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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 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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 .
- 100 level course in ASL, Chinese, French, Japanese, or Spanish
- 200 level Japanese or Spanish
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 languages study.
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.)
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