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
Choose a 7-8 units from the following:7-8
Freshman Composition
Freshman Composition - Honors
College Composition for Non-Native English Speakers
English - Introduction to Literary Types
English - Introduction to Literary Types - Honors
Critical Thinking and Writing
Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors
Critical Thinking and Writing
Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors
Analysis and Critical Reading
Public Speaking
Public Speaking - Honors
Language and Culture
Choose 3-4 units from the following:3-4
Language and Culture: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Elementary Arabic
Continuing Elementary Arabic
Elementary Chinese
Continuing Elementary Chinese
Intermediate Chinese
Continuing Intermediate Chinese
Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs
Language Acquisition
Elementary French
Continuing Elementary French
Intermediate French
Continuing Intermediate French
Intermediate Conversational French
Continuing Intermediate Conversational French
French Culture Through Cinema
Elementary German
Continuing Elementary German
Intermediate German
German Culture through Cinema
Elementary Italian
Continuing Elementary Italian
Intermediate Italian
Continuing Intermediate Italian
Continuing Conversational Italian
Advanced Conversational Italian
Italian Culture Through Cinema
Elementary Japanese
Continuing Elementary Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Continuing Intermediate Japanese
Conversational Japanese
Race, Culture, Gender, and Mass Media Images
Elementary Latin
Elementary Latin - Honors
Continuing Elementary Latin
Continuing Elementary Latin - Honors
Languages, Gender, and Power
Languages, Cultures, and Writing in East Asia
Elementary Spanish
Spanish for the Spanish Speaking
Continuing Elementary Spanish
Continuing Spanish for the Spanish Speaking
Intermediate Spanish
Continuing Intermediate Spanish
Spanish of the Barrio: A Socio-linguistic Perspective
Conversational Spanish
Continuing Conversational Spanish
American Sign Language 1
American Sign Language 1 - Honors
American Sign Language 2
American Sign Language 3
American Sign Language 4
American Sign Language 5
American Sign Language Structure
Literature and Expression
Choose a minimum of three units from the following:3
Early Literacy in Child Development
Language Arts and Art Media for Young Children
Creative Writing - Fiction
Creative Writing - Poetry
Creative Writing - Memoir
Creative Writing - Nonfiction
Introduction to Mass Communications
Beginning Writing and Reporting for the Mass Media
Intermediate Writing and Reporting for Mass Media
Early American Literature
Modern American Literature
Multicultural American Literature
Survey of English Literature
Survey of English Literature
World Literature to 1650
World Literature from 1650
African American Literature
Contemporary Mexican American Literature
Children's Literature
Radio-TV Newswriting
Performance of Literature
Plus two courses (6-7 units) from any of the above areas not already taken6-7
Total Units19-22

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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.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5
Spring Term 1
AA/S ARTS Area C-1 Arts Course 3
Summer Term 1
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course .5
Fall Term 2
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3
Choose 3 units from Language Arts Diversity 3  
Winter Term 2
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3
Spring Term 2
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3
Language Arts AA A8987 7  
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 Total Units36.5
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