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Associate of Arts Degree

AA-GR 60203

Mike Crockett
Rebecca Jarvis
Tracy Lassiter
Jill Loveless
Dona Schreur
David Tammer
Marilyn Wilton

This degree provides a foundation in written communications and familiarity with literary forms and major literary works.  Since program requirements differ between universities, consult the official transfer guide of the school which you plan to attend upon leaving EAC in order to adjust this program to your personal needs.


Curriculum Requirements

ENG 218

Writing About Literature

3 credits


Select 9 credits from the following courses:


ENG 221

English Literature I

3 credits

ENG 222

English Literature II

3 credits

ENG 201

World Literature I

3 credits

ENG 202

World Literature II

3 credits

ENG 241

American Literature I

3 credits

ENG 242

American Literature II

3 credits


Total Curriculum Requirements

12 credits


General Education Requirements


To complete your General Education requirements, one of the courses taken to fulfill degree requirements must be designated as an Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry course and another must be designated as a Global/International/Historical Awareness course.


ENG 101 Written Communications I

3 credits


ENG 102 Written Communications II

3 credits


Select from list

3 credits

Lab Science

Select two Lab Science courses from list

8 credits


ART 133 World Art I or

3 credits


ART 134 World Art II


MUS 101 World of Music or

3 credits


THC 105 Introduction to Drama


Select from the list of Humanities courses

3 credits

Social Science

HIS 104 Western Civilization I or
HIS 105 Western Civilization II

3 credits


Select from the list of Social Science courses. Courses selected must be from more than one department.

6 credits


Total General Education Requirements

35 credits


Courses listed in Curriculum Requirements that qualify for General Education credit (see the General Education section of the catalog) may fulfill both General Education and Curriculum Requirements unless General Education Requirements are specified in the major.  


Elective and Foreign Language Requirements

To obtain this degree you must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at the 202 course level. To do this select from the following options:

  1. If you have no foreign language coursework completed, take the French or Spanish 101, 102, 201, 202 course sequence offered at EAC. This option will fulfill your foreign language requirement. You will need to select a one credit elective course from the approved list to obtain the 64 credits required for this degree.
  2. If you have completed two years of high school French or Spanish courses, take the 201, 202 course sequence at EAC. These two courses will fulfill your foreign language requirement. You will need to select nine credits of elective courses from the approved list to obtain the 64 credits required for this degree.
  3. If you have completed four years of high school foreign language courses or have obtained foreign language ability at the 202 course level in some other manner, testing options are available to demonstrate your proficiency. Contact the Records and Registration Office for more information. If you demonstrate foreign language proficiency by testing, you will need to complete 17 credits of elective courses from the approved list to obtain the 64 credits required for the degree.

You are encouraged to take liberal arts courses as electives such as art, creative writing, history, music, philosophy or psychology.


Total Elective and Foreign Language Requirements

17 credits


Total Minimum Degree Requirements

64 credits


In addition to completing each of the courses listed above with a grade of "C" or better, you must meet the following general graduation requirements to obtain this degree:

  • Complete at least 16 degree credits at Eastern Arizona College.
  • Attain a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.
  • Demonstrate a reading competency at the twelfth grade level or above by one of the following methods:
    1. EAC COMPASS reading assessment test score of 76 or higher*
    2. EAC ASSET reading assessment test score of 40 or higher*
    3. ACT Assessment Reading score of 18 or higher*
    4. SAT verbal score of 530 or higher*
    5. Completion of ENG 113, College Reading, with a grade of "C" or better
    6. Grade equivalency score of 12 or higher as demonstrated by the Nelson Denny, TABE, or ABLE tests*

*Your EAC COMPASS reading assessment test score is available on Student Information System terminals or from your advisor. If you took the ASSET test or submitted an ACT, SAT, Nelson Denny, TABE, or ABLE score, a derived EAC Compass score has been placed in your record and is available on Student Information System terminals or from your advisor.

  • File a Graduation Petition at least 60 calendar days prior to the end of the semester in which graduation is anticipated and pay the Graduation Fee of $25.
  • Remove any indebtedness to the College.
  • Complete the Sophomore Qualifying Examination that is administered each semester to students who have petitioned to graduate. The Sophomore Qualifying Examination is used as a measure of EAC's institutional effectiveness, and your score has no effect on your graduation status.