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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Pre-English Literature, A.A. (General Transfer)


Academic Program Code: 522

We study literature to understand how it tells the story of what it means to be human and to affirm the connections we share with humanity across geography, language, and ages. Literature students develop critical skills of analysis, research, reflection, and expository and creative writing: such skills offer personal and professional value, preparing the student for success in any academic discipline or professional career. In addition to graduate and professional school, among the paths students can consider are a career in academia; publishing; law; advertising; editing; politics; information science; advocacy; political analysis; intelligence; and writing, to name a few.

Declaring a pre-major in Literature puts students on a path to an Associate of Arts degree from GRCC and transfer to a four-year institution to major in English or literature.

General Education Courses


Select a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work from the General Education course list. Course work must be selected as directed in the areas below.

English Composition and Communications


All students must take EN 101.

Humanities


Select two (2) Humanities General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas. Only one (1) Foreign Language course can be used for the Humanities requirement.

Social Sciences


Select two (2) Social Sciences General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics


Natural Sciences


Select two (2) Natural Sciences General Education courses from two (2) different subject areas; one (1) must be a lab.

Mathematics


Select one (1) Mathematics General Education Elective.

General Education Total Credit Hours


30 (minimum)

Program Courses


Please select [(EN 261 or EN 262) AND (EN 281 or EN 282)].

Program Elective Courses


Select a minimum of nine (9) credit hours from the list below to be used toward your major requirements at the 4-year institution to which you are transferring. You are encouraged to seek academic advising in making your selections.

Open Elective Courses


Select a minimum of fifteen (15) credit hours to be used toward your major, minor, or elective requirements at the 4-year institution to which you are transferring. A foriegn language is often required. You are encouraged to seek academic advising in making your selections.

  • Open Elective - 3 Credit Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Elective - 3 Credit Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Elective - 3 Credit Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Elective - 3 Credit Credit Hours: 3 
  • Open Elective - 3 Credit Credit Hours: 3

Total Credit Hours


60

Transfer Notes


Be aware that many 4-year institutions limit the number of credits that you can transfer from GRCC, and have final determination regarding the transferability and applicability of GRCC courses. Contact the 4-year institution to which you intend to transfer for assistance with course selections and verification of the transferability and applicability of courses/credits. It is recommended that you meet with an advisor to review the requirements for this program and have any questions about transfer answered prior to completing this degree program at GRCC.