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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide

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Where does my path start?

You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.

Use the AA -DTA Degree Planning Guide, with this sheet, to understand the requirements for graduation.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate degree in Anthropology.

Anthropology is also an excellent major for graduate studies in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Communication, Gender and Women’s Studies, Linguistics, Ethnic Studies, Ethnomusicology, Urban Planning, Medicine, Forensics, Law, International Studies, International Business, and Environmental Studies.

Where can I go for help?

Anthropology Faculty Advisors

Audrey Fischer
206-533-6643 afischer@shoreline.edu Rm 5239

Career Planning


General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229

International Student Academic Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302

Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?

Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)

School Transfer Information
Central Washington University http://www.cwu.edu/admissions/transfer-admission-criteria
Eastern Washington University https://www.ewu.edu/apply/transfer/
Pacific Lutheran University https://www.plu.edu/admission-transfer/
Saint Martin’s University http://tinyurl.com/j3pktl2
Seattle University http://tinyurl.com/z3kjpcm
The Evergreen State College http://tinyurl.com/zhyjy3s
University of Puget Sound http://tinyurl.com/h7yqx8s
University of Washington - Seattle https://admit.washington.edu/Apply/Transfer/
Washington State University - Pullman http://tinyurl.com/jk3a2v2
Washington State University - Vancouver http://tinyurl.com/j3dqott
Western Washington University http://www.wwu.edu/vtc/
Whitman College http://tinyurl.com/z8vuwn9

What courses should I take?

This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.

General Education Requirements - 20 Credits

Courses used in General Education (Gen Ed) Core may not be used for distribution.

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Select one of the following courses:

ART 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105  

Qualitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following classes. MATH& 146  recommended.

MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120  

* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, mathadvising@shoreline.edu.

Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits

Humanities (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: ART& 100  and MUSC 108 .

Selected Courses:

Natural Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses. Recommended: BIOL& 170 , ENVS& 101 , and PSYC 202 .

Strongly Recommended:

Selected Courses

Social Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences . Recommended: ANTH 215 , GEOG& 200 , HIST& 116 , HIST 237 , HIST 238 MCS 210 , INTST 123 , INTST 200 , INTST 201 PSYC 245 , SOC& 101 .

Strongly Recommended:

Selected Courses:

General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits

Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives  and Elective Courses (Non-restricted) . ANTH& 100   recommended. World language if required for university admission or graduation.

Strongly Recommended:

What is anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of human and non-human primates biologically, socially, and culturally at all times and in all places. Anthropology has four major areas of study: archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. It is through the investigation of each of these areas, and their influence on each other, that anthropologists attempt to holistically understand human cultural and physical diversity and their continuous adaption to the environment.

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology?

Students who major in Anthropology gain knowledge and skills in participant observation data collection, interviewing techniques, object recognition and cataloging, data analysis, cognitive mapping and cross-cultural communication that can be applied to a wide variety of careers. For example, anthropologists become archaeologists, forensic specialists, primatologists, linguists, professors, consultants, researchers/project managers for social, health and economic studies, advocates for indigenous people, curators of museums, urban planners, park naturalists, park rangers, historians, social workers, lawyers, journalists, etc. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

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