Programs & Courses

This pathway prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution to earn their degree in English. The pathway offers three specific focuses that students may choose from including Creative Writing, Journalism and Literature. All provide a basis in English as well as specific classes to benefit their interests.

 Associate of Arts-A&S, Prof Communications for Business

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Siobhan Wright Phone: 410-386-8207 Email: swright@carrollcc.edu The Professional Communications recommendation provides a foundation for students interested in writing for organizations, designing publications (digital and print), understanding media outlets, troubleshooting communication problems, leading team projects, and facilitating group discussions. This interdisciplinary pathway develops written, spoken, and graphic communication skills and awareness. This recommendation is designed to dovetail with the major at Stevenson University. By using the online ARTSYS program, artsys.usmd.edu, students can plan a course of study that will transfer seamlessly to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.

General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: Three Areas will show as required until two Areas have been completed.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
EMERGING ISSUES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Science courses; one must be a lab course (7-8 credits).   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Social and Behavioral Science courses from 2 different subjects (6 credits).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Arts & Sciences Program Electives

***** IMPORTANT ADVISING NOTES ***** If you select more than 30 credits to fulfill General Education requirements (two 4-credit science courses and/or 4 or more credits of math), you may apply the "extra" credit toward your electives. See an advisor for clarification. This program of study is a transfer recommendation under the ARTS and SCIENCES major. Your degree, ASSOCIATE OF ARTS, will appear on your diploma. Your transcript will say ASSOCIATE of ARTS in ARTS and SCIENCES. This transfer recommendation is offered for students who have not selected a transfer destination. You may take any 29 elective credits to meet Carroll graduation requirements. Consult ARTSYS, Carroll advisers, and the receiving college catalog to select courses that will transfer toward your bachelor's degree. Most bachelor's degree institutions will accept 60 credits at transfer.

 Associate of Arts-A&S, Prof Communications for Media/Arts

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Siobhan Wright Phone: 410-386-8207 Email: swright@carrollcc.edu The Professional Communications recommendation provides a foundation for students interested in writing for organizations, designing publications (digital and print), understanding media outlets, troubleshooting communication problems, leading team projects, and facilitating group discussions. This interdisciplinary pathway develops written, spoken, and graphic communication skills and awareness. This recommendation is designed to dovetail with the major at the University of Baltimore. By using the online ARTSYS program, artsys.usmd.edu, students can plan a course of study that will transfer seamlessly to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.

General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: Three Areas will show as required until two Areas have been completed.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
EMERGING ISSUES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Science courses; one must be a lab course (7-8 credits).   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Social and Behavioral Science courses from 2 different subjects (6 credits).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Arts & Sciences Program Electives

***** IMPORTANT ADVISING NOTES ***** If you select more than 30 credits to fulfill General Education requirements (two 4-credit science courses and/or 4 or more credits of math), you may apply the "extra" credit toward your electives. See an advisor for clarification. This program of study is a transfer recommendation under the ARTS and SCIENCES major. Your degree, ASSOCIATE OF ARTS, will appear on your diploma. Your transcript will say ASSOCIATE of ARTS in ARTS and SCIENCES. This transfer recommendation is offered for students who have not selected a transfer destination. You may take any 29 elective credits to meet Carroll graduation requirements. Consult ARTSYS, Carroll advisers, and the receiving college catalog to select courses that will transfer toward your bachelor's degree. Most bachelor's degree institutions will accept 60 credits at transfer.

 Associate of Arts-Arts & Sciences, English Creative Writing

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Siobhan Wright Phone: 410-386-8207 Email: swright@carrollcc.edu Faculty Advisor: Dr. W. David Fell Phone: 410-386-8115 Email: wfellt@carrollcc.edu Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jody Nusholtz Phone: 410-386-8221 Email: jnusholtz@carrollcc.edu The Arts and Sciences-English transfer recommendation prepares students to transfer to a 4-year institution as an English major, with a focus in either creative writing or literature. The sequence of courses aims to increase cultural awareness through a process of critical reading, research, reasoning, writing, and speech. This recommendation is rich in general education coursework to support students who, as a product of academic inquiry and study, develop an interest in a wide range of majors, minors, and career pathways.

General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: Three Areas will show as required until two Areas have been completed.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
EMERGING ISSUES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Science courses; one must be a lab course (7-8 credits).   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Social and Behavioral Science courses from 2 different subjects (6 credits).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Arts & Sciences Program Electives

***** IMPORTANT ADVISING NOTES ***** If you select more than 30 credits to fulfill General Education requirements (two 4-credit science courses and/or 4 or more credits of math), you may apply the "extra" credit toward your electives. See an advisor for clarification. This program of study is a transfer recommendation under the ARTS and SCIENCES major. Your degree, ASSOCIATE OF ARTS, will appear on your diploma. Your transcript will say ASSOCIATE of ARTS in ARTS and SCIENCES. This transfer recommendation is offered for students who have not selected a transfer destination. You may take any 29 elective credits to meet Carroll graduation requirements. Consult ARTSYS, Carroll advisers, and the receiving college catalog to select courses that will transfer toward your bachelor's degree. Most bachelor's degree institutions will accept 60 credits at transfer.

