Summary

Prepare for a major in Language and Literature by taking recommended courses to fulfill the requirements of a transfer degree.

The study of English language and literature helps students to develop a deeper understanding of individuals, cultures and societies. Through multiple genres, such as poetry, short stories, essays and novels, students study English language and literature from different historical time periods and places around the globe to develop a broad understanding of literary styles and traditions. English programs teach critical thinking, reading and writing skills to communicate creatively and effectively for a variety of purposes.

The Associate in 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

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.

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From understanding human relationships to communication, interpretation, research, analysis and synthesis, the study of English language and literature gives students a broad range of knowledge and skills that transfer into multiple career fields. Example careers include: journalism, teaching, freelance writing, editing, web-design and web editing, advertising, publishing, sales, marketing, public relations, media relations, business and industry. Potential employers include: magazines, newspapers, publishing companies, broadcast media companies (television, radio and film industry), social media sites, online commerce, government agencies, public and private schools, colleges and universities, libraries, museums, non-profit organizations, advertising agencies, public relations firms, businesses and corporations.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter
2020-2021
WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $152.13 $243.46 $330.00 $166.72
5 credits $631.60 $1,090.10 $1,522.80 $706.40
12 credits (full-time) $1,359.08 $2,283.78 $3,156.04 $1,510.28
15 credits $1,524.20 $2,460.45 $3,343.00 $1,677.80

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

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

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