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English 101 and 102 as well as the corresponding Honors and ESL courses are similar in objectives, content, writing requirements, and evaluation standards to first-year composition courses at other colleges and universities. Credits for these courses transfer to the other accredited colleges and universities in Arizona and satisfy first-year composition requirements. Credits also transfer and meet similar requirements at many out-of-state academic institutions. A grade of C or higher is necessary in order to transfer credit.

Academic Advisement is available on campus at designated times. Students should consult with an academic advisor in planning their academic schedule in order to complete degree requirements in an expedient manner.  Contact the Enrollment Center for specific times or to make an appointment. The GCC Catalog describes graduation and transfer requirements.  Required courses may not be available every semester or year.  Due to limited course offerings, degree-seeking students may find it necessary to extend completion time lines and attend both day and evening classes.

English courses fulfill general studies requirements in communications and humanities and provide background for advanced study programs.  They develop communication skills for personal, employment, and academic use. Communication skills taught in the English Department are essential in any employment area. English majors are well prepared for careers in teaching, law, politics, journalism, writing, editing, public relations, advertising, marketing and management.   

English Humanities courses encourage personal enrichment through the study of literature.  Courses in English as a second language assist foreign speakers to learn to speak, write, and read English.

The department recommends that students have basic computing and keyboarding skills. Papers must be typed.