Critically thinking about literature and writing

No matter what field you enter, communication and writing skills are important and highly sought after by employers. Maranatha’s English minor 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. Because of its emphasis on critical thinking and writing, English is also one of the best ways to prepare for graduate school. Maranatha’s English classes teach students to “approve things that are excellent” (Phil 1:10) and evaluate literature from a moral and biblical perspective. The English minor will immerse you in the wide world of literature, awaken your cultural awareness, and equip you to discern objective truth and beauty according to God’s standard.


Your potential career

  • Businessperson
  • Copy editor
  • Creative writer
  • Editor
  • English as a Second Language teacher
  • Journalist
  • Linguistic specialist
  • Literacy tutor
  • Literature specialist
  • Proofreader
  • Publisher


Required courses

American Masterpieces 33
British Literature Survey to 1789 33
British Literature Survey: 1789 to Present 33
Composition and Literature 33
Literary Criticism 33
English Electives6
Advanced Writing
Technical Writing
Classical Literature
Advanced Grammar and Linguistics
Colonial American Literature
Adolescent Literature
World Literature
Creative Writing
Romantic Literature
Renaissance Literature
Topics in Literature
History of the English Language
20th Century Literature