English Major (B.A.)
Liberty University’s English program provides instruction in the theory and practice of writing and in the analysis and criticism of literature in order to prepare students for careers and for graduate study in language arts and language arts education, and for a life of growing appreciation for the language arts. Toward this end, the program seeks:
- to develop the necessary curricular offerings and practical opportunities for student achievement in the areas of literary criticism; syntactical, rhetorical, critical and creative features of writing; and a well-developed understanding of the Christian worldview;
- to develop strategies for providing students with both curricular and practical opportunities which make the most efficient and effective use of the department’s academic, physical, and budgetary resources; and
- to provide graduates with the highest quality of professional preparation and, for teacher candidates, to meet licensure requirements.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will be able to:
- Interpret and evaluate literary and critical texts in the context of a Christian worldview.
- Formulate and express original ideas based on critical analysis of texts.
- Analyze relationships between texts and literary and cultural history.
- Write according to the complex demands of grammar and mechanics, purpose, audience, and discursive style.
- Research and write in the style appropriate to the field of English.