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Humanities and Social Studies Division
A0429 Degree

The Associate of Arts in World Languages and Global Studies is a multidisciplinary course of study that encourages global awareness and intercultural understanding through the acquisition of at least one modern language other than English, namely Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.  The coursework is designed with the dual intent of examining the nature of language and relating it to multiculturalism around the globe and in the United States.  Overall the program prepares students to function effectively in a global world by promoting a level of linguistic competence and cultural sensitivity that allows individuals to build ties of trust and collaboration across a number of career fields, such as International Business, Government, Teaching, Travel and Arts, Journalism, etc.   The elective component of the program allows students to frame their foreign language acquisition within regional cultural studies, global cultural studies or international relations.

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

Required Courses

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      Legislators

      SOC Career Code: 11-1031.00

      Develop, introduce or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State, or Federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $60.04

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $54,303.75
      Annual Job Openings
      368

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Supply Chain Managers

      Supply Chain Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-9199.04

      Direct or coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, or safety. Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs. Direct the movement, storage, or processing of inventory.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $104.66

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $93,479.96
      Annual Job Openings
      12,806

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

      Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

      SOC Career Code: 13-1161.00

      Research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, or gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or create a marketing campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $68.95

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $69,989.29
      Annual Job Openings
      14,439

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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      Economists

      SOC Career Code: 19-3011.00

      Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $90.93

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $109,404.23
      Annual Job Openings
      188

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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      SOC Career Code: 19-3041.00

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      Typical Hourly Salary
      $74.21

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $95,952.68
      Annual Job Openings
      145

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Historians

      Historians

      SOC Career Code: 19-3093.00

      Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $75.77

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $69,489.82
      Annual Job Openings
      56

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Political Scientists

      Political Scientists

      SOC Career Code: 19-3094.00

      Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $72.93

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $69,550.42
      Annual Job Openings
      60

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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      SOC Career Code: 25-1062.00

      Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $83.90

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $98,498.55
      Annual Job Openings
      16,578

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Broadcast News Analysts

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      SOC Career Code: 27-3021.00

      Analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $62.43

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $50,203.64
      Annual Job Openings
      819

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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      SOC Career Code: 27-3022.00

      Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $62.43

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $50,203.64
      Annual Job Openings
      819

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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  • World Languages & Global Studies, AA

    Humanities and Social Studies Division
    A0429 Degree

    The Associate of Arts in World Languages and Global Studies is a multidisciplinary course of study that encourages global awareness and intercultural understanding through the acquisition of at least one modern language other than English, namely Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.  The coursework is designed with the dual intent of examining the nature of language and relating it to multiculturalism around the globe and in the United States.  Overall the program prepares students to function effectively in a global world by promoting a level of linguistic competence and cultural sensitivity that allows individuals to build ties of trust and collaboration across a number of career fields, such as International Business, Government, Teaching, Travel and Arts, Journalism, etc.   The elective component of the program allows students to frame their foreign language acquisition within regional cultural studies, global cultural studies or international relations.

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

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Language Core Courses16
    Option 1: Choose sixteen units of sequential courses in one language.
    CHIN 1
    Elementary Chinese
    CHIN 2
    Continuing Elementary Chinese
    CHIN 3
    Intermediate Chinese
    CHIN 4
    Continuing Intermediate Chinese
    OR
    FRCH 1
    Elementary French
    FRCH 2
    Continuing Elementary French
    FRCH 3
    Intermediate French
    FRCH 4
    Continuing Intermediate French
    OR
    ITAL 1
    Elementary Italian
    ITAL 2
    Continuing Elementary Italian
    ITAL 3
    Intermediate Italian
    ITAL 4
    Continuing Intermediate Italian
    OR
    JAPN 1
    Elementary Japanese
    JAPN 2
    Continuing Elementary Japanese
    JAPN 3
    Intermediate Japanese
    JAPN 4
    Continuing Intermediate Japanese
    OR
    SPAN 1
    Elementary Spanish
    SPAN 2
    Continuing Elementary Spanish
    SPAN 3
    Intermediate Spanish
    SPAN 4
    Continuing Intermediate Spanish
    Option 2: Choose sixteen units in two levels of two different languages from the list above or the following list:
    ARAB 1
    Elementary Arabic
    ARAB 2
    Continuing Elementary Arabic
    GERM 1
    Elementary German
    GERM 2
    Continuing Elementary German
    GERM 3
    Intermediate German
    KORE 1
    Elementary Korean
    KORE 2
    Continuing Elementary Korean
    LATN 1
    Elementary Latin
    LATN 2
    Continuing Elementary Latin
    SIGN 101
    American Sign Language 1
    or 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
    SPAN 1S
    Spanish for the Spanish Speaking
    SPAN 2S
    Continuing Spanish for the Spanish Speaking
    Choose three units within one of the following tracks:3
    Track A - Regional Cultural Studies
    For China and Japan:
    AHIS 9
    History of Asian Art and Architecture
    HIST 10
    History of Premodern Asia
    HIST 11
    History of Modern Asia
    JAPN 53
    Conversational Japanese
    JAPN 62
    Japanese Culture Through Anime and Manga
    LING 3
    Languages, Cultures, and Writing in East Asia
    For France:
    FRCH 53
    Intermediate Conversational French
    FRCH 60
    French Culture Through Cinema
    For Italy:
    AHIS 14
    Rome: The Ancient City
    AHIS 15
    Culture and Art of Pompeii
    ITAL 53
    Continuing Conversational Italian
    ITAL 60
    Italian Culture Through Cinema
    ITAL 61
    Italian Culture through Food
    GERM 60
    German Culture through Cinema
    For Spanish Speaking Countries:
    AHIS 12
    History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture
    or AHIS 12H
    History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture - Honors
    HIST 19
    History of Mexico
    HIST 40
    History of the Mexican American
    POLI 25
    Latino Politics in the United States
    SPAN 30
    Spanish Composition: Exploring U.S. Latino Topics
    SPAN 50
    Spanish of the Barrio: A Socio-linguistic Perspective
    SPAN 53
    Conversational Spanish
    Track B - Global Cultural Studies
    ARCH 250
    World Architecture: Prehistory to the Middle Ages
    ARCH 251
    World Architecture: Renaissance through the Contemporary Era
    FASH 14
    Dress, Culture, and Identity
    HIST 3
    World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern
    or HIST 3H
    World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern - Honors
    HIST 4
    World History: Early Modern to the Present
    or HIST 4H
    World History: Early Modern to the Present - Honors
    MUS 14A
    World Music
    CUL 107
    World Cuisines
    LIT 11A
    World Literature to 1650
    LIT 11B
    World Literature from 1650
    NF 28
    Cultural and Ethnic Foods
    R-TV 25
    World Cinema
    Track C - International Relations
    GEOG 2
    Human Geography
    or GEOG 2H
    Human Geography - Honors
    GEOG 5
    World Regional Geography
    PHIL 15
    Major World Religions
    or PHIL 15H
    Major World Religions - Honors
    POLI 9
    International Relations
    SPCH 7
    Intercultural Communication
    or SPCH 7H
    Intercultural Communication - Honors
    LING 2
    Languages, Gender, and Power
    Total Units 19

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence  

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