2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

English, BA

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English majors actively engage with literature from classical to contemporary authors. The program cultivates close analysis of literary texts and relevant contexts as well as develops students’ skills in mindful interpretation through the study and application of literary theory. Students reflect upon and respond to literature from diverse cultures, perspectives, and genres, discussing literature in terms of their own worldview as well as Biblical principles. The English major prepares students for careers in a wide range of professions and ministries including secondary education; writing, editing, and publishing; commerce, industry, and government; and graduate study. Students interested in English Subject Matter Competence should contact the program advisor. English majors are encouraged to consult and collaborate with program instructors to develop the best approach to their studies.

Major Program Requirements (43-55 units)

Diverse Perspectives

Complete three (3) units from the following:

Christian Literary Studies

Complete three (3) units from the following:

Optional Concentrations (12 units)

Students can earn optional concentration in one of the following areas: Children’s Literature; Creative Writing; Digital Literary Studies; Modern Languages; TESOL

*Each optional concentration requires the completion of a minimum of twelve (12) distinct units beyond the major. Students are not eligible to complete a minor and a concentration in the same subject (i.e. Children’s Literature; Creative Writing; Writing and Digital Studies/Digital Literary Studies; TESOL).

Children’s Literature

Creative Writing

Digital Literary Studies

Modern Languages

Complete twelve (12) units of ASL, CHI, FRE, RUS, and/or SPA, with at least six (6) units of upper-division ASL and/or SPA.

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

*Students completing the TESOL concentration must complete ENG 463  within the Professional Development core of the English major.

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