Associate of Arts

Associate of Arts in English

The English degree information on this page is provided for those students who have declared English as their major prior to Fall 2021. No new English majors are accepted into this program beginning in Fall 2021, as the program will be terminated effective Spring 2023. This information is provided to inform already-enrolled English majors how to finish their degree before Spring 2023. Current majors should contact their advisor to plan their course work toward degree completion or transfer possibilities.

East Georgia is a great place to begin your studies in English. Here, you'll find:

  • Great faculty, such as Dr. Alan Brasher, a member of the Board of Regents Hall of Fame for Teaching Excellence
  • Spacious facilities, including "smart" computer classrooms
  • Challenging opportunities to learn more and to build your skills, through work on the award-winning campus newspaper, Hoopee Bird, or on the College's literary magazine, Wiregrass; by tutoring students in the ACE; or by participating in the College's Global Movie Club.
  • The College Vision Series featuring world-renowned authors whose books are part of the curriculum and are brought in so that students can interact with them.

Where Will You Go From Here?

Most students who study English transfer to complete their four-year degrees and then master’s or professional degrees, and work as teachers, writers, attorneys, public servants, government officials, business and civic leaders, journalists, and in a wide spectrum of other careers. Written communication is a fundamental aspect of success in any career field, and therefore the possibilities for future careers are limitless for students with a strong background in English.

EGSC English students have transferred to complete their degrees at:

  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Georgia College and State University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • University of Georgia
  • Valdosta State University


Associate of Arts in English

I have an open discussion approach in the classroom. I encourage people to think about ideas and then to question and challenge those ideas, each other, and me.

Dr. Alan Brasher


Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
18 Hours

Choose One:
(NOTE: ENGL 2111/2112 must be taken as the Area C Literature requirement, the other course must be taken in Area F.)

ENGL 2111 World Literature I 3
ENGL 2112 World Literature II 3

Choose One:

ENGL 2120 British Literature 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3
Foreign Language Electives* (Choose one sequence):
FREN 2001 Intermediate French I / FREN 2002 Intermediate French II 6 total
SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish I / SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish II 6 total

*NOTE: A foreign language (1002 level) should be taken as the elective in Area C.

Guided Electives (Choose two, including at least one English not previously taken):
ART 1100 Introduction to Art 3
ART 2030 Art History I 3
ART 2031 Art History II 3
ENGL 2120 British Literature 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3
ENGL 2140 Survey of Children’s Literature 3
ENGL 2150 African American Literature 3
ENGL 2200 Creative Writing 3
ENGL 2999 Special Topics in Literature 3
HIST 1121 Survey of Western Civilization I 3
HIST 1122 Survey of Western Civilization II 3
HIST 2111 Survey of U.S. History I 3
HIST 2112 Survey of U.S. History II 3
MUSC 1100 Music Appreciation 3
PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology 3
THEA 1100 Theater Appreciation 3
Total Semester Hours: 64

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