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English

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The English department facilitates the rigorous study of literature and writing through Christian perspectives on ethics, imagination, diversity, and truth; informed analysis of creative literature, and advanced strategies and techniques of written communication, rhetorical analysis, aesthetic appreciation, and literary theory. The English department promotes spiritual development through the integration of faith and learning.

English majors may choose one of two emphases within the major: literature and textual analysis or writing. The English curriculum provides a single-subject matter program approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. A minor in English is also offered.

Literature and Textual Analysis

This concentration develops students’ understanding and application of fundamental concepts including period focus, children's literature, and script analysis.

Writing

This concentration develops students’ understanding and application of topics such as creative writing, digital writing and design, and journalism principles.

English Minor

The English minor consists of 21 units in English. Students may choose courses according to their interest. ENGL 120C and ENGL 220C do not count towards the minor.

Meet Our Faculty

Warren Doody

Warren Doody

Chair, English; Professor of English
Laurie Hatch

Laurie Hatch

Associate Professor of English
Hannah McNeely

Hannah McNeely

ADJUNCT
Jennifer Russum

Jennifer Russum

Assistant Professor of English

A Sampling of English Courses

ENGL 458

Digital Writing & Design

Digital Writing & Design

Prerequisite ENGL 220C. In this course, students will prepare for the types of digital writing and design required in today’s job market and learn to use digital tools to write for diverse audiences on various platforms. Students will produce resumes, personal websites, and online portfolios to showcase their academic and professional experiences, and they will collaborate on contemporary professional writing projects such as social media campaigns, content marketing, and visual data creation.

ENGL 350

Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Prerequisite: ENGL 220C or consent of the instructor. Students learn and implement the basic techniques and theory specific to the three genres: fiction, poetry, and drama. Lecture and workshop combined.

ENGL 425

Fantastical Forbears

Fanstastical Forebears: CS Lewis, Tolkien, and the Tradition of Fantasy and Faery

Prerequisite: ENGL 240C. The intensive study of the literary achievement of a single author. Content will vary according to instructor, but might include Margaret Atwood, Jorge Luis Borges, William Faulkner, James Joyce, C. S. Lewis, Clarice Lispector, John Milton, Toni Morrison, J. R. R. Tolkien, or Mark Twain. May be repeated for credit.

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