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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!

Useful Links

Sierra College Links

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.

General Writing and Research Links:

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Using MLA citations

Diana Hacker: Research and Documentation online

Voice of the Shuttle: Humanities Research Online

CSUS English Department

UC Davis English Department

Contact

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  • M 4 B
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677
  • Fall and Spring M-Th: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    F: 1:00am - 12:00pm

Carol Eisenhower Instructor, English/Education

  • M 4B
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Marni Webb Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Barry Abrams Instructor, English

  • T 8
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Alfred "Jay" Batchelder Instructor, English

  • W 218
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Timothy Bellows Part-time Inspector, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Dawn Blunk Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Joshua Breese English Instructor

  • M 10, 1C
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Catherine Bridge Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Joel Brunkala Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Laurette Buljan Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Diane Carlson Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Jonathan Ciobanasiu Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Ivor Cooper Instructor, English

  • Mt 10-1B
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Sonni Cooper Instructional Assistant, Writing Center. Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Daniel DeFoe Instructor, History and English

  • W 224
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Sharon Derry Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Melissa Diaz Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Rachel Dodge Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Heather Donovan Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Beth Ervin Instructor, Reading

  • LR 409
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Mary Fahey Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Susan Fegley Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Rachael Fields Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Kent Fortin English Instructor

  • W 227
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Robert Frye Part-time Instructor, Roseville Gateway Center, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Daniel Galloway Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Laurel Gardner Instructor, English

  • M 2B
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Robert Gmelin Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Christine Goldbar Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Jessica Green Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Stephen Grundmeier Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Jeanne Guerin Part-time Instructor, English; Instructional Assistant, Writing Center

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Edward Gutowsky Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Gary Hayward Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Jane Hemmerling Instructor, English

  • Mt 10 1A
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Angela Henning Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Catalina Hillestad Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Michelle Johnson Instructor, English

  • W 214
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Susan Johnson Instructor, English

  • M 2A
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

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Anita Knudson Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Robert Landriani Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Linda Lawliss Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Tricia Lord Department Chair, Instructor, English

  • M 7 A
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Iven Lourie Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Susan Lucyga Instructor, English

  • W 210
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Paul Macias Instructor, English

  • M 7 B
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

James Marshall Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Jaqueline Marshall Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Kristin Meyer Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Aurelie Moinet Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Barbara Nelson-Burns Instructor, English

  • V 215 D
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Andrea Neptune Instructor, English, Staff Development Coordinator

  • LR 121
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Nancy Pearsall Part-time Instructor - English - Mastering Coll Acad Literacy

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Rebecca Quinn Instructor, English, Honors Program Coordinator

  • M 2 B
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Erica Reeves Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Jason Roberts Instructor, English

  • W 210
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Lisa Rochford Instructor, English

  • Mt 8 A
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Robert Roden Instructor, English

  • Mt 8 C
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Kristina Rogers Parttime Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Martine Shelley Instructor, English

  • M 7 B
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Alan Shuttleworth Parttime Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Daniel Siegfried Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Danielle Starkey Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Matthew Tittle Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Rosemary Turner Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Dana Vecchio Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Jane Watson Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Andrew Williamson Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Doug Yagi Instructional Assistant, English

  • M 8
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Cicely Young Parttime Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Nathan Conkle Instructor, English, Nevada County Campus

  • N8 121
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Lee-Marie Hotchkiss Part-time Instructor, English

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Patti Ann Patton Part-time Instructor, English

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Samuel Provenzano Part-time Instructor, English

  • N1 113
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Judith Rae Part-time Instructor, English

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Kimberly Reina Instructor, English, Nevada County Campus

  • N8 101
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Lynette Vrooman Instructor, English,

  • N7 210
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

John Arsenault Part-time Instructor, English

Currently, I teach as an adjunct English professor at Sierra College, TMCC and as an English teacher at Hug High School. My volunteer work... More

Joshua Cameron Part-time Instructor, English

Christina Nemec Part-time Instructor, English

Eve Quesnel Part-time Instructor, English

Deborah Spohr Parttime Instructor, English

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