The English Department at Emmanuel College offers the following degree programs:
Bachelor of Arts in English
Acceptance into the English Department includes submission of the following to the Chair of the English Department and approval of the department:
- An application form.
- An application letter which states the student’s purpose, vision or plan for use of the degree.
- A portfolio containing samples from EN 101, EN 102 and EN 200.
- A timed essay writing sample. Instructions for the essay may be obtained from the Department Chair.
- An overall grade point average of 2.50.
- A minimum grade of C– in English 101, English 102 and CM 130.
- A passing grade on the Reading, Writing and English Skills sections of the GACE I exam, in the event the student has taken the test.
Liberal Arts Core
EN 101, 102 (Freshman Composition), 6 hrs.
CM 130 (Oral Communication), 3 hrs.
EN 200 Introduction to Literature, 3 hrs.
Art-Music Appreciation/Foreign Language/Literature/Philosophy/Theater, 3 hrs.
Social and Behavioral Science
History, 3 hrs.
Political Science/Psychology/Sociology/Economics/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.
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, 12 hrs.
English Core Courses
EN 260 Advanced Grammar, 3 hrs.
EN 340 Non-Western World Literature, 3 hrs.
EN 345 Major American Authors I: American Literature to 1865, 3 hrs.
EN 346 Major American Authors II: American Literature 1865 to Present, 3 hrs.
EN 355 Creative Writing Prose or EN 365 Creative Writing Poetry, 3 hrs.
EN 370 Advanced Composition or EN 302 Technical Writing, 3 hrs.
EN 380 History of the English Language, 3 hrs.
EN 395 Critical Theories, 3 hrs.
EN 445 Major British Authors I: English Literature to 1770, 3 hrs.
EN 446 Major British Authors II: English Literature 1770 to Present, 3 hrs.
EN 447 Major Western Authors I, 3 hrs.
EN 448 Major Western Writers II, 3 hrs.
EN 490 Shakespeare, 3 hrs.
EN 474 Senior Research Project I, 1 hr.
EN 475 Senior Research Project II, 1 hr.
English Core Courses: 41 hours
Minor: 18 hrs.
General Electives, 6 hrs.
Majors may select courses from other departments on campus or from the following upper level English courses:
EN 311 Adolescent Literature (Fall, even years, 3 hrs.
EN 291 Christianity and Literature (Infrequent), 3 hrs.
EN 293 Oxford Christians (Infrequent), 3 hrs.
EN 302 Technical Writing (Spring, odd years), 3 hrs.
EN 320 The English Novel (Infrequent), 3 hrs.
EN 325 The American Novel (Infrequent), 3 hrs.
EN 335 Modern Drama (Infrequent), 3 hrs.
EN 355 Prose Writing (Fall, odd years), 3 hrs.
EN 365 Poetry Writing (Spring, odd years), 3 hrs.
EN 392 Southern Literature (Infrequent), 3 hrs.
EN 431 English Romantic Literature (Infrequent), 3 hrs.
EN 450 Special Topics in English Studies (Infrequent), 3 hrs.
Program Total: 121 hours
End of Program Requirements
- Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree in English will submit a Senior Research Project to the English Department during their senior year. Candidates will determine between Project Options 1 and 2 and will submit a proposal to the department the semester prior to their last year. Information about project possibilities is available from the English Department Chair, currently Mrs. Barbara Goodwin. During the last two semesters of their program, majors will then enroll in Senior Research Project I and Senior Research Project II, during which they will work weekly with a major professor on a project which has been authorized by the entire department. The final draft is due the 10th week of the semester. Upon final departmental approval, the paper for Option 1 will be presented in a public venue.
- Completion of all basic requirements for graduation from Emmanuel College includes completion of core curriculum and major requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in English and a minimum grade point average of 2.50 overall and a 2.50 in all English courses taken.
- The entire English faculty conducts an Exit Interview of each candidate. The interview provides an opportunity for both faculty and students to assess the effectiveness of the English program at Emmanuel College and to assist candidates in planning for the next step of their academic education or for the job market.
- 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.
This year's English Course Offerings are now available in the 2015-16 Course Catalog. CLICK HERE, click on the 2015-16 Course Catalog, and advance to page 170 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.
