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