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The Department of English faculty subscribes to the idea that the language and literary arts are a basic and a chief way of discovering who we are, especially if “we” is defined broadly to take in the whole of past and present culture as it resides in the English language. We offer students the means of appreciating excellence in the literary language of the past and of developing excellence in their present uses of language. We believe that this experience can enhance a sense of personal identity as that sense is put in relation to “our” manifestations of identity in the past.

TRANSFER MAJOR REQUIREMENTS in English are available in the Counseling Center. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for specific transfer requirements.

English for Transfer

AA-T Degree

This program is designed to award the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree (AA-T) to those students who have completed a specialization in English. The major provides students with a comprehensive study of composition, literary analysis and rhetorical strategies. Students will be able to identify the major themes, works, authors and movements in literature, particularly British and American literature. Students are trained in composition and given a solid background to explore literature as an intellectual discipline and an art. The required courses help students hone critical thinking, research, rhetoric and writing skills.

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree (AA-T) prepares students to transfer into the CSU system to complete a bachelor’s degree in English or a major deemed similar by a CSU campus. Students earning an associate degree for transfer and meeting the CSU minimum transfer admission requirements are guaranteed admission with junior standing to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Upon transfer, students will be required to complete no more than 60 additional prescribed units to earn a bachelor’s degree.

To earn the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree, students must complete 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a minimum grade point average of 2.0, including both of the following:

  • completion of all courses required for the major with grades of “C” or better; and
  • completion of the California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE) pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. (Students transferring to a CSU campus using IGETC must complete Area 1C Oral Communication to be eligible for admission.)

It is highly recommended that, prior to transferring, students complete courses that satisfy the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals graduation requirement. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

RESTRICTION: International coursework from non-United States regionally accredited institutions cannot be applied to associate degrees for transfer.

English

A.A. Degree

The English major is awarded for concentrated study in English with an emphasis on literature. Successful completion of the curriculum in English will prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges or universities. The major has been designed to meet lower-division requirements for English majors at most transfer institutions. Students should choose the emphasis or track appropriate to their transfer institution or areas of interest. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. Students must fulfill the following major requirements with grades of “C” or better, complete a minimum of 60 degree-applicable semester units (12 of which must be completed at Sierra College) with a grade point average of at least 2.0 and complete one of the following three general education patterns:

  • Sierra College Associate Degree Requirements;
  • California State University General Education Breadth pattern;
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • Use standard rules of grammar, punctuation, diction and syntax
  • Write well organized, developed, edited, logically sound analyses and arguments.
  • Apply MLA documentation style in researched writing
  • Apply reading strategies in order to critically analyze texts
  • Interpret and analyze literary works
  • Compose, evaluate, and revise original creative works and practice conventions of various genres.

The Sierra Journal

The Sierra Journal is a project developed by the students of Sierra College. The Sierra Journal meets several of the college’s core values, specifically “creating and nurturing meaningful connections to our community” and “fostering active citizenship in our community.” As such, the Journal will feature students currently enrolled at Sierra College as well as members of the community with an emphasis on submissions from local high school students. Additionally, the Journal may recognize and publish a “distinguished author” from the Northern California area.

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    F: 1:00am - 12:00pm

Barry Abrams Instructor, English

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Alfred "Jay" Batchelder Instructor, English

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Kenneth Bigham Part-time Instructor, English

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Dawn Blunk Part-time Instructor, English

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Angela Borders Part-time Instructor, English

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Joshua Breese English Instructor; Staff Development Coordinator

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Joel Brunkala Part-time Instructor, English

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Laurette Buljan Part-time Instructor, English

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Diane Carlson Part-time Instructor, English

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Jonathon Ciobanasiu Part-time Instructor, English

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Julie Colombo Part-time Instructor, English

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Eileen Cook Part-time Instructor, English

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Carolyn Crane Part-time Instructor, English

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Ron Cruz Part-time Instructor, English

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Sharon Derry Part-time Instructor, English

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Rachel Dodge Part-time Instructor, English

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Heather Donovan Part-time Instructor, English

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Daniel Dyer 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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Alicia Floyd Part-time Instructor, English

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Lorraine Flynn Part-time Instructor, English; Reading Lab

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Kent Fortin English Instructor

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Robert Frye Part-time Instructor, English

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Dan Galloway Part-time Instructor, English

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Laurel Gardner Instructor, English

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Robert Gmelin Part-time Instructor, English

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Christine Goldbar Part-time Instructor, English

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Steven Grundmeier Part-time Instructor, English

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Ed Gutowsky Part-time Instructor, English

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Christopher Hall Instructor, English

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Gary Hayward Part-time Instructor, English

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Jane Hemmerling Instructor, English

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Angela Henning Part-time Instructor, English

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Roxanne Higgins Part-time Instructor, English

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Catalina Hillestad Part-time Instructor, English

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Kelly Jacobsen Part-time Instructor, English

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Michelle Johnson Instructor, English

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Ingrid Keriotis Part-time Instructor, English

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Anita Knutson Part-time Instructor, English

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Matthew Kronzer Part-time Instructor, English

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Linda Lawliss Part-time Instructor, English

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Kimberly Limon Part-time Instructor, English

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Holli Little Part-time Instructor, English

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Tricia Lord Department Chair, Instructor, English

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Paul Macias Instructor, English

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Taras Marchak Part-time Instructor, English

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Brandi McEvoy Part-time Instructor, English

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Kristin Meyer Part-time Instructor, English

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Richard Moser Part-time Instructor, English

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Linda Myers Part-time Instructor, English

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Barbara Nelson-Burns Instructor, English

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Zachary O'Neill Part-time Instructor, English

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Cassandra Opiela Part-time Instructor, English

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Brett Perkins Part-time Instructor, English

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Jeffery Pressnell Part-time Instructor, English

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Rebecca Quinn Instructor, English; Honors Program Coordinator

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Beverly Reed Part-time Instructor, English

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Lisa Rochford Instructor, English

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Kristina Rogers Part-time Instructor, English

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Evelyn Rojas Part-time Instructor, English, ESL

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Jason Schilling Part-time Instructor, English

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Alan Shuttleworth Part-time Instructor, English

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Lindsay Snodgrass Part-time Instructor, English

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Kakwasi Somadhi Part-time Instructor, English

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Daniele Starkey Part-time Instructor, English

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Bryan Strait Part-time Instructor, English

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Matthew Tittle Part-time Instructor, English

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Rosemary Turner Part-time Instructor, English

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Lauren Velez Part-time Instructor, English

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Heather Watson-Perez Part-time Instructor, English

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Andrew Williamson Part-time Instructor, English

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Doug Yagi Instructional Assistant, English

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Cicely Young Part-time Instructor, English

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Nathan Conkle Instructor, English

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Patti Ann Patton Part-time Instructor, English

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Kimberly Schaefer Instructor, English, Nevada County Campus

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Lynette Vrooman Instructor, English,

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John Arsenault Part-time Instructor, English

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