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Associate of Arts in English

Program Details

The online AA in English degree program from the College of Southern Nevada is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution. Students gain critical thinking, analytical writing, and communication skills in addition to completing the general education courses required by most four-year colleges and universities. Graduates possess the ability to:

  • Address purpose, audience, and rhetorical situation
  • Produce writing that demonstrates academic reading skills
  • Use a process approach to compose well-developed, research-based essays
  • Create an argumentative and/or exploratory thesis supported by textual evidence
  • Locate, evaluate, and integrate information sources
  • Summarize, analyze, synthesize, apply, and document source material
  • Control conventions of language, mechanics, and MLA format
  • Use critical reading and writing skills to engage and analyze literary texts
  • Connect and contextualize literary works


This degree requires from 60 total credits for completion. High school diploma or GED equivalent.

Accreditation & Licensing

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities