Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 6221
First Term: 2010 Fall   
Award: AC  
Total Credits: 22-25
CIP Code: 13.9999

Occupational Area: Academic Certificate
Instructional Council: English (28), English as a Second Language (14), Humanities (35)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code:

Description: The Academic Certificate (AC) in Language and Literary Culture of the USA is a course of study designed to provide students a strong foundation in the oral and written structure and vocabulary of North American English, academic and professional reading and writing, and knowledge and appreciation of representative literature and culture of the USA in all its diversity.

Required Courses
+ENG101 First-Year Composiion (3) OR
+ENG107 First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 3

+ENG102 First-Year Composition (3) OR
+ENG108 First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 3

+ENG109 Business Writing for ESL (3) OR
+ENG111 Technical and Professional Writing (3) 3

ENH111 Literature and the American Experience 3

+CRE101 College Critical Reading (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment 0-3

+ENG298AA Special Projects (1) OR
+ESL298AA Special Projects (1) 1
Credits: 13-16

Program Competencies
1. Demonstrate effective writing skills. (ENG101, ENG107)
2. Demonstrate skill in research, note-taking, organization, and documentation in the preparation and writing of a research paper. (ENG102, ENG108)
3. Write memos and business letters. (ENG109 or ENG111)
4. Organize and develop persuasive business presentations. (ENG109 or ENG111)
5. Identify and describe various interpretations of "the American Dream" in American culture and literature. (ENH111)
6. Explain how the following environments, agrarian, small town, suburban, urban, the South, New England, the Midwest, the Southwest, and the West, have contributed to American culture. (ENH111)
7. Describe ways in which Native Americans, Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, and immigrants have contributed to American culture and literature. (ENH111)
8. Read and analyze varied and challenging reading materials, and analyze, synthesize, and evaluate these materials through written discourse. (CRE101, ENG101, ENG107, ENG102, ENG108)
9. Select, prepare, and present a discipline-related independent study project in accordance with established methodology and guidelines. (ENG298AA, ESL298AA)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 22, 2010

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