- Describe literary and media genres.
- Write a variety of essays requiring analysis, evaluation, and research.
- Choose effective organization patterns to support an essay's rhetorical style.
- Examine literary and media techniques to appreciate and analyze purpose, audience, and agenda.
- Examine plot, setting, characterization, theme, and point of view in film and literature.
- Conduct research in the library, online, and through interviews, and incorporate that research into written arguments.
- Read, interpret, and evaluate primary and secondary sources.
- Create strong thesis statements based on an analysis of information contained in primary and secondary sources.
- Appropriately document sources using Modern Language Association (MLA) style.
- Compose well-supported and well-organized essays based on research and/or personal experience.
- Revise essays to reflect correct usage, syntax grammar, and mechanics.
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Cost and Schedule
Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.
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The Lifelong Learning Credit (up to $2000) and the American Opportunity Tax Credit* (up to $2500) are both available annually to U.S. students.
Guild negotiates reduced tuition with partner colleges and programs, giving you affordable options from the start.
Guild works with your employer to offer corporate tuition assistance to qualified employees.
Guild is committed to reduce the cost of higher education for hard-working adults. We'll help make an affordable path to move your education forward.
* The American Opportunity Tax Credit is only available for eligible students in undergrad or master's degree programs. All other funding categories are available for all eligible students. Please check with your individual employer to verify your eligibility.
Guild is designed for working adults. With 100% online classes, you work and study when it’s most convenient for you.
Your team is here to support you through admissions, the financial aid process, and each of your classes
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Student in Guild's Management Training Program, starting her degree at CSU Global in 2017
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B.A. in Special Education (K-12) at Western Governors University
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Apply to this offering.
- Complete the SmarterMeasure assessment related to your online learning style.
- In certain cases, you will need to submit your unofficial transcripts to Guild.
- A path to finish your degree or take graduate courses, at little to no cost
- A personal college and career adviser to help you navigate programs and offerings
- Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
- Relevant classes and programs designed to help you advance in your career
- Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees
- Students first: We're here to help you, and you come first in our world. In exchange, we expect you give your all and to support your fellow classmates.
- We learn best by doing: Experimentation, learning by doing, feedback and reflection lay at the core of every learning experience with Guild.
- Feedback makes us better, in fact, it’s a gift: Practice only makes perfect when we get feedback on how to improve.
- Reflection is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have: Reflection allows us to digest the learnings and feedback we’ve received.
- Community matters: We’re all in this together and we expect all Guild members to appreciate the role we play in each other’s learning experience.