Bachelor of Arts

The English program requires its majors to critically explore the aesthetic nature of literature with a genuine curiosity to uncover absolute truth, which defines a Biblical worldview. In addition, English majors will discover personal enrichment and rhetorical flexibility as they practice writing skills in various discourse forms found in public, professional, and academic contexts. Through exposure to a broad set of readings, extensive composition activity, and oral presentations, the English program provides students with the intellectual capacity and practical skills they need to attend graduate school, enter the professional workplace, or actively participate in ministry.

Program Objectives

Upon graduating from the program, students will:

  • Develop an ability to think clearly, logically, critically, and creatively in the light of Biblical truth and divine creation.
  • Evidence competence in reading, writing, speaking, and listening effectively, both individually and collaboratively.
  • Develop abilities to understand, appreciate, and apply the basic terms, techniques, facts, and interpretations of literature as seen in representative passages and selected masterpieces.
  • Learn to appreciate the history and grammatical structure of the English language.
  • Formulate a Biblically based and Christ-centered outlook on language, literature, and life, including consideration of truth, standards, morality, freedom, and responsibility.
  • Demonstrate preparation for graduate work, teaching, workplace-related or personal communication activities.

Course Requirements

120 Semester Credits

  • 36 credit hours in General Education
  • 36 credit hours in General Electives
  • 12 credit hours in Bible, Theology¬†& Leadership
    • PHL3000 Transformed Worldview
    • BUS3100 Concepts of Leadership
    • BUS3000 Ethics
    • HIS4000 Survey of Church History
  • 36 credit hours of English courses
    • 24 credit hours at the 3000-level or above
    • 3 credit hours of Introduction to Literature
    • 6 credit hours of American Literature
    • 6 credit hours of British Literature
    • 21 hours of English electives with a minimum of 9 credit hours in each category:
      • 9-12 credit hours of Literature Electives
      • 9-12 credit hours of Language and Composition Electives

Program Course List

ENG2100 Introduction to Literature 3 credits 5 weeks

ENG2100 is an introduction to the basic terms and genres with emphasis on British and American works as models. This course also serves as the prerequisite to other literature courses in the English major. By exploring literature through a Christ-centered lens, students will discover new strategies to synthesize the tenets of a theistic worldview in all of their scholarly research and coursework.