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English, Literature, and Writing Studies

Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA)

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) degree with a concentration in English. Completion of this degree opens doors to a variety of careers in sectors including education, media/entertainment, publishing, law, government, non-profit, and business. It also allows you to transfer ...

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) degree with a concentration in English. Completion of this degree opens doors to a variety of careers in sectors including education, media/entertainment, publishing, law, government, non-profit, and business. It also allows you to transfer at the junior level into an English program at a four-year college or university.

Students in this pathway develop skills in written communication, information literacy, analysis and research, multicultural awareness, metacognition/critical self-reflection, problem-solving, audience awareness, group communication and collaboration, and interpersonal communication. Competences in these areas consistently rank at the top of employer wish lists.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Units
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA) Full time : 6 90

You may need more or fewer units depending on your transferred credits, individual situation, and goals.

Sample Schedule and Quarterly To-Do List

90 Units

A sample schedule and quarterly to-do list are below. The schedule and to-do list will help you explore courses and complete tasks on time. The guide assumes a fall quarter start, but you can begin in any quarter.

See an advisor to create a personalized educational plan by the end of your second quarter. Your plan will include prerequisites, graduation requirements, and transfer preparation if you plan to transfer to another college or university to earn a bachelor's degree.

Apply and register at North Seattle College anytime (the application is always free). Once you become a student, register for classes using the online class schedule and go to the academic calendar for registration dates and tuition deadlines.

Note about the sample schedule: Courses are offered in various formats and may not be offered each quarter. Click the button with arrows throughout the map to expand the section and view detailed information.

Before Quarter One

 

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Quarter 1
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
ENGL&101
English Composition I
5 units
HIST&126 or HIST&146 or POLS&101
Choose a course
5 units
MATH&107 or PHIL&120
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 2
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

 

Integrated Studies: ENGL&102
Composition II
5 units
Integrated Studies and Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
5 units
HEA150 or NUTR&101
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 3
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
ENGL104 or ENGL&235
Choose a course
5 units
ENVS&101
Intro to Env Science
5 units
PSYC&100 or SOC&101
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 4
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Update your educational plan and confirm your program of study with your assigned advisor.
  • Contact English departments at potential universities.
  • Attend transfer events at North and universities of interest.
  • Write your personal statement for university applications.
CMST205 or HUM105
Choose a course
5 units
ENGL&111 or ENGL151
Choose a course
5 units
World Language I or Elective
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 5
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Apply for financial aid for the upcoming academic year in Winter or Spring quarter to maximize your funding options.
  • Apply for the AA-DTA degree in ctcLink. Check with your assigned advisor to be sure you are meeting degree requirements.
  • Apply to universities or colleges and scholarships.
  • Become involved in shared governance (e.g., budget meetings, College Council, Presidential Forums, or Board of Trustees meetings).

 

ENGL152 or ENGL231
Choose a course
5 units
Individuals/Cultures/Societies
5 units
World Language II or CMST&101 or Elective
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Check in with university for transfer plan.
  • Order cap and gown for commencement and join alumni association.
  • Attend on-campus graduation fair and commencement ceremon
ENGL153 or ENGL116 or ENGL258
Choose a course
5 units
ANTH275 or SCI121
Choose a course
5 units
World Language III or Elective
Choose a course
5 units

More Information

An English pathway can lead to various career opportunities. Examples include: 

  • Content Creation/Editing/Copywriting
  • Education, Teaching or Corporate Training
  • Corporate Communications (Advertising, Marketing, Social Media)
  • Publishing
  • Public Relations
  • Paralegal
  • Corporate Recruiting/Human Resources
  • Library and Information Science
  • Technical Writing
  • Journalism
  • Television, Radio, and Film
  • Public Service and Government
  • Non-profit

A Bachelor’s degree or higher may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit https://www.bls.gov/oes/.  

Once you complete the associates degree, additional education opportunities include: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in English, Media & Communications, Journalism or a related field at a four-year college or university. An English degree also prepares students well for acceptance into many graduate programs.

North Seattle College has direct transfer agreements with four-year institutions throughout Washington state, including the University of Washington, Washington State University, and Seattle University. English graduates from North have also transferred to out-of-state institutions. Program and admissions requirements vary from college-to-college. Contact a North advisor to create an educational plan tailored to transfer to the institution of your choice. 

Learn more about the Transfer process, Transfer agreements, and Bachelor’s degrees including transferring to top universities around the state and nation, such as Historically Black Universities and Colleges.

Financial Aid and Funding Resources

It's time to apply for Financial Aid for next year by completing
either the FAFSA or the WASFA 2022-23.

Need help paying for college?

To apply for financial aid, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back, visit North's Financial Aid Department for details. Part-time and full-time students can qualify for financial aid funds.

Area of Study

Social Sciences, Humanities, and Language

Program Contact

Justina Rompogren, Ph.D.
Faculty, Department Coordinator
Department of English 
Email

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Division
Location
IB 2312

Division Contacts
(206) 934-3709

Mailing Address
NSC Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Division
9600 College Way N
3nc2312
Seattle, WA 98103

Advising Contact

Contact the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Languages Area of Study advisor

Phone: (206) 934-3658