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The Department of English and Foreign Languages’ purpose is to produce students with a Christ-like character who use the study of literature and languages to serve humanity by implementing a service- learning faith while carrying out the gospel commission in public and private spaces.

The English program is intended to meet the needs of students desiring a strong liberal arts background and/or superior writing skills for the job market, offering the traditional English major as well as a major in professional writing. The Spanish language program with Adventist Colleges Abroad (ACA), provides students with an opportunity to acquire knowledge of the geography, culture, and language of a particular country. The program meets prerequisites for graduate school, and bilingual students find unlimited opportunities for service in the corporate world.

MEET FACULTY

Organizations

MAJORS:

  • English: Literature (B.A.)
  • English: Language Arts Education (B.S.)
  • English: Professional Writing (B.A.)
  • English: TESOL (B.A)
  • Spanish : Full-Year Abroad (B.A.)
  • Spanish: Half-Year Abroad (B.A.)

MINORS:

  • English
  • Spanish

ACA MINORS:

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
SOME COURSES YOU MAY TAKE:
EN 221 : Literature of African Peoples

This course introduces students to the literature of sub‐Saharan Africans, African Americans and West Indians. Prerequisite:
EN 112
3 hours

EN 351 : Creative Writing

Designed to meet the needs of those interested in developing skills in creative writing, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Prerequisite: EN 112 and junior standing.
3 Hours

EN 412 : Linguistics

Introduction to the core subfields of linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics/pragmatics), focusing on the essential formalisms and analytical techniques needed to pursue more specialized coursework in the field.
Prerequisites: EN 111/112 with a C or better and
EN 203 or per
mission of the instructor.
3 Hours

FR 201 : Intermediate French

A general review and continuation of grammar and vocabulary building, with special emphasis on the spoken language. Selected readings on French‐American life and culture.
Laboratory is required.
Prerequisite: FR 102
3Hours

SP 457: Spanish Advanced Composition (W)

This course is designed to further develop Spanish communicative abilities, both verbal and written as well as to increase the knowledge and ability to comprehend a variety of forms of cultural production in the Spanish language.
(Formerly SP 457 Advance Composition and Conversation)
3 Hours

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