At Sierra College, you can complete the lower-division course work required for an English major at most CSU and UC campuses. Coursework in the English major focuses on English, American and world literature within the historical periods of medieval, Renaissance, and the 18th through 20th centuries.
The Sierra College English Major also offers electives in:
Each semester, Sierra offers more than 75 classes in more than 15 different English major courses. Many classes are also offered nights, weekends and online. With so many choices, the English major requirements can easily fit your schedule and your location.
Because the study of English provides opportunities to explore the worlds of literature and culture, the English major can help you develop the lifelong pleasure of reading and thinking about the culturally and historically diverse texts that have shaped our world and that remake it each day.
The skills you learn as an English major help you develop as a writer, a thinker, and a communicator. These talents are highly desirable in any job. A bachelor’s degree in English provides you with reading and writing expertise integral to success in a variety of positions including:
Law schools, graduate schools and even medical schools report high acceptance rates for English majors because students trained in reading, critical thinking and writing are well-prepared for the challenges of professional schools and careers.
English majors at Sierra College study with an outstanding faculty. Our faculty includes working poets, fiction-writers and journalists, published scholars of English and American literature, and experts in the fields of film, theater, literary theory and teaching.
You have the opportunity to be paired with a faculty mentor in your particular area of interest within the major (literature, film, creative writing, or teaching). Your mentor can help you understand more about the course of study you plan to pursue, offer useful advice about English classes, and ultimately become a fruitful source of recommendation letters for four-year schools, graduate work and jobs. So put yourself in touch with someone who shares your passion for literature and learning!
Want to take a composition class at Sierra? Find out about our assessment and placement process at the Assessment Center.
Need to see the English Department’s schedule of classes?
Learn about the research material available to you in our Learning Resources Center, including our online research databases.
Need help with your writing? One-to-one instruction on writing skills and assistance with writing assignments is available in the Writing Center.
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