About the Program
Welcome to the Department of English at Foothill College, where we read, write, and think critically about a variety of local, regional, national, and global texts and contexts. Through carefully designed courses of study, students are invited to engage with texts that reflect a range of cultural perspectives.
The English Department empowers students by facilitating their understanding and use of language and other media as we support their academic, career-related, and personal endeavors.
What you can do with a degree in English
- Writing & Editing
- Content Strategy & Development
- Business Development
- And so much more!
Why Study English?
The English Major prepares students for a range of careers and disciplines. An English degree enhances students' critical reading, writing, and thinking skills and offers a breadth of cultural and historical knowledge through the study and creation of diverse texts.
Degree & Program Types
View list below for programs offered at Foothill. Then select program map for a possible schedule that fulfills program and college requirements.
Foothill College offers two English degrees. The ADT prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions. Students who complete the ADT in English are ensured preferential transfer status to any California State University (CSU) as an English major.
For program requirements and full course listings, view degrees and certificates information.
Associate in Arts for Transfer
Associate in Arts
Winter 2024 Featured Courses in Literature and Creative Writing
In addition to our core English 1A, English 1B, and English 1C courses in a range of modalities, we are offering a selection of compelling literature courses, all offered entirely online asynchronous, and Intro to Creative Writing, offered online hybrid asynchronous with one weekly meeting in Zoom.
Please check current schedule of classes for days and times and any changes or cancellations.
ENGL 7: Native American Literature
ENGL 12: African American Literature
ENGL 16: Introduction to Literature
ENGL 43B and 43BH: Survey of British Literature II — The Romantic Period to the Present
This course includes a survey of literature beginning with the 1798 publication of Lyrical Ballads, through the Romantic period, Victorian period, 20th-century modernism and postmodernism, to the present. Texts are discussed and analyzed within historical, sociocultural, philosophical, political, legal, and aesthetic contexts, integrating theories of race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, socioeconomic class and labor (including slavery), colonialism and immigration, national origin, mixed heritages, religion/spirituality, and ability. This course includes an Honor options as ENGL 43BH.
CRWR 41A: Poetry Writing
This course includes explicit instruction and practice in writing poetry. Assignments
include reading, analyzing and responding to published and student work and writing
CRWR 41B: Advanced Poetry Writing
This course includes explicit instruction and practice in reading and writing poetry at an advanced level. Assignments include reading, analyzing and responding to published and student work and writing original work. Class presentation and workshop leadership required.
Please Contact Me!
Kella Svetich, English Department Chair
Division Office Contacts