Mar 28, 2023  
2021-2022 SLCC General Catalog 

English Studies: AS

Associate of Science | 61 credits minimum

English, Linguistics & 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 English program prepares students to transfer to a four-year baccalaureate degree in English. English majors study English literature, language, and other texts through in-depth critical analysis and creative production. English majors become complex thinkers and versatile users of language. Courses teach intellectual inquiry, engage students in diverse reading and writing tasks and address how power may be won or lost through the medium of words.

Career Opportunities
A degree in English prepares graduating students for many careers and professions, as well as advanced academic study. English majors pursue careers in writing, law, teaching, editing, artificial intelligence, marketing, SEO marketing, advertising, library, public relations, political science, policy development, and more. They excel in the skills employers are seeking: critical thinking, oral and written communication, and teamwork.

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.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:
Books: $0 - $100 for textbooks for the semester

Estimated Time to Completion
Time to completion is 4 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
Students will develop substantive knowledge as readers, analysts, and interpreters of texts, including historical, cultural, aesthetic, and theoretical frameworks for understanding texts, and will demonstrate this knowledge in their ability to posit claims about those texts, provide evidence to support the claims, and write persuasively. 1, 2, 4
Students will read, write, and think critically and creatively within the field of English Studies, engaging with critical and theoretical traditions and currents as they frame their own insights with respect to those traditions and currents. 1, 2, 4
Students will write in a variety of genres, becoming demonstrably more capable writers and communicators. 4, 6
Students will demonstrate critical thinking by questioning biases and embracing diverse perspectives in reading and writing. 2, 4
Students will understand and effectively use relevant college-level databases for research in English Studies, 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)

NOTE: Students should choose an HU designated course outside of the English department

Elective Courses (21 credits)

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