Merritt Taylor, Ph.D.

Merritt Taylor, Ph.D.

"Grand Valley students are well prepared, they work hard, and it's a great opportunity and privilege as a professor to be able to show them opportunities that they may not have seen before." - Merritt Taylor, Biomedical Sciences Department Read More

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Glen Oaks Community College

Program Guide: English

First Year

First Semester
COM 121 3
NSM 151 4
World Perspectives elective 4
Foreign Language I 4
Second Semester
COM 122 3
Social Science elective 3
HUL elective 4
Foreign Language II or elective 4

Second Year

First Semester
Science Lab elective 4
U.S. Diversity elective 4
HUL elective 4
Foreign Language III or elective 4
Second Semester
Social Science elective 3
Humanities elective 3
HUL elective 4
Science elective 4


  • Degree offered: B.A.  The B.A. degree requires a third semester of foreign language.  Other languages are available at Grand Valley.
  • It is strongly recommended that students transfer after one year of general courses.  None of the required courses are available at Glen Oaks.
  • 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:  SSA 201, HUF 261, HUL 234, HUR 231
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HUL 201, SSS 121, SSS 220
  • Students interested in teacher certification should take SSP 101 as a social science elective.
  • Secondary certification candidates are also required to complete a teachable minor.  Please see for minor options.
  • Elementary certification candidates can also take HUL 233..


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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