4th
4th
Ranked 4th among online Christian colleges
OCU ranks 4th among the “Top 8 online Christian Colleges and Universities in 2017” according to www.thebestcolleges.org. Ranking is by graduation, retention and acceptance rates, student-teacher ratios, tuition costs, years of accreditation, reputation, awards, and job placement records.

BA in English

Bachelor of Arts

The English program invites 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, OCU’s 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.

Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to think clearly, logically, critically, and creatively. in the light of Biblical truth and divine creation.
  • Display competence in reading, writing, speaking, and listening effectively, both individually and collaboratively.
  • Synthesize the basic terms, techniques, facts, and interpretations of literature as seen in representative passages and selected masterpieces.
  • Analyze the historical and grammatical structure of the English language.
  • Integrate a Biblically based and Christ-centered outlook on language, literature, and life, including consideration of truth, standards, morality, freedom, and responsibility.
  • Apply an advanced understanding of program objectives, appropriate for entering graduate school or a vocation.

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE - 49 Hours

 

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ENGLISH MAJOR - 45 Hours

ENGLISH ELECTIVES

Choose 27 hours from the courses below, or from Biblical Literature courses (OT or NT).

LEADERSHIP ELECTIVE

Choose one of the following leadership courses:

ELECTIVES - 26 Hours

Any credit-bearing course, 100-level or above

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