Majors in English study a curriculum with a balanced selection of composition and literature, emphasizing clear, logical thinking and astute defense of ideas.

English is fundamental to the liberal arts curriculum and enables students to communicate successfully in all areas of coursework and in preparation for their careers. The English curriculum develops writing skills through the practice of research, creative expression, exposition and persuasion with a critical awareness of the appropriate writing strategies involved. Literature courses define our cultural heritage by examining American, British, World and Christian classics, using analysis, interpretation and evaluation. The philosophical approach is founded upon biblical principles and examines the intellectual, ethical, and aesthetic aspects of literature. By applying various critical approaches, the student of literature learns to appreciate and evaluate both Christian and secular texts.