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Communications and Creative & Performing Arts Division

Communications and Creative & Performing Arts Division

LA/Literature, A.A. (Cumberland)

Liberal Arts/Literature​, AA


The Liberal Arts/Literature option prepares students for transfer to a four-year institution majoring in English, writing, or literature. Students who complete this option develop excellent reading, writing, analysis and research skills. Literature studies lead to careers in advertising, broadcasting, journalism, law, teaching, and writing​.

Program Goals

  • Identify and describe characteristics of literary forms and genres.
  • Interpret, analyze, and evaluate works of literature.
  • Analyze social, political and historical contexts of literature.
  • Locate, retrieve, evaluate and use scholarly literary criticism. 
Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.​

When you Graduate
AA programs are primarily designed for students who plan to transfer as juniors at four-year colleges and universities. Cumberland graduates have obtained bachelor’s degrees and beyond from every college in New Jersey and scores of colleges and universities throughout America. Cumberland has transfer agreements with a number of four-year colleges and universities. As a graduate of a fully accredited community college, your coursework will be received with full credit transfer at most state colleges, public and private universities across the country. The NJ Lampitt bill passed in 2008 by the NJ State Legislature assures seamless transfer of credits toward junior standing at NJ state colleges and universities.

The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.​