Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, arrange, andevaluate the effectiveness of a thesis statement.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify StandardWritten English (SWE) and apply correct forms ofEnglish most widely accepted as clear and proper.
  • Analyze literary works as expressions of individualor communal values within social, political,cultural, or religious contexts of different literary periods.
  • Distinguish appropriate modes of communicating.

Critical Thinking Skills: Creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information, using technology as appropriate.

Communication Skills: Effective development, interpretation, and expression of ideas through written, oral, and visual communication.

Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.

Teamwork: Ability to be flexible and to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others, taking the initiative when appropriate, to support a shared purpose or goal.

Social Responsibility: Intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.

Personal Responsibility: A strong work ethic and the ability to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision decision-making.

Career Information

An Associate of Arts in English degree opens opportunities in Publishing, Newspaper and Magazine Publishers, For-Profit Corporations, Non-Profit Organizations, Technical Writing, Professional Writing, Editing, Journalism, Broadcast Companies, Law, Education.


Recommended Program of Study
Course Title SCH
First Semester
ENGL 1301 English Composition I  
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications  
HIST 1301 United States History I  
EDUC 1100 Learning Framework  
* Life & Physical Science Lecture & Lab  
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 English Composition II  
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking  
HIST 1302 United States History II  
MATH 1332 Quantitative Reasoning  
* Life & Physical Science Lecture & Lab  
Third Semester
GOVT 2305 Federal Government  
ENGL 2321 British Literature  
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy  
ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing  
* Creative Arts  
Fourth Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government  
ENGL 2326 American Literature  
ENGL 2331 World Literature  
DRAM 1351 Acting I  
* Social/Behavioral Science  

*See Core Curriculum for course options

Lamar University

  • A student completing the LSCPA curriculum is considered Core Complete.
  • No more than 60-66 semester credit hours (SCH) from LSCPA will be applied to a Bachelor degree at Lamar University.
  • An additional 60 SCH or more must be completed to satisfy the bachelor degree requirements.
  • Students may pursue a Bachelor of Communications or a Bachelor of Theater and Dance with an emphasis in Acting, Dance, or Design/Technical Theatre.




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Associate of Arts


  • Dr. Blas A. Canedo-Gonzalez
  • Chair of Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center Building, Office 144
  • 409-984-6547

Two-Year Program

Academic Transfer Degree

Students may pursue a Bachelor of Communications or a Bachelor of Theater and Dance.


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