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Our Mission

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.

Reflecting the meaningfulness, quality, and integrity of our academic and co-curricular programming, an English degree from Vanguard University fosters an analytical, literate Christian scholar and writer who is prepared to communicate creatively to multiple perspectives.  Our Spirit-filled English alumni include publishers and editors, lawyers, youth pastors, social media specialists, public school teachers, family therapists, missionaries, librarians, freelance writers, and education administrators.

Our curriculum offers a single-subject waiver program approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Prospective English teachers who take this approved program will waive out of the California Subject Examination (English) for Teachers (CSET). Click here for coursework requirements.

Recent News

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Congratulations!

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Congratulations to Michele Nock (B.A. '16), who'll attend the…
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Synecdoche Literary Celebration

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Join us on Thursday, April 14 at 7:00 pm in the Great Commission…
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English Academic Advising

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English majors!  Academic advising begins on Monday, March…
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African American History Month

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February is African American History Month!  Celebrate by reading…
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Welcome to Spring 2016!

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Happy New Year!  The  English Department and Spanish Minor open on…
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Literary Book Festival / English Christmas Tea

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Celebrate the birth of Jesus with a cup of black spiced chai…
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November is National Novel Writing Month! Live out your dreams…
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English Academic Advising

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English majors!  Academic advising begins on Monday, October…
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English Welcome Tea

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English majors, minors, & friends: Welcome to Fall 2015! …