English Department

“A writer's problem does not change. He himself changes and the world he lives in changes, but his problem remains the same. It is always how to write truly and having found what is true, to project it in such a way that it becomes a part of the experience of the person who reads it.” –Ernest Hemingway

Fall 2015 Highlights

Need a late start English class for Fall?

Late start class English 101B: Introduction to Literature (066005). Register using WebAdvisor.

  • Instructor: T. Virgil
  • Fully Online
  • 8 weeks: October 26 - December 18

Spring 2016 Highlights

Waterfall in forest line drawing.ENGL-122 Environmental Literature

Do you love nature and the environment? Come learn about what writers have to say about it, and what we can do to understand and preserve it. Register using WebAdvisor when Spring registration is open.

  • ENGL-122 Environmental Literature (66045)
  • 3 units
  • Transferable to UC and CSU
  • Taught fully online: no in-person meetings required

Contact Dr. Perri Gallagher at pgallagher@ohlone.edu information about this class or how to register.

To be or not to be an English major.

There are many reasons to be an English major - reading the great plays of Shakespeare is just one. Find out more about an English Major.

English Associate in Arts (A.A.) (PDF): The AA Degree in English is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to think critically and write persuasively about literary works in poetry, fiction, and drama.  The degree prepares students for upper division work in literature at a four-year college, and fulfills most lower division requirements in English in the UC and CSU system.

About the English Department

The English Department at Ohlone College offers classes in reading, writing, critical thinking, and literature to students at the transfer and developmental levels.

Painting of a balding man with a short beard and a mustache.English Department faculty are skilled and knowledgeable teachers of reading, writing, and literature. They write, research, present at conferences, and publish. They support and encourage their students and enjoy teaching.

The English Learning Center supports students in their English classes, and any student at the college needing assistance with reading and writing assignments. The Center offers individualized programs, conference time with English faculty, and peer tutoring.

Jane Austen, black and white photo of young woman.The Ohlone College librarians host a book discussion group. Each semester, students, staff, and faculty are invited to read a book and participate in a discussion led by a faculty member. Ohlone College Book Club.

English classes at all levels are often linked with other classes to create a learning community. Students in a learning community experience the same classes and enjoy the support of faculty and their fellow students. Learning Communities at Ohlone College.

Woman leaning on colorful pillows.Red book cover, gold lettering, black and white drawing of an old man in a tall hat and scarf.


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