Matthew  Waldon

Matthew Waldon

"The faculty members here at Grand Valley are like none other. They truly want to interact with their students." - Matthew Waldon, public and nonprofit administration major Read More

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C.S. Mott Community College

Program Guide: English

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 101 3
MATH 130 4
Foreign Language I 4
Social Science elective 3
Second Semester
ENGL 102 3
Social Science elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Foreign Language II 4
ENGL elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
Foreign Language III 4
Science Lab elective 4
ENGL elective 3
ENGL elective 3
Second Semester
ENGL elective 3
World Perspectives elective 3
ENGL elective 3
Science elective 3
Elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.A.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA). Science and social 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:  ANTH 211, FREN 252, GEOG 142, HIST 151, HIST 152, PSCN 173, SPAN 282
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HIST 154, HIST 155, SOCY 193, SOCY 292, SOCY 294
  • ENGL electives:  ENGL 231, ENGL 232, ENGL 223, ENGL 241, ENGL 242, ENGL 243
  • Students interested in elementary teacher certification (K-8) should take PSYC 281 and PSYC 285 as social science electives and could also take ENGL 210 and MATH 210 and MATH 220 (both must be taken to receive specific credit at Grand Valley).
  • Students interested in secondary teacher certification (6-12) should take PSYC 281 and PSYC 285 as social science electives and will also be required to complete a teachable minor.  Please see for minor options.


Students who major in English find work in a variety of fields, ranging from management to computer programming. Careers such as writing, library science, teaching, 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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