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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Language and Literary Culture of the USA
Major: 6221
First Term: 2010 Fall    Final Term: 2014 Summer
Award: AC
Total Credits: 22-25
CIPS Code: 13.9999
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: Shared by: GC, MC, PV, RS
Occupational Area:
Instructional Council: English (28), English as a Second Language (14), Humanities (35)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

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.

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.

Required Courses
 Credits: 13-16
+ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR 
+ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3)3
+ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR 
+ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)3
+ENG109Business Writing for ESL (3) OR 
+ENG111Technical and Professional Writing (3)3
 ENH111Literature and the American Experience3
+CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR 
  Equivalent as indicated by assessment0-3
+ENG298AASpecial Projects (1) OR 
+ESL298AASpecial Projects (1)1
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 9
Complete three courses from the following disciplines:
 ASBAny ASB Anthropology course(s) 
 COMAny COM Communication course(s) 
 EDUAny EDU Education course(s) 
 ENGAny ENG English course(s) expect courses used to satisfy Required Courses area. 
 ENHAny ENH English Humanities course(s) 
 HISAny HIS History course(s) 
 HUMAny HUM Humanities course(s) 
 IBSAny IBS International Business course(s) 
 IGSAny IGS Integrated Studies course(s) 
 MUPAny MUP Music: Performance course(s) 
 PSYAny PSY Psychology course(s) 
 RELAny REL Religious Studies course(s) 
 SOCAny SOC Sociology course(s)9

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)

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.