Academic Certificate in Language and Literary Culture of the USA

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

AC Language and Literary Culture of the USA

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Culture and Society


Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

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.

Admission Criteria


What You’ll Learn

This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate effective writing skills.
  2. Demonstrate skill in research, note-taking, organization, and documentation in the preparation and writing of a research paper.
  3. Write memos and business letters.
  4. Organize and develop persuasive business presentations.
  5. Identify and describe various interpretations of "the American Dream" in American culture and literature.
  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.
  7. Describe ways in which Native Americans, Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, and immigrants have contributed to American culture and literature.
  8. Read and analyze varied and challenging reading materials, and analyze, synthesize, and evaluate these materials through written discourse.
  9. Select, prepare, and present a discipline-related independent study project in accordance with established methodology and guidelines.

Program Prerequisites

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits

Restricted Electives

Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Complete three courses from the following disciplines:
ASB Any ASB Anthropology course(s)
COM Any COM Communication course(s)
EDU Any EDU Education course(s)
ENG Any ENG English course(s) expect courses used to satisfy Required Courses area.
ENH Any ENH English Humanities course(s)
HIS Any HIS History course(s)
HUM Any HUM Humanities course(s)
IBS Any IBS International Business course(s)
IGS Any IGS Integrated Studies course(s)
MUP Any MUP Music: Performance course(s)
PSY Any PSY Psychology course(s)
REL Any REL Religious Studies course(s)
SOC Any SOC Sociology course(s)

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and 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.

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Major: 6221N
First Term: 2016 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: AC
Total Credits: 22-25
CIPS code: 13.9999
SOC codes: 25-1062
Initiating College:
Program Availability: - MC, RS
Occupational Area: Not Applicable
Instructional Council:
Last Updated: 01/13/2020