SLCC General Catalog

English AS

Associate of Science (AS)
61 credits minimum

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Program Description

The English Department provides courses involving reading, writing and critical thinking, ranging from introductory to more advanced explorations of the role of language in society, in academic studies and in our own personal and professional experiences. We emphasize teaching students to take responsibility for how they communicate in a variety of contexts (from academic, to imaginative, to work-related) and for how language may be used to achieve results. Courses teach intellectual inquiry, expose students to diverse reading and writing tasks, and address how power may be won or lost through the medium of words. A departmental emphasis is also available for students seeking an A.A. or an A.S. in English. Various courses of study are available for students to choose: Generalist, Creative Writing, Literature, Writing Studies, English Language Studies, or Cultural Studies.

Most college degree and certificate programs require a two-course sequence of ENGL 1010, followed by ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2100.

ENGL 1030 may fulfill the General Education Human Relations (HR) requirement for SLCC AAS degrees.

ENGL 1050, ENGL 1100, ENGL 2030, ENGL 2250, ENGL 2260, ENGL 2270, ENGL 2280, ENGL 2600, ENGL 2610, ENGL 2630, ENGL 2710, ENGL 2740, ENGL 2760, ENGL 2810, ENGL 2830, and ENGL 2850 will fulfill the General Education Humanities (HU) requirement.

ENGL 1050, ENGL 1100, ENGL 2030, ENGL 2610, ENGL 2760, ENGL 2810, ENGL 2830, and ENGL 2850 fulfill the Diversity (DV) requirement at SLCC.

ENGL 1050, ENGL 1100, ENGL 2030, ENGL 2280, ENGL 2610, ENGL 2760, ENGL 2810, ENGL 2830, and ENGL 2850 may fulfill the diversity requirement at many institutions.

The English Department also provides electives such as ENGL 2250, ENGL 2260, ENGL 2270, ENGL 2280, and ENGL 2890 for students seeking to explore various kinds of writing.

The Student Writing Center

The Student Writing Center (SWC) offers SLCC writers a place to talk about their writing or reading with a trained writing advisor. Faculty writing advisors are instructors who teach in the writing program; peer writing advisors are SLCC students who have been recommended by faculty and have received extensive training in writing advising.

All writers at SLCC (undergraduates, staff, and faculty) are welcome to bring their work to the SWC. The advisors are able to work with all in-class writing and other writing projects such as scholarship applications, memos and reports. In the SWC, the writing advisors assist in analyzing the writing situation or project, developing a writing plan, undoing writer’s “blocks” and providing feedback to the writer. Computers are available in AD 230, as is assistance with word processing.

In the SWC, one-on-one or small group consultations are available and writers are encouraged to meet with a writing advisor at any stage in their writing project (from brainstorming to final editing). The SWC also holds workshops on reading/writing topics, demonstrates in-class peer group workshopping and distributes other writing-related materials (including materials on documentation and research methods). A standard consultation is a 20- to 30-minute meeting between a writer and a writing advisor (small group appointments also are available). These meetings can take place at any stage in the writing process from brainstorming to final editing. Writers can drop in any time the center is open to make an appointment; they should bring details about the assignment, along with notes and any drafts. On the Taylorsville Redwood Campus, the SWC is located at AD 218. At South City Campus, writing tutors are available in the Learning Center, N316. At Jordan Campus, tutors are available in HTC 102.

The SLCC Community Writing Center

Located at 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, the SLCC Community Writing Center provides writing assistance, short term workshops and writing groups to all Salt Lake area adults. For information, call (801) 957-2192.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Program Entry Requirements

Students are responsible for taking the ACT or the College Placement Test before the semester (at least one month before) they wish to enroll in ENGL 1010. Students who need to take preparatory classes in English to meet the requirement of any course should plan on extra time to complete a degree. It also is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of C. Students also must receive a minimum grade of C (not C-) in all English classes counted toward the degree

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested sample schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

OR

 

 

 

