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English

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.  

What You’ll Learn

  • Engage effectively with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and world views
  • Read a diverse range of texts, attending to how their features function for different audiences and situations
  • Compose in a variety of genres to understand how genre conventions shape and are shaped by readers' and writers' practices and purposes
  • Locate, critically evaluate, and integrate information and ideas from a variety of sources to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Use strategies such as invention, synthesis, response, critique, and design/redesign to compose texts
  • Communicate as appropriate for the needs of the rhetorical situation to explain, analyze, interpret, evaluate, develop, and justify ideas

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
Need more details? Check out the degree worksheet for the AA-DTA degree and work with your advisor to make sure you’re ready to transfer in English. Course descriptions and course learning outcomes can be found in our online catalogue.

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Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
GUID 105
Student Success
2
Choose 1 course from:
HUM 107
Introduction to Cultural Studies
5
HUM& 101
Introduction to Humanities
5
Choose 1 course from:
HLTH 101
Health and Wellness
3
HLTH 104
Stress Management
3
HLTH 174
First Aid
3
Total Credits
 
15

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose 1 course from:
ENGL& 111
Introduction to Literature
5
ENGL& 112
Introduction to Fiction
5
Choose 1 course from:
BIOL 107
Dinosaur Paleontology
5
CHEM 116
Reactions: Our Actions and Inactions
5
GEOL 116
Environmental Geology
5
GEOL& 100
Survey of Earth Science
5
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics
5
Choose 1 course from:
HIST& 136
US History 1
5
HIST& 137
US History 2
5
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 102
Composition II
5
Choose 1 course from:
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
PHIL& 120
Symbolic Logic
5
Choose 5 credit from:
DRMA 108
Theatre Production
1 - 5
JOURN 101
College Newspaper Production I
3 - 5
PE 106
Yoga Fitness
1
PE 186
Fast Fitness, Beginning
1
PE 187
Cross Training
2
PE 188
Basic Fitness I
2
PHOTO 101
Introduction to Photography
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose 1 course from:
CMST& 220
Public Speaking
5
PHIL 110
Introduction to Ethics
5
PHIL 220
Philosophy of Religion
5
PHIL& 101
Introduction to Philosophy
5
Choose 1 course from:
ASL& 121
American Sign Language I
5
ENGL 278
Women Writers
5
ENGL& 235
Technical Writing
5
ENGL& 236
Creative Writing I
5
FRCH& 121
French I
5
JAPN& 121
Japanese I
5
SPAN& 121
Spanish I
5
Choose 1 course from:
BIOL 107
Dinosaur Paleontology
5
CHEM 116
Reactions: Our Actions and Inactions
5
GEOL 116
Environmental Geology
5
GEOL& 100
Survey of Earth Science
5
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose 1 course from:
ENGL 247
American Multicultural Literature
5
ENGL& 220
Introduction to Shakespeare
5
Choose 1 course from:
ASTR& 101
Introduction to Astronomy
5
ENVS& 101
Intro to Environmental Science
5
PHYS 100
Introductory Physics
5
Choose 1 course from:
SOC 221
Race and Ethnic Relations
5
SOC 230
Sociology of Gender
5
Total Credits
 
15

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose 1 course from:
ANTH& 206
Cultural Anthropology
5
POLS 125
Introduction to Global Issues
5
POLS& 202
United States Government
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
Choose 1 course from:
ASL& 121
American Sign Language I
5
ENGL 259
African American Literature
5
ENGL& 235
Technical Writing
5
ENGL& 236
Creative Writing I
5
FRCH& 121
French I
5
JAPN& 121
Japanese I
5
SPAN& 121
Spanish I
5
Choose 1 course from:
ART 112
Non-Western Art
5
ART& 100
Art Appreciation
5
DRMA& 101
Introduction to Theater
5
FILM 141
Introduction to Film
5
FILM 225
Independent Film
5
Total Credits
 
15

Maximum estimated costs for completing this program

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    9,544
  • Non-Resident

    $
    17,651
  • International

    $
    21,823
  • Books

    $
    1,815
  • Course Fees

    $
    56
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,511

  • The amounts listed for tuition and lab & course fees reflects a maximum estimated cost and may be lower based on courses selected.
  • The amount listed for books is a maximum estimated cost based on the price of new textbooks purchased during the previous school year. Costs may be lower based on student choices and availability (used books vs new, rental vs purchase).
  • For more information about costs, visit our page How Much Does It Cost?

