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Literature - English Major Requirements

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The English major prepares students for careers in teaching, publishing, writing, business, law and many other fields that use writing skills and a broad background in the humanities. If a student wishes to major in English at Pasadena City College, the English courses listed below are recommended by a number of transfer institutions. Students are reponsibile for checking the college's current catalog and articulation agreements for any course changes.

For further information on transfer or English major requirements, students may access the Counseling Office's website at:

English 1A & 1B - Reading and Composition

  • English 30 A, B & C - American Literature
  • English 44 A, B & C - Masterpieces of Literature
  • English 53 - Interpreting Poetry
  • English 61 - Introduction to the Novel
  • English 78 A & B - Introduction to Shakespeare

Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer in English

Associate in Arts Degree in Literature

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