International/Global Studies Pre-Major

Overview

Prepare for a major in International/Global Studies by taking recommended courses to fulfill the requirements of a transfer degree.

Global Studies is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary program that explores the major cultures, religions, political systems, historical developments and economies that dominate the international agenda. Drawing from fields as different as geography, music, political science and ecology, International and Global Studies majors examine the connections between nations and peoples, the nature and exercise of power within the global system, economic integration and other trends that shape our lives in an era of globalization.

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 
2019-2020
WA-Resident Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $624.65 $697.60 $1,081.30  $1,514.00
12 credits (full-time) $1,331.78 $1,523.22 $2,252.72  $3,124.98
15 credits  $1,493.30 $1,687.05 $2,425.70 $3,308.25

*Amounts above are estimated tuition & fee costs and do not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs.
¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

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

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.

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

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