Jun 14, 2024  
2020-2021 SLCC General Catalog 

Writing Studies: AS

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Associate of Science | 61 credits

English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
AAB 165L
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-4020
Program Website
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Program Faculty
Brandon Alva, Daniel Baird, Jim Beatty, Lisa Bickmore, Chris Blankenship, Christie Bogle, Anne Canavan, James Celestino, Ron Christiansen, Nathan Cole, Jennifer Courtney, Ann Fillmore, Clint Gardner, Joanne Giordano, Maria Griffith, Jerri Harwell, Melissa Helquist, Charlotte Howe, Kathleen Johnston, Justin Jory, Lynn Kilpatrick, Kati Lewis, Cristin Longhurst, Stephanie Maenhardt, Andrea Malouf, Jamie McBeth-Smith, Bernice Olivas, A.J. Ortega, Lisa Packer, Jason Roberts, Tiffany Rousculp, Brenda Sieczkowski, Carol Sieverts, Benjamin Solomon, Marlena Stanford, Brittany Stephenson, Elisa Stone, Stacey Van Dahm

Program Description
The Writing Studies program provides the first two years of required courses and general education requirements for the University of Utah’s Writing and Rhetoric Studies degree (either major or minor). Writing Studies majors study writing in its rhetorical, cultural, social, ethical, and political aspects. Writing Studies is not limited to English but incorporates all languages that students bring to the study. Writing Studies majors become critical thinkers and proficient writers of multiple types of writing including professional, academic, technical, and digital.

Career Opportunities
A degree in Writing Studies prepares students for many careers because graduates excel in the critical thinking and writing skills most valued by employers.  Writing Studies graduates pursue careers in web authoring, grant writing, science writing, journalism, artificial intelligence, advertising, teaching, law, government, and business.  Minoring in Writing Studies or double majoring with another degree elevates qualifications for many career paths, especially law, business, teaching, sociology, political science, and the arts.

Transfer/Articulation Information
This program has been designed to meet first and second-year core requirements in the University of Utah’s Writing and Rhetoric Studies major or minor undergraduate program. 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.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Books: $0 - $100 for textbooks for semester

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 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

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

Read, write, and think critically.

2, 4

Manage their own composing processes, including planning research, acquiring substantive feedback, and revising.

2, 4, 6

Capably use more than one genre of writing, attuned appropriately to a particular writing situation.

1, 2

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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