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Welcome to the English Major at FRC!

The projects you will undertake as a student in English at Feather River College place you at the center of human thought, philosophy, creativity, and imagination.  The English Department at FRC offers a comprehensive program encompassing writing, literature, and the history of ideas.  The department also offers special emphases in the areas of social justice, environmental and regional literature, and literary and theoretical history and analysis. 

The study of English at FRC provides a number of pathways and opportunities.  The critical and creative thinking skills, the strategies for writing, and the ways of reading you learn as a student of English can prepare you for various careers and areas of further study, including: teaching, writing, journalism, pre-law and law, research and information analysis, communications, publishing, and the entertainment industry. Furthermore, studies in English, humanities, and the liberal arts prepare students for success in the world of business where the “soft skills,” such as information assessment, communication, and relaying important ideas, have become the most vital and necessary abilities an employee can have (for more information about this, visit the English and Humanities in Daily Life page). 

The English Department sponsors a campus-wide Student Research Symposium that offers students the opportunity to present their original ideas as a way to professionalize their liberal arts education.  Overall, studying English and Humanities at FRC provides a sound basis for further study as well as the critical habits of mind needed in the modern world.

Associate of Arts for Transfer in English:

Courses Units

Required Core (6 units)

ENGL 102

Introduction to Literature 3

ENGL 103

Critical Thinking and Writing 3

List A. Take two of the following courses (6 units)

ENGL 252

American Literature I 3

ENGL 254

American Literature II 3

ENGL 256

Survey of English Literature I 3

ENGL 257

Survey of EnglishLiterature II 3

Major Elective Requirements (6 units)

List B. Take the following course, or any course not used from List A (3 units)

ENGL 170

Creative Writing 3

List C. Take one of the following courses, or an unused  course from List A or B  (3 units)

ENGL 150

Introduction to newspaper Writing, Editing, and Production 3

ENGL 180

Nature Writing in America 3

ENGL 228

Novel and Film 3

ENGL 245

Contemporary Literature 3

ENGL 246

Women's Literature 3

ENGL 277

Introduction to Shakespeare 3

ASL 130

Beginning American Sign Language I 3

ASL 132

Beginning American Sign Language II 3

FRN 101

Beginning French I 4

FRN 102

Beginning French II 4

Span 101

Beginning Spanish I 4

Span 102

Beginning Spanish II 4

BUS 120

English for the Professional 3


Introduction to Humanities I 3


Introduction to Humanities II 3

Total major Rerquirements

  1. Complete the Major Core Requirements and Major Electives, as outlined above with a minimum grade of “C” or better.
  2. Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. Students expecting to transfer to a four-year college or university are strongly advised to complete the CSU Breadth or the IGETC requirements rather than the FRC General Education requirements.
  3. Complete electives so that major units, plus GE units, plus elective units total sixty (60) units or higher.

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