Minor in English
The English minor is beneficial to students who do not necessarily want to major in English but who need a useful minor, either for the education degree or for any other major where language facility is important. The ability to communicate well is a vital component in most fields of study, and employers look for people who can express themselves well, no matter what the major field happens to be.
The English minor gives students experience in understanding the major genres of art literature (poetry, fiction, and drama) on a basic level that leads to more advanced involvement with critical analysis and writing about literature. The minor requires a total of 21 credit-hours, beginning with 15 required credits, including the introductory courses in literature forms, critical thinking, and the study of selected American and British literature periods. The student may then select 6 elective credits from various writing, literature, or language studies. Nine of these hours must be on the upper-division (300-400) level. This minor program gives a student a good range of experience within the field, and it can be tailored to suit the individual student’s personal goals and aspirations. A broad knowledge of English language literature is imperative for one to understand his/her own cultural roots, and the ability to express oneself effectively is one of the most valuable tools a person can possess. This minor, therefore, is a practical, adaptable minor that enhances any field of study either inside or outside the humanities area.
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 fundamental techniques for producing scholarly papers in literary analysis and interpretation.|
|American Literature before the Civil War||Study of American writing with emphasis on social and intellectual backgrounds from the Puritans through Transcendentalism.|
|English Literature Survey I, II, III||Surveys English Literature from the Medieval Era to the present, emphasizing major writers in each period.|
|History and Structure of the English Language||Introduction to modern linguistic analysis and a brief history of the English language.|
|Senior Seminar||Critical reading and writing as well as development of research skills with an emphasis on literary criticism. Addresses job opportunities, preparation of a resumé, and available professional organizations for English majors.|
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
NOTE: A minor is a secondary field of interest that is meant to complement your academic major. While your major is chosen for your intended career choice, your minor may be something you pursue for your personal interest or to augment your major.
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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