The student must have completed the core curriculum requirements and earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above on all work attempted. A minimum grade of “C-“ is required in MA 125 (MA 175 for Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Professional, and Pre-veterinary Concentrations), PY 210, and BIO111 for entry into the program.
Completion of all basic requirements for graduation from Emmanuel College, including the Liberal Arts Core and the Major Lower and Upper Level courses specified for this major. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required for graduation with a Bachelor of Science in General Biology.
This year's Natural Sciences Course Offerings are now available in the 2015-16 Course Catalog. CLICK HERE, click on the 2015-16 Course Catalog, and advance to page 186 for to view them with full descriptions. There you can also find out which semesters they are offered and how many credit hours they are worth.
Communication Studies graduates have entered a variety of professions and graduate schools. Here's what some of them have to say about their training at Emmanuel:
“I’ve really enjoyed the way my communication professors have been able to integrate Jesus and our faith in Jesus Christ inside the classroom. Some of the topics we deal with and some of the books we go through aren’t based on our Christian faith, but somehow they find ways to plug Jesus into many different aspects of what we learn in class. They find a way to put the two together in a way that’s understandable, and that has really helped me grow spiritually.
“I’ve never seen my professors as friends. I respect them but don’t really want to get close to them (maybe one). However, in the Comm. Department, I feel the support from you guys almost as much as my own parents! Thanks for believing in all of us.”
— Jordan Myers (’08), Corporate Communication Major
“I came to Emmanuel College on a soccer scholarship, and I had no idea what I was going to do. I was looking at the different programs, and I saw that Communication had such a wide array of things you could go into, from video to journalism, public relations, and layout and design. I thought, well, I have a wide array of interests, so why not go into something where I can develop a lot of skills for a lot of different areas.”
— Megan Williams (’06), Multimedia Communication Graduate
“Along with the faculty, the equipment in EC’s Communication Department is a strength of the program. They have Canon XL-1 and XL-2 cameras, and they edit video with Avid on the Mac platform. They have good lighting kits and great studio lighting. Whatever your imagination can come up with, you can create it in the Emmanuel College Communication Department.
— Brock Tibbs (’03), Multimedia Director, Trinity International Church, West Palm Beach, Florida
“The Communication Department at Emmanuel is like no other. The relationships I built with my classmates and professors will last a lifetime. They encouraged me to give my best and hone my skills—not just to get a good grade, but to glorify God with my life.”
— Amy Harper (’03), New York University Graduate Student, Master of Arts in Higher Education, Student Personnel Administration
“The Communication Department at EC was much more than an academic environment for me. Though the classes were challenging and served to prepare me for graduate school, what I appreciated most was the relationships I was able to form with the faculty. More than just teachers, they became mentors and friends.
“The classes I took were great. I learned to think critically about the media messages I received and improved my writing abilities. These two things have proven extremely valuable as I pursue my master’s in mass media studies at UGA.”
— Michelle Wheeler (’02), UGA Graduate Student, M.A. in Journalism and Communication – Mass Media Studies Concentration
“My experiences in the Communication Department at EC were a jumping-off point for me to continue on to graduate school well prepared. I was able to enter my master’s program in student affairs administration with ease.
“I’ll never forget how my communication professors challenged me to rise to the level of excellence. They challenge and support you, and that’s something that has given me the confidence to take risks and learn from my successes and my mistakes.”
— Candice Whitley (’02), M.Ed., Volunteer Coordinator/Public Relations, Uptown Shelter, Charlotte, N.C.
“A communication degree prepares you for almost any direction you will take in life. As an educator, I rely on my verbal communication skills to build relationships and influence the students I work with. As a pastor’s wife, I use my knowledge of video production and editing to help my church reach out to others using technology. As a doctoral student, I constantly rely on the written communication skills I developed as a communication undergraduate student at Emmanuel.
“The Communication Department at Emmanuel is full of caring faculty who possess real-life experience. I learned by doing, not just by listening. From writing press releases to producing commercials, I was able to gain practical experience and develop my communication skills in a variety of mediums, while being mentored by professors who cared about me and my future goals.”
— Christina Jenkinson Spearman (’01), East Carolina University Graduate Student, Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership
“The Emmanuel College Communication Department thrives with practical instruction from industry-savvy professors who provide and instill a passion to have an eternal influence in a world that is contemporary and constantly changing the way it communicates. The experience I gained as a student at EC has opened more doors for me then I could have ever imagined as a communication professional.”
— Phillip Bowen (’98), Director of Marketing, In Touch Ministries, Atlanta
A student majoring in Kinesiology or Sports Management is required to complete two internships (one each semester) during their senior year.
Internship Sites used in the past or currently for Kinesiology
Northeast Rehabilitation Center
St. Mary’s Wellness Center
Family First Healthcare
Ty Cobb Rehabilitation Center
Reddy Medical Group
Emmanuel College Athletic Training Program
Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy
Internship Sites used in the past or currently for Sports Management
Emmanuel College Athletic Department
Fusion Sports and Recreation Programs
Athens United Soccer Association
Grove Level Baptist Church Recreation Program
The Barnes Academy
Athens Christian School
Toccoa Falls College
Madison County High School
East Jackson High School
Franklin County High School
North Gwinnett High School
(FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga.)—Today as a historic house moves from Emmanuel College’s campus to make room for a new 100-bed residence hall, it serves as a mile marker of advancement and growth in enrollment.
