English

The English major is a learning community that exists to prepare students with the Godly character and academic skills to pursue a career in English or related professional fields by analyzing and interpreting literary texts from a biblical worldview. This major, in a Christian context, allows students to gain a broader understanding and appreciation of literature and its contributions to life and culture. Students in this program will gain factual knowledge of periods, movements, authors, and works in English and American Literature, as well as fundamental principles and theories of literary interpretation. English is also an excellent pre-professional degree, preferred by admissions officers in theological seminaries, law schools, journalism schools, etc.

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Minors

  • Behavioral Science
  • Biology
  • Journalism
  • History

Program Layout

The English major is a 126 hour program that includes 69 hours of general education courses (including 30 hours of Bible & Theology), 15 hours of open electives, and 42 hours in English-specific courses. Classes include English Literature I & II, Shakespeare, and History & Practice of Literary Criticism.