English, Literature,
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English, Literature, and Writing Studies

Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA)

This two-year pathway is designed for students who wish to complete an Associate of Arts – Direct Transfer Agreement degree with a concentration in English. Students in this program develop skills in written expression, information literacy, close reading, analysis and research, collaboration, and intercultural communication. Students will learn to see ...

This two-year pathway is designed for students who wish to complete an Associate of Arts – Direct Transfer Agreement degree with a concentration in English. Students in this program develop skills in written expression, information literacy, close reading, analysis and research, collaboration, and intercultural communication. Students will learn to see themselves in relation to the world, examine the world from diverse and complex perspectives, and enrich their lives. Writing and literature courses open our eyes to new ideas and possibilities and teach us how to speak up for ourselves and for others.

Completion of this program prepares students to transfer at the junior level to a major in English, media & communications, journalism or a related field at a four-year college or university. It also opens doors to a variety of careers in education, media/entertainment, publishing, law, business, public service, and more

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Units
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA) Full time : 6 90-93

Sample Schedule and Quarterly To-Do List

90-93 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 Seattle Central 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: Classes are offered in various formats such as online (e-learning) 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

Before You Start

  • Attend New Student Orientation
  • Explore careers and majors: workshops, counseling and Career Exploration Center
  • Visit the Financial Aid Office to explore how to pay for college
  • Transfer previous college credits to Central if applicable
  • Take the Math and English placements to find out which entry classes are the best for you

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Quarter 1
To-Do List
18 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter1

  • Schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor in Starfish to discuss your academic goals and to create a short-term educational plan
  • Get tutoring help at the Learning Support Network and Tutoring Services, including the Bruce McKenna Writing Center
  • Explore careers and majors: workshops, counseling and Career Exploration Center
  • Drop by the Library to get help with research; check out resources; access computers and study space; and create media projects
  • Consider earning a Global Studies Emphasis or Equity & Social Justice Emphasis along with your AA degree. 
  • Explore Learning Communities, team-taught interdisciplinary classes focusing on a theme. 
  • Attend information meeting to join the staff of The Seattle Collegian, Central’s student-run newspaper
  • Join one of the many student clubs on campus
ENGL&101
English Composition I
5 units
Literature or Specialty Course
Choose a course
5 units
Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning
Choose a course
5 units
HDC101
Orientation to College
3 units
Quarter 2
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter2

  • Research and develop a list of four-year colleges and universities
  • Attend transfer workshops and a transfer fair
  • Meet with an English faculty during their posted office hours to discuss possible careers and academic opportunities
  • Apply for the Seattle Colleges Foundation Scholarship and other scholarships
  • Join Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society
ENGL&102
Composition II
5 units
Literature or Specialty Course
Choose a course
5 units
Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a Course
5 units
Quarter 3
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter3

  • Consider Student Leadership positions and other on-campus jobs
  • Visit potential universities and determine application deadlines
  • Meet with Transfer Center advisor to determine transfer eligibility
  • Check with transfer institutions’ planning resources for core English courses required for major.
Literature or Specialty Course
Choose a course
5 units
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
Choose a Course
5 units
Natural World
Choose a Course
5 units
Quarter 4
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter4

  • Create long-term educational plan with your assigned advisor
  • Research and contact English departments at potential universities
  • Attend transfer workshops and a transfer fair
  • Attend transfer day at prospective university
  • Write your personal statement for university applications
Natural World Lab Science
Choose a Course
5 units
Literature or Specialty Course
Choose a course
5 units
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
Choose a Course
5 units
Quarter 5
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter5

  • Apply to universities or colleges and scholarships
  • Look for summer internships such as Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs).
  • Plan to participate in the transfer student events at prospective universities
  • Apply for FAFSA or WASFA at transfer university
  • Ask for letters of recommendation (if needed)
Literature or Specialty Course
Choose a course
5 units
Natural World
Choose a Course
5 units
Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a Course
5 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter6

Literature or Specialty Course
Choose a course
5 units
Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a Course
5 units
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
Choose a Course
5 units

More Information

Students benefit from having strong reading, writing, and critical thinking skills in just about any field including:

  • Journalism, media and technical writing, UI & UX design
  • Publishing, editing, literary agency
  • Project management, communications, marketing, media relations
  • Education, law, business
  • Public service, government, community organizing, advocacy
  • Translation, interpretation, subtitling, video game design

 

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/(https://www.bls.gov.oes/). To discuss additional careers options, speak with faculty once you begin classes or contact the Career Exploration Center: 

CareerServicesCenter@seattlecolleges.edu (mailto: CareerServicesCenter@seattlecollegesu.edu)  

206.934.4383

Students who choose a concentration in English can transfer to a four–year school and major in English, Composition & Rhetoric, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, Linguistics, as well as a variety of majors that value strong reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.

Seattle Central 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 Central have also transferred to out-of-state institutions.

Program and admissions requirements vary from college-to-college. Contact a Central 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 Central'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

For more information, contact
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Division
206.934.4164
AHSS.Central@seattlecolleges.edu