Associate of Arts (DTA) Specialization in Literature


Begin with an Associate of Arts degree with Direct Transfer Agreement into a Bachelor program in English or related field. TCC offers the Associate of Arts (DTA) degree with a Literature Specialization. In this specialization, students choose courses from ancient to postmodern literature and from traditional to avant-garde readings. See current catalog for details.

The Associate of Arts (DTA) degree requires 90 quarter credits of General Requirements, Distribution Requirements and Electives. The public community colleges and the four-year colleges and universities of the State of Washington have an established Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA). This agreement allows students with the Associate of Arts (DTA) degree to transfer at least 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) to four-year institutions to satisfy most or all of their general education requirements.

TCC Literary Publications

Students work closely with accomplished faculty who are published poets, novelists and nonfiction writers and collaborate on our student publications the Trillium and Una Voce.

Career Options

Studying English and literature prepares students for a diverse range of professional fields, including teaching, journalism, law, publishing, business, medicine and the fine arts. English majors also pursue careers in technology companies. Learn more.

Jobs and Careers: Research jobs and careers for this area of study.


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Andrew Brottlund, Program Chair

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Allen Braden

Mary Chen-Johnson

Tamara Kuzmenkov