Literature is a reflection of the human condition, an attempt to give insight into what it is to be a human. As an English major at Northwest Christian University, you will explore a full range of written human expression throughout history and across the world while building a foundation for scholarship in literary analysis and writing.
Courses in English at NCU give students a solid foundation in the literary canon as well introducing contemporary writers and other literary forms such as theater, film, and graphic novels. We also have a variety of upper division writing courses which include creative writing, non-fiction, nature writing, and social action writing.
Analytical, research, and written communication skills are the most sought after traits that employers look for, and a degree in English gives you all three grounded in a cross-cultural understanding of the humanities, preparing you for a wide variety of careers. As an English major, you will also receive the necessary foundation for graduate studies in literature, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing, as well as philosophy, theological studies, law, library science, and others.
To find out more information the online student publication The Mustard Seed is always a good read.
“Studying English is more than just reading and discussing literature—it’s the process of understanding the impact that literature has on history, science, and political thought, how that affects our world right now, and the way we hope to shape the days of the future. It’s been amazing to have individualized contact and feedback from both professors and students, the chance to study what authors have written before us, and why, especially as we learn the process of writing our own pieces to record and preserve the thoughts, culture, and perspectives of our way of life.”
Vice President of Academics
Associated Students of Northwest Christian University
English majors participate in writing for and editing NCU's literary journal, The Mustard Seed, as well as other activities including NCU's student newspaper The Mishpat, the drama club, readings, lectures and many more.