Liberal Arts Concentrations in English, World Languages or Mathematics – Community College of Rhode Island

Liberal Arts Concentrations

English or Foreign Languages

Students may complete the degree program as described previously or may select an area of study in which to concentrate. Concentrations require the study of five three-credit courses (15 credit hours) in the selected discipline. Additional required or recommended courses are selected from among the electives offered as part of the Liberal Arts program. These concentrations emphasize coursework typically required in the freshman and sophomore years of bachelor’s degree programs. Students interested in pursuing a Liberal Arts concentration should contact the appropriate academic department about transfer and career opportunities.


RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE - World Languages Concentration

English Concentration (LAEN)

Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts (AS_LIBA)

The English concentration prepares a student for advanced study at the baccalaureate level as an English major or as a second major. It provides an exceptional foundation in the development of writing, critical thinking, critical reading, oral communication and literature analysis. This is an excellent program for those pursuing a career in educational institutions, writing, business and industry, film studies, art, communications, law, advertising, sports communications, journalism or library work.

To declare an English concentration, students should contact the English Department at 401-825-2262.

Required Courses

Students concentrating in English should take the following courses: Any pair of courses (6 credits) from below. Pairs of courses should be taken sequentially.

English Concentration Requirements
Both ENGL 1020

Both ENGL 1030

Both ENGL 1040
19th Century American Literature
AND 20th Century American Literature

British Literature I
AND British Literature II

World Literature to the 16th Century
AND World Literature from the 16th Century
Select one pair of courses for 6 credits. 6
ENGL 2050 Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism   3
3 additional ENGL courses   Three courses (9 credits): Students must take three additional transferable courses selected from above
OR ENGL 1200, 1210, 1220, 1230, 1240, 1250, 1260, 1270, 1280, 1290, 1360, 1370, 1430, 2200, 2210, 2230, 2250, 2270.
Check with the English concentration coordinator in the English Department.
Some courses transfer as electives while others transfer as English courses.

Total English Concentration Requirements Credits 18

World Languages Concentration (LAFL)

Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts (AS_LIBA)

The World Languages concentration prepares students for advanced study at the bachelor’s degree level and provides an excellent foundation in the foreign languages.

Required Courses

All Liberal Arts students must complete six sequential credits of foreign language under the general education requirements. Liberal Arts students who wish to pursue a Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in foreign languages are required to take an additional six sequential credits of the same language at the Intermediate 1 and 2 levels (2010 and 2020) or Advanced 1 and 2 levels (2210 and 2220) as well as complete three credits in a second foreign language at the elementary level or above.

A student beginning language studies at CCRI or who has experience below the intermediate college level should select 1010 OR 1030, 1020 OR 1040, 2010, 2020 and an elementary level course (1010, 1030, 1020 or 1040) in a language different from the language of the student’s concentration.

Students who are continuing to study a language from high school should select 2010, 2020, 2210, 2220 and an elementary level course (1010, 1030, 1020 or 1040) in a language different from the language of the student’s concentration.

Additional courses recommended but not required as electivesHIST 1010, 1020; ARTS 1510, 1520

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