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English Department

The English Department at YVC provides the core reading, writing, and literature courses for all students at YVC as well as offers multiple associate degree and transfer programs which delve into the studies of composition, reading, literature, and creative writing.

The mission of the English Department is to help students develop the habits of writers, readers, and critical thinkers and to further their interest in reading and writing as a way of learning about themselves and the world.

Careers

College graduates with degrees in English have a proven track record in the types of Reading communication skills most employers covet. More specific professions related to the major are copy editors, public relations specialists, publishers, writers, other careers in the entertainment industry, sales, teaching and other fields where spoken and written communication are necessary for success.

English majors often enter related academic disciplines as well, such as law, rhetoric, linguistics, and computer programming. It is important to remember that employers are not often interested in a degree major so much as the skills a potential employee brings to their company.

Good communication skills are most often at the top of an employer’s list of desired skills. English majors have proven their communications skills.

Literature Studies

Creative Writing

Composition

Reading

Area of Interest

Associates in Arts – DTA English Major

The associate in arts – direct transfer agreement (DTA) degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. YVC offers a variety of disciplines so that students can select their course load based on their area of interest within this degree. These courses are recommended as guidelines for state transfer. For assistance with course selection, contact the program faculty or the Advising Center.

Student please note: To insure that your degree requirements for graduation have been met, you need to review the degree planning guide with an advisor or counselor.

Degree Requirements

Arts & Humanities Pathway

If you choose this pathway you are likely working toward a Direct Transfer Degree (DTA) to continue on to a university or other four year college.

Students can focus on one of the following disciplines while pursuing an Associate in Arts – Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA), and Associate in Business – Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Ready Pathway (AA-DTA/MRP), or an Associate in Science – Transfer Track 1 (AS-T T1) or Track 2 (AS-T T2).

Direct Transfer Degrees – Areas of Interest

Department Contacts

Tracy ArosteguiEnglish
Yakima Campus
Glenn Anthon Hall
Building 4, Room 149
Phone: 509.574.4824
Jeanine BatorEnglish
Grandview Campus
Main Building
Building 56, Room 110E
Phone: 509.882.7074 x 5804
Carolyn CalhoonEnglish
Yakima Campus
Glenn Anthon Hall
Building 4, Room 183
Phone: 509.574.4832
Joy ClarkEnglish
Yakima Campus
Glenn Anthon Hall
Building 4, Room 150
Phone: 509.574.6800 x 3285
Mary DahlinEnglish
Grandview Campus
Main Building
Building 56, Room 110E
Phone: 509.882.7017
Dodie ForrestEnglish
Yakima Campus
Glenn Anthon Hall
Building 4, Room 177
Phone: 509.574.4822
Shannon HopkinsEnglish
Yakima Campus
Glenn Anthon Hall
Building 4, Room 157
Phone: 509.574.4830
Elizabeth JensenEnglish
Grandview Campus
Main Building
Building 56, Room 110E
Phone: 509.882.7074 x 5841
Michael FollansbeeEnglish
Yakima Campus
Glenn Anthon Hall
Building 4, Room 143
Phone: 509.574.6800 x3232
Gordon KoestlerEnglish
Yakima Campus
Glenn Anthon Hall
Building 4, Room 181
Phone: 509.574.4828
Kevin LeavertonEnglish
Yakima Campus
Glenn Anthon Hall
Building 4, Room 152
Phone: 509.574.6800 x3254
Laura MayEnglish
Grandview Campus
Main Building
Building 56, Room 110D
Phone: 509.882.7020
Travis MargoniEnglish
Yakima Campus
Glenn Anthon Hall
Building 4, Room 145
Phone: 509.574.4823
Brian PattersonEnglish
Grandview Campus
Main Building
Building 56, Room 110C
509.882.7017
Dan PetersEnglish
Yakima Campus
Glenn Anthon Hall
Building 4, Room 185
Phone: 509.574.6800 x3194
Duane ReedEnglish
Yakima Campus
Glenn Anthon Hall
Building 4, Room 152
Phone: 509.574.6800 x3206
Julie SwedinEnglish
Yakima Campus
Glenn Anthon Hall
Building 4, Room 151
Phone: 509.574.4998
Jill WidnerEnglish
Yakima Campus
Glenn Anthon Hall
Building 4, Room 155
Phone: 509.574.4820