2010-2011 Catalog 
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2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Bachelor’s degree programs in English generally emphasize the study of literature and literary criticism. Some universities also offer specializations in creative or technical writing and/or programs to prepare students for certification as a high school English teacher. Community and junior college students seeking a bachelor’s degree in English are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) degree prior to transfer. A minimum of 60 semester credits is required for transfer as a junior into a baccalaureate English program. Since admission is competitive, completing the courses recommended below does not by itself guarantee admission.

The following list of courses is designed for students choosing to begin their college career at one Illinois school and later transfer to another.

Illinois Articulation Initiative Recommendations

Joliet Junior College participates in the IAI majors panels for the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees to help students transfer major courses to an Illinois college or university that participates in IAI. Transferability of major courses is still dependent upon the transfer institution accepting the courses as major courses. An updated list of courses is available at www.itransfer.org/iai/majors and www.itransfer.org/iai/articulationTables. Students should also check the transferability of courses through u.select (formerly known as CAS), which can be found at www.itransfer.org/uselect. Always consult the four-year college or university to which you plan to transfer and work with a counselor or an adviser at JJC. Note that students do not graduate with a transfer major from a community college but rather the community college prepares students to have the flexibility to transfer and to choose a major from a number of different areas. Students must be responsible to seek  information to make good curriculum choices. Students should recognize that, even though they may be admitted to a four-year transfer institution, they may need to meet that institution’s separate requirements to be admitted into a particular major.


  • ENG 104 - American Literature
  • Competency in a single foreign language through the third or fourth college semester is recommended. Two years in high school may substitute for the first two college semesters (12-16 Semester Hours)
  • As disciplines within the English major are writing intensive, students pursuing the major may want to consider taking literature courses which have a significant writing requirement (9-12 pages in total of writing). This will assist students with requirements as they work toward their bachelor’s degrees at universities.

Total Semester Hours: 9-27 Semester Hours

IAI General Education Recommendations

II. Social and Behavioral Sciences: 9 Semester Hours

Select courses from at least two different areas from IAI Social/Behavioral Sciences.

III. Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 Semester Hours

Select one course from IAI Humanities and one course from IAI Fine Arts and one course from either IAI Humanities or Fine Arts.

IV. Physical and Life Sciences: 7-8 Semester Hours

Select one course from IAI Physical Sciences. Select one course from IAI Life Sciences. Select at least one laboratory course.

V. Mathematics: 3-6 Semester Hours

Select one or two IAI math courses.

Total Semester Hours: 37-41 Semester Hours

Other Transfer Electives: 0-18 Semester Hours

Total Minimum Degree Requirement: 64 Credit Hours

(A.A. or A.S. degree depending on general education courses)

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