Northwest Community College

English Transfer Pathway

MissionOutcomes | Coursework
Mission
The objective of this pathway is to prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate degree in English at a four-year college or university

Outcomes
The objective of the English pathway is to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university. This pathway specifically prepares students for advanced study in English related fields such as literature, journalism, creative writing, or English education. The courses in this pathway enhance students’ skills in critical thinking, reading, and writing.

Specifically, in addition to achieving the general education outcomes, upon completion of the coursework assigned to the English Transfer Pathway a student will be able to:
1. Clearly express a point of view using appropriate supporting materials and citations.
2. Understand and analyze a variety of texts using critical thinking skills.
3. Apply information literacy strategies to evaluate sources.
4. Explain and understand the connection between reading and writing.
5. Read, discuss and analyze selected major works of fiction from Western and nonWestern cultural traditions.
6. Write extensively from an expository and/or creative stance.

Coursework
SEMESTER 1
ENG* 101 Composition 3
MAT* Mathematics Elective (Higher than MAT* 137) - 3/4 credits​
HIS* 101 Western Civilization I OR HIS* 102 Western Civilization II OR HIS* 201 US History I OR HIS* 202 US History II - 3 credits​
Art or Music Elective - 3 credits​
Liberal Arts Elective - 3 credits​
SEMESTER 2 
ENG* 102 Literature & Composition - 3 credits​
PHL* Philosophy Elective - 3 credits​
Liberal Arts Elective - 3 credits​
Behavioral Science Elective - 3 credits​
Elective - 3 credits​
SEMESTER 3 
ENG* 211 The Short Story OR ENG* 213 Poetry OR ENG* 214 Drama - 3 credits​
Foreign Language I Elective - 3 credits​  ♦ The foreign language requirement will be waived for any student who has completed 3 years of a single foreign language in high school with a grade of “C” or better. If the language requirement is waived, 6 credits in liberal arts courses will be substituted. 
ECN* GEO* POL* Economics Elective OR
Geography Elective OR Political Science Elective
- 3 credits​
ENG* Literature Survey Course - 3 credits​ ♦ Literary Survey Courses: ENG* 221, 222, 231, 240, 260 or 262
Laboratory Science Elective - 4 credits​
SEMESTER 4 
Foreign Language II Elective - 3 credits​ ♦ The foreign language requirement will be waived for any student who has completed 3 years of a single foreign language in high school with a grade of “C” or better. If the language requirement is waived, 6 credits in liberal arts courses will be substituted. 
ENG* Literature Survey Course - 3 credits​ ♦ Literary Survey Courses: ENG* 221, 222, 231, 240, 260 or 262 
Laboratory Science Elective  - 4 credits​
ENG* Special Topics or Writing Course  - 3 credits​ ♦ Special Topics or Writing Courses: ENG* 200, 281, 284, or 298
Liberal Arts Elective  - 3 credits​
TOTAL CREDITS 62(63)