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. Sampling the masterpieces of Western and non-Western literature gives valuable preparation for anyone preparing to work with people. In addition, studies in the history of the English language and the grammatical structure of English expand students' understanding of literary and linguistic changes. Through exploring these areas, students develop writing skills, both in analyzing these writers and in capturing their own ideas and experiences in words.
BACHELOR OF ARTS
LIBERAL ARTS CORE
EN 101, 102 (Freshman Composition) 6 hrs.
CM 130 (Intro to Communication) 3 hrs.
EN 200 (Intro. to 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 (Senior Seminar) 1 hr.
Total 44 hrs.
MAJOR LOWER AND UPPER LEVEL COURSES
Foreign Language 12 hrs.
English Content Courses
EN 260 (Advanced Grammar) 3 hrs.
EN 340 (Non-Western World Literature) 3 hrs.
EN 345 (Major American Authors I) 3 hrs.
EN 346 (Major American Authors II) 3 hrs.
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 370 (Advanced Composition) OR
EN 302 (Technical Writing) 3 hrs.
EN 380 (History/English Language) 3 hrs.
EN 395 (Critical Theories) 3 hrs.
EN 445 (Major British Authors I) 3 hrs.
EN 446 (Major British Authors II) 3 hrs.
EN 447 (Major Western Authors I) 3 hrs.
EN 448 (Major Western Authors II) 3 hrs.
EN 490 (Shakespeare) 3 hrs.
EN 474 (Senior Research Project I) 1 hr.
EN 475 (Senior Research Project II) 1 hr.
Minor 18 hrs.
General Electives 6 hrs.
Majors may select courses from other departments on campus or from upper level English courses as available.
TOTAL 121 hours