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Associate of Arts - Concentration

Learn to communicate effectively through the written word by taking courses that focus on writing and literature.

Program/Major Codes:  AOAALA/ALA1/ALAN

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

Online Option:  This program can be completed entirely online.

What can I do with this concentration?

Career options:  Prepare for a career in professional and technical writing, editing, communications, education, law, advertising, or business management/leadership

Academic options:  Transfer to a university in English or Creative Writing

Program Requirements 2019-2020  

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-A)

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts
  Complete a course from the Humanities list.
  Recommend: HUM 251HUM 252HUM 253HUM 260LIT 224, LIT 225, or PHI 101
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Mathematics 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Total 26

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
WRT 205 Introduction to Poetry Writing 3
WRT 206 Short Story Writing 3
LIT 280 Introduction to Literature 3
Select two courses from the following:
  LIT 231, LIT 261/261HC, LIT 265, LIT 289/289HC, WRT 162, WRT 207
Subtotal 15

Required Core Support

Course # Course Title Credits
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
STU 210 Transfer Strategies 2
Second Language ** Completion of a Language course numbered
202, 4th semester level
Subtotal 19
Total 60

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Humanities and Fine Arts - WRT 205; Other Requirements - Second Language; Special Requirements - LIT 280

**   See an advisor or counselor if:

  • you are a bilingual student to discuss exceptions to this requirement or
  • if you are considering taking the CLEP test to earn language credits or
  • if the university major does not require a second language, this requirement may be waived

If this requirement is met in fewer than 16 credits, or if the language requirement is waived, additional transferable electives are necessary to meet the minimum associate degree requirement of 60 credit hours.