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2018-2019 Catalog 
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Workplace Communication and Writing (AA)

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By pursuing coursework in English and Communication, students may earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree in Workplace Communication and Writing in the Department of English, OR an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree in Workplace Communication and Writing in the Department of Communication. Students anticipating continuing on for a Bachelor’s Degree in English are advised to pursue the Associate of Arts Degree.

  • Program Prerequisite: Not required.
  • Grade Requirements: A 2.0 or better in all courses required for this degree in addition to an overall GPA of 2.00 (C) or higher.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 61 credit hours is required for graduation; a minimum of 24 of these must be from the programs detailed below.
  • Program Code: 3078AA
  • CIPC: 090101 


English students are required to meet with a faculty advisor at least annually for course and program advisement. Call 801-626-6631 or email Debbi Murphy at ddmurphy@weber.edu, Tricia Cook at triciacook1@weber.edu, or Dr. John Schwiebert at jschwiebert@weber.edu for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study at the English department office, Elizabeth Hall 413. No special admission or application requirements are needed for this program.

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Associate of Arts requirements and for Associate of Science Requirements. See Foreign Language Courses Required below to fulfill the Associate of Arts degree. 

Consult with a departmental or college advisor for detailed general education guidelines.

General Studies Requirement

Required Courses: 24 credit hours from the following core areas:

Writing: 2 courses
New Technology & Digital Media: 1 course
Working in Organizations: 1 course
Workplace Skills: 1 course
Professionalizing Experience: 1 course

Writing (Select TWO / for a total of 6 credits: one from Communication, one from English)

New Technology and Digital Media (Select ONE / for a total of 3 credits)

Working in Organizations (Select ONE / for a total of 3 credits)

Foreign Language: (TWO courses / total of 6 credits)

Complete two semesters of one of the following languages: French, German, Spanish, American Sign Language, Chinese, or Japanese.

Program Learning Outcomes

Writing: Students will demonstrate writing and editing skills appropriate for the workforce.  

New Technologies & Digital Media: Students will demonstrate the principles and practices of new technologies and digital media.

Working in Organizations: Students will demonstrate knowledge of how organizations work.

Workplace Skills: Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate their understanding of workplace skills in written, oral or visual format.

Internships: Students will apply workplace skills by completing an internship with a professional organization.

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