Overview

Prepare for a major in American Ethnic Studies by taking recommended courses to fulfill the requirements of a transfer degree. 

American Ethnic Studies includes African American, American Indian, Asian American, Latino/a and Multicultural Studies and Ethnomusicology. Students use the conceptual and comparative tools of history, political science and sociology to analyze lived experiences of diverse racial and ethnic peoples in the U.S. Courses explore race, gender, social class, power and privilege to guide students toward active citizenship and ethical decision making. Students develop skills essential to promoting equity and justice in the U.S. and the world.

The Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) is part of Shoreline’s General Transfer program and is designed to meet the first two years of requirements of most four-year degrees.



Completion Award
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement
Length of Study
90 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Location
On Campus
Tuition & Fees

College Tuition & Fees

Per Quarter 
2018-2019
Residents Non-resident
Online Only
Non-resident
On Campus
Non-resident
Non-Citizen
 
1 credit $148.83 $162.97 $239.71  $326.25
5 credits $608.15 $678.85 $1,062.55  $1,495.25
12 credits (full-time) $1,291.10 $1,425.18 $2,207.48  $3,079.74
15 credits  $1,441.10 $1,577.40 $2,368.85 $3,251.40

 *Amounts above are estimated tuition & fee costs and do not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs. 

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn


This program option is designed to support Shoreline’s general education outcomes: 

  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning:  Students will demonstrate college-level skills and knowledge in applying the principles of mathematics and logic. 
  • Communication Skills:  Students will read, write, speak in, and listen to college-level English. Effective communication incorporates awareness of the social nature of communication and the effects of ethnicity, age, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and ability on sending and receiving oral, non-verbal, and written messages. 
  • Multicultural Understanding:  Students will demonstrate understanding of issues related to race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and culture and the role these issues play in the distribution of power and privilege in the United States. 
  • Information Literacy:  Students will access, use, and evaluate information in a variety of formats, keeping in mind social, legal, and ethical issues surrounding information access in today’s society. 
  • General Intellectual Abilities:  Students will think critically within a discipline, identify connections and relationships among disciplines, and use an integrated approach to analyze new situations. 
  • Global Awareness:  Students will demonstrate understanding and awareness of issues related to, and consequences of, the growing global interdependence of diverse societies by integrating knowledge from multiple disciplines. Students will describe how social, cultural, political, and economic values and norms interact.

Careers & Opportunities

American Ethnic Studies majors develop the knowledge and skills to live and work effectively in all kinds of diverse communities. From advocacy, negotiations and conflict management to counseling, critical thinking and interpersonal communications, Ethnic Studies majors develop skills that are essential to equity and justice in the U.S. and in the world. Potential employers include: Local, state and federal government agencies, public and private schools, hospitals, health care facilities, law firms, community and social service organizations, public advocacy groups, non-profit organizations, historical societies, libraries, business, media and publishing companies and human rights groups.

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This option is open to everyone. There are no eligibility requirements to start this program.

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