The Bachelor of Arts degree in English is designed to lead students into greater appreciation for excellent writing and enhanced skill in written communication. As students read widely and probingly, they gain appreciation for the range of human experience and expression found in literature. A well-structured program sampling the masterpieces of Western and non-Western literature, especially those written in English, gives valuable preparation for anyone preparing to work with people. In addition, studies in the history of the English language and in the grammatical structure of English allow the students an expanded understanding of some of the literary and linguistic changes that have occurred. Through the process of exploring these various areas, students are challenged to develop their own writing skills, both in analyzing these writers and in capturing their own ideas and experiences in words.
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ENGLISH
LIBERAL ARTS CORE
EN 101, 102 (Freshman Composition) 6 hrs.
CM 130 (Intro to Communication) 3 hrs.
Literature 3 hrs.
Language/Literature 3 hrs.
Social and Behavioral Science
History 3 hrs.
Geography 3 hrs.
Natural Science/Mathematical Reasoning
Science (Lab course) 4 hrs.
Mathematics 3 hrs.
BI 111 (Biblical Literature & History) 3 hrs.
BI 112 (Interpreting Biblical Literature) 3 hrs.
BI 300 (Gospel of John) 3 hrs.
TH 237 (Christian Ethics) 3 hrs.
PE 105 (Total Fitness) 1 hr.
FS 101 (Freshman Seminar) 2 hrs.
SS 400 (Professions, Vocations, Missions) 1 hr.
Total 44 hrs.
BACHELOR OF ARTS LANGUAGE COURSES
Foreign Language (French, Spanish, Greek, Old
English) 12 hrs.
MAJOR LOWER AND UPPER LEVEL COURSES
English Content Courses
Literature Courses 6 hrs.
EN 205 (Ancient/Medieval)
EN 206 (Renaissance/Enlightenment)
EN 207 (Romanticism/Transcendentalism
EN 208 (20th Century/Contemporary)
EN 356 (Creative Writing Fiction) OR
EN 358 (Creative Writing Non-Fiction) OR
EN 359 (Creative Writing Stage/Screen) OR
EN 365 (Creative Writing Poetry) 3 hrs.
EN 360 (Advanced Grammar) 3 hrs.
EN 370 (Advanced Composition) OR
EN 302 (Technical Writing) 3 hrs.
EN 380 (History/English Language) 3 hrs.
EN 395 (Critical Theories) 3 hrs.
EN 401 (American Literature) 3 hrs.
EN 402 (British Literature) 3 hrs.
EN 403 (European Literature) 3 hrs.
EN 487 (American Literature Seminar) OR
EN 488 (British Literature Seminar) OR
EN 489 (World Literature Seminar) 3 hrs.
EN 490 (Shakespeare) 3 hrs.
EN 474 (Senior Research Project I) 1 hr.
EN 475 (Senior Research Project II) 1 hr.
English Electives 3 hrs.
Minor 18 hrs.
General Electives 6 hrs.
TOTAL 121 hours