English Writing/Literature Concentration

John Fallon, PhD, Chair
Phone: (419) 995-8292
Email: fallon.j@RhodesState.edu
Office: 205R Galvin Hall

The English Writing / Literature concentration is for the student who intends to transfer to a four-year college or university for further study in areas including the following: Communication, English, Pre-law, and others.  To complete the concentration a student must complete the Associate of Arts distribution requirements and an additional nine credit hours of courses listed in the concentration.

English Writing/Literature Concentration

Associate of Arts Degree

Structured Course Sequence (4 Semester Plan)

First Year
SDE 1010 First Year Experience 1
COM 1110 English Composition 3
Mathematics Elective  3-5
CPT 1250Computer Applications in the Workplace 3
PSY 1010 
   or SOC 1010
General Psychology
   or Sociology
 Term Hours13-15
COM 2400Composition and Literature 3
LIT 2210Introduction to Literature 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective  3
Concentration Elective  3
Elective  3
 Term Hours15
Second Year
HST 1610 American History to 1877 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective  3
Arts and Humanities Elective  3
Science Sequence  4
Concentration Elective  3
 Term Hours16
COM 2820   AA Capstone Course 1
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective  3
Arts and Humanities Elective  3
Science Sequence  4
Concentration Elective  3
Elective  4
 Term Hours18
 Total Hours 62-64

 Portfolio Course

 Capstone Course


Course Electives

Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 Credits)

PSY 1010 General Psychology3
SOC 1010 Sociology (PSY 1010 can be used if not taken to fulfill requirement)3
ANT 2411Cultural Anthropology3
ECN 1410Macro Economics3
POL 1010Introduction to Political Science3
ECN 1430Micro Economics3
PSY 1730Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 2150Lifespan Psychology3
PSY 2200Social Psychology3
PSY 2301Educational Psychology3
SOC 1200Death and Dying3
SOC 1210Family Sociology3
SOC 1320American Cultural Diversity3
SOC 2211World Religions: History, Belief, and Practice3
SOC 2300Social Problems3

Arts and Humanities (12 Credits)

COM 1801Creative Writing: Fiction3
COM 2110Public Speaking3
HST 1011Western Civilization I3
HST 1012Western Civilization II3
HST 1610 American History to 18773
HST 1620American History Since 18773
HST 2300Technology and Civilization3
HST 2510History of Latin America3
LIT 2210Introduction to Literature3
LIT 2215Native American Literature3
LIT 2227Literature of Graphic Novels3
LIT 2250The American Short Story3
LIT 2260Fantasy Literature3
LIT 2301British Literature I3
LIT 2305Introduction to Shakespeare3
LIT 2310Literature and the Holocaust3
LIT 2450Themes in Literature and Film3
PHL 1011Introduction to Philosophy3
THR 1010Introduction to Theatre3

Mathematics (3-5 Credits)

MTH 1190Finite Mathematics/Business3
MTH 1260Statistics3
MTH 1370College Algebra4
MTH 1430Trigonometry3
MTH 1611Business Calculus5
MTH 1711Calculus I5
MTH 2660Calculus III4
MTH 1721Calculus II5
MTH 2670Differential Equations4
MTH 2680Elementary Linear Algebra4

Information Literacy (3 Credits)

CPT 1250Computer Applications in the Workplace3

Sciences (8 Credits)

CHM 1110Introductory General Chemistry4
CHM 1120Introductory Organic and Biochem4
PHY 1120Physics I4
PHY 1130Physics II4
BIO 1090Concepts in Biology4
BIO 1400Microbiology4
BIO 1110Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 1120Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO 2121Introduction to Human Genetics4
GLG 1000Physical Geology4

English Composition and Literature (6 Credits)

COM 1110 English Composition3
COM 1140Technical Writing3
COM 1160Business Communications3
COM 1200Writing in the Sciences3
COM 2213Verbal Judo3
COM 2400Composition and Literature3

Other Approved Course Electives

ACC 1010Corporate Accounting Principles4
ACC 1020 Managerial Accounting Principles4
Medical Terminology
BHS 1390Medical Terminology2
BUS 2100Business Law3
Electronic Engineering Technology
EET 1110Circuit Analysis I3
EET 1130Electronics4
Human Service
HUM 1111 Introduction to Social Work3
Mechanical Engineering Design
MET 1000Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD4
Mechanical Engineering Technology
MET 1020Material Science3
MET 2210Strength of Materials3
MKT 1010 Principles of Marketing3
SPN 1010Beginning Spanish Language I3
SPN 1020Beginning Spanish Language II3
SPN 2010Intermediate Spanish I3
SPN 2020Intermediate Spanish II3

Other Requirements

COM 2820   AA Capstone Course1
SDE 1010 First Year Experience1

Portfolio Course

Capstone Course