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

World Languages 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 World Language and/or Literature.

World Languages is also an excellent major for graduate study in International Relations, Public Policy, Political Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, Communications, Education, Linguistics, Business and Law.

Where can I go for help?

World Languages Faculty Advisors

Amelia Acosta
206-546-5818 Rm 5379
Mayumi Steinmetz
206-546-5887 Rm 5372

Career Planning

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229

International Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9303

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
Heritage University
Pacific Lutheran University
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
The Evergreen State College
University of Puget Sound
University of Washington - Seattle
University of Washington - Tacoma
Walla Walla University
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 - 20 Credits

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

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  

* 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. Recommended: ARTH 204 , ARTH 210 , ARTH 224 , ARTH 225 , ARTH 226 , ENGL 154 , ENGL& 220 , ENGL& 226 , ENGL& 227 , ENGL& 228 , ENGL 287 , ENGL 288 , ENGL 289 .

Strongly Recommended:

  • 100 level course in ASL, Chinese, French, Japanese or Spanish
  • 200 level Japanese, or Spanish

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.

Social Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences . Recommended: EASIA 218 , HIST& 116 , HIST& 117 , HIST& 118 , HIST 234 , HIST 235 , HIST 236 , HIST 237 , HIST 238 MCS 210 .

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 area & cultural studies courses:

Asian: ARTH 204 , ARTH 210 , ENGL 154 , EASIA 218 , HIST 245 , PE 116 , PE 216 .

European: ARTH 224 , ARTH 225 , ENGL& 226 , ENGL& 227 , ENGL& 228 , ENGL 287 , ENGL 288 , ENGL 289 , HIST& 116 , HIST& 117 , HIST& 118 , HIST 234 , HIST 235 , HIST 236 , HIST 237 , HIST 238 , HUM 111 , HUM 112 , HUM 113 .

Latin America: ENGL 257 , HIST 245 .

African: HIST 245 , HIST 246 , MCS 210 .

Strongly Recommended:

  • 100 and 200 level world languages and courses in area/ cultural studies that coincide with world language study

What is a major in World Languages?

The study of world languages prepares students to live and work in an increasingly interdependent world. Knowledge and facility of languages makes it possible to understand the diversity of world cultures and civilizations. In addition to language courses, students are encouraged to take regional/cultural studies courses and include a program of study abroad.

World Languages Offered at Shoreline: American Sign Language, Chinese, French, Japanese and Spanish.

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

The study of world languages offers opportunities in multiple career fields in occupations such as: teachers and professors, researchers, interpreters and translators, diplomats, counselors, social workers, administrators, advocates, curators, publicists, legislators, campaign managers, lobbyists, journalists and business leaders.

Potential employers include: Public and Private Schools, Colleges and Universities, Local, State and Federal Government Agencies, Foreign/Civil Service, Intelligence and Law Enforcement Agencies, Hospitals and Health Care Facilities, Law Firms, Community and Social Service Organizations, Public Advocacy Groups, Non-Profit Organizations, Museums, Libraries, International Business and Industry, Import/Export Companies, Travel and Tourism Agencies, Hotels and Restaurants, Media and Publishing Companies. For more, please visit

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

(206) 546-4101

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