The Bachelor of Arts with a Major in English prepares students for a wide range of opportunities by sharpening critical reading, writing and thinking skills necessary for the demands of an ever-changing work force.

Students can follow several different tracks in the English program, depending on their career plans and personal preferences. These tracks include course work geared toward preparation for teaching, journalism, creative writing, law, public relations work as well as graduate or other advanced studies in English or related fields. Advisors assist students in determining the appropriate curriculum based on individual plans.

Students have the opportunity to work on college publications, such as The Eagle’s Eye, the student newspaper; and The Sierra Nevada Review , a literary magazine with a national distribution and recipient of NEA and Nevada Arts Council awards. Internships are also available for interested students in local media, schools and businesses as well as on campus in the English lab.

Extracurricular activities for English students include poetry slams, literary readings, attendance at the Associated Writing Programs Annual Conference, participation in student writing groups, journalism field trips, and more. The English program has hosted renowned writers including Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Denise Duhamel, Lola Haskins, and Ellen Hopkins.

Ask a question:

June Sylvester Saraceno
English Program Chair
jsaraceno@sierranevada.edu
775-831-1314 x7514

B.A. in English Program Requirements*

Humanities Requirements

CREDITS

PHIL 101 or HUMN 210 Intro to Philosophy or World Religions

3

ENGL 250 or THEA 220 Intro to Shakespeare or Survey of Western Theater

3

ENGL 295 Intro to Literary Criticism

3

PSYC, HIST or HUMN One Elective

3

Total Humanities Credits

12

English Requirements

CREDITS

ENGL 304, 305, 340, 345, 387, 388, 405, 440, or 445 Advanced Writing – Choose three

9

ENGL 326 or 327 Early or Contemporary American Literature

3

ENGL 330 Multicultural Literature

3

ENGL 350 or 351 Shakespeare’s Tragedies or Comedies

3

ENGL 371 or 373 Advanced Literature Analysis

3

ENGL 381 Language, Thought, and Culture

3

ENGL 435 British Literature through the 18th Century

3

ENGL 436 Britishi Lit from 18th Century to the Present

3

ENGL Upper Division English Elective

3

ENGL 450 Capstone English

3

HUMN 493 Senior Project

3

Total English Credits

39

Total English Credits

51

SNC CORE Curriculum

30

General Electives

39

TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

120

*Requirements listed above are based off the 2011-2012 Catalog, for other information check past catalogs or graduation requirements.