Writing Studies

Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA)

This pathway is designed to meet Associate in Arts degree requirements with an emphasis in writing studies. This pathway is designed to allow students to pursue careers in education, editing, literary and arts production, the global and national non-profit sector, and advertising. Students pursuing this degree ...

This pathway is designed to meet Associate in Arts degree requirements with an emphasis in writing studies. This pathway is designed to allow students to pursue careers in education, editing, literary and arts production, the global and national non-profit sector, and advertising. Students pursuing this degree will learn about the craft of writing, develop their own artistic perspective, and workshop writing through a series of studio courses. The writing studies pathway introduces students to the idea that to become effective writers and communicators means contextualizing writing in real-world scenarios. This pathway emphasizes intercultural competency, global issues, and the importance of human relations in shaping effective writers. As a writing studies student, you’ll gain the ability to communicate effectively, develop strong research and reading skills, and use your creative energy to meet the growing demand for writers who understand current social, political, and cultural trends. Whether you want a future in writing, publishing, teaching or other profession—such as digital media, law, journalism and marketing—studying writing is a portal to a broad range of challenging career opportunities.

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 South 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: 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

Click to see details

Quarter 1
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Schedule an appointment with your advisor in Starfish to meet and discuss your goals. 
  • Explore careers and majors through workshops, counseling, and WorkSource career services
  • Visit the Library to get help with research; check out resources; access computers and study space; and create media projects. 
  • Visit the Tutoring Center to learn about tutoring services offered in-person and online. 
  • Get involved on campus! Check out some of the resources, clubs and activities available to you through Student Life and TRiO, RST, and more! 
ENGL&101
English Composition I
5 units
ENGL151
Creative Writing
5 units
Foreign Language I
5 units
Quarter 2
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Create an educational plan with your advisor. 
  • Research and develop a list of four-year colleges and universities. 
  • Attend transfer workshops and/or a transfer fair. Find more information on our Transfer Resources page. 
  • Apply for financial aid for the upcoming school year in Fall or early Winter Quarter to maximize your funding options. 
  • Visit South’s transfer webpage for transfer information.  

 

MATH&107
Math In Society
5 units
Foreign Language II
5 units
HIST&126 or HIST&148 or HIST&214
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 3
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Update your educational plan with your assigned advisor. 
  • Attend a resume building or career workshop. 
  • Connect with potential universities (virtually or in person) and determine application deadlines. 
  • Research and apply for scholarships
ENGL&102
Composition II
5 units
ENVS150
Environmntl Issues/Probl
5 units
ENGL205
Creative Nonfiction
5 units
Quarter 4
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Update your educational plan with your advisor. 
  • Attend transfer workshops, including a personal statement workshop. 
  • Write your personal statement. 
  • Build relationships with faculty and staff at South to learn more about your pathway and future opportunities. 
  • Apply to universities or colleges and scholarships. 
HUM105
Intercultural Comm
5 units
HUM110 or HUM130 or HUM145
Choose a course
5 units
ART&100 or CMST205 or MUSC117
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 5
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Apply for financial aid for the upcoming school year in Fall or early Winter Quarter to maximize your funding options. 
  • Apply to universities or colleges and scholarships. 
  • Explore internships in your major/career. 
  • Apply for graduation for your degree. 
BIOL&100
Survey of Biology
5 units
AME201 or POLS&201 or ANTH&206
Choose a course
5 units
ENGL Creative Writing Course
5 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Check in with your university for transfer planning.
  • Order cap and gown for commencement and join alumni association.
  • Attend commencement ceremony.
ENVS160
Prin Env Sustainability
5 units
DRMA105 or PHIL&101 or PSYC245
Choose a course
5 units
ENGL&235 or ENGL&111 or ENGL&112
Choose a course
5 units

More Information

  • Writer
  • Online Content Developer
  • Educator
  • Author
  • Technical Writer
  • Journalist
  • Editor
  • Literary Manager
  • Advertising Sales Agent
  • Non-Profit/Arts Grant Writing
  • Arts Management
  • Copy Editor
  • Account Executive
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • SEO Specialist
  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • Lawyer

A bachelor’s degree or higher degree may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:

Once you complete this Associate degree, additional education opportunities include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in composition & rhetoric, creative writing, English, literature, communications, education, comparative literature or a related field at a four-year college or university.
  • A Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree at one of the Seattle Colleges.

South Seattle College has direct transfer agreements with four-year institutions throughout Washington state, including University of Washington, Washington State University and Seattle University. Graduates from South have also transferred to out-of-state institutions.

Program and admissions requirements vary from college to college. Contact an 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 South'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

College Transfer Division 

Division staff will answer your questions or make the right connections for you to learn more about our transfer degrees and pathways.

Location:  
University Center (UNI 101)   

Phone: 
206.934.6600 

Email: collegetrnsfr.south@seattlecolleges.edu  

Advising Contact

New Students: Please visit the Welcome Center website for help with the Steps to Enroll or to meet with the Welcome Center team. 

Current Students: Please see your primary advisor to create an educational plan. If you need assistance getting connected to the appropriate advisor, visit the Advising Center website