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Liberal Arts Division

The Liberal Arts Division mission inspires curiosity and imagination by empowering students to know themselves and by fostering communication and critical thinking necessary for academic, personal, and professional success.

The Division of Liberal Arts, under five different departments, offers over 300 sections of courses and labs each semester in: English & Literature, English as a Second Language, Modern Languages, Reading, and Communication Studies. The Liberal Arts curricula include a full range of courses, from remedial to transfer level in the following areas:







The faculty in Liberal Arts strive to provide both a curriculum and a teaching environment which foster student growth in use and understanding of language, in critical thinking, and in oral and written communication skills. Respect and appreciation for cultural and linguistic diversity underlie the instructional philosophy of Liberal Arts.

In addition to classroom instruction, Liberal Arts works collaborative with the Student Success Center, located in the Library/Learning Resource Center, second floor, LC-209.

The Student Success Center provides workshops, tutoring, directed learning activities (DLA's) and instructional support for both developmental and skill-building courses.

The Liberal Arts Division encourages students to become lifelong learners who are aware of their significant roles as contributors to a productive, humane, and compassionate society.


Speech Mentoring FlyerThe Communication Studies Mentoring program is designed to help students with their next step in their Communication Studies futures. As mentors, our goal is to help students with questions they may have about all things Comm Studies. From deciding on the best Comm program at various universities to exploring job opportunities, we work together to make a plan. The mentors are made up of faculty and Cerritos College alumni. Students can join at any time in the semester and at any time during their time at Cerritos. Future plans include peer-to-peer panel discussions and job-specific panel discussions. The program is open to Communication Studies majors and minors. Join us! 






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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Liberal Arts Division office will be switching from face-to-face to online customer service effective March 23 until further notice.  

During this temporary office closure, we will continue to be available online from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday thru Friday.  

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.  

For questions, please contact us:  

Dr. Frank Mixson
Instructional Dean |

Megalis Guyness
Division Secretary II | | Ext. 2800

Jeanne Harmon
Administrative Clerk III | | Ext. 2802

N. Emily Mauinatu-Peasley
Administrative Clerk II | | Ext. 2803

Janet Yanez
Administrative Office Support | | Ext. 2024


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