English B.A.

Department of Humanities + Social Science

The Study of Story

Explore the powers of literature & language. Intellectually step into the rich tradition of literary classics, humanities inquiry, and the written word. Crown’s English degree program is designed to prepare students for opportunities in multiple professions including technical and digital writing, library science, creative writing, publishing, law, government, education, business, marketing, and journalism. 

Why study English at Crown?


Learn the creative tools and writerly techniques of the trade to succeed in print or online as an author, publisher, editor, copywriter, journalist, and more.


Sharpen your critical thinking, logical reasoning, and writing skills to dazzle employers in fields such as law, education, business, publishing, library science, nonprofits, and ministry.


Read, write, and engage the classics from Homer to Shakespeare to Woolf while also studying diverse writers and other cultures from around the globe.

I have the opportunity to not just be in a caring community, but a community that fosters the same values and faith. There are so many different perspectives here from students and professors, and it creates so many opportunities to grow.

Being at Crown makes you want to stay at Crown for the rest of your life; but being at Crown also gets you excited for what God is preparing you to do after college, too.

Nora Xiong


Library Scientist
Technical Writer
Advertising Copywriter

Preparation for Advanced Degrees

Master’s in English
Master of Fine Arts
Juris Doctor (Law School)

Meet the Dean

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Don Bouchard

Professor of English + Teacher Education

Dr. Ryan Furlong

Assistant Professor of English

Preview of Courses

ENG 240X - Young Adult Literature

A study of a broad range of literature for pre-adolescents and young adults from middle school through high school age. This course places emphasis on book selection that considers developmental needs and interests, Christian values, and universal themes, as well as understanding established criteria for Newbery and other literary awards. Attention is given to exploring methods of using literature in teaching. (Also EDU 240X)

ENG 311 - Advanced Grammar and Composition

A study of traditional English grammar, focusing on its system, terminology, and applications, especially in the middle school and high school classroom. The writing component deals with selected topics in the rhetorical nature of language and the practice of various types of literary, professional discourse.

ENG 437 - Shakespeare

This literature course focuses on reading and viewing the comedy, tragedy, and history plays of Shakespeare. Although the plays dominate the content of the course, some of Shakespeare’s sonnets and poems are included as well as information on the Renaissance theater.


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