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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 prepares students to transfer into the CSU system to complete a bachelor’s degree in English. Students completing the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree and meeting the CSU minimum eligibility requirements are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Upon transfer, students will be required to complete no more than 60 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 grade point average of at least 2.0, including:

  • completion of the major requirements with grades of C or better; and
  • certified completion of either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern, or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum.

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.

English

A.A. Degree

This is the major for all literary and poetically creative types. Our English program, with an emphasis on literature, is designed to prepare you for transfer to a four-year college or university. You can choose the emphasis of track you need to transfer to the university of your choice in order to make most of your time here. Master the literary arts and write your own career.

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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  • 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

Angela Borders Part-time Instructor, English

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

Joshua Breese English Instructor, First Year Experience director

  • LR
  • 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

Julie Colombo 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

Ron Cruz Part-time Instructor, English

  • LR 113
  • 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

Matthew Falloon 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

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

Christopher Hall 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

Roxanne Higgins 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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Ingrid Keriotis Part-time Instructor, English

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

Anita Knudson 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

Brandi McEvoy Part-time Instructor, English

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

Shannon Mendez 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

Linda Myers 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

Zachary O'Neill Part-time Instructor, English

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

Cassandra Opiela Part-time Instructor, English

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

Brett Perkins Part-time Instructor, English

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

Denise Pica Part-time Instructor, English

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

Tara Porter Part-time Instructor, English

  • 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

Agnes Stark 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

Lauren Velez 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 Schaefer 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

Kris Hansen Part-time Instructor, English, Tahoe-Truckee

Christina Nemec Part-time Instructor, English

Eve Quesnel Part-time Instructor, English

Deborah Spohr Parttime Instructor, English

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