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Corban University

English

English Major

Write. Speak. Read. Listen. Dream. Study great literature, and be mentored by experienced, published faculty. Develop your unique voice, and do so within a lively community of novelists, poets, scholars, philosophers, and artists. As an English major, you will be inspired to strive for professional excellence and to pursue a life that glorifies God through engagement in the creative arts.

Concentrations

Major in English, with flexibility to customize your degree through electives, or choose one of these four concentrations:

Career Options

English majors at Corban are prepared for careers in various fields, such as:

  • Publisher, writer, editor
  • Professor, teacher
  • Journalist, blogger, reviewer
  • Film, television, or theater producer and director
  • Information curator, information specialist, librarian
  • Novelist, poet, non-fiction essayist
  • YouTube content developer
  • Corporate or nonprofit institutional researcher
  • Marketer, designer, creator
  • Entrepreneur

What You’ll Learn

Dive into understanding the complexities of literature with a course in Literary Criticism, and study the origins and development of English with Nature & Structure of the English Language. Of course, any English program is not complete without a course on Shakespeare’s works.

The rest of your English courses are yours to choose. You might study topics such as:

  • Masterpieces of Christian Literature
  • Literature of Love
  • Devotional Poets
  • C.S. Lewis
  • 20th Century American Literature
  • Russian Literature
  • Minority Authors
  • 19th Century British Literature
  • Mythology

Program Worksheets

Study Abroad

Corban’s English major is well-suited for students interested in study abroad, particularly CCCU’s BestSemester program at Oxford University, England. Other programs offered include Northern Ireland, Australia, and more. Corban faculty also lead study tours to Great Britain where students can earn academic credit while exploring the land of C.S. Lewis, Jane Austen, Shakespeare and more.

Theatre

For more than 25 years, Corban’s Theatre Arts has taken center stage with its superb productions. Students from all majors have the opportunity to express their creativity and flair for the stage through dramas, tragedies, comedies and even musicals.

Many Corban alumni who were active in Corban Theatre are now teaching theater in schools, directing drama groups in churches, acting in theater troops, and writing scripts for both church and community projects.

Fusion Art Show

Every fall students interpret English majors’ poems as paintings and photographs. The photographers and painters work independently and do not consult each other. The result is a wonderful mixture of poetry, painting, and photography. It is fascinating how art can beget art. Their work is displayed in a gallery here on campus, they participate in a reading, and their work is showcased in a professionally designed book. The Fusion Art Show is a meaningful way to celebrate God’s abundance on Corban University’s campus.

Honors Program

For those who wish to participate, Corban also houses an honors program, which any student from any major is welcomed to pursue. Learn more.