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If you’d like to learn how to tap into and wield the power of words, consider studying English.
In this program, you will study the way language is used to empower and enthrall; to educate and entertain; and to inform and persuade. You’ll read great works of literature, research interesting topics, write fiction, and learn to communicate clearly and effectively.
Whether you want a future in writing, publishing, teaching or other profession—such as digital media, law, journalism and marketing—studying English is a portal to a broad range of challenging career opportunities.
You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs and goals.
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Total Credits: 90 - 91
You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create your own personal education plan, customized to you interests and goals, your starting quarter, your schedule (part-time or full-time), any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
To see an up-to-date list of required classes for your degree/certificate, click here for AA/AS/DTA degrees
, click here for AFA/AAS degrees and certificates.
Christie Anderson teaches various reading/writing and literature courses and is the English department's College Literacy Directory. In her classes, she emphasizes a sense of community with teaching strategies that promote collaboration among class members. Her special interests include diversity and multiculturalism. Working with students at SFCC to achieve their academic goals has and continues to be one of her particular pleasures.
'I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.' (Langston Hughes)
Jared Anthony holds a PhD in rhetoric and composition and teaches in the English department at SFCC. His career as a community college instructor was inspired by his own community college English instructor, “I saw how much fun my instructor was having, and I decided that was what I wanted to do for a living, too. I know community colleges can change lives for the better because it happened to me. And now I get to play a role in making it happen for my students.”
A native of Spokane, Bradley Bleck returned to SFCC in 2001 after five years of teaching and developing online and computer-assisted English classes in Las Vegas. In addition to his love of teaching writing with the aid of computer technologies, he has strong interest in British and American literature. His favorite literary figure is James Boswell, father of the literary biography, and his favorite contemporary writer is Irishman Roddy Doyle.
Ben Cartwright joined the faculty at SFCC in 2014, returning to Spokane after 13 years of teaching and working in the Midwest and abroad in Tianjin, China. His scholarly interests include 19th-century American criminal autobiography, 19th-century travelogues of China, James Joyce studies, the history of the prose poem, utopian literature (emphasis on feminist and environmental utopias), and science fiction. He holds a PhD in English, an MA in English and a BA in humanities and French.
Cynde DeLauder taught at University of Alaska Anchorage before joining the English faculty at SFCC in 1996. She teaches a variety of courses, from developmental reading and writing to English comp and literature. She holds a BA in English literature and an MA in literature.
Lisa Freeman holds a BFA from the University of Southern California, School of Cinema-Television and an MA in English from the University of Idaho. Set on a career in teaching since she was a child in Arizona, Freeman says as an English instructor she now gets “... to spend my days doing what I absolutely love—teaching!”
A former student at SFCC, Kellie returned as a faculty member after earning her MA in literature at EWU. She is also advisor to The Women's Club (AWS), which coordinates numerous educational, social and supportive events focused on women. She lives on a mini-farm on the outskirts of Spokane with her husband.
Carol taught high school and college English in Montana and Idaho before returning to her native Spokane in 2013 as an English Instructor for SFCC in Concurrent Enrollment Programs (OCEP), serving students earning both high school and college credits. Her favorite experiences are working with students on campus, hiking/kayaking in the PNW, and gardening at her home in the country. She enjoys reading poetry, sarcastic essays, historical fiction, and the Bible.
Heather Keast went to college to become a marine biologist and came out an English teacher. She says, “One of the things I love best about education is that it changes you along the way. I'm excited to be here at SFCC watching education change lives and being a part of that change.”
Lori Monnastes teaches English composition in courses designed to help student be successful readers, writers and learners in college. She earned a degree from SCC and continued her education at EWU. She enjoys the wide variety of experiences students bring to the classroom.
A long-time Spokane resident, Laura Read received her bachelor’s degree in English and French from Gonzaga University and an MFA in poetry from Eastern Washington University. Laura has been teaching at SFCC since 1998, and she enjoys her work here tremendously. She teaches courses in composition, literature and creative writing. She is also a practicing poet.
With the original goal of becoming a writer for magazines, Connie Scott entered a graduate program in professional writing and rhetoric. She taught in graduate school as a teaching assistant and “soon fell in love with teaching.” After graduating, she taught composition, creative writing and literature for 18 years before coming to SFCC in 2001. She is a published poet and enjoys international travel.
Barbara Simmons has taught English for more than 13 years. After earning her master's degree in English literature at Washington State University, she taught at SFCC from 1995 to 2001 and returned to the college in 2008. She says, “If you take my class, you will find me asking you lots of big questions...and expecting you to formulate your own answers.”
Ryan Simmons was born in Spokane and grew up in Lewiston, Idaho. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho and his master’s degree from Washington State University. He teaches courses in composition, technical writing and American literature, including African American literature. He is interested in the author Charles Chesnutt (about whom he published a book, Chesnutt and Realism), noir in film and fiction, and the influence of fiction on American civil rights movements. He previously taught at Gonzaga University and Utah Valley University.
A proud community college graduate, Barbara Williamson received an AA degree and later earned a BA and an MA in English at the University of Nevada. After receiving her degrees, she taught at UNR and surrounding community colleges. She went on to earn a PhD in English at the University of Nebraska. After teaching at UNL, she joined SFCC faculty. She teaches American literature, as well as film, women's literature, introduction to literature and composition.
Suzie Heimbigner, Guided Pathways Curriculum Advisor
Humanities: Thought & Expression
Suzie joined the staff at SFCC in July 2021. She brings over a decade of experience supporting student success, beginning her career with Spokane Virtual Learning (SVL), the online learning program of Spokane Public Schools. While with SVL, Suzie led a team of student support staff and was integral in the development of a multi-tiered intervention structure focused on student achievement. Suzie holds a B.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Idaho.
Suzie is happy to serve as the Curriculum Advisor and point of contact for students in the Humanities: Thought & Expression pathway.
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