English from a different perspective
Learning how to read coherently and write effectively teaches you to think critically, increases your vocabulary, and improves your language and research skills. Maranatha’s English major will expose you to enduring literary works and teach you to write more effectively, whether you write sermons, correspondence, books, magazine articles, or other forms of communication. The English major will not only immerse you in the wide world of literature and awaken your cultural awareness but also equip you to discern objective truth and beauty according to God’s standard.
Helping your peers
Maranatha's writing lab has many potential opportunities for students. If you struggle writing papers, you can turn your paper into the writing lab, and your peers will give helpful critiques to improve your paper. Not only will they critique it, but they will also teach you methods to improve your writing skills for the next time.
If you write well, you can help critique others papers and get paid for it! As a writing lab tutor, you will review other student's papers and encourage them in their writing abilities. Along the way, you may improve your own writing skills as well.
Our faculty knows English
After teaching at Maranatha for over 20 years, Mrs. Angela Morris knows teaching isn’t just about classroom instruction.
“Some of my favorite times are when students stop by my office to talk to me, not merely about English, but also about their burdens about friends, or home, or their own struggles.”
Read more about our Humanities faculty.
Your potential career
- Copy editor
- Creative writer
- English as a Second Language teacher
- Linguistic specialist
Your potential schedule
|English Composition 1||3||English Composition 2||3|
|Computer Information System Elective||1||Computer Information System Elective||2|
|Old or New Testament||3||Old or New Testament||3|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking||2||Minor||3|
|The Modern World||3||Music Elective||2|
|Mathematics or Science Elective||3||Mathematics or Science Elective||3|
|British Literature Survey to 1789||3||British Literature Survey: 1789 to Present||3|
|Composition and Literature||3||American Masterpieces||3|
|Elementary Spanish 1||3||Elementary Spanish 2||3|
|Computer Information System Elective||1||Baptist Heritage||3|
|Christian Life and Leadership||3||Minor||3|
|Writing Elective||3||Literary Criticism||3|
|Period Literature Elective||3||Computer Information System Elective||1|
|Intermediate Spanish 1||3||Intermediate Spanish 2||3|
|Introduction to Philosophy||2||Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3|
|Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3||Minor||3|
|Minor||3||American Studies Elective||3|
|Period Literature Elective||3||Literature Capstone||3|
|Writing Elective||3||Writing or Period Literature Elective||3|
|Bible Elective||3||English Elective||3|
|Humanities Elective||3||Bible Elective||3|
|Open Elective||1||Humanities Elective||3|