ENGL 2100

Technical Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) Choose One Course (3-4 Credits) from the Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1030

Quantitative Reasoning

3

A

RDG 0990; within the last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

MATH 1040

Intro to Statistics

3

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

MATH 1050

College Algebra

4

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits from One of the Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ECON 1740

Econ History of US

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HIST 1700

American Civilization

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

POLS 1100

US Govt & Politics

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN Or Depth) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas.  One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

NOTE: The following courses will fulfill the General Education Distribution Area requirement in Humanities: ENGL 1050, ENGL 1100, ENGL 2030, ENGL 2250, ENGL 2260, ENGL 2270, ENGL 2280, ENGL 2600, ENGL 2610, ENGL 2710, ENGL 2740, ENGL 2760, ENGL 2810, ENGL 2830, and ENGL 2850. If one of these courses is selected to fill the General Education Humanities (HU) requirement, it may also count toward the 21 credit hours of English required in the Major Course Requirements and English electives. If this option is selected, student must also complete an additional 3 credit hours in the non-English Electives area.

 

Required Courses: (Select 3 of the 4 Courses)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1200

Intro to Linguistics

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

ENGL 2250

Intro/Imaginative Wrtg(HU)

3

A

 

ENGL 2600

Crit Intro Literature(HU)

3

A

 

ENGL 2700

Intro to Critical Theory

3

A

ENGL 2600

English Electives: (Select 9 Credits from English Electives)

English Emphasis With Creative Writing

Major course ENGL 2250 suggested.

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 2260

Intro to Writing  Poetry(HU)

3

Sp

 

ENGL 2270

Intro to Writing Fiction(HU)

3

Sp

 

ENGL 2280

Intro Creative Nonfict (HU)

3

F

 

ENGL 2290

Intro Novel Writing

3

F

 

ENGL 2900

Special Topics

3

F, Sp

 

English Emphasis With Literature

Major course ENGL 2600, ENGL 2700 suggested*

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 2300

Intro to Shakespeare

3

Sp

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

ENGL 2330

Children’s Literature

3

F, Sp

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

ENGL 2610

Diversity in Am Lit(HU,DV)

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

ENGL 2630

Contemp Global Lit

3    

F

 

ENGL 2710

Intro to Folklore (HU)

3

A

 

ENGL 2810

Native Am Lit &Exp(HU,DV)

3

Sp

ENGL 1010 w/C or better

ENGL 2900

Special Topics

1-3

A

 

   *Choose ENGL 2600 and ENGL 2700 for the major course requirements

English Emphasis With Writing Studies

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1800

Digital Media Essentials

4

A

 

ENGL 1810

Writing Cntr Theory/Prac

3

F

 

ENGL 1820

Publication Studies

3

Sp

 

ENGL 1910

WCC Capstone

1

A

Department approval

ENGL 2100

Technical Writing(EN)

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

ENGL 2500

Grammar & Style

3

F

 

ENGL 2900

Special Topics

3

A

 

   For non-English electives, see the Writing Certificate electives.

English Emphasis With English Language Studies

Major course ENGL 1200 suggested

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 2030

Language in Society(HU,DV)

3

F, Sp

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

ENGL 2500

Grammar & Style

3

F

 

ENGL 2900

Special Topics

1-3

A

 

English Emphasis With Cultural Studies

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 2030

Language in Society(HU,DV)

3

F, Sp

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

ENGL 2610

Diversity in Am Lit (HU,DV)

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

ENGL 2760

Gender Cultural Stdy(HU,DV)

3

A

 

ENGL 2810

Native Am Lit & Exp(HU,DV)

3

Sp

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

ENGL 2830

Div Women Writers(HU,DV)

3

A

 

ENGL 2850

GLBT Studies(HU,DV)

3

A

 

Elective Courses: (6 Credits)

Complete 6 credits from the English Department Offerings or from any college course numbered 1000 or above.

NOTE: Acceptance of English courses varies within English programs at various institutions. Meet with an advisor to plan which English courses are best suited for the program to which you plan to transfer.

