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 for baccalaureate majors in English Language, Literature, Creative Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Writing, as well as other majors and graduate programs in Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Business, Medicine and Education.
Where can I go for help?
Language and Literature Faculty Advisors
206-546-4626 firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 5358
206-546-5807 email@example.com Rm 5373
206-546-6944 firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 5363
206-546-4768 email@example.com Rm 5355
General Academic Advising
FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229
International Student Academic Advising
9000 Building, Rm. 9302
firstname.lastname@example.org 206-533-6713 Rm 5236
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.)
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 - 20 Credits
Courses used in General Education (Gen Ed) Core may not be used for distribution.
Communication (10 Credits)
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)
Choose one of the following classes:
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, email@example.com.
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: ENGL& 111 , ENGL& 112 , ENGL& 113 , ENGL 154 , ENGL 200 , ENGL 207 , ENGL& 220 , ENGL& 226 , ENGL& 227 , ENGL& 228 , ENGL 229 , ENGL& 230 ENGL& 244 , ENGL& 245 , ENGL& 246 , ENGL 247 , ENGL 248 , ENGL 257 , ENGL 271 , ENGL 272 , ENGL 276 , ENGL 281 , ENGL 282 , ENGL 287 , ENGL 288 , ENGL 289 , HUM 111 , HUM 112 , HUM 113 , Art HIstory, Communication, Drama, Philosophy, and Music courses; World Language if required for university admission or graduation.
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.
Social Sciences (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences . Recommended: Anthropology, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Political Science, and Psychology 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) . Recommended: ENGL& 111 , ENGL& 112 , ENGL& 113 , ENGL 154 , ENGL 200 , ENGL 207 , ENGL& 220 , ENGL& 226 , ENGL& 227 , ENGL& 228 , ENGL 229 , ENGL& 230 ENGL& 244 , ENGL& 245 , ENGL& 246 , ENGL 247 , ENGL 248 , ENGL 257 , ENGL 271 , ENGL 272 , ENGL 276 , ENGL 281 , ENGL 282 , ENGL 287 , ENGL 288 , ENGL 289 , HUM 111 , HUM 112 , HUM 113 , Art HIstory, Communication, Drama, Philosophy, and Music courses; World Language if required for university admission or graduation.
What is English Language and Literature?
The study of English language and literature helps us to develop a deeper understanding of individuals, cultures and societies. Through multiple genres such as poetry, short stories, essays and novels, students study English language and literature from different historical time periods and places around the globe to develop a broad understanding of literary styles and traditions. English programs teach critical thinking, reading and writing skills to communicate creatively and effectively for a variety of purposes. These skills also make an excellent undergraduate preparation for a variety of graduate school options.
Areas of study in English Language and Literature: English Composition, Research and Writing, Expository Writing, Creative Writing, Argumentation, Technical Writing, Fiction, Poetry, Short Story, Literary History, American Literature, and worldwide literatures: African American, Asian, Irish, Latin, American, British, European and Gothic.
What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language & Literature?
From understanding human relationships to communication, interpretation, research, analysis and synthesis, the study of English language and literature gives students a broad range of knowledge and skills that transfer into multiple career fields. Example careers include: journalism, teaching, freelance writing, editing, web-design and web editing, advertising, publishing, sales, marketing, public relations, media relations, business and industry.
Potential employers include: Magazines, newspapers, publishing companies, broadcast media companies (television, radio and film industry), social media sites, online commerce, government agencies, public and private schools, colleges and universities, libraries, museums, non-profit organizations, advertising agencies, public relations firms, businesses and corporations. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.
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