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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

AA-T/AS-T degrees are designed to facilitate transfer to four-year institutions. Mt. San Antonio College ranks in the Top 10 in transferring students to UC, CSU, and private universities. Please visit Counseling Services for information on how to transfer, workshops, activities, events, and advising.

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  • Language Arts Emphasis, AA Liberal Arts and Sciences

    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
    Foundations
    Choose a 7-8 units from the following:7-8
    ENGL 1A
    Freshman Composition
    ENGL 1AH
    Freshman Composition - Honors
    ENGL 1AM
    College Composition for Non-Native English Speakers
    ENGL 1B
    English - Introduction to Literary Types
    ENGL 1BH
    English - Introduction to Literary Types - Honors
    ENGL 1C
    Critical Thinking and Writing
    ENGL 1CH
    Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors
    PHIL 9
    Critical Thinking and Writing
    PHIL 9H
    Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors
    READ 100
    Analysis and Critical Reading
    SPCH 1A
    Public Speaking
    SPCH 1AH
    Public Speaking - Honors
    Language and Culture
    Choose 3-4 units from the following:3-4
    SPAN 1
    Elementary Spanish
    SPAN 2
    Continuing Elementary Spanish
    SPAN 3
    Intermediate Spanish
    SPAN 4
    Continuing Intermediate Spanish
    SPAN 1S
    Spanish for the Spanish Speaking
    SPAN 2S
    Continuing Spanish for the Spanish Speaking
    SPAN 50
    Spanish of the Barrio: A Socio-linguistic Perspective
    SPAN 53
    Conversational Spanish
    SPAN 54
    Continuing Conversational Spanish
    FRCH 1
    Elementary French
    FRCH 2
    Continuing Elementary French
    FRCH 3
    Intermediate French
    FRCH 4
    Continuing Intermediate French
    FRCH 53
    Intermediate Conversational French
    FRCH 54
    Continuing Intermediate Conversational French
    FRCH 60
    French Culture Through Cinema
    ITAL 1
    Elementary Italian
    ITAL 2
    Continuing Elementary Italian
    ITAL 3
    Intermediate Italian
    ITAL 4
    Continuing Intermediate Italian
    ITAL 53
    Continuing Conversational Italian
    ITAL 54
    Advanced Conversational Italian
    ITAL 60
    Italian Culture Through Cinema
    GERM 1
    Elementary German
    GERM 2
    Continuing Elementary German
    GERM 3
    Intermediate German
    GERM 60
    German Culture through Cinema
    CHIN 1
    Elementary Chinese
    CHIN 2
    Continuing Elementary Chinese
    CHIN 3
    Intermediate Chinese
    CHIN 4
    Continuing Intermediate Chinese
    JAPN 1
    Elementary Japanese
    JAPN 2
    Continuing Elementary Japanese
    JAPN 3
    Intermediate Japanese
    JAPN 4
    Continuing Intermediate Japanese
    JAPN 53
    Conversational Japanese
    LATN 1
    Elementary Latin
    LATN 1H
    Elementary Latin - Honors
    LATN 2
    Continuing Elementary Latin
    LATN 2H
    Continuing Elementary Latin - Honors
    ARAB 1
    Elementary Arabic
    ARAB 2
    Continuing Elementary Arabic
    SIGN 101
    American Sign Language 1
    SIGN 101H
    American Sign Language 1 - Honors
    SIGN 102
    American Sign Language 2
    SIGN 103
    American Sign Language 3
    SIGN 104
    American Sign Language 4
    SIGN 105
    American Sign Language 5
    SIGN 210
    American Sign Language Structure
    JOUR 107
    Race, Culture, Gender, and Mass Media Images
    ENGL 81
    Language Acquisition
    CHLD 5
    Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs
    ANTH 6
    Language and Culture: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
    LING 2
    Languages, Gender, and Power
    LING 3
    Languages, Cultures, and Writing in East Asia
    Literature and Expression
    Choose a minimum of three units from the following:3
    LIT 1
    Early American Literature
    LIT 2
    Modern American Literature
    LIT 3
    Multicultural American Literature
    LIT 6A
    Survey of English Literature
    LIT 6B
    Survey of English Literature
    LIT 11A
    World Literature to 1650
    LIT 11B
    World Literature from 1650
    LIT 20
    African American Literature
    LIT 25
    Contemporary Mexican American Literature
    LIT 40
    Children's Literature
    JOUR 100
    Introduction to Mass Communications
    JOUR 101
    Beginning Writing and Reporting for the Mass Media
    JOUR 102
    Intermediate Writing and Reporting for Mass Media
    ENGL 8A
    Creative Writing - Fiction
    ENGL 8B
    Creative Writing - Poetry
    ENGL 8E
    Creative Writing - Memoir
    ENGL 8F
    Creative Writing - Nonfiction
    SPCH 4
    Performance of Literature
    R-TV 05
    Radio-TV Newswriting
    CHLD 51
    Early Literacy in Child Development
    CHLD 61
    Language Arts and Art Media for Young Children
    Plus two courses (6-7 units) from any of the above areas not already taken6-7
    Total Units19-22

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