Language Arts Emphasis (AA Degree A8987)

Degree A8987
An emphasis in Language Arts provides the student with an understanding of the acquisition of language with a focus on reading, writing, listening, and speaking with a diverse environment. In addition to the foundational language acquisition courses, students select personal options that will strengthen their individual interest and goals within Language Arts.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Language Acquisition
Choose a minimum of nine units from the following:9
Early Literacy in Child Development
Critical Thinking and Writing
Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors
Critical Thinking and Writing
Language Acquisition
Analysis and Critical Reading
American Sign Language Structure
University-level Practices for Academic Success
Language Arts Diversity
Choose a minimum of six units from the following:6
Elementary Spanish
Continuing Elementary Spanish
Intermediate Spanish
Continuing Intermediate Spanish
Spanish for the Spanish Speaking
Continuing Spanish for the Spanish Speaking
Conversational Spanish
Continuing Conversational Spanish
Elementary French
Continuing Elementary French
Intermediate French
Continuing Intermediate French
Intermediate Conversational French
Continuing Intermediate Conversational French
Elementary Italian
Continuing Elementary Italian
Intermediate Italian
Continuing Intermediate Italian
Continuing Conversational Italian
Advanced Conversational Italian
Elementary German
Continuing Elementary German
Intermediate German
Elementary Chinese
Continuing Elementary Chinese
Intermediate Chinese
Continuing Intermediate Chinese
Elementary Japanese
Continuing Elementary Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Continuing Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
Elementary Latin
Continuing Elementary Latin
Elementary Arabic
Continuing Elementary Arabic
American Sign Language 1
American Sign Language 2
American Sign Language 3
American Sign Language 4
American Sign Language 5
Multicultural American Literature
World Literature to 1650
World Literature from 1650
African American Literature
Contemporary Mexican American Literature
Teaching in a Diverse Society
Introduction to Mass Communications
Race, Culture, Gender, and Mass Media Images
Introduction to Electronic Media
Personal Options
Choose a minimum of three units from the following:3
Business Communications
Language Arts and Art Media for Young Children
English - Introduction to Literary Types
English - Introduction to Literary Types - Honors
Creative Writing - Fiction
Creative Writing - Poetry
Creative Writing - Memoir
Creative Writing - Nonfiction
Beginning Writing and Reporting for the Mass Media
Intermediate Writing and Reporting for Mass Media
Introduction to Public Relations
Early American Literature
or LIT 2
Modern American Literature
Survey of English Literature
Survey of English Literature
Children's Literature
Radio-TV Newswriting
Performance of Literature
For Area of Emphasis
Total Units18

Language Arts Website 

Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • demonstrate language acquisition and usage through reading, writing, listening, signing, or speaking within a diverse environment

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

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