Associate of Arts in English
Coastline Community College

Program Details

The online AA in English degree program from Coastline Community College emphasizes writing about literature and the skills needed to analyze literature in academic terms. You'll develop a solid foundation for pursuing a BA in Literature as you examine a variety of genres and gain a better understanding of a given literary work's relevance to the time period in which is was written, as well as the relationship between events in an author's life, time, and culture. Upon graduation, you'll possess the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • Write well-organized, well-developed expository essays using Standard English, with a clear thesis statement and supporting topic sentences and details.
  • Search for and find reliable, unbiased sources and use these sources in research papers, using correct MLA documentation.
  • Evaluate a literary work in terms of style and descriptive technique, language, tone, mood, and literary conventions, such as symbolism and irony, and poetic devices such as meter and rhyme pattern. 


  • High school transcripts
  • Placement test may be required

School Accreditation Statement

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges