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Lake Michigan College

Program Guide: English

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 101 3
MATH 128 4
FORL I 4
ENGL elective 3
World Perspectives elective 3
17
Second Semester
ENGL 102 3
FORL II 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Science Lab elective 4
14
 

Second Year

First Semester
Social Science elective 3
FORL III 4
ENGL elective 3
ENGL elective 3
Elective 3
16
Second Semester
Science elective 4
Social Science elective 3
ENGL elective 3
ENGL elective 3
Elective 3
16
 

NOTES:

  • Degree offered: B.A.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Social science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.   Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  FORL 202, FORL 222, HIST 102, POSC 202
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HIST 201, HIST 202, HONR 215, SOC 201, SOC 202, SOC 205
  • Choose ENGL electives from the following:  ENGL 203, ENGL 204, ENGL 205, ENGL 206, ENGL 210, ENGL 211, ENGL 214, ENGL 216
  • Students interested in elementary teacher certification (K-8) should take PSYC 201 and PSYC 204 as social science electives and could also take ENGL 214, BIOL 170, MATH 200 and PHED 208.
  • Students interested in secondary teacher certification (6-12) should take PSYC 201 and PSYC 204 as social science electives and will also be required to complete a teachable minor.  Please see www.gvsu.edu/clasadvising/secondary-education-84.htm for minor options.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students who major in English find work in a variety of fields, ranging from management to computer programming. Careers such as writing, teaching, library science, editing, and publishing are directly related to specific studies in English language and literature. The communication skills developed in the study of English are also important to careers in public relations, business management, and personnel counseling.

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