A solid knowledge base in English studies is a major strength of the English Department major degree programs. Students—whether planning to pursue graduate school, teaching careers, or any number of other careers for which the English major prepares them—complete a minimum of 39 hours in upper-level English courses.
Students in the English major choose a minor, which helps them to further pursue their specific goals. Students in education programs complete 44 hours in education courses to enable them to walk into public school classrooms ready to teach.
Students can access their financial aid information through our Online Financial Aid System, Net Partner.
Please follow these instructions to log into Net Partner for the first time:
- Go to Net Partner by clicking here
- Click “First Time User” to the right of the screen
- Enter your Social Security Number without dashes as your Student ID
- Activate your account by answering identity questions
- Answer security questions to create your PIN
- Log in using your Social Security Number and new PIN
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Once you are logged into Net Partner, you will be able to view missing and/or received documents by clicking on the FA Documents/Information tab. You are encouraged to complete/submit information as soon as possible.
If you have been awarded, award information can be viewed by clicking on the Estimated Charges/View Awards tab. If you need to accept and/or decline any of your awards, please click on the Accept/Decline Awards tab.
If you have any questions, please contact our office at 800-860-8800 or 706-245-2844.
The Georgia Valedictorian Scholarship is an institutional program that recognizes superior academic performance.
Incoming freshmen and transfer freshmen who have attempted less than 12 credit hours in college, selected as valedictorian of their graduating class and are entering a degree program at Emmanuel College are eligible for this scholarship. (The graduating class must have at least ten graduates)
Incoming transfer students who have attempted 12 or more credit hours in college with a 3.65 cumulative GPA for all coursework attempted, selected as valedictorian of their high school graduating class and are entering a degree program at Emmanuel College are eligible for this scholarship. (The graduating class must have at least ten graduates)
For 2010-2011, the award is $4,385 per semester or $8,770 per year (tuition minus the HOPE Scholarship and the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant). Students beginning enrollment during the spring semester are eligible to receive this scholarship. This scholarship is not available during the summer semester.
Students receiving the Georgia Valedictorian Scholarship are not eligible to receive the Georgia IPHC/CHC Valedictorian, IPHC/CHC Valedictorian, Trustee’s Academic, President’s Academic, Dean’s Academic, Faculty Academic, Academic or Achiever Scholarship.
For incoming freshmen, high school transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.
For incoming transfers, high school transcripts and all college transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.
The Emmanuel College Application for Financial Aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are the applications for this scholarship. These applications need to be completed each year. The HOPE Scholarship and Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant Applications must be completed if a resident in the State of Georgia.
The student must maintain a 3.65 cumulative GPA for all coursework attempted. The Office of Financial Aid determines continuing eligibility for the next award year at the close of each spring semester.
A recipient cannot receive this scholarship for more than eight semesters.
The recipient of this scholarship must qualify as follows:
- Must be officially accepted for admission and enrolled as a full-time degree seeking student at Emmanuel College within seven months following high school graduation;
- Be a legal resident of Georgia 12 months prior to high school graduation;
- Be a U.S. citizen or national of the U.S. or have evidence from INS of eligible permanent resident alien status;
- Must have a completed Financial Aid file by June 15th;
- Must be coordinated with other financial aid awarded;
- This scholarship is non-transferable to other students or to any other institution;
- This scholarship is not redeemable for cash.
Contact Emmanuel College
Unless otherwise noted, please use the following address for all EC departments:
PO Box 129
Franklin Springs, GA 30639
181 Spring Street
Franklin Springs, GA 30639
Phone: (800) 860-8800
Fax: (706) 245-4424
Directions from Atlanta, GA
- Take I-85 North (toward Greenville, SC) to Exit 160 (GA 51) which is about the 159 mile marker on I-85
- Turn right on GA 51 and go approximately 11 miles (you will cross over GA 106)
- Continue on GA 51 until you intersect with GA 145 (Gas Station will be directly in front of you)
- Turn right and go approximately 1/2 mile
- Turn left on US 29 which will take you directly to the college (approx. 1/4 mile)
Directions from Greenville, SC
- Take I-85 South to Georgia Exit 173, Lavonia
- Take Hwy 17 South to Royston (approximately 12 miles); turn right on Hwy 29 South; go approximately two miles to Franklin Springs