The English program offers a wide variety of courses in reading, writing, and literature, leading to the degree of Associate in Arts. Students are able to cover great English Literature and non-English majors can take sections of the English and American literature survey courses. There is also a variety of elective courses offered for English majors in creative writing, literature, and cinema.

The English program also offers multiple sections of transfer-level and developmental writing courses to give you the writing skills to succeed in college, to write in the workplace, and to meet university transfer requirements. There are also developmental and college-level reading and vocabulary courses, some of which can be completed at an individualized pace in the college Learning Center.

Students who have completed this program have transferred to UCLA, UCSB, CSUN and California State University, Channel Islands. Career opportunities for students who have transferred and earned a bachelor's degree in English include: reporter/writer, copywriter, copy editor, screenwriter, novelist and playwright.

For more information, contact:

James Merrill
Department Chair
805-986-5800, ext. 1949