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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 6237N
Effective Term: 2024 Fall   

Award: AC  
Total Credits: 12-18
CIP Code: 16.0199

Instructional Council: Languages
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of this program, students may pursue a career as:
25-1124.00 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
27-3091.00 Interpreters and Translators

Description: The Academic Certificate (AC) in Language Studies is designed to provide students with a foundation in the study of culture, language, and linguistic structures. Students will have the opportunity to develop oral and written communication skills in a language other than English.

Learning Outcomes
1. Examine the nature, diversity and variation of language. (SLC201)
2. Describe linguistic concepts and the process of language acquisition. (SLC201)
3. Demonstrate communication skills in selected foreign language courses. (ARB+++, ASL+++, CHI+++, FRE+++, GER+++, GRK+++, HBR+++, ITA+++, IPP+++, JPN+++, LAT+++, NAV+++, PIM+++, POR+++, RUS+++, SPA+++, TRS+++)
4. Apply knowledge of cultural norms, values, beliefs, and regional variations to settings where the target language is used. (AFR/ASB/CCS202, AHU+++, ARB+++, ASL+++, CHI+++, COM163, COM263, FRE+++, GER+++, GRK+++, ITA+++, ITH+++, JPH245, JPN+++, LAT+++, NAV+++, PIM+++, POR+++, PSY132, RUS+++, SPA+++, SPH+++, SOC241)
Program Notes
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Students may qualify to enter higher level language courses via departmental placement. Students wishing to earn credit for courses in which they placed out of should take the CLEP examination or apply credits earned through Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams.

Required Courses
SLC201 Introduction to Linguistics 3
Students must choose 3-5 credits in 202 or higher-level coursework in the language used to satisfy the program prerequisites.
Credits: 6-8

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 27, 2024

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.