Nov 15, 2019  
Crown College 2019-2020 Catalog 
Crown College 2019-2020 Catalog

English Major (B.A.)

In addition to completing the Christian Studies core, students in the English program fulfill general education requirements and take a group of courses with a major emphasis in literature and writing. Working with an academic advisor, students choose elective courses to help them achieve their educational and vocational goals. The major serves as preparation for graduate studies in English and other fields such as church ministry, theology, journalism, linguistics, technical writing, library science, business, and education. Students may also earn a semester of course work in study-abroad programs that apply to the major.

Program Requirements

Christian Studies Core

I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits

General Education Core

II. General Education - 40 Credits

Major Core

III. English Major - 54 Credits

IV. Electives - 8 Credits*

  • Electives 3 Credits
  • 300-400 Electives 5 Credits

At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level. If you choose to take lower-level Christian Studies core classes (CHM 201 or CHM 210), then you must take enough upper-level general electives to meet this requirement.

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Total - 125 Credits

1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 329X  also qualifies as a fine arts elective. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)


Four-Year Suggested Program for the English Major

Freshman Year

Fall Semester - 15 Credits

Spring Semester - 16 Credits

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester - 16 Credits

Spring Semester - 15 Credits

Departmental Acceptance

Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and completion of half of the service credit requirements are required for departmental admission in the English major.

Junior Year

Fall Semester - 15 Credits

Spring Semester - 15 Credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester - 16 Credits

  • BIB 434 - Romans 3 Credits
  • ENG - English Elective 3 Credits
  • 300-400 Humanities Elective 3 Credits
  • 300-400 Humanities Elective 3 Credits
  • 300-400 Elective 4 Credits

Spring Semester - 16 Credits