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  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Pre-Writing, A.A. (General Transfer)


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Academic Program Code:  524

The Writing Pre-Major delivers a flexible curriculum that allows students to determine their own course of study based on the Writing bachelor’s degree they plan to pursue at a 4-year institution. The Writing Pre-Major supports the development of writing skills and abilities for all areas of creative, professional, and personal interests.  Students who complete this Pre-Major will find themselves prepared to transfer into a bachelor's degree program in writing, preparing them for the writing demands in academic and workforce settings.  Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in writing can consider careers in professional writing, technical writing, creative writing, science and medical writing, business writing, publication, and journalism, to name a few.  Students declaring a Pre-Major in Writing are on a path to both an Associate of Arts degree from GRCC and to transfer to a 4-year college or university.

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


Writing


Select a minimum of three (3) writing courses (or open electives based on your transfer requirements) from the list below to be used toward your major requirements at the 4-year institution to which you are transferring. Some 4-year writing programs contain an “electives” requirement section that allows students to select from a broad range of writing courses; you are encouraged to seek academic advising in making your selections.

Literature


Select a minimum of three (3) literature courses (or open electives based on your transfer requirements) 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 courses to be used toward your program, minor, or elective requirements at the 4-year institution to which you are transferring.

The number of elective credit hours that you will need to complete this Pre-Major will depend on the number of credit hours that remain in order for you to reach the 60 credits needed to graduate.

Some 4-year writing programs contain an “electives” requirement section that allows students to select from a broad range of writing courses; you are encouraged to seek academic advising in making your selections.

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.

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