English, BA

The BA in English fosters students’ ability to respond to and produce written texts. Through composition, creative writing, and literature courses, the instructors introduce the diversity of existing worldviews, the continuity of the human experience, and an appreciation for historical, cultural, and spiritual values. Students develop communication and critical thinking skills, preparing them for graduate school or careers in a wide variety of professions, including education, journalism, technical writing, business, law, library science, and government service. The English major consists of 43 credit hours in English and 6-8 credit hours in a foreign language.

The foreign language requirement supports the global worldview of the liberal arts and helps students attain functional competency in speaking, reading, and writing at an intermediate level, Modern foreign languages, Biblical Hebrew, and Koine Greek may be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

Program Learning Outcomes

The following learning outcomes are linked to assignments and activities throughout this program. After completing program requirements,

  1. Students will be able to effectively communicate using written texts for a variety of rhetorical situations.
  2. Students will be able to access and evaluate sources of information; to synthesize, analyze, and integrate the arguments of sources; and to summarize, paraphrase, quote, and document sources in accordance with the conventions of scholarly research.
  3. Students will be able to understand the historical and cultural contexts of language and literature with specific attention to human diversity.
  4. Students will be able to apply a wide range of critical theories to canonical and emerging literatures.
  5. Students will be able to articulate their personal beliefs, values, attitudes, and abilities in English in relation to the Christian story and service in God’s world.

Requirements for the BA in English

General Education Core 37 hours

(General education literature requirement waived.)

Foreign Language (Required) 6-8 hours

English Major 43 hours

ENG 3000level or above

3

ENG 2513Literature and Faith

3

 

ENG 2713World Literature to 1650

3

OR

ENG 2723World Literature Since 1650

3

 

ENG 3213British Literature to 1800

3

OR

ENG 3223British Literature Since 1800

3

 

ENG 3313American Literature to 1865

3

OR

ENG 3323American Literature Since 1865

3

 

ENG 3513Critical Writing and Literary Analysis

3

ENG 3613Grammar and Linguistics

3

ENG 4413Diversity in American Literature

3

ENG 4523Advanced Composition

3

 

ENG 4533Senior Writing Project

3

OR

ENG 4873English Internship

3

 

IDS 2103Introduction to the Arts & Sciences

3

IDS 3001Interdisciplinary Studies and Vocation

1

Choose one:

ENG 4723Studies in Genre: Fiction

3

ENG 4733Studies in Genre: Poetry

3

ENG 4743Studies in Genre: Drama

3

ENG 4593Special Topics in English

3

Six hours selected from the following or any upper-division ENG:

BUS 3003Business Communication

3

JRN 1101Shield Media Workshop

1

JRN 2513Media Writing

3

JRN 2723Reporting & Interviewing

3

JRN 3223Editing and Content Management

3

JRN 4313Feature Writing

3

JRN 4333Editorial Writing

3

PRN 3513Public Relations Writing and Visual Design

3

RDG 3413Adolescent Literature

3

JRN 1101: 3 hrs. max

Minor (Recommended) 18 hours

Electives 14-34 hours

Total Credit Hours: 120