English

Arts, Humanities, Communications & Design
The Arts and Humanities form a foundation for an array of learning pathways and help students develop a broad understanding of their world and the ability to think critically and communicate effectively. Arts-related programs like graphic design and media technology combine creativity and tactical/technical skills to prepare students for a variety of professions in rapidly evolving fields.

Day/Evening Program

Students who choose the English program may focus their studies in writing or literature.  English affords a broad, liberal arts-based education that is easily transferable to a four-year college or university.

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

  • Literature
  • Writing

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

  1. ENGL101N College Composition (minimum grade of B-required) (Note: transfer or Running Start credit requires a minimum grade of B-; comparable CLEP score is 55-58) or ENGL110N Honors Expository Writing

  2. ENGL102N Writing About Literature

  3. ENGL105N Introduction to Literature

  4. Two semesters of sequential literature courses (ENGL240N/241N or ENGL230N/231N)

  5. ENGL285N Topics in English Studies Seminar

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:  ENGLISH

FIRST YEAR - FALL SEMESTER
    CL LAB CR
ENGNL101N College Composition 4 0 4
General Education Core Requirement:  Behavioral Social Science  3 0 3
General Education Core Requirement: Quantitative Literacy* 4 0 4
General Education Core Requirement:  Humanities / Fine Arts or Global Awareness 3 0 3
        14
SPRING SEMESTER
ENGL102N Writing About Literature 3 0 3
General Education Core Requirement:  History/Political Science 3 0 3
General Education Core Requirement:  Quantitative Literacy** 3/4 0 3/4
General Education Core Requirement:  Humanities / Fine Arts or Global Awareness 3 0 3
ENGL105N Introduction to Literature 3 0 3
        15/16
SECOND YEAR - FALL SEMESTER
General Education Core: Science 3 2/3 4
General Education Elective (or core Requirement) :  Behavioral Social Science OR History/Political Science 3 0 3
ENGL230N
ENGL240N
British Literature -OR-
American Literature I
3 0 3
ENGLxxxN English Elective*** 3 0 3
ENGLxxxN English Elective*** 3 0 3
        16
SPRING SEMESTER
General Education Elective (or core requirement): Science 3 2/3 4
General Education Elective (or core requirement):  Humanities/Fine Arts OR Global Awareness 3 0 3
ENGL231N
ENGL241N
British Literature II -OR-
American Literature II
3 0 3
ENGLxxxN English Elective*** 3 0 3
ENGL285N Special Topics in English Studies Seminar 3 0 3
        16

Total 61/62 Credits

A minimum of 61 credits must be earned in the required categories to complete the program of studies. 

A minimum of 15 credits must be earned at Nashua Community College, and 8 of those 15 credits must be earned in courses at the 200 level.

*  MATH103N does not meet this requirement. *MATH106N or MATH110N recommende

**  Suggested Electives for Four-year Degree Focus

**LITERATURE:  ENGL105N, ENGL215N, ENGL230N, ENGL231N, ENGL240N, ENGL241N

**WRITING:  ENGL102N, ENGL103N, ENGL122N, ENGL206N, ENGL235N Writing:  ENGL102, 103, 122, 206, or 235

Upon the completion of the degree in Liberal Arts, graduates will be able to:

  1. communicate effectively and fluently; read with comprehension; listen, speak and write competently.

  2. develop skills in reflection, analysis, logical reasoning, and evaluation to formulate judgments, reach conclusions, and solve problems.

  3. evaluate and utilize quantitative and qualitative data and apply mathematical and scientific principles and methods.

  4. utilize technology to locate, evaluate, organize, and utilize information accurately and responsibly.

  5. acquire knowledge and skills to function effectively as informed and responsible citizens.

  6. acquire knowledge and skills that will enable respect for diversity as well as an awareness of global interdependency.

In addition, a student graduating with a Concentration in English is also able to:

  1. create a connection of textual analysis to cross disciplinary subjects.

  2. display a professional work ethic as a result of adhering to completeness and timeliness requirements of the curriculum.