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Global Studies Emphasis

Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA)

The Global Studies Emphasis is a transdisciplinary study of globalization and the diaspora. Students will examine the migration of people, ideas, art, and products through an economic, cultural, and political lens. By taking selected courses in the emphasis, students will gain the knowledge, practice, and skills to offer equitable solutions ...

The Global Studies Emphasis is a transdisciplinary study of globalization and the diaspora. Students will examine the migration of people, ideas, art, and products through an economic, cultural, and political lens. By taking selected courses in the emphasis, students will gain the knowledge, practice, and skills to offer equitable solutions to the planet’s most pressing global challenges.

Completion of the emphasis is noted on your transcript and prepares students to transfer into a Global Studies program at a four-year college or university. Many universities and colleges value a global and multicultural understanding. The emphasis opens doors to a variety of careers in international relations, human rights advocacy, museums, education, public service, health care, tourism, and international business.

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

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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
  • Visit the Learning Support and Tutoring Center for tutoring
  • 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
  • Check out service-learning opportunities which give students community experiences in the global landscape. 
  • Explore Learning Communities, team-taught interdisciplinary classes focusing on a theme. Good opportunity to connect with students with similar interests of study.
ENGL&101
English Composition I
5 units
Global Studies Emphasis Courses
Choose a course
5 units
World Languages 1
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

ENGL&102
Composition II
5 units
Global Studies Emphasis Courses
Choose a course
5 units
World Languages 2
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
  • Contact international/global studies departments of prospective universities for admissions requirements
Global Studies Emphasis Courses
Choose a course
5 units
Communication
Choose a course
5 units
Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning
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 Global Studies 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 Science
Choose a course
5 units
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts or Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a course
5 units
Global Studies Emphasis Courses
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)
Global Studies Emphasis Courses
Choose a course
5 units
Individuals/Cultures/Societies or Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
Choose a course
5 units
AA U.S. Culture
Choose a Course
5 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter6

Integrated Studies
Choose a Course
5 units
Natural World
Choose a Course
5 units
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts or Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a course
5 units

More Information

Former students of the emphasis have gone on to work with global leaders, participate in the Peace Corps and humanitarian missions, and teach abroad.

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 your career options, speak with faculty once you begin classes or contact the Career Exploration Center.

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

206.934.4383

Students who choose an A.A., A.B. or A.S. degree with the Global Studies Emphasis can transfer to a four–year school and major in Global/International Studies, as well as a variety of majors that value multicultural and global understanding.

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

Check out the Global Studies Emphasis

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Division

206.934.4164 

AHSS.Central@seattlecolleges.edu (mailto:AHSS.Central@seattlecolleges.edu)

Advising Contact

Advising hours and services: seattlecentral.edu/campus-life/student-support-and-services/transfer-and-career-advising/meet-advisor

 (https://seattlecentral.edu/campus-life/student-support-and-services/transfer-and-career-advising/meet-advisor)

Schedule phone and Zoom appointments: Starfish (https://seattlecolleges.starfishsolutions.com/starfish-ops/support/login.html) Email and phone: 

AdvisorCentral@seattlecolleges.edu (mailto:AdvisorCentral@seattlecolleges.edu)

 206.934.4068/ 206.934.4068

Location: Broadway Campus BE1102D