Along with specific requirements for any major, all students in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs must meet all general education and graduation requirements under a single catalog.

 The English major with Writing Concentration (40 hours) offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the close study of writers across the centuries and is grounded in the same core courses as the other concentrations. This core includes: 

Foundational Courses
ENGL 215Classical and Early British Literature4
ENGL 225Topical Seminar (that focuses on critical research and writing)4
or ENGL 226 Topical Seminar: Shakespeare
Pre-1800 British Literature
Select 4 credits of the following:4
Medieval Literature
The English Renaissance
Seventeenth-Century English Literature
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
Post-1800 British Literature
Select 4 credits of the following:4
The Romantic Period
Victorian Literature
British Modernism: 1900-1939
British Literature after 1939
American Literature6
At least one period survey course:
American Literature: Beginnings through Romanticism
American Literature: Realism to Modernism
American Literature after 1945
One American Literature in Focus from a different time period:
American Literature in Focus: Beginnings Through Romanticism
American Literature in Focus: Realism to Modernism
American Literature in Focus: After 1945
American Literature in Focus: Beginnings through Romanticism
American Literature in Focus: Realism to Modernism
American Literature in Focus: After 1945
British/World Figure
Select one of the following:2-4
Shakespeare
Selected Authors
Selected Authors
C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien
Jane Austen in Her Time and Ours
Studies in Wade Center/Special Collections Authors
Studies in Wade Center/Special Collections Authors
Electives 1
Select 2-6 credits in one or both of the following:2-6
Creative Writing
Rhetorical Writing
Select 4-8 credits of the following Upper Level Writing Courses:4-8
Creative Non-Fiction
Writing for Social Change
Poetry Writing and Criticism
Fiction Writing and Criticism
Composition Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy
Select 2-4 credits of the following:2-4
Special Topics in Writing
Senior Seminar
ENGW 494Senior Seminar in Writing (focuses on the interrelationship between writing and the Christian faith)4
Total Credits40

We encourage students to sample widely in various genres.