  • Suzie Heimbigner
    Suzie Heimbigner
    Humanities Pathway Specialist
    Suzie.Heimbigner@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3403
  • Linda Beane-Boose
    Linda Beane-Boose
    Dean of Humanities
    B.A., The College of Wooster; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois; Additional studies, Harvard Institutes for Higher Education
    Linda.Beane-Boose@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3455

  • Christie Anderson
    Christie Anderson
    English
    B.A.Ed., M.A., Eastern Washington University
    Christie.Anderson@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3601
  • Jared Anthony
    Jared Anthony
    English
    A.A., Clark College (Vancouver, WA); B.A., Washington State University; M.A., Western Washington University; Ph.D., Washington State University.
    Jared.Anthony@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3607
  • Zach Bankston
    Zach Bankston
    English
    B.A., Eastern Oregon University; M.A., Eastern Washington University; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno
    Zach.Bankston@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3420
  • Bradley Bleck
    Bradley Bleck
    English
    B.A., University of Washington; M.A., Idaho State University; additional study: University of Washington, Eastern Washington University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Bradley.Bleck@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3572
  • Alissa Bourbonnais
    Alissa Bourbonnais
    English
    B.A., University of Mary Washington; M.A., George Mason University; Ph.D. University of Washington
    Alissa.Bourbonnais@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-279-6452
  • Carol Dahmen
    Carol Dahmen
    Instructor
    B.S., Montana State University; B.A., M.F.A., Eastern Washington University
    Carol.Dahmen@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3898
  • Satwik Dasgupta
    Satwik Dasgupta
    English
    B.A., St. Paul's Cathedral Missions College, Calcutta, India; M.A., University of Calcutta; Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University
    Satwik.Dasgupta@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3259
  • Cynde DeLauder
    Cynde DeLauder
    Instructor
    B.A., St. Lawrence University, New York; M.A. University of Alaska, Anchorage
    Cynde.DeLauder@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3886
  • Kellie Fischer
    Kellie Fischer
    Instructor
    Kellie.Fischer@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3199
  • Lisa Freeman
    Lisa Freeman
    English
    B.F.A., University of Southern California; M.A., University of Idaho
    Lisa.Freeman@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3154
  • Tim Greenup
    Tim Greenup
    English
    B.F.A., University of Nebraska; M.F.A., Eastern Washington University
    Tim.Greenup@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3683
  • Heather Keast
    Heather Keast
    English
    B.A., University of Puget Sound; M.F.A., Eastern Washington University
    Heather.Keast@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3698
  • Lyn Megow
    Lyn Megow
    English
    B.A., University of Washington; M.A., Central Washington University; Additional studies, Oklahoma State University
    Lyn.Megow@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3578
  • Lori Monnastes
    Lori Monnastes
    English
    A.A., Spokane Community College; B.A.Ed, Eastern Washington University; M.A., Eastern Washington University
    Lori.Monnastes@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3688
  • Laura Read
    Laura Read
    English
    B.A., Gonzaga University; M.F.A., Eastern Washington University
    Laura.Read@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-4173
  • Connie Scott
    Connie Scott
    English
    B.A., M.A., University of Texas, El Paso; additional studies, Eastern Washington University
    Connie.Scott@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3670
  • Barbara Simmons
    Barbara Simmons
    English
    B.A., M.A., Washington State University
    Barbara.Simmons@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3318
  • Ryan Simmons
    Ryan Simmons
    English
    B.A., University of Idaho; M.A., Ph.D., Washington State University
    Ryan.Simmons@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3614
  • Jenny Vanhoudt
    Jenny Vanhoudt
    Instructor
    Jenny.Vanhoudt@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3612
  • Barbara Williamson
    Barbara Williamson
    English
    A.A., Western Nevada Community College, Carson City; B.A., M.A., University of Nevada, Reno; Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln
    Barbara.Williamson@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-4507

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Zach Bankston

Department Chair
Zach.Bankston@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3420
Building 24, room 213

Suzie Heimbigner

Pathways Specialist
suzie.heimbigner@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3403
Building 24, Office 108C