Kirsten Strom, Ph.D.

Kirsten Strom, Ph.D.

"The liberal education aspect of the degree here at Grand Valley is really good at developing transferable skills. No matter what the students end up doing, they'll do it well." - Kirsten Strom, Art and Design Department Read More

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Grand Rapids Community College

Program Guide: English

First Year

First Semester
EN 100 or 101 3
World Perspective elective 3
Foreign Language 101 4
MTA Approved MA course 4
14
Second Semester
EN 102 3
Elective 3
Foreign Language 102 4
Elective 3
PS 110 3
16
 

Second Year

First Semester
Science elective 3
Foreign Language 231 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3
EN elective 3
EN elective 3
16
Second Semester
Science Lab elective 4
EN elective 3
Social Science elective 3
EN elective 3
13
 

NOTES:

  • Degree offered: B.A.
  • EN elective options:  EN 233, 237, 261, 262, 271. 278, 281, 282
  • Students interested in teacher certification (K-12) should take PY 201 as a social science elective and could also take PY 233 or CE 118.
  • This guide fufills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA). Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-PS course.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • Secondary teacher certification candidates are also required to complete a teachable minor.  Please see www.gvsu.edu/clasadvising/secondary-certificaion-84.htm for minor options
  • Elementary teacher certification candidates - please see the elementary - language arts guide for suggested courswork.
  • IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS SEE THE GRCC COUNSELING AND CAREER CENTER FOR A LIST OF COURSES THAT WILL FULFILL ELECTIVES.
  • World Perspectives electives:  AN 201, AN 210, AN 285, BA 288, EC 290, EN 252, EN 281, EN 282, FR 232, GR 232, GE 135, GE 210, GE 296, HS 101, HS 102, HS 120, HS 121, HS 230, HS 239, HS 240, HS 241, HS 242, HS 290, HS 295, PS 201, PS 202, PS 215, SP 232
  • U.S. Diversity electives;  AN 280, COM 235, EN 251, EN 261, EN 270, EN 271, EN 272, EN 278, GE 281, HS 215, HS 249, HS 250, HS 281, PL 207, SO 254, SO 260, SO 261, SO 262, SO 265, SO 270

 

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 communications skills developed in the study of English are also important to careers in public relations, business management, and personnel counseling.

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