West Virginia Northern Community College

Programs of Study

Associate in Arts Degree - English/Humanities Concentration

Associate in Arts Degree
English/Humanities Concentration
(CIP: 240101)

This program is designed for those who expect to transfer to a college or university to study in English, literature and/or humanities. The curriculum gives students a broad background in liberal arts with an emphasis on English, literature, humanities, and social sciences.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
• Demonstrate knowledge of important literary works and writers and their relationship to historical and sociological events.
• Demonstrate a knowledge of philosophies and the expression of ideas and values through the arts.
• Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to general education competencies for the Associate in Arts degree, including the ability to:
- Communicate effectively in oral and written formats.
- Employ or utilize information access and literacy skills.
- Demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
- Employ mathematical and science reasoning skills.
- Acquire a cultural, artistic, and global perspective.
- Demonstrate professional and human relations skills.

Graduates of this program would plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree in English, literature, secondary education, English education, or another liberal arts discipline, and may go on to earn an advanced degree.


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