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

International/Global Studies 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 baccalaureate degree in International/Global Studies.

International/Global Studies is also an excellent major for graduate studies in International Relations, Public Policy, Communications, Education, Linguistics, Business, Law, and any of the Social Sciences.

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 . Recommended: 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: ARTH 204 , ARTH 210 , ARTH 224 , ARTH 225 , ENGL 154 , ENGL& 220 ENGL& 226 , ENGL& 227 , ENGL& 228 , ENGL 289 , HUM 111 , HUM 112 , HUM 113 , MUSC 108 , PHIL 102 , PHIL 210 .

Strongly recommended:

  • 100 level course in Chinese, French, Japanese or Spanish.
  • 200 level course in Japanese or Spanish (if area of interest).

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: ENVS& 100 , ENVS& 101 , GEOG 204 , OCEA& 101 , MATH& 146 .

Social Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences . Recommended: ANTH& 206 , EASIA 218 , GEOG& 100 , GEOG& 200 , HIST& 116 , HIST& 117 , HIST& 118 , HIST 234 , HIST 235 , HIST 236 , HIST 237 , HIST 238 , INTST 101 , INTST 205 ,POLS& 101 , POLS& 203 , POLS 221 . Strongly recommended: ECON& 201 INTST 200 , INTST 201 .

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: World Language (1st and 2nd year) in regional area of interest. Strongly recommended: ECON& 202 .

Strongly Recommended:

Area Studies:

Where can I go for help?

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229

International Student Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302

Career Planning


International/Global Studies Faculty Advisors

Tim Payne
206-546-4706 tpayne@shoreline.edu Rm 5342
Chip Dodd
206-546-4653 cdodd@shoreline.edu Rm 5354
Terry Taylor
206-546-4589 ttaylor@shoreline.edu Rm 5343

What does your 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
Eastern Washington University https://www.ewu.edu/apply/transfer/
Gonzaga University http://tinyurl.com/7c9d6xh
Pacific Lutheran University https://www.plu.edu/admission-transfer/
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-Bothell https://www.uwb.edu/admissions/apply/transfer
University of Washington-Seattle https://admit.washington.edu/Apply/Transfer/
University of Washington-Tacoma http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/admissions/transfer-admission
Washington State University http://tinyurl.com/jk3a2v2
Whitworth University http://tinyurl.com/zcdww66

What is International/Global Studies?

International/Global Studies is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary program that explores cultures, political systems, historical developments and economies to help students develop the knowledge, awareness and skills needed in an increasingly interdependent world.

Contemporary issues in International/Global Studies: Global Interdependence, Modern State Systems, World Markets, Human Rights and Social Justice, International Development, Terrorism and Regional Conflict, and Global Environmental Issues.

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in International/Global Studies?

International/Global Studies prepares students with the leadership skills to address the challenges that arise in an age of global interdependence. International/Global Studies majors work as teachers and professors, researchers, diplomats, counselors, intelligence analysts, advocates, curators, publicists, legislators, campaign managers, lobbyists, journalists, business and non-profit professionals.

Potential employers include: Local, state and federal government agencies, foreign service, international and nongovernment organizations (e.g., United Nations and Greenpeace), colleges and universities, humanitarian organizations, research institutes, law firms, social service organizations, public advocacy groups, non-profit organizations, foundations, historical societies, regional societies, museums, libraries, international business and industry, travel and tourism companies. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx

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