 Associate of Arts-Arts & Sciences, English Journalism

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michelle Parke Phone: 410-386-8129 Email: mparke@carrollcc.edu Arts and Sciences-Journalism prepares students to transfer to 4-year institutions with a focus in journalism and communications. The sequence aims to increase understanding of how various media operate in American culture through a process of critical reading, writing skill development, and analysis of written and visual texts. The recommendation rests on a foundation of General Education coursework to support students who develop an interest in a wide range of majors, minors, and career pathways. By using the online ARTSYS program, artsys.usmd.edu, students can plan a course of study that will transfer seamlessly to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution. Please note that journalism students at 4-year institutions are typically required to complete 4 semesters of World Language. Please investigate language requirements at potential transfer institutions.

General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: Three Areas will show as required until two Areas have been completed.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
EMERGING ISSUES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Science courses; one must be a lab course (7-8 credits).   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Social and Behavioral Science courses from 2 different subjects (6 credits).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Arts & Sciences Program Electives

***** IMPORTANT ADVISING NOTES ***** If you select more than 30 credits to fulfill General Education requirements (two 4-credit science courses and/or 4 or more credits of math), you may apply the "extra" credit toward your electives. See an advisor for clarification. This program of study is a transfer recommendation under the ARTS and SCIENCES major. Your degree, ASSOCIATE OF ARTS, will appear on your diploma. Your transcript will say ASSOCIATE of ARTS in ARTS and SCIENCES. This transfer recommendation is offered for students who have not selected a transfer destination. You may take any 29 elective credits to meet Carroll graduation requirements. Consult ARTSYS, Carroll advisers, and the receiving college catalog to select courses that will transfer toward your bachelor's degree. Most bachelor's degree institutions will accept 60 credits at transfer.

 Associate of Arts-Arts & Sciences, English Literature

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Siobhan Wright Phone: 410-386-8207 Email: swright@carrollcc.edu Faculty Advisor: Dr. W. David Fell Phone: 410-386-8115 Email: wfellt@carrollcc.edu Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jody Nusholtz Phone: 410-386-8221 Email: jnusholtz@carrollcc.edu The Arts and Sciences-English transfer recommendation prepares students to transfer to a 4-year institution as an English major, with a focus in either creative writing or literature. The sequence of courses aims to increase cultural awareness through a process of critical reading, research, reasoning, writing, and speech. This recommendation is rich in general education coursework to support students who, as a product of academic inquiry and study, develop an interest in a wide range of majors, minors, and career pathways.

General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: Three Areas will show as required until two Areas have been completed.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
EMERGING ISSUES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Science courses; one must be a lab course (7-8 credits).   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Social and Behavioral Science courses from 2 different subjects (6 credits).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Arts & Sciences Program Electives

***** IMPORTANT ADVISING NOTES ***** If you select more than 30 credits to fulfill General Education requirements (two 4-credit science courses and/or 4 or more credits of math), you may apply the "extra" credit toward your electives. See an advisor for clarification. This program of study is a transfer recommendation under the ARTS and SCIENCES major. Your degree, ASSOCIATE OF ARTS, will appear on your diploma. Your transcript will say ASSOCIATE of ARTS in ARTS and SCIENCES. This transfer recommendation is offered for students who have not selected a transfer destination. You may take any 29 elective credits to meet Carroll graduation requirements. Consult ARTSYS, Carroll advisers, and the receiving college catalog to select courses that will transfer toward your bachelor's degree. Most bachelor's degree institutions will accept 60 credits at transfer.

Career Strategies

English   Strategies

  • Write for campus publications such as college newspapers, magazines or departmental or program newsletters.
  • Submit writings to juried publications.
  • Volunteer to assist or tutor students in a writing center.
  • Become familiar with freelance  proposal writing and submission process.
  • Develop an online portfolio of writing samples via a website.
  • Obtain an internship in the publishing industry.
  • Look for positions with local dailies and alternative weeklies in the community.
  • Volunteer to write or edit publications with local nonprofit organizations to gain experience.
  • Become a student member of a professional association:

General Strategies

  • Treat school like a job by investing in coursework, arriving on time, etc.
  • Attend programs and activities sponsored by the Humanities and Communication Area of Study and related Areas of Study.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations; consider finding a mentor in your career area of interest.
  • Consider on-campus employment as a means to build your skills and your network of contacts.
  • Participate in leadership programs like the Leadership Challenge, Advanced Leadership Challenge or special leadership events and workshops on campus.
  • Take classes in communication and public speaking (e.g. Introduction to Speech Communication SPCH-101Advanced Public Speaking SPCH-201, etc.).
  • Attend the Career Development Center's workshops on resume, social media and branding.
  • Develop your resume and online presence via LinkedIn, Facebook, Weebly, etc.
  • Follow blogs or websites of accomplished individuals you admire.
  • Talk to professionals in organizations/industries related to your pathway; conduct informational interviews.
  • Seek experience through part-time, summer or internship positions in an environment related to your major.
  • Actively participate in student organizations to develop leadership skills.  Learn to work well within in a team.
  • Participate in service-learning events through classes or one-day volunteer programs (Cold Weather Shelter, Westminster Clean-up, etc.).
  • Look into joining the Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society.







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