West Virginia Northern Community College

Programs of Study

Associate in Arts Online Degree - English/Humanities Concentration

Associate in Arts Online Degree
English/Humanities Concentration

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 readiness to enter a bachelor degree program with appropriate
commitment to attendance, initiative, organization, and interest in the
concentration field
• Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to general education competencies
for the Associate in Arts degree, including the ability to:
• Communicate effectively
• Work collaboratively
• Think critically and solve problems
• View issues from a global perspective
• Conduct basic research using computers
• Appreciate literature and the arts
• Live according to conscious values and ethics
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


Awards and Accreditations