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History 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 bachelor’s degree in History, American & Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, Global Studies, Interdisciplinary Social Sciences or Education.

History is an excellent major for graduate studies in business, education, law and public policy.

Where can I go for help?

History Faculty Advisors

Amy Kinsel
206-546-4679 Rm 5329
Terry Taylor
206-546-4589 Rm 5343

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229

Career Planning

International Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302

eLearning Advising

Jordan Lee 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.)

School Transfer Information
Central Washington University
Eastern Washington University
Gonzaga University
Pacific Lutheran University
Saint Martin’s University
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
The Evergreen State College
University of Puget Sound
University of Washington - Seattle
University of Washington - Tacoma
Washington State University
Western Washington University
Whitman College
Whitworth University

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

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses:

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

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 . Recommended: MATH& 146 .

* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising,

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.

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: GEOG 203 *.

Social Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences .

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: HIST& 116 , HIST& 117 *, HIST& 118 , HIST& 146 *, HIST& 147 *, HIST& 148 *, HIST& 214 *, HIST& 215 , HIST 218 , HIST& 219 , HIST 234 , HIST 235 , HIST 236 , HIST 237 , HIST 238 , HIST 245 , HIST 246 , HIST 247 ECON& 201 , ECON& 202 *, POLS& 202 , GEOG& 100 , GEOG& 200 , GEOG 203 *.


* Satisfies Washington State Teaching Endorsement

What is history?

History examines the complexity of and relationship between past events in order to understand the meaning of human experience over time. Far from being an exercise in remembering facts and dates, historical study is dynamic and forever new. In exploring the lives of diverse peoples in different times and places, historians interpret a wide range of evidence from various perspectives. Through such inquiries, history seeks to make sense of the present and the future as well as the past.

Areas of Study in History: African American; East Asian; Ancient, Medieval, Modern, and Contemporary Europe; Environmental; Ethnic/Immigration; Gender/Women’s; Intellectual; Native American; Pacific Northwest; and United States.

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

Historians develop transferable skills that can be applied in a variety of workplace settings. From critical thinking, to research, analysis, writing, teaching and public speaking, History majors develop valuable skills that employers seek.

Potential employers include: National Archives and Records, Library of Congress, foreign and intelligence services; museums, national and state parks and historic sites; government agencies, elected officials, political campaigns, law firms, public advocacy groups, non-profit organizations, curatorial and archival management, historical societies, libraries, universities and colleges, corporations, journalism: news departments, newspapers, radio and tv stations, publishing companies, education: public and private schools. See

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