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Bachelor of Arts Degree – Major: English

Major Overview:

The English major 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 major provides students with the intellectual capacity and practical skills they need to attend graduate school, enter the professional workplace, or actively participate in ministry.

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

120 Semester Credits

  • 54 General Education
  • 36 Core Program Requirements
  • 30 General Electives