Linguistics and Literacy Program

The Department of Academic Literacy and Linguistics (ALL) offers an Associate in Arts (AA) degree in Linguistics and Literacy. The Linguistics and Literacy program aims to foster a critical appreciation of language while helping students to understand the relationship between linguistics and literacy. Students will understand systems of language; engage in scholarly debates about key theories of language and literacy acquisition; analyze and interpret linguistics and literacy phenomena and events; and interact with theories about language, identity (e.g., race, gender), and culture.

This program will prepare students for 21st century careers in education and related fields, including linguistics, speech pathology, education, publishing, journalism, law, marketing, and public relations.

Transfer Options

Students completing this program can transfer seamlessly into the B.A. degree in Linguistics at Lehman College/CUNY or the B.A. degree in General Linguistics at Queens College/CUNY without the loss of credits.

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Academic Program Maps


Required Common Core

Flexible Core

Curriculum Requirements

Choose One Language and Diversity Elective

Choose One Language and Learning Elective

Choose One Research Elective

Choose one of the following Advised Electives:

Choose an additional Advised Elective from following:

CRT xxx Advanced CRT course 3
Logic
XXX xxx Modern Language Courses2 0-6
XXX xxx General Electives3 0-6
30
Total Curriculum Requirements
60
Total Program Requirements

 

Footnotes

  1. Students intending to transfer to Lehman College under this agreement are strongly recommended to take MAT 150 – Introduction to Statistics to complete this requirement.
  2. Students are required to take two semesters of the same Modern Language. These credits can be satisfied in the Common Core – World Cultures and Global Issues area.
  3. These credits can be satisfied by taking STEM variants in the Common Core.

Academic Literacy and Linguistics Dept.

199 Chambers Street, Room N-499
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1396

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m