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2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Humanities Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide

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How to use this Planning Guide:

This planning guide is a tool to help you understand what classes are recommended for this pre-major; review this information with your advisor as you develop an educational plan. 

  • Use the fillable AA-DTA Degree Planning Guide  with the information below to plan your path to completing this pre-major. 
  • Click on “print degree planner” for a print-friendly version of this planning guide
  • The Class Schedule will tell you which classes each quarter meet requirements for your pre-major. 
  • The Annual Schedule  can provide information about when classes are typically offered throughout the year.

Where does my path start?

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

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities.

Humanities is also an excellent major for graduate studies in Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Medicine and Education.

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:

HUM 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 , PSYC 230 . Strongly recommended: CMST 203  or CMST 285 

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, 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 , ARTH 204 , ENGL 154 , ENGL 200 , ENGL 247 , ENGL 248 , HUM 140 , HUM 275 , MUSC& 105 , MUSC 108 , and/or any concentration of courses in a Humanities discipline. World Language if required for university admission or graduation. Strongly recommended: HUM 111 , HUM 112 , HUM 113 .

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 150 .

Social Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences . Recommended: ACCT 206 , GEOG& 200 , GEOG 277 , EASIA 216 , EASIA 218 , HIST& 219 , HIST 246 , HIST 247 , SOC& 201 , SOC 288 .

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: HUM 111 , HUM 112 , HUM 113 , HUM 140 , HUM 275 , ART& 100 , ARTH 210 , MUSC& 105 , MUSC 106 , MUSC 108  (if not taken in Humanities distribution), any concentration of courses in a Humanities discipline, World Language if required for university admission or graduation.

Where can I go for help?

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229

International Student Academic Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302

Career Planning


Humanities Faculty Advisors

Katherine Hunt
206-546-4684 khunt@shoreline.edu Rm 5326

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.)

Major Information General Transfer Information
Central Washington University http://www.cwu.edu/admissions/transfer-admission-criteria
Eastern Washington University https://www.ewu.edu/apply/transfer/
Heritage University http://www.heritage.edu/Admissions/Transfer-Students/
Saint Martin’s University http://tinyurl.com/j3pktl2
The Evergreen State College http://tinyurl.com/zhyjy3s
University of Puget Sound https://www.pugetsound.edu/admission/apply/transfer-students/
Walla Walla University http://tinyurl.com/z5a4h8p
Washington State University http://tinyurl.com/jk3a2v2
Western Washington University https://admissions.wwu.edu/transfer
Whitworth University http://tinyurl.com/zcdww66

What is Humanities?

The field of Humanities is comprised of multiple disciplines that study of a broad range of human experience. The humanities seek to explore, integrate and celebrate the variety and complexity of human expressions across cultures. Humanities promote the understanding of traditions and cultures around the world, as well as encourage creative expression, performance and production of language and the arts.

Areas of Study in Humanities: Interdisciplinary Studies, Art History, Communication, Drama/Theatre, Film/Cinema, Music, Philosophy, Global Cultures, Religion, Studio Arts, World Languages, Literature and the Development of Culture.

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

Students who major in the Humanities develop knowledge and skills that can be applied to a variety of careers that include teaching, research and development, creative production, performance, freelance writing, reporting, news editing, public relations, fund raising marketing and sales.

Potential employers include: Museums, galleries, public and private schools, colleges and universities, libraries, publishing and media companies, businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

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