engagement and confidence in the ability to apply course material for the purpose of improving self,  relationships,  community, society, and/or the world

Math and Science Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Select, use, or develop an appropriate model including numerical, graphical, or symbolic representations
2. Use evidence or sound reasoning to justify a position or draw conclusions using appropriate terminology and symbolism
3. Demonstrate laboratory skills including making qualitative and quantitative observations about natural systems
4. Ascertain and critically evaluate the interrelationships within complex systems

Health Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Our students will be able to develop an appreciation of  physical activity as a lifelong pursuit and means to better health.
2. Our students will be able to recognize the physical and mental benefits of increased activity.
3. Our students will be able to examine the effects of nutrition, rest and other lifestyle factors that contribute to better health.
4. Our students will be able to demonstrate motor skill performance of various physical activities.
5. Our students will be able to define the various health components of fitness and determine the lifestyle factors for development of physical fitness and training strategies.
6. Our students will be able to identify common health and fitness myths and trends involved with the evolving nature of physical education. 
7. Our students will be able to utilize physical activity as a tool to manage stress.

Associate in Arts (AA) is the community college degree designed to transfer to most bachelor's of arts degrees at all public and many private Washington four-year institutions. A candidate for the AA-DTA degree must complete 90 quarter credits in academic courses numbered 100 and above with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and meet specific distribution requirements.

Breaking Ground on Your Pathway


Prepare for College-level Math

Math placement is required for this program. If your math placement is below MATH& 107, you’ll need to take the following sequence of courses, starting from the level you placed into:
AE 48 → MATH 87 → MATH 88 → MATH& 107

Prepare for College-level English

English placement is required for this program. If your English placement is below ENGL& 101, you’ll need to take following sequence of courses, starting from the level you placed into:
AE 36 → AE 46 and 47 (taken together) → AE 67 → ENGL 99 → ENGL& 101 → ENGL& 102

Plan Your Courses

Meet with our counselors to customize this plan just for you. You can also search the quarterly schedule for class days and times.

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Total Program Credits: 93


Program Courses

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL&101
English Composition I  
5
GUID 102
Strategies for Success  
3
HLTH 104
Stress Management  
3
MATH&107
Math in Society  
5
Total Credits
 
16
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL&111
Introduction to Literature  
5
PHIL&120
Symbolic Logic  
5
 
Math/Science Group B Non-Lab Electives  
5
Total Credits
 
15
 
Math/Science Group B Non-Lab Electives: Choose 5 credits Math/Science Group B Non-Lab Electives: Choose 5 credits  
ENVS 104
Environmental Conservation  
5
GEOL&100
Survey of Earth Science  
5

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL&102
Composition II  
5
 
Choose any 100-level PE class  
1
 
Humanities Group C Electives  
5
 
Social Sciences Group A Electives  
5
Total Credits
 
16
 

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
 
Choose any 100-level PE class  
1
 
Foreign Language 1 Electives  
5
 
Math/Science Group B Lab Electives  
5
 
World Literature Electives  
5
Total Credits
 
16
 
Math/Science Group B Lab Electives: Choose 5 credits Math/Science Group B Lab Electives: Choose 5 credits  
BIOL 100
Environmental Biology  
5
GEOL 210
Pacific Northwest Geology  
5
World Literature Electives: Choose 5 credits World Literature Electives: Choose 5 credits  
ENGL 271
World Literature to 1650  
5
ENGL 272
World Literature since 1650  
5

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL 209
British Literature since 1800  
5
 
Foreign Language 2 Electives  
5
 
Social Sciences Group B Electives  
5
Total Credits
 
15
 
Social Sciences Group B Electives: Choose 5 credits Social Sciences Group B Electives: Choose 5 credits  
HIST 107
World History since 1500  
5
HIST&136
US History 1  
5
HIST&137
US History 2  
5

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL 247
American Multicultural Literature  
5
 
Foreign Language 3 Electives  
5
 
Social Sciences Group A/B Electives  
5
Total Credits
 
15
 
Costs for completing a degree or certificate can vary. For more information about costs, visit our How Much Does it Cost? page.

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Tim Roe

Department Chair
Tim.Roe@scc.spokane.edu
509-533-7327

Gwendolyn Cash-James

Dean Arts and Sciences
Gwendolyn.James@scc.spokane.edu
509-533-8883

Erin Smith

Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences
Erin.Smith@scc.spokane.edu
509-533-8016