Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog

English Studies: AS

Associate of Science | 61 credits minimum

Program Website
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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: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx

NOTE: Fees may vary based upon specific registration and are subject to change.

General Education Requirements

Complete all General Education courses. Refer to Notes for program specific requirements and recommendations.


Program General Education Notes


Quantitative Literacy (QL): MATH 1030

Humanities (HU): Students should choose an HU designated course outside of the English department.

Program Requirements

Time to Completion & Graduation Map

  • English Studies AS: Full-time  
  • 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 Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • 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. [1,2,4,5]
  • 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. [1,2,4,5]
  • Students will write in a variety of genres, becoming demonstrably more capable writers and communicators. [4,5,7]
  • 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. [1,8,9]