English, Literature,
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English, Literature, and Writing Studies

Pathway Overview

Program Pathways are a series of courses and experiences carefully selected to help you earn your credential and prepare for your career or university transfer. Program Pathway Maps guide you through quarter-by-quarter coursework, indicate when you’ll need to complete important steps, and describe popular careers in this pathway. Some course sequences or recommended courses can be customized or adjusted by speaking with an advisor.

Pathways


Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

The English department offers courses in literature, creative writing, composition and pre-college English. The department also supports the Bruce McKenna Writing Center at Seattle Central. Strong reading and writing skills are invaluable as students continue their education and crucial to almost any career path they may be considering.

English courses help us to see ourselves in relation to the world, examine the world from diverse and complex perspectives, and enrich our lives. Writing and literature courses open our eyes to new ideas and possibilities and teach us how to speak up for ourselves and for others.

English Courses Offered

In addition to general writing classes, we offer:

  • American Literature III
  • Asian American Literature
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Creative Writing
  • Digital Literature
  • Introduction to Drama
  • Introduction to Fiction
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Introduction to LGBT Literature
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Literature & Society
  • Science Fiction
  • English Language & Linguistics
  • Translation for Global Competence

Course offerings change annually. Check the class schedule for the latest offerings.

Career Possibilities

What career isn’t possible with strong reading, writing, and critical thinking skills? Students in almost every major and career paths, such as business, law, education, and more, benefit from completing English courses.

  • Journalism, media writing
  • Publishing, editing, literary agency
  • Communications, marketing, copywriting, media relations
  • Non-profit sector, community organizing, advocacy
  • Translation, interpretation, subtitling, game localization

Writing and Literature Organizations

Faculty

Helena Ribeiro

Helena Ribeiro
Full-time Instructor

Email
Phone: 206-934-2038
Jeb Wyman

Jeb Wyman
Full-time Instructor

Email
Phone: 206-934-5431
Barbara Kline

Barbara Kline
PHL Part-time Instructor

Email
Phone: 206-934-3219
Douglas Cole

Douglas Cole
Full-time Instructor

Email
Phone: 206-934-2921
Takami Nieda

Takami Nieda
Full-time Instructor

Email
Phone: 206-934-2927
Dr. Anna Shaver

Dr. Anna Shaver
Full-time Instructor

Email
Phone: 206-934-2924
Susan Casey

Susan Casey
PHL Part-time Instructor

Peggy Baldwin

Peggy Baldwin
PHL Part-time Instructor

Laura Sinai

Laura Sinai
PHL Part-time Instructor

Elizabeth Whitley

Elizabeth Whitley
PHL Part-time Instructor

Phebe Jewell

Phebe Jewell
Full-time Instructor

Email
Phone: 206-934-6980
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Greg Bachar
PHL Part-time Instructor

Email
Phone: 206-934-3219
Steve Woods

Steve Woods
Full-time Instructor

Email
Phone: 206-934-4164
Shelley Douma

Shelley Douma
Full-time Instructor

Email
Phone: 206-934-5404
Paul Croon

Paul Croon
Full-time Instructor

Email
Phone: 206-934-2916
Kaitlin McClanahan

Kaitlin McClanahan
Full-time Instructor and Faculty Coordinator

Email
Phone: 206-934-2036
Desiree Simons

Desiree Simons
Full-time Instructor

Email
Phone: 206-934-5412
Erin Steinke

Erin Steinke
Full-time Instructor

Email
Phone: 206-934-2918
Jordan Charlton

Dr. Jordan Charlton
Full-time Instructor

Alec Fisher

Alec Fisher
Full-time Instructor