Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT)

As an English student at UCC, you'll develop valuable critical thinking and communication skills through reading, discussing, researching, and writing about literature. While you will study nonfiction works such as letters, journals, autobiographies, and essays, you will mainly focus on creative works such as poetry, short stories, plays, and novels. These works differ from typical readings in other academic disciplines since they are designed to engage the imagination while conveying important insights into human experience.

The great Roman poet Horace described literature as "dulce et utile," or "sweet and useful." In other words, the study of literature is practical in that it conveys important, often highly complex ideas about history, culture, society, philosophy, psychology, language … the list goes on. It is also enjoyable, and that is certainly one of the pleasures of majoring in English.

The AAOT (Associate of Arts - Oregon Transfer) Advantage:
-Transfer your credits as a block to any institution in the Oregon University system.
-UCC credits satisfy the lower division general education requirements.
-Enter new college with junior standing.

There may be special requirements for specific programs or schools, as well as requirements for admissions, foreign language, and cultural literacy. You should work closely with UCC advisors, faculty, and with representatives of the transfer institution to make the transfer process as smooth as possible.


  1. Demonstrate understanding of literary works in context, including the ways texts engage notions of genre, culture, history, class, race, gender, and sexuality.
  2. Use a variety of written, verbal, and multimodal forms to respond to an analyze literary texts and contexts.


While the most obvious careers for English majors include teaching, writing, and editing, an English degree is remarkably versatile, opening doors into a variety of graduate programs, including law and library science. An English degree also opens doors into the professional world, including jobs in business management, public relations, publishing, journalism, advertising, sales, and many, many others.

In fact, English majors develop skills that are prized in the professional world: the ability to communicate effectively; research, analyze, and interpret complex information; write clear, strong, reasonable arguments; understand human behavior and the complex issues that surround diversity; view situations from a variety of perspectives; and creatively solve problems.

Ready to get started?

It's easy and only requires TWO steps.

Step 1

Fill out our request info form. This will alert us that you are interested in the English AAOT program.

Step 2

If you are new to UCC (you've never taken a class), apply to UCC. Otherwise, you are done for now. You will be contacted about the next steps.

University Transfer Programs

Transfer Guide

English majors are offered at University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Eastern Oregon University, Portland State University, Western Oregon University, and Southern Oregon University, and at most other colleges nationwide. You need to know the requirements of the department at the university to which you plan to transfer. You should talk with both your UCC academic advisor, the English advisor-Dr. Jillanne Michell, and the transfer advisor at the university you plan on attending after UCC.

Subjects offered at UCC for the English major include:

  • Introduction to Literature (ENG 104, 105, 106)
  • World Literature (ENG 107, 108, 109)
  • Shakespeare (ENG 201 and 202)
  • Survey of English Literature (ENG 204, 205, 206)
  • Environmental Literature (ENG 250)
  • Survey of American Literature (ENG 253, 254, 255)
  • Intro to Women's Literature (ENG 260)
  • Cultural Diversity in Contemporary American Literature (ENG 288)




Dr. Jillanne Michell - Contact
Associate Professor, English
Phone: 541-440-4646

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