Apr 20, 2024  
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog 

English: AS

Associate of Science | 61 credits minimum

English Department
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, AAB 165
General Information, (801) 957-4073
Program Information, (801) 957-4020

Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor, AAB 237B, (801) 957-3866

Associate Dean: Stephen Ruffus, AAB 165M (801) 957-4375

Program Faculty:
Professors - Alma McKertich
Associate Professors - Sue Briggs, Lisa Bickmore, Louise Bown, James Celestino, Ron Christiansen, Jennifer Courtney, George Ellington, Allison Fernley, Jerri Harwell, Melissa Helquist, Gary Howard, Dean Huber, Lynn Kilpatrick, Cristin Longhurst, Stephanie Maenhardt, Andrea Malouf,  Kathy McIntyre, Tiffany Rousculp, Carol Sieverts, Mildred Sparks, Brittany Stephenson, Elisa Stone
Assistant Professors - Brandon Alva, Alena Balmforth, Nathan Cole, Charlotte Howe, Justin Jory, Jamie McBeth-Smith, Jason Roberts, Marlena Stanford
Instructors - Gordon Dunne, Ana Fillingim, Maria Griffith, Kathleen Johnston, Jason Roberts
Lecturers - James Beatty, Christie Bogle, Lisa Packer

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 2640, ENGL 2710, 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.

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.

Each semester several ENGL 1010 classes revolve around the FOOD theme. This course meets all the requirements for ENGLISH 1010 and has a food theme. Food defines who we are and connects us with other people, cultures, and the environment. It also provides us with rich opportunities for reading, thinking, analyzing, and composing.

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, and approaches to in-class peer group activities. It 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. On the Taylorsville Redwood Campus, the SWC is located at 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, the SLCC Community Writing Center provides writing assistance, short term workshops and writing groups to all Salt Lake area adults. For information, call (801) 957-2192.

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.

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

Estimated Time to Completion: If students follow the suggested sample schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

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
1. Rhetorical knowledge 2 - Communicate Effectively
2. Critical thinking, reading, and writing 4 - Think Critically
3. Process knowledge 4 - Think Critically
4. Genre knowledge 4 - Think Critically
5. Research skills 2 - Communicate Effectively

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Quantitative Literacy (QL) Choose One Course (3-4 Credits) from the Following

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits from one of the Following

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN or DEPTH) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas. One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Life Sciences (LS)   3-4
Fine Arts (FA)   3-4
Humanities (HU)   3
Interdisciplinary (ID)   3
Social Science (SS)   3
Physical Science (PS)   3

NOTE: The following courses will fulfill the General Education Distribution Area requirement in Humanities: ENGL 1050 , ENGL 1100 , ENGL 2030 , ENGL 2250 , ENGL 2260 , ENGL 2270 , ENGL 2280 , ENGL 2600 , ENGL 2610 , ENGL 2640 , ENGL 2710 , ENGL 2760 , ENGL 2810 , ENGL 2830 , and ENGL 2850 . If one of these courses is selected to fill the General Education Humanities (HU)  requirement, it may also count toward the 21 credit hours of English required in the Major Course Requirements and English electives. If this option is selected, student must also complete an additional 3 credit hours in the non-English Electives area. 

English Electives

Select 9 Credits from English Electives

Elective Courses: (9 Credits)

Complete 9 credits from the English Department Offerings or from any college course numbered 1000 or above.

Graduation Map


Acceptance of English courses varies within English programs at various institutions. Meet with an advisor to plan which English courses are best suited for the program to which you plan to transfer.