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English Concentration

Language deals with words, a primary medium of communication. God has communicated to us through His Words: the Word for Creation (Hebrews 1:3), the Word in Scripture (2nd Timothy 2:15, 3:16 – 17) and the Word Incarnate (John 1:1). Words are important instruments for advancing the kingdom of God, for fulfilling the cultural mandate, and for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. Words communicate facets of creation, relationships between people, and cultural expressions. Words are part of being human–image bearers of God.

Benefits of an English Concentration

A concentration in English will equip you to work with words in any vocation. It also will prepare students for work as a teacher, a writer, a speaker, an editor, or as one who simply appreciates the craftsmanship of the written word. A concentration in English also teaches one how to think and read critically, to enter imaginatively into another’s story, and thus serve as a basis for students to work as ambassadors of Christ’s peace in our world.

English Concentration Course Requirements

ENG Required Courses

  • ENG 300 Critical Theory
  • ENG 371 Introduction to Creative Writing

ENG Concentration Electives

Choose 5 electives (at least 2 must be upper division)

  • ENG 211 American Literature to 1865
  • ENG 212 American Literature from 1865
  • ENG 221 British Literature I
  • ENG 222 British Literature II
  • ENG 311 Non-Western Literature
  • ENG 321 Advanced Writing
  • ENG 341 Studies in World Literature
  • ENG 385-95 Special Topics in Literature
  • COM 241 Principles of Journalism
  • COM 345 Media Writing
  • COM 375 Script Writing

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