Chair, Department of Language and Literature
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Learn to write effectively, comprehend the nature of language, understand literary traditions, think critically about literature and language, and foster an awareness of humankind — all in a Christian atmosphere.
A Bachelor of Arts in English requires 30 hours of English courses in addition to 42 hours of general education courses and 16-18 hours of graduation requirements. Required English courses include Advanced Composition, 6 hours of American literature courses, 12 hours of British and/or world literature courses, 3 hours of linguistic courses, and 6 hours of English electives.
Students who enjoy writing poetry can join Author Unknown, a poetry society that fosters the development of poets. The Department of Language and Literature also sponsors a chapter of the international honor society Sigma Tau Delta.
The Department of Language and Literature awards a number of private competitive scholarships based on a student’s GPA, contribution to the department, and career potential.
English studies will prepare you for careers that require strong written communication skills, such as positions in graduate school, the media, public relations, publishing, business, law, education, public service, management, and the ministry.