A.A. in Language Arts

Courses in language arts develop the principles and applications of language toward logical thought, clear and precise expression and critical evaluation of communication in whatever symbol system the student uses.

Students receiving this degree must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the District General Education Pattern, CSUGE or IGETC.
    If transferring to a CSU or UC students are strongly recommended to complete the CSUGE or IGETC General Education Patterns. Students looking to transfer to an out of state or private college should consult with a counselor for the appropriate GE pattern selection.
  2. Complete with a “C” or better each course as specified by the major.
  3. Maintain an overall GPA of a 2.0 or better in all degree applicable coursework.
  4. Meet the local area requirement of Kinesiology/Dance.
Select one (1) of the following courses:
Mass Media and Society3
Interpersonal Communication3
Public Address3
Public Address - Honors3
Select one (1) of the following courses:
Reading and Composition3
Reading and Composition - Honors3
Reading and Composition3
Select one (1) of the following courses:
Chinese I5
Chinese II5
French I5
French II5
German I5
German II5
Japanese I5
Japanese II5
Spanish I5
Spanish I - Honors
Spanish II5
Spanish II - Honors
Spanish III5
Spanish IV5
Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers I5
Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers II5
Select seven (7) units from the following courses:
Chinese
Chinese I5
Chinese II5
Communications
Mass Media and Society3
Reporting and Writing News3
Freelance Journalism1
Public Relations3
Cultural History of American Films3
Visual Communications3
Desktop Publishing3
Newspaper Production: Beginning Staff3
Multimedia Newsroom: Intermediate Staff3
Multimedia Newsroom: Senior Staff3
Multimedia Newsroom: Staff Leadership3
Editorial Board2
Multimedia Reporting3
English
Introduction to Literature3
Composition and Critical Thinking3
Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors
Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking3
Introduction to Women's Literature3
Creative Writing3
Creative Writing II3
Horror Literature3
Horror Literature - Honors
American Latino Literature3
Introduction to English Literature I3
Introduction to English Literature II3
Introduction to U.S. American Literature I3
Introduction to U. S. American Literature II3
Introduction to World Literature: Ancient - Early Modern3
Introduction to World Literature: 1600's through Twentieth Century3
Film as Literature3
Film as Literature - Honors
Children's Literature3
Children's Literature - Honors
Introduction to Shakespeare3
Literature of the Bible3
French
French I5
French II5
German
German I5
German II5
German III5
German IV5
Japanese
Japanese I5
Japanese II5
Spanish
Spanish I5
Spanish I - Honors
Spanish II5
Spanish II - Honors
Spanish Civilization3
Intermediate Conversational Spanish3
Spanish III5
Spanish IV5
Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers I5
Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers II5
Speech
Interpersonal Communication3
Public Address3
Public Address - Honors
Argumentation and Debate3
Small Group Communication3
May select one (1) of the following courses:
Humanities - Prehistory through the Medieval Period3
Humanities - Prehistory through the Medieval Period - Honors3
Humanities from the Renaissance through the 19th Century3
Humanities in the Modern Period3
Total Units18

A.A. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Language Arts A.A. Degree will:

  1. Demonstrate college-level critical interpretation, analysis, and synthesis of written material and media messages that reflect multicultural perspectives.
  2. Demonstrate college-level informed, thoughtful, effective written, oral, and visual expression in English or other languages.
  3. Demonstrate college-level development of cultural appreciation through literature in English and other languages.
  4. Demonstrate college-level respect for diverse perspectives and demonstration of cultural awareness, personal responsibility, and ethical behavior within a diverse society.