Students who wish to complete an Associate of Arts degree in our English Area of Study are those who anticipate taking a Bachelor of Arts degree at a four-year school of higher education. Studying composition and literature in-depth develops and strengthens students’ creativity as well as their critical thinking and adaptability. A graduate with a bachelor’s degree in English can expect to gain employment in fields such as social media, education, public relations, communications, advertising, politics, writing, and editing.

In completing the Associate of Arts degree at Hinds, students will lay a strong foundation in critical thinking, oral and written communication, and technology skills so that they are prepared to complete a bachelor’s degree at the transfer institution of their choice. The courses for English cover the diverse disciplines of composition and literature, natural science and physical sciences, mathematics, computer science, speech, art, foreign language, and multiple social sciences—including philosophy, history, and psychology.

  • Jackson ATC
  • Rankin
  • Raymond
  • Utica
  • Vicksburg
  • Online

Important Program Information

The program map provides the courses recommended for any students seeking this transfer area of study. Students should consult the Mississippi Articulation Agreement for specific course requirements at specific Mississippi universities.

  • Associate of Arts
Sample Curriculum
Course Hours
Orientation 2
English Composition I 3
College Algebra 3
World Civilizations I 3
General Psychology 3
Free Elective 1
Total Hours 15
Course Hours
English Composition II 3
Public Speaking I 3
Art Appreciation 3
World Civilizations II 3
Introduction to Philosophy I 3
Total Hours 15
Course Hours
Principles of Biology I, Lecture & Lab 4
American Literature I 3
Spanish I 3
World Literature I 3
Computer Concepts 3
Total Hours 16
Course Hours
Physical Science Survey I, Lecture & Lab 4
American Literature II 3
World Literature II 3
Spanish II 3
Personal & Community Health 3
Total Hours 16


Jackson ATC
Lawrence Greene
Department Chair
Susan Hammond
Department Chair
Cynthia Whittington
Dan Fuller
Department Chair
Ann Sweezer
Lead Instructor

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