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The English Major

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:

  • film
  • creative writing
  • the structure of English
  • literary theory
  • poetry
  • drama
  • short fiction

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.

Why English?

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:

  • business
  • law
  • education
  • government
  • research
  • publishing
  • entertainment and communications industries.

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.

Make a Connection!

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!

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Alan Shuttleworth Part-time Instructor, English

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Amanda Runyan Part-time Instructor, English

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Andrea Neptune Professor, English

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Angela Borders Part-time Instructor, English

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Angela Henning Part-time Instructor, English

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Anita Knudson Part-time Instructor, English

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Aprille Osbourne-Maginness Part-time Instructor, English

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Barbara Nelson-Burns Professor, English

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Barry Abrams Professor, English

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Brihaga Stevens Part-time Instructor, English

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Brittany Haydon Part-time Instructor, English

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Bryan Strait Part-time Instructor, English

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Carol Eisenhower Part-time Instructor, English

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Cassandra Opiela Part-time Instructor, English

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Catalina Hillestad Part-time Instructor, English

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Catherine French Part-time Instructor, English

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Christine Goldbar Part-time Instructor, English

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Christopher Hall Professor, English

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Christopher Hayes Part-time Instructor, English

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Cicely Young Part-time Instructor, English

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Dan Galloway Part-time Instructor, English

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Daniel Dyer Part-time Instructor, English

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Dawn Blunk Part-time Instructor, English

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Ed Gutowsky Part-time Instructor, English

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Eileen Cook Part-time Instructor, Education and English

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Eric Brownell Part-time Instructor, English

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Evelyn Rojas Part-time Instructor, English, ESL

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Gary Hayward Part-time Instructor, English

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Diane Carlson Part-time Instructor, English

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Heather Donovan Part-time Instructor, English

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Heather Mathers Part-time Instructor, English

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Heather Watson-Perez Part-time Instructor, English

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Henry Blackthorne Part-time Instructor, English

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Holli Little Part-time Instructor, English

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Holly Davatz Part-time Instructor, English

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Ingrid Keriotis Part-time Instructor, English

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Ivor Cooper Professor, English

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Jane Hemmerling Professor, English

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Jason Roberts Professor, English

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Jason Schilling Part-time Instructor, English

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Jay Batchelder Professor, English

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Jeff James Part-time Instructor, English

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Jeffrey Johnson Part-time Instructor, English

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Joel Brunkala Part-time Instructor, English

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Jonathon Ciobanasiu Part-time Instructor, English

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Joshua Breese Professor, English; Staff Development Coordinator

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Julie Colombo Part-time Instructor, English

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Kelly Jacobsen Part-time Instructor, English

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Kenneth Brady Part-time Instructor, English

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Kent Fortin Professor, English

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Kimberly Karver Part-time Instructor, English

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Kimberly Limon Part-time Instructor, English

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Kristina Rogers Part-time Instructor, English

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Laurel Gardner Professor, English

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Lauren Velez Part-time Instructor, English

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Laurette Buljan Part-time Instructor, English

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Lillie Apostolos Part-time Instructor, English

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Linda Lawliss Part-time Instructor, English

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Lisa Rochford Professor, English

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Lorraine Flynn Instructional Assistant, Writing Center; Part-time Instructor, English; Reading Lab

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Marie Bischoff Part-time Instructor, English

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Mary Francis Fahey Part-time Instructor, English, online only

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Matthew Falloon Part-time Instructor, English

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Matthew Kronzer Part-time Instructor, English

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Matthew Tittle Part-time Instructor, English

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Michelle Johnson Professor, English

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Neelam Bains Part-time Instructor, English

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Paul Knox Part-time Instructor, English

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Paul Macias Professor, English

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Rachel Dodge Part-time Instructor, English

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Rebecca Quinn Professor, English; Honors Program Coordinator

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Richard Carrigan Part-time Instructor, English

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Rosemary Turner Part-time Instructor, English

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Roxanne Higgins Part-time Instructor, English

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Sharon Derry Part-time Instructor, English

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Steven Grundmeier Part-time Instructor, English

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Tara Porter Part-time Instructor, English

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Tricia Caspers-Ross Part-time Instructor, English

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Tricia Lord Professor, English

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Valerie Smith Part-time Instructor, English

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Zachary O'Neill Part-time Instructor, English

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Carolyn Crane Part-time Instructor, English, NCC

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Ingrid Keriotis Part-time Instructor, English

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Iven Lourie Part-time Instructor, English

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Judith Rae OLLI Instructor, English

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Kimberly Schaefer Professor, English, Nevada County Campus

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Lee-Marie Hotchkiss Part-time Instructor, English, NCC

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Lynette Vrooman Professor, English,

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Nathan Conkle Professor, English

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Christine Nemec Part-time Instructor, English

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John Arsenault Part-time Instructor, English

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Jonathan Grant Part-time Instructor, English, TT

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Karen Terrey Part-time Instructor, English, TT

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Kristopher Hansen Part-time Instructor, Tahoe/Truckee Campus, Philosophy and English

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