A. Written and Oral Communications (9 hours)
Depending on placement, the first courses in English for entering freshmen are ENGL 101C* , Grammar, Composition & Rhetoric (3); ENGL 101 , Composition and Rhetoric (3); or ENGL 102 , Composition and Rhetoric (3); and
, Fundamentals of Speech (3).
1. Initial placement in ENGL 101C* or ENGL 101 is determined by the student’s score on one of the following:
the English section of the Enhanced ACT
the Critical Reading (formerly termed Verbal) section of the SAT
the English section of the ASSET test
and, additionally, in some cases by a writing sample.
Initial placement in ENGL 102 is determined by both of the following:
(1) the student’s score on one of the test sections indicated above, and (2) demonstration of writing proficiency beyond the ENGL 101 level. (Contact the Chair of the Division of Languages and Literature for further information.)
- A student who scores 17 or below or who has no scores at the time of enrollment will be placed in ENGL 101C* .
- A student who scores between 18 and 24 in ACT English will be eligible for initial placement in ENGL 101 . However, if a writing sample indicates a need for more basic instruction, the student will be transferred to ENGL 101C* .
- A student who scores above 24 in ACT English will be eligible for placement in ENGL 102 if, in the judgment of at least two English faculty members, the student’s writing demonstrates adequate mastery of the skills taught in ENGL 101 .
In special circumstances, students whose writing ability appears to be inappropriate for the type of freshman-level course in which they are enrolled may be transferred to a different course within two weeks after classes begin should two of three faculty members concur with the instructor of the course.
A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 101C , ENGL 101 , and ENGL 102 . An incoming student must enroll in an English class at the appropriate level in the entering semester and continue to do so each semester until this course sequence has been satisfactorily completed.
*A mandatory co-requisite lab (zero credit hours), ENGL 101L , Grammar, Composition & Rhetoric Lab, is required for enrollment in ENGL 101C .
2. In oral communication, students will complete COMM 101 , Fundamentals of Speech. Teacher education majors are referred to the section on Admission to Teacher Education for additional requirements.
All students must complete the nine (9) hour requirement for the Written and Oral Communications component of the General Studies program.
B. Literature (6 hours)
Non-English majors will complete ENGL 203 , World Literature I (3) and ENGL 204 , World Literature II (3); or they may substitute three Special Topics Mini-courses (1, 1, 1) for either ENGL 203 or ENGL 204 (not both), as indicated below:
ENGL 203A courses may be used toward substitution for ENGL 203 .
ENGL 204A courses may be used toward substitution for ENGL 204 .
ENGL 207A courses may be used toward substitution for either ENGL 203 or ENGL 204
E. The Social Sciences (12 hours)
Students must complete four courses with at least three of the following disciplines represented.
No more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline and be counted toward meeting the general studies requirement.
Only one Economics course may be counted toward the general studies requirement.
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Education degree must take three hours of history. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Education with the Elementary content specialization must take GEOG 200 and HIST 101 or HIST 102.
G. Modern Languages (6 hours)
In certain cases, a two-semester sequence of courses in the same modern language can be substituted for up to two General Studies courses. Both courses in this two-course sequence must be passed before General Studies credit can be awarded. Modern language courses can be used to substitute for no more than ONE General Studies course per Academic Division.
Students entering Concord with no high school credit in a particular language may substitute the 101-102 sequence of courses in that language for up to two General Studies courses.
Students entering Concord with one year of high-school credit in a language may take the 101-level course in that language for credit toward graduation, but not for General-Studies course substitution purposes. A two-course sequence in that language that begins at the 102- or 110-level (or higher) may be substituted for up to two General Studies courses.
Students entering Concord with two or more years of high school credit in a particular language may take the 101- 102 course sequence (or the 110-level course) in that language for credit toward graduation, but not for General-Studies course substitution purposes.
A two-course sequence in that language beginning at the 201-level (or higher) may be substituted for up to two General Studies courses. Students fulfilling modern language program requirements MAY take 101 and 102 of a language studied in high school to fulfill program requirements, but may NOT substitute for general studies requirements with the same language.