Bachelor of Arts
B.A. in English Overview
Students in the English program fulfill general education requirements and take a group of courses with a major emphasis in literature and writing. Working with an academic advisor, students choose elective courses to help them achieve their educational and vocational goals. The English B.A. major serves as preparation for graduate studies in English and other fields such as church ministry, theology, journalism, linguistics, technical writing, library science, business, and education. Students may choose a concentration in one of several areas, or they may earn a semester of course work in study-abroad programs that apply to the English major.
The broad liberal arts dimension of the majors offered by the department serves as a foundation for a variety of vocations and for further study at the graduate level. The department believes that a background of the humanities and social sciences provides students with a framework to integrate studies from other disciplines that will encourage intellectual and spiritual development.
A particular goal of the department is to provide undergraduate preparation for students who will seek graduate training for various phases of Christian service, including pastoral, intercultural, and counseling ministries. The department offers the broad biblical and general educational foundations that are prerequisite for seminary and ministry-oriented graduate schools.
Each of the majors in the department can accommodate students in the Honors Program. Crown students, furthermore, have access to study-abroad programs with a full semester of course work that may be transferred into the English, History, Liberal Arts, and Psychology majors.