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Information about Fall 2020 at JCC

Language, Literature, and Writing (Liberal Arts & Sciences) (A.A.)

Earn a degree in language, literature, and writing

The Language, Literature, and Writing program at Jamestown Community College prompts learners to understand and effectively respond to diverse perspectives, to flourish from encounters with new ideas, and to discover their best selves through literature, creative expression, philosophy, and languages.

The A.A. degree equips you for an ever-changing personal and vocational landscape, specifically preparing graduates for transfer to bachelor's degrees in English, world languages, writing studies, literary studies, and more.

This program can be completed online.

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Degree flexibility

You can focus your degree on interest areas in literature, creative expression, philosophy, and languages.

Study abroad

You can study in another country for a full semester, travel as part of a specialized course, or complete an international internship. Learn about studying abroad.

Career opportunities

Students trained in the humanities with an emphasis on language, literature, and writing become keen critical thinkers, excellent writers, and effective communicators. Career options are varied and can include*:

  • Arbitrator or mediator: $60,670 – bachelor’s degree
  • Copywriter: $43,615 – bachelor’s degree
  • Emergency management director: $72,760 – bachelor’s degree
  • Language or literature teaching, secondary: $59,170 – master’s or professional degree
  • Editor: $58,770 – bachelor’s degree
  • Fundraising manager: $111,280 – bachelor’s degree
  • Interpreter or translator: $47,190 – bachelor’s degree
  • Journalist, reporter, or correspondent: $51,903 – bachelor’s degree
  • Lawyer: $119,250 – doctoral or professional degree
  • Legislator: $93,500 – bachelor’s, master’s, or professional degree
  • Librarian: $55,152 – master’s or professional degree
  • News analyst: $62,163 – bachelor’s degree
  • Public relations specialist: $59,300 – bachelor’s degree
  • Professor: $76,000 – master’s, doctoral, or professional degree
  • Technical writer: $70,930 – bachelor’s degree
  • Writer or author: $61,820 – bachelor’s degree

*Careers, median salaries, and minimum education requirements obtained from U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Available on
Both campuses
100% of program
Available online

Courses

Semester 1

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3 Humanities College Composition

Mathematics Elective

Recommended:

MAT 1500: Problem Solving or

MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics

3 Math Mathematical Reasoning

World Language

Choose a course from SUNY Gen Ed – Foreign Language category

3 Foreign Languages Cultural Understanding

Elective

3

INT 1555: Inquire

2 Critical and Integrative Reasoning
  • Set up shadowing experience with the applied learning office.
  • Visit the Learning Center for support throughout the semester.
  • Elective: Discuss course transferability with advisor.

Semester 2

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3 Basic Communication Oral Communication

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

ANT 1520: Intro to Cultural Anthropology or

ANT 1530: Comparative Religion or

SOC 1510: Intro to Sociology

3 Other World Civilizations Social Sciences Cultural Understanding Global Perspectives

Mathematics & Sciences Elective*

Recommended:

CSC 1530: Intro to HTML & CSS or

MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics

3 Math

Program Core Elective*

Recommended:

World Language or

PHL 1510: Intro to Philosophy or

PHL 1570: Critical Reasoning or

ENG 1580: Intro to Technical Writing

3 Foreign Languages Humanities Cultural Understanding Global Perspectives

Elective

3
  • *Requirements Met depends on course choice.
  • PHL 1510 or PHL 1570 recommended for literature track; a language course recommended for language track; tech writing recommended for writing track.
  • Elective: Discuss course transferability with advisor.

Semester 3

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

Elective

Recommended:

Choose any Art, Music, or Theatre course

3

Program Core Elective

Choose a 2000-level, track-specific course

 

Language Track:

Two 2000-level sequence courses in Spanish (SPA 2510 and SPA 2520) or French (FRE 2510 and FRE 2520)

Two additional 2000-level language courses: SPA 2530, SPA 2550, SPA 2560, RUS 2560

 

Literature Track:

Four of the following: ENG 2510, ENG 2520, ENG 2550, ENG 2560, ENG 2580, ENG 2590, ENG 2610, ENG 2620, ENG 2560, ENG 2650, ENG 2660, ENG 2730, ENG 2830, ENG 2840, ENG 2850, ENG 2870

 

Writing Track:

All of the following: ENG 2540, ENG 2740, ENG 2890, CMM 2530

3

Program Core Elective

Choose a 2000-level, track-specific course

 

Language Track:

Two 2000-level sequence courses in Spanish (SPA 2510 and SPA 2520) or French (FRE 2510 and FRE 2520)

Two additional 2000-level language courses: SPA 2530, SPA 2550, SPA 2560, RUS 2560

 

Literature Track:

Four of the following: ENG 2510, ENG 2520, ENG 2550, ENG 2560, ENG 2580, ENG 2590, ENG 2610, ENG 2620, ENG 2560, ENG 2650, ENG 2660, ENG 2730, ENG 2830, ENG 2840, ENG 2850, ENG 2870

 

Writing Track:

All of the following: ENG 2540, ENG 2740, ENG 2890, CMM 2530

3

Natural Sciences Elective

Recommended:

BIO 1500: Human Biology or

CHE 1500: Intro to Chemistry

4 Natural Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

Social Sciences Elective

Choose a 2000-level ANT, SOC, PSY, or HIS course

3 Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences
  • Prepare applications to transfer programs.
  • Elective: Discuss course transferability with advisor.

Semester 4

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

Elective

3

Program Core Elective

Choose a 2000-level, track-specific course

 

Language Track:

Two 2000-level sequence courses in Spanish (SPA 2510 and SPA 2520) or French (FRE 2510 and FRE 2520)

Two additional 2000-level language courses: SPA 2530, SPA 2550, SPA 2560, RUS 2560

 

Literature Track:

Four of the following: ENG 2510, ENG 2520, ENG 2550, ENG 2560, ENG 2580, ENG 2590, ENG 2610, ENG 2620, ENG 2560, ENG 2650, ENG 2660, ENG 2730, ENG 2830, ENG 2840, ENG 2850, ENG 2870

 

Writing Track:

All of the following: ENG 2540, ENG 2740, ENG 2890, CMM 2530

3

Program Core Elective

Choose a 2000-level, track-specific course

 

Language Track:

Two 2000-level sequence courses in Spanish (SPA 2510 and SPA 2520) or French (FRE 2510 and FRE 2520)

Two additional 2000-level language courses: SPA 2530, SPA 2550, SPA 2560, RUS 2560

 

Literature Track:

Four of the following: ENG 2510, ENG 2520, ENG 2550, ENG 2560, ENG 2580, ENG 2590, ENG 2610, ENG 2620, ENG 2560, ENG 2650, ENG 2660, ENG 2730, ENG 2830, ENG 2840, ENG 2850, ENG 2870

 

Writing Track:

All of the following: ENG 2540, ENG 2740, ENG 2890, CMM 2530

3

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

HIS 1510: World History before 1500 or

HIS 1520: World History since 1500 or

HIS 1530: US History before 1865 or

HIS 1540: US History since 1865 or

HIS 2610: Intro to Women’s History

3 American History Other World Civilizations Western Civilization Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Elective

3
  • Complete an internship or other applied learning experience. Elective may be ENG 2010: English Internship. Contact program director for options.
  • Elective: Discuss course transferability with advisor.

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