Bachelor of Arts
English at Greenville University
Explore the “literary life” and build professional and creative skills in a faith-based environment as you pursue a bachelor of arts in English. Write for publications llike The Vista magazine, The Papyrus digital newspaper, The Scriblerus literary magazine, and Pod Lab, a platform for podcast production. Prepare for global citizenship as a critical thinker, careful reader, arts advocate, and dedicated professional.
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GU in a View
Enjoy mentoring from professors who actively work as novelists, actors, and playwrights. GU’s 11:1 student to faculty ratio ensures that faculty know and care for you.
Greenville University is proud to offer select paid media positions for students as editors, designers, and podcast producers. Technical positions at The Factory Theatre are also available.
Express yourself. We provide the resources you need to hone your creativity. Take part in immersive performances in our campus park; perform plays like a rendition of Romeo and Juliet set in 90’s Greenville College; or create ‘zines, podcasts, or web portfolios.
Unparalleled publication opportunities. Student publications offer you the chance to write in various literary forms, including online news, feature articles, fiction and nonfiction prose, poetry, podcast scripts, and more.
Leadership opportunities. Serve as an editor or producer as you advance in the program and gain valuable experience for a career in an English-related field.
English, BA Course Requirements
Visit the Online Undergraduate Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.
A liberal arts English major requires completion of 33 credits in English, exclusive of composition. The student, in close collaboration with his or her advisor, has latitude in determining which English courses may be chosen to meet the 33 required credits. However, certain restrictions apply. No more than 10 credits earned through production and practicum courses (ENG 231, 331, and 405) may be applied to the 33 credits required. Students anticipating graduate work in English should be aware that a reading knowledge of a foreign language is frequently required. Students interested in one of the following tracks will select courses from the appropriate list (with the advisor's assistance) and fill out their program with elective English courses. The English major leads to a bachelor of arts degree. Students who complete 15 credit hours in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages track will also earn a Teaching English as a Second Language certificate.
Areas of Study
English Language & Literature Track
Students will gain an understanding of the various critical approaches to literary texts and authors. You will explore and be engaged in the relationship between literature and the Christian faith.
Journalism & Creative Writing Track
Journalism and Creative Writing students participate in a sequence of journalism and creative writing courses that will finish with an internship experience in writing. Your internship should give you practical experience in the marketplace and should help you explore careers in writing, editing and the media.