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


This emphasis 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.

Journalism and Digital Media Minor

In an increasingly digital world, students with skills in media production and writing for online contexts will be prepared to work in a variety of industries. The Journalism and Digital Media minor provides students with fundamental journalism training, while also equipping them to create in multimodal environments, including audio and visual production and social media platforms.

Single Subject Matter Program: English

The single subject matter programs allow students to complete their subject matter competence through undergraduate coursework, in preparation for pursuing a teaching credential.


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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.

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Crystal Couch


Samantha De La O

English Dept. Administrative Assistant

Warren Doody

Mr., Chair of English

Mary Frandson


Laurie Hatch

Associate Professor of English

Shana Koh


Ona La Motte


James Maurer


Karrie Preasmyer


James Prothero


Jennifer Russum

Assistant Professor of English

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