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Liberal Arts:  English Concentration

Day/Evening Program

liberal artsThe mission of the Liberal Arts Degree Program with an English Concentration is to provide the first two years of preparation for students desiring to complete a bachelor degree that requires a strong background in English or communications.

Communications and English courses at Nashua Community College prepare students to explore various styles of writing, critically analyze literature genres, and investigate types of media in the communications field.

Students who choose this Concentration have the opportunity to plan their courses in one of the following focus areas:

  • Communications
  • Literature
  • Writing

All students in the Concentration are required to complete the following courses:

  • ENGN101 College Composition
  • ENGN102 Writing About Literature
  • ENGN105 Introduction to Literature
  • Two semesters of sequential literature courses (ENGN240/241 or ENGN 230/231)
  • The capstone course specific to their area of focus (ENGN285). Students planning to complete the Communications Capstone course are also required to complete CMNN101 and CMNN115. The capstone course affords students the opportunity to further explore an area of interest that relates to their intended career choices.

Students planning to transfer into an English program at a four-year institution are encouraged to contact that institution's transfer admissions office to review that institution's curriculum requirements.

 

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS IN LIBERAL ARTS:  ENGLISH CONCENTRATION

FIRST YEAR - FALL SEMESTER
    CL LAB CR
BCPN101 Computer Technology and Applications 2 2 3
ENGN101 College Composition 4 0 4
General Education:  Group C Elective 3 0 3
General Education:  Group E Elective* 4 0 4
        14
SPRING SEMESTER
ENGN102 Writing About Literature 3 0 3
General Education:  Group D Elective 3 0 3
General Education:  Group E Elective* 3/4 0 3/4
General Education:  Group F or G Elective 3 0 3
ENGN105 Introduction to English 3 0 3
        15/16
SECOND YEAR - FALL SEMESTER
General Education:  Group B Elective   3 2 4
General Education:  Group C or D Elective 3 0 3
General Education:  Group F or G Elective 3 0 3
ENGN240 American Literature I OR      
ENGN230 British Literature 3 0 3
ENGNxxx English Elective** 3 0 3
XXXXxxx Open Elective 3 0 3
        19
SPRING SEMESTER
General Education:  Group B Elective 3 2 4
General Education:  Group F or G Elective 3 0 3
ENGN231 British Literature II OR      
ENGN241 American Literature 3 0 3
ENGNxxx English Elective** 3 0 3
ENGN285 Individual Project in English and Communications:  A Capstone Experience 3 0 3
        16

Total 64 Credits

A minimum of 64 credits must be earned in the required categories to complete the program of studies.  A minimum of 16 credits must be earned at Nashua Community College, and 8 of those 16 credits must be earned in courses at the 200 level.
*  MTHN103 does not meet this requirement.
**  Suggested Electives for Four-year Degree Focus

Communications:  CMNN101, 109, 115, 120 or 204

Literature:  ENGN105, 215, 230, 231, 240, or 241 Writing:  ENGN102, 103, 122, 206, or 235