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  ENGL 1010

3

  ENGL 2010

3

  AI

3

  QL

3-4

  LW

1

  ENGL REQ

3

  Distribution (2)

6

  ENGL ELEC

3

  ELEC

3

  Distribution

3

Total

16

Total

15-16

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  ENGL REQ

3

  ENGL REQ

3

  ENGL ELEC

3

  ENGL ELEC

3

  ELEC

3

  ELEC

3

  Distribution

3

  Distribution (2)

6

  Student Choice

3

 

 

Total

15

Total

15

 

Departmental Offerings

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing (EN) 3 A WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score
ENGL 1030 Writing in Prof (HR) 3 F ENGL 1010
ENGL 1050 Rdg Contmp.Cltr (HU,DV) 3 A
ENGL 1100 Div/Pop US Lit (HU,DV) 3 F, Sp
ENGL 1200 Intro Linguistics 3 A ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better
ENGL 1800 Digital Media Essentials 4 A
ENGL 1810 Writing Cntr Theory/Prac 3 F
ENGL 1820 Publication Studies 3 Sp
ENGL 1900 Special Studies 1-3 A ENGL 1010 and instructor approval
ENGL 2000 English CO-OP Educ 2-4 A Instructor approval
ENGL 2010 Intermed Writing (EN) 3 A ENGL 1010 w/C or better
ENGL 2030 Language in Soc (HU,DV) 3 F, Sp ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better
ENGL 2100 Technical Writing (EN) 3 A ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better
ENGL 2250 Intro/ Imaginative Wrtg(HU) 3 A
ENGL 2260 Intro to Writing Poetry (HU) 3 Sp
ENGL 2270 Intro to Writing Fiction (HU) 3 Sp
ENGL 2280 Intro Creative Nonfictn (HU) 3 F
ENGL 2290 Intro Novel Writing 3 F
ENGL 2300 Intro to Shakespeare 3 Sp ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better
ENGL 2330 Children’s Literature 3 F, Sp ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better
ENGL 2500 Grammar & Style 3 F
ENGL 2600 Crit Intro Literature (HU) 3 A
ENGL 2610 Diversity in Am Lit (HU,DV) 3 A ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better
ENGL 2630 Contemp Global Lit 3 F
ENGL 2700 Intro to Critical Theory 3 F, Sp ENGL 2600
ENGL 2710 Intro to Folklore (HU) 3 A
ENGL 2740 Intro Women’s Stdy (HU) 3 F, Sp
ENGL 2760 Gndr & Cultre Stdy (HU,DV) 3 Sp
ENGL 2810 Native Am Lit & Exp (HU,DV) 3 Sp* ENGL 1010 w/C or better
ENGL 2830 Div Women Writers (HU,DV) 3 A
ENGL 2850 GLBT Studies (HU,DV) 3 A
*Course taught Spring semesters in odd years

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  • Rhetorical knowledge

2 – Communicate Effectively

  • Critical thinking, reading, and writing

4 – Think Critically

  • Process knowledge

4 – Think Critically

  • Genre knowledge

4 – Think Critically

  • Research skills

2 – Communicate Effectively

Department Contact Info

English Department

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Administration Building (AD) 241

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4020

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Technology Building (TB) 315
801-957-3866

English Department Chair
Stephen Ruffus

Program Faculty

Professors
Alma McKertich

Associate Professors
Sue Briggs
Clyda Rae Blackburn
Lisa Bickmore
Louise Bown
Ron Christiansen
Jennifer Courtney
Mary Jayne Davis
Allison Fernley
Melissa Helquist
Gary Howard
Lynn Kilpatrick
Stephanie Maenhardt
Liz Montague
Jason Pickavance
Tiffany Rousculp
Stephen Ruffus
Brittany Stephensen
Elisa Stone

Assistant Professors
Nathan Cole
Andrea Malouf
Jamie McBeth-Smith

Instructors
Brandon Alva
Charlotte Howe