Aug 04, 2021  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
2020-2021 College Catalog

Communication Studies 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.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate degree in a communication field. Note that some related four-year programs may not be called “Communication Studies” or even include the word “communication.”

Communication is also an excellent major for graduate studies in humanities, social sciences, business, law, medicine, social justice, 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)


Select one of the following courses:

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

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, 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: CMST 140 , CMST& 210 , CMST& 230 , CMST 244  CMST 245  CMST 247  CMST 285  (if not used above), DRMA& 101 , any Literature class. Strongly recommended: CMST& 101  and CMST& 220 .

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, Economics, History, Political science, Psychology, Gender studies, and Sociology.  Strongly recommended: CMST& 102 .

General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits


Strongly recommended: CMST& 210 , CMST& 230 , and CMST 285 .

Where can I go for help?


General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229  206-546-4559  advising@shoreline.edu  www.shoreline.edu/advising

International Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302  206-546-4697  ieadvisors@shoreline.edu  www.shoreline.edu/international/advising/

Communication Studies Faculty Advisors

Mimi Harvey  206-546-4796 mharvey@shoreline.edu Rm 5321
Brooke Zimmers  206-546-4795 bzimmers@shoreline.edu Rm 5320
Elena Esquibel  206-546-6987 eesquibel@shoreline.edu Rm 5324

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