Concentration in English
Students taking the English concentration may work toward graduate studies, creative writing, editorial work or any number of public positions requiring smooth cultural rapport and precise, efficient use of the English language.
The English concentration offers students the opportunity to pursue literary study in combination with another concentration in another academic discipline. Literary study develops students’ critical understanding of human behavior and motivation while another concentration may prepare them with a complementary set of skills. In an increasingly transient marketplace, transferable writing, speaking and people skills are essential.
The English concentration hones those skills while allowing students to pursue additional concentrations in other directions. For example, a double concentration in English and Business would provide students with a strong historical/literary worldview blended with the practical knowledge and skills required by the modern workplace. In another example, a student who loves literature but plans to work in mass media could develop a double concentration in English and Broadcasting, feeding a personal interest in literature while increasing the breadth of knowledge and language beyond that of other traditional broadcasting majors.
A concentration in English is a creative way for multitalented students who love literature to fulfill that interest while pursuing additional areas of interest.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Composition and Literary Analysis||Introduction to at least four major literary-critical theories of the twentieth century and discussion of each theory's continuing potential for use in the current critical climate. Study and application of the fundamental techniques for producing scholarly papers in literary analysis and interpretation.|
|Shakespeare||A study of selected drama by Shakespeare: comedies, history plays, and tragedies.|
|American Literature Before the Civil War||Study of American writing with emphasis on social and intellectual backgrounds from the Puritans through Transcendentalism.|
|American Literature After the Civil War||Study of American writing with emphasis on social and intellectual backgrounds from Realism to post-World War II.|
|English Literature Surveys I, II, III||Surveys English Literature from the Medieval Era to the present, emphasizing major writers in each period.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Dr. Luke Gibbs taught English courses at Central Bible College for eight years prior to the consolidation. He now is a full-time member of Evangel’s Humanities Department, teaching a variety of courses including American literature, world literature and composition. Gibbs grew up in Brazil, Portugal and Belgium as an Assemblies of God missionary kid. He […] read more
Dr. Diane Awbrey has been teaching English courses at Evangel since 2005. Prior to joining the Humanities faculty, Dr. Awbrey developed curriculum for the Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City. She has also taught at Central Bible College, Friends University and St. Michael’s College in Vermont. For a time she also owned her own magazine publishing business. […] read more
Combined with another concentration, the potential is limitless, but here are a few possibilities:
- Creative writer
- Freelance magazine writer
- Political activist/Lobbyist
- Grant writer
- Proposal writer/Manager
- Public-relations writer
- Technical writer
- Press agent
- Book editor
- Magazine editor
- Copy editor
- HR (Human Relations) expert
- Corporate in-service trainer
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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