Linguistics – Associate in Arts Degree

Top Code: 1501.10

This program of study provides students with insight into the study of language and language behavior.  The theoretical foundations of linguistics provide the basis for gaining insight into language structure and use. Multidisciplinary in nature, this area of emphasis includes social, psychological, and historical aspects of language. The goal of this field of study is to develop a student’s capacity to observe, assess, and analyze how language operates. Students who complete this area of emphasis are prepared for advanced study in Linguistics and Foreign Languages at CSU, UC, and private universities. Employment in education, research, communication, psychology, speech pathology, cultural studies, and child development typically requires an advanced degree.

Please Note: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the systems and functions of human languages.
  2. Use critical thinking skills to analyze and synthesize various aspects of human languages.

Requirements for the area of Emphasis

Students must complete the core course and additional requirements. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Core course
LING 010INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS3
or ENGL 010 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS
Students are strongly encouraged to take this course before other linguistic courses.
Additional requirements
Complete three courses of the following:9
INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY
HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE
HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
PHONETICS
LANGUAGE IN SOCIETY
PSYCHOLINGUISTICS: LANGUAGE AND THE MIND
INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
INDEPENDENT STUDY
Additional Options
Select two additional courses listed above or two of the following foreign language courses (at least 6 units, foreign language courses must be in the same language):6
American Sign Language
ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE--LEVEL 2
Arabic
ELEMENTARY ARABIC
ELEMENTARY ARABIC
Armenian
ELEMENTARY ARMENIAN
ELEMENTARY ARMENIAN
Chinese
ELEMENTARY CHINESE (MANDARIN) - LEVEL 1
ELEMENTARY CHINESE (MANDARIN) - LEVEL 2
ACCELERATED ELEMENTARY CHINESE (MANDARIN)
INTERMEDIATE CHINESE (MANDARIN) - LEVEL 1
INTERMEDIATE CHINESE (MANDARIN)
French
ELEMENTARY FRENCH
ELEMENTARY FRENCH
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH
German
ELEMENTARY GERMAN
ELEMENTARY GERMAN
INTERMEDIATE GERMAN
INTERMEDIATE GERMAN
Italian
ELEMENTARY ITALIAN
ELEMENTARY ITALIAN - LEVEL 2
INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN
INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN
Japanese
ELEMENTARY JAPANESE
ELEMENTARY JAPANESE
INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE
INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE
ADVANCED READING AND COMPOSITION
Latin
ELEMENTARY LATIN
ELEMENTARY LATIN
Portuguese
ELEMENTARY PORTUGUESE - LEVEL 1
ELEMENTARY PORTUGUESE - LEVEL 2
INTERMEDIATE PORTUGUESE
INTERMEDIATE PORTUGUESE
Russian
ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN
ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN
INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN
INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN
Spanish
ELEMENTARY SPANISH
ELEMENTARY SPANISH
SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH
SPANISH COMPOSITION
LANGUAGE OF THE BARRIO
Total Units18

General Education Requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree