Shane O'Donohue

Shane O'Donohue

"What I like best about Grand Valley are the people here. Everybody is very supportive and they want you to succeed in life, and that is a great feeling having such a family behind you." - Shane O'Donohue, biomedical sciences and psychology double major Read More

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West Shore Community College

Program Guide: English

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 3
MTH 121 3
Foreign Language I 4
Social Science elective 3
Elective 3
16
Second Semester
ENG 112 3
Social Science elective 3
Foreign Language II 4
ENG 251 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
16
 

Second Year

First Semester
Foreign Language III 4
World Perspectives elective 3
Lab Science elective 4
LIT elective 3
14
Second Semester
Elective 3
Math/Science elective 3
Elective 3
LIT elective 3
Elective 3
15
 

NOTES:

  • Degree offered: B.A.
  • This guide fulfills the MACRAO agreement.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANT 112, GEO 133, LIT 213, PHL 202, SPN 202, HIS 142
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ANT 114, SOC 275, HIS 145, HIS 146
  • English elective options:  LIT 211, LIT 212, LIT 151
  • Students interested in elementary teacher certification (K-8) should take PSY 161, PSY 262, MTH 126 and MTH 127.
  • Students interested in secondary teacher certification should take PSY 161 and PSY 262.  Students must also complete a teachable minor.Please see www.gvsu.edu/clasadvising/secondary-certification-84.htm for minor options
  • It is recommended that students transfer after one year

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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