Faculty: Kristin Burnnemer, Denise Hartley, Jason Loan, Leslie Michael, Vicki Scannell, Curt Warmington, Corinna Wycoff (FS); Erin Latona (JBLM); Courtney Edwards, Lisa Hurtado, Way Jeng, Duncan McClinton, Ann Salak, Elizabeth Stevens, Alison Walker Stromdahl (PY)
The English Department provides a variety of courses which build essential skills for virtually every career or profession while offering the basic transfer requirements for most colleges and universities in the country. Pierce College’s English courses expose students to the skills, ideas and literary works that are the foundation of a liberal arts education. Students planning to transfer as English majors should complete the AA-DTA degree requirements and must check with transfer institutions regarding specific requirements. English majors may find dozens of special emphasis programs at four-year institutions and should work closely with faculty advisors at Pierce and at the transfer institution to plan an overall program of study that meets individual program needs as well as personal interests.
Pre-College Writing Courses
These prepare students for college-level writing.
Accelerated Learning Program
Students in ENGL 098 and ENGL 099 are also enrolled in an English support class (ENGL 095), and have the opportunity to earn credit for a class one level higher than the one in which they enroll. The determination of whether the student receives this higher credit is based on fulfilling course outcomes and the professor’s assessment of the student’s performance in the class.
These are required by many college programs and degrees.
Creative Writing Courses
The English Department offers an array of Creative Writing Courses.