Liberal Arts: English

Day/Evening Program

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

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

  • Literature
  • Writing

All students in the Concentration 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 IN LIBERAL ARTS:  ENGLISH

FIRST YEAR - FALL SEMESTER
    CL LAB CR
BCPT101N Computer Technology and Applications 2 2 3
ENGNL101N College Composition 4 0 4
General Education Core:  Behavioral Social Science 3 0 3
General Education Core:  Quantitative Literacy* 4 0 4
        14
SPRING SEMESTER
ENGL102N Writing About Literature 3 0 3
General Education Core:  History/Political Science 3 0 3
General Education Core:  Quantitative Literacy* 3/4 0 3/4
General Education:  Open Elective 3 0 3
ENGL105N Introduction to Literature 3 0 3
        15/16
SECOND YEAR - FALL SEMESTER
General Education Core: Science 3 2 4
General Education Core:  Behavioral Social Science OR History/Political Science 3 0 3
General Education Core:  Humanities/Fine Arts OR Global Awareness 3 0 3
ENGL240N American Literature I OR      
ENGL230N British Literature 3 0 3
ENGLxxxN English Elective** 3 0 3
XXXXxxxN Open Elective 3 0 3
        19
SPRING SEMESTER
General Education Core: Science 3 2 4
General Education Core:  Humanities/Fine Arts OR Global Awareness 3 0 3
ENGL231N British Literature II OR      
ENGL241N American Literature 3 0 3
ENGLxxxN English Elective** 3 0 3
ENGL285N Topics in English Studies Seminar 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.

*  MATH103N does not meet this requirement.

**  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.