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Language Studies

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

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.

Details

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Field of Interest
Culture and Society
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Language Studies (CER)
Academic Plan Code
6237N
Total Credits Required
12-18
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Examine the nature, diversity and variation of language.
  2. Describe linguistic concepts and the process of language acquisition.
  3. Demonstrate communication skills in selected foreign language courses.
  4. Apply knowledge of cultural norms, values, beliefs, and regional variations to settings where the target language is used.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

$63,840

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Prerequisite

201-level proficiency in a language other than English as indicated by assessment or coursework

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SLC201 Introduction to Linguistics HU, SB 3
Foreign Language Foreign Language, Level 202 or higher Students must choose 3-5 credits in 202 or higher-level coursework in the language used to satisfy the program prerequisites 3–5
RE Restricted Elective 3–5
RE Restricted Elective 3–5

Restricted Electives

Students must choose two (2) courses from the list below. Prerequisites may not be used to satisfy the Restricted Electives

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SLC201 Introduction to Linguistics HU, SB 3
Foreign Language Foreign Language, Level 202 or higher Students must choose 3-5 credits in 202 or higher-level coursework in the language used to satisfy the program prerequisites 3–5

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Elective 3–5
RE Restricted Elective 3–5

Restricted Electives

Students must choose two (2) courses from the list below. Prerequisites may not be used to satisfy the Restricted Electives

Course Area Key
Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Academic Certificate in Language Studies (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=149096).


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