SLCC General Catalog

English Writing CC

Certificate Of Completion
33 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. At Taylorsville Redwood Campus, the SWC is in 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, (801) 957-2192. The SLCC Community Writing Center provides writing assistance, short term workshops, and writing groups to all Salt Lake area adults.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

General Education and Financial Aid

Most courses taken to meet Writing Certificate requirements may also be used to meet General Education and Program requirements. Please meet with an advisor to discuss options. The Writing Certificate of Completion program is eligible for financial aid.

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. Writing Certificate Students are required to take a designated Service Learning course or complete an internship. Please see the English Department or English Advisor to complete a student interest profile for the Writing Certificate of Completion. This document can be found at www.slcc.edu/wcc.

Required Courses: (27 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

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

ENGL 1030

Writing in the Professions

3

F

ENGL 1010

ENGL 1800

Digital Media Tools/Techniques

4

A

 

ENGL 1910

WCC Capstone

1

A

 

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

ENGL 2100

Technical Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

ENGL 2500

Grammar & Style

3

F

 

Math 1010

Intermediate Algebra

4

A

RGD 0900; and within the last year MATH 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

CHOICE OF

 

 

 

 

ENGL 1810

Writing Cntr Theory/ Pract

3

F

 

 

OR

 

 

 

ENGL 1820

Publication Studies

3

Sp

 


Electives: (Select 6 Credits From English Electives )

Students can choose from the list of electives below or can identify writing-emphasized electives based on English Department approval.

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

BUS 2200

Business  Comm(IN)

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

INTL 2060

Intl Lit & Culture (HU,DV)

3

A

 

COMM 1130

Report for Mass Media

3

A

 

COMM 1140

Environmental Comm

3

F, Sp

 

COMM 1610

Jrn I: Reporting/Writing

3

F, Sp

ENGL 1010

COMM 1620

Jrn II: Editing

3

F, Sp

COMM 1610 or 1130

MATH 1030

Quantitative Reasoning

3

A

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

POLS 2200

Intro Compare Pol(SS)

3

TBA

 

POLS 2300

Political Ideology(SS)

3

F, Sp

 

 


Sample Schedule

First Semester

Credits

Second Semester

Credits

ENGL 1010

3

ENGL 1030

3

ENGL 1800

4

ENGL 1910

1

ENGL 2500

3

ENGL 2010

3

MATH 1010

4

ENGL 2100

3

ELEC

3

ENGL 1810/1820

3

 

 

ELEC

3

Total

17

Total

16

Department Contact Info

English Department
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, AD 241

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4020

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus 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