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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
    Language Acquisition
    Choose a minimum of nine units from the following:9
    CHLD 51
    Early Literacy in Child Development
    ENGL 1C
    Critical Thinking and Writing
    or ENGL 1CH
    Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors
    or PHIL 9
    Critical Thinking and Writing
    ENGL 81
    Language Acquisition
    READ 100
    Analysis and Critical Reading
    SIGN 210
    American Sign Language Structure
    STDY 100
    University-level Practices for Academic Success
    Language Arts Diversity
    Choose a minimum of six units from the following:6
    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 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
    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
    GERM 1
    Elementary German
    GERM 2
    Continuing Elementary German
    GERM 3
    Intermediate German
    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 5
    Advanced Japanese
    LATN 1
    Elementary Latin
    LATN 2
    Continuing Elementary Latin
    ARAB 1
    Elementary Arabic
    ARAB 2
    Continuing Elementary Arabic
    SIGN 101
    American Sign Language 1
    SIGN 102
    American Sign Language 2
    SIGN 103
    American Sign Language 3
    SIGN 104
    American Sign Language 4
    SIGN 105
    American Sign Language 5
    LIT 3
    Multicultural American Literature
    LIT 11A
    World Literature to 1650
    or LIT 11B
    World Literature from 1650
    LIT 20
    African American Literature
    LIT 25
    Contemporary Mexican American Literature
    CHLD 50
    Teaching in a Diverse Society
    JOUR 100
    Introduction to Mass Communications
    JOUR 107
    Race, Culture, Gender, and Mass Media Images
    R-TV 01
    Introduction to Electronic Media
    Personal Options
    Choose a minimum of three units from the following:3
    BUSO 25
    Business Communications
    CHLD 61
    Language Arts and Art Media for Young Children
    ENGL 1B
    English - Introduction to Literary Types
    or ENGL 1BH
    English - Introduction to Literary Types - Honors
    ENGL 8A
    Creative Writing - Fiction
    ENGL 8B
    Creative Writing - Poetry
    ENGL 8E
    Creative Writing - Memoir
    ENGL 8F
    Creative Writing - Nonfiction
    JOUR 101
    Beginning Writing and Reporting for the Mass Media
    or JOUR 102
    Intermediate Writing and Reporting for Mass Media
    JOUR 108
    Introduction to Public Relations
    LIT 1
    Early American Literature
    or LIT 2
    Modern American Literature
    LIT 6A
    Survey of English Literature
    or LIT 6B
    Survey of English Literature
    LIT 40
    Children's Literature
    R-TV 05
    Radio-TV Newswriting
    SPCH 4
    Performance of Literature
    For Area of Emphasis
    Total Units18

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