International/Global 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 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
Communication (10 Credits)
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, email@example.com.
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 .
- 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 . Strongly recommended: INTST 123 ECON& 202 , INTST 200 , INTST 201 . 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 .
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 .
General International Courses:
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.)