Feb 27, 2021  
2018-2019 SLCC General Catalog 

English - Writing Studies: AS

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Associate of Science | 61 credits

English Division
Taylorsville Redwood
AAB 165L
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-4020
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Program Faculty
Brandon Alva, Alena Balmforth, Jim Beatty, Lisa Bickmore, Chris Blankenship, Christie Bogle, Louise Bown, Sue Briggs, Anne Canavan, James Celestino, Ron Christiansen, Nathan Cole, Jennifer Courtney, Gordon Dunne, George Ellington, Allison Fernley, Ana Fillingim, Ann Fillmore, Clint Gardner, Maria Griffith, Jerri Harwell, Melissa Helquist, Charlotte Howe, Dean Huber, Kathleen Johnston, Justin Jory, Lynn Kilpatrick, Kati Lewis, Cristin Longhurst, Stephanie Maenhardt, Andrea Malouf, Jamie McBeth-Smith, Kathy McIntyre, Alma McKertich, Lisa Packer, Jason Roberts, Tif Rousculp, Carol Sieverts, Benjamin Solomon, Marlena Stanford, Brittany Stephenson, Elisa Stone

Program Description
The English Department offers courses that explore reading and writing as reciprocal in nature and involved in literate, disciplinary practice. Courses range from introductory to more advanced explorations of the role of language in society, in genre and academic studies, as well as 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. in English, or an A.S. in Writing Studies. Various courses of study are available for students to choose: Generalist, Creative Writing, Literature, Writing Studies, English Language Studies, or Cultural Studies. (Previous rationale for program: The Writing Certificate of Completion addresses the growing need for college graduates who can research and communicate information at a high level of competence in business, industry, and future fields of study, specifically written work. The Writing Certificate bridges content from other disciplines as it applies to students’ professional and/or academic interests and offers experiential learning opportunities beyond the classroom.)

Career Opportunities
Writing is a key component in nearly every career and highly valued in the workplace. In fact, there has been a societal shift in the status of writing toward an awareness of how writing affects the ways that people develop their literacy and understand its value. Writing is now generally within the top three skills employers look for in prospective employees. The A.S. in Writing Studies will position students to enhance their employment opportunities; transfer and completion of a B.S. will only further this enhancement.

Transfer/Articulation Information
Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. An articulation agreement between the SLCC’s English Department and the University of Utah’s Writing and Rhetoric Studies department is in place as of 2015, and is currently being updated. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx

Estimated Time to Completion
Time to completion is four semesters based on a full-time minimum of 15 credits per semester. Less than 15 credits per semester will increase time to completion.

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.

Graduation in the A.S. in Writing Studies requires the completion of an electronic portfolio.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
8 - Develop lifelong wellness

Students will develop rhetorical knowledge–the ability to take in and assess a communication situation for the typical and optimal strategies in that situation–and will be able to successfully deploy their rhetorical assessments in effective writing. This could involve internships as a means to provide students with actual writing situations. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6
Students will read, write, and think critically. 2, 4
Students will manage their own composing processes, including planning research, acquiring substantive feedback, and revising. 2, 4, 6
Students will capably use more than one genre of writing, attuned appropriately to a particular writing situation. 1, 2
Students will understand and effectively use college-level databases for research, as well as acquire strategies of information literacy within knowledge networks. 1, 7

General Education Requirements

Core Skills

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 1 course

American Institutions (AI) 1 course

Institutional Requirements

Communication (CM) 1 course

International & Global (IG) 1 course

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 course

Distribution Areas

Select 1 course from each of the Distribution Areas, 5 total courses; 1 course must also be designated as a Diversity (DV)

Graduation Map

Advising Notes

Students intending to transfer to a B.A. degree program should plan to take foreign language courses for some of their elective credit.

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