Chair: Dr. John Norton
The English, Writing and Modern Language Department, guided by the Great Commission and inspired by the traditions of the liberal arts, empowers students to cultivate their God-given gifts for human thought and expression. Students of all backgrounds are welcomed into the study and practice of the aesthetic, cultural and mechanical excellences of literature, writing and language(s) for lives of leadership and service.
English Program Learning Outcomes
Students in the English major will be able to…
- Create a sustained argument employing the writing process and context-appropriate conventions. [WC, SI, SK]
- Analyze and assess literary texts and contexts using appropriate research tools and methods. [WC, SI, SK]
- Recognize and evaluate Christian themes, tropes, hallmarks of Christian confession or struggle and other religious distinctives in literature. [CLF, SK, IRC]
- Identify and differentiate literary periods, major writers, critical theories and genres. [SK, SI, IRC]
- Serve society in ethical and merciful ways, examining benefits gained and challenges encountered. [SSC]
- Engage and analyze literary arts by recognizing and critiquing elements of literature including literary types, forms and figurative language in both written and oral presentations. [IRC, OC, SI, SK]
- Modern Languages: Develop an increased appreciation for different cultures and societies through language learning - etymological, structural, pronunciation, or literary exempla in the student's main chosen language.
Humanities and Fine Arts Program Learning Outcomes
- Articulate a sustained argument using standard English genres and conventions.
- Use and incorporate a variety of research tools and methods.
Understanding of Cultural Diversity
- Demonstrate familiarity with major religions, philosophies and artistic movements of a variety of world cultures.
Understanding of Cultural Unity
- Formulate connections among the cultures of the world.
Understanding of Cultural Development in the Western World
- Recognize the hallmarks of the major eras of Western civilization.
- Formulate connections among the disciplines associated with the Humanities and Fine Arts.
Bachelor of Arts Degree
Humanities and Fine Arts
- Creative Writing
Humanities and Fine Arts
The Humanities and Fine Arts major is rooted in the tradition of the liberal arts, allowing students to study the best of human thought and creativity, across time and across cultures. In addition, the major encourages students to combine disciplines in a unique way, asking them to view their education as an intertwined, rather than a compartmentalized, experience.
|ART 311||Art History I||3|
|or ART 312|| Art History II|
|COM 324||Intercultural Communication||3|
|CENG 201||World Literature to the Renaissance||3|
|HST 410||Mythology, Theology and Philosophy||3|
|HUM 495||Senior Project||1-3|
|MUS 451||Music Cultures of the World: Emerging Nations||3|
|or MUS 452|| Music Cultures of the World: The Silk Road|
|REL 321||World Religions||3|
|THR 251||Introduction to Theatre||3|
|COM 216||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|COM 311||Advanced Public Speaking||3|
|Theories of Human Communication||3|
|Writing for the Broadcast Media||3|
|WRT 323||Introduction to Genre and Craft in Creative Writing||3|
|WRT 427||Advanced Creative Writing||3|
|Writing for Children and Teenagers||3|
|Creative Writing: Fiction||3|
|Creative Writing: Poetry||3|
|Topics in Creative Writing||3|
|HST 301||Eastern Civilization||3|
|HST 321||A History of Popular Culture||3|
|HST 371||Islamic Civilization||3|
|United States History||3|
|The Renaissance and the Reformation||3|
|Modern European History||3|
Note: Students taking the Literature emphasis in the Humanities and Fine Arts major may not minor in English.
|MUS 201||Music Theory I||3|
|MUS 202||Music Theory II||3|
|MUS 211||Aural Skills I||1|
|MUS 331||Music History: Antiquity through Bach||3|
|MUS 332||Music History: Classical Period through Modernity||3|
|POL 304||International Relations||3|
|or SOC 316|| Ethnic and Minority Relations|
|SPA 201||Intermediate Spanish I||3|
|SPA 202||Intermediate Spanish II||3|
|SPA 301||Advanced Conversation||3|
|SPA 302||Advanced Grammar/Reading||3|
|SPA 311||Survey of Spanish Literature||3|
|or SPA 312|| Survey of Spanish American Literature|