The Bachelor of Arts in English will be introduce you to prominent works in American, British and World Literature in a Christian environment.

You will learn how to analyze fiction and non-fiction works based on a Biblical worldview by exploring authors, works, genres, literary terminology and critical theory. Unique to Truett McConnell’s English degree, you will also study a range of Christian Literature, including the Patristic accounts of the early church, English and Irish praise poetry; modern apologetic works of Lewis, Tolkien and Eliot; and the creation and criticism of creative writing in poetry, drama and the novel.

General English

Our Bachelor of Arts in English is designed for those students who seek to read interpretively, write clearly and think creatively while studying the world’s most influential literature. The Bachelor of Arts in English is the foundation for advanced study in literature, history, law or any liberal arts discipline.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • English Literature
  • World Masterpieces Survey
  • Creative Writing: Poetry, Southern Literature, Century American Literature
  • Creative Writing: Nonfiction

POSSIBLE CAREERS

  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Publishing
  • Public Relations
  • ESL Director
  • Newspaper Editor
  • Communications
  • English Tutor
  • Copy Writer

Creative Writing

The Concentration in Creative Writing prepares students for advanced studies and careers in publishing, playwriting, non-fiction and fiction writing and editing. You will create, share and analyze original poetic works, plays and novels in the classroom.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • English Literature
  • World Masterpieces Survey
  • Creative Writing: Poetry, Southern Literature, Century American Literature
  • Creative Writing: Nonfiction

POSSIBLE CAREERS

  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Digital Copywriter
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Lexicographer
  • Magazine Journalist
  • Newspaper Journalist
  • Writer

Literature

The Concentration in Literature prepares students for advanced studies and careers in Literature, Rhetorical Studies, Biblical Studies and English Education. Literature students have also pursued advanced degrees in Law, History and Christian Studies. Students will read and share major works in the classroom and learn to analyze genres, authors and works in a variety of essay responses.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • English Literature
  • World Masterpieces Survey
  • Advanced Grammar and Composition
  • Christian Literature
  • American Literature Survey

POSSIBLE CAREERS

  • Magazine Publishing
  • Media and Journalism
  • Newspaper Editor
  • Blog Writer
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations

CONTACT US

Dr. Michael T. Justus, Dean of The Conrad Grebel School of The Humanities and Professor of History
706-865-2134, ext. 6800
mjustus@truett.edu