Communicating ideas, sharing experiences, and using language are skills critical to all professions, as well as to daily life. Pierce College's English program incorporates study of a wide variety of literary genres with history and art courses to cultivate a broad understanding of those genres, as well as the cultures, issues, and events that shaped them.
Pierce College's English program exposes students to the skills, ideas, and literary works that are the foundation to a liberal arts education, and fulfill the basic transfer requirements for most colleges and universities.
Students planning to transfer as English majors should complete the requirements for an Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Associate. Students intending to transfer to a four-year college are encouraged to work closely with their an academic advisor to ensure they meet the requirements of the college they wish to attend after Pierce.
The following courses are recommended, in addition to the AA-DTA courses, for English majors:
The Transitional Education Center offers English classes that provide additional one-on-one attention to assist students with the writing process. Classes are available in Developmental Writing, College-Level Writing, and Skills Classes.
The following courses are intended to prepare students for college-level writing. Assessment test scores may place students in the following courses:
The following courses are required for many college programs and degrees:
The following courses assist students with overcoming specific writing difficulties:
Students may earn an endorsement for written communication by completing a total of 23 credits in composition studies. The endorsement is awarded upon completion of a final capstone course, in which students generate a portfolio, showcasing what they believe is their best college writing.
Professor of English and Humanities
English & Humanities Coordinator / Professor
Associate Professor of English & Film