After weeks of preparation and anticipation, the actual move from the home site to US Highway 29 took approximately five minutes.
“The process took a while, but it is a great relief that the move was smooth and uneventful,” says Director of Campus Operations Ron McCullar.
Roundtable, sponsored by the English department, is a multi-disciplinary group that meets monthly to discuss literature, philosophy, theater, film, and other creative works. Each meeting is planned and presented by a rotating panel of students and faculty sponsors. Any student, staff, or faculty member who enjoys food, fellowship, and stimulating discussion is invited to participate whenever possible. Roundtable provides opportunities to meet other people with similar interests, a forum for organized discussions of ideas and media, and a spark to light creativity and lifelong learning outside the boundaries of the classroom.
Sigma Tau Delta
Sigma Tau Delta is the international English honor society. Emmanuel College received its charter to initiate the Alpha Theta Sigma chapter in 1998. English majors and minors who are in the top 35 percent of their class and have a grade point average in English of at least 3.0 are eligible to join. Sigma Tau Delta, sponsored by Mrs. Barbara Goodwin, promotes special events of literary interest on the Emmanuel College campus and field trips to local plays.
Published in magazine form since 1998, in CD form in 2006 and 2007, and in full-color magazine format since 2008, Montage presents the best of student, staff and faculty creative writing, art and photography. Montage is published in the spring semester and presented at Montage by Moonlight. Dr. Nathan Gilmour and Mr. Kyle Garrett guide its production through the new Literary Publishing Workshop course.
In addition to completing the requirements of the liberal arts core and the requirements for a major in another area, the following courses must be taken to qualify as an English minor.
One of the following language courses, 3 hrs.
EN 260 (Advanced Grammar)
EN 370 (Advanced Composition)
EN 380 (History of the English Language)
Five upper level English courses, 12 hrs.
Total: 18 hrs.
Students taking the English minor are strongly encouraged to select a course in world literature if they do not include a course in world history (HY 110/111) in fulfillment of the liberal arts core.
Students must be accepted into the School of Education during the sophomore year in order to pursue a B.A. in English Education degree. Admission to School of Education programs is accomplished in three phases: Pre-Professional, Professional, and Student Teaching. Forms and applications are available in the School of Education Office.
Liberal Arts Core
EN 101, 102 (Freshman Composition), 6 hrs.
CM 130 Oral Communication, 3 hrs.
EN 200, 3 hrs.
Foreign Language, 3 hrs.
Social and Behavioral Science
History, 3 hrs.
PY 220 Human Growth and Development, 3 hrs.
Natural Science/Mathematical Reasoning
SC 110 Issues in Biology, 4 hrs.
Mathematics, 3 hrs.
BI 111 Biblical Literature & History, 3 hrs.
BI 112 Interpreting Biblical Literature, 3 hrs.
TH 237 Christian Ethics, 3 hrs.
BI 300 Gospel of John, 3 hrs.
PE 105 Total Fitness, 1 hr.
FS 101 Freshman Seminar, 2 hrs.
SS 400 (Senior Seminar), 1 hr.
Total hours in the Liberal Arts Core: 44 hrs.
Major Lower and Upper Level Courses
Foreign Language, 3 hrs.
English Content Courses
EN 260 Advanced Grammar, 3 hrs
EN 311 Adolescent Literature, 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 370 Advanced Composition, EN 302 Technical Writing, EN 355 Prose Writing, or EN 365 Poetry Writing, 3 hrs.
EN 380 History of the 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.
Upper Level English courses: 39 hrs.
ED 101 Orientation to Teaching, 1 hr.
ED 200 American Education, 3 hrs.
ED 310 Assessment of Learning, 3 hrs.
ES 350 Media & Technology, 3 hrs.
ED 403 Exceptional Children, 3 hrs.
ES 300 Curriculum, 3 hrs.
ES 300P Curriculum Practicum, 1 hr.
ES 310 Reading in Content Area, 3 hrs.
ES 412 Methods of Teaching English, 3 hrs.
ES 400P August Experience, 1 hr.
ES 401P Methods Practicum, 5 hrs.
ES 451 Classroom/Behavior Management, 3 hrs.
ES 475 Student Teaching, 12 hrs.
Foundation and Professional Education Courses: 44 hrs.
Total hours required for the English Education degree: 130 hours
End of Program Requirements
- Completion of all basic requirements for graduation from Emmanuel College.
- Completion of all course requirements for the Bachelor of Arts or Science in English Education program with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher. Completion of a Senior Portfolio in accordance with the requirements in the Education Program and in conjunction with the English Coordinator. The portfolio will be explained in detail in ED 200.
- A passing score on the GACE Basic Skills Test or proof of exemption on file in the School of Education Office
- Completion of an Exit Interview conducted by a team of English faculty members, one of whom will be the English Education Coordinator. The interview will provide an opportunity for both the faculty and the student to assess the effectiveness of the English Education program at Emmanuel College.
- Completion of student teaching.
- During the last semester of their program, students take a departmental exit examination Results of this test do not affect students’ records or graduation but are a valuable part of program evaluation and may provide useful information to students about their achievements.
- A passing score on GACE II is required for Georgia certification.