English | West Coast Baptist College


Students choosing the English proficiency may use it with any major or it may become a teaching field in the secondary education concentration. Within either of these purposes, students will study grammar, literature, and creative writing with the goal of becoming proficient in each of the areas.

Course ID Credit Hours Course
EN 101 3

Grammar and Composition 1

This course teaches English grammar and foundational writing concepts on a college level. Because clear writing is developed through good English basics, this class aids the student in development of clear writing and grammar skills that will be further developed in EN 102. Prerequisite: EN 100 or test scoring requirement met

EN 102 3

Grammar and Composition 2

This course is designed to teach the creative art of composition, along with the study and review of word usage and the action of the parts of speech in the written composition. Communicating in a clear, effective, and appropriate manner and writing a collegiate research paper are the objectives of this class. Prerequisite: EN 101

EN 201 3

Advanced Composition and Grammar

This course builds on the previous grammar and composition foundation students received in EN 101 and EN 102. Students will review essentials of grammar and analyze their use in the sentence. They will also analyze basic elements of paragraph construction and clear writing skills and implement these components in writing exercises. An overview of the development of the English language will also be given. Prerequisite: EN 101 and EN 102

EN 270 3

British Literature

This course will evaluate British literature for its style, content, and value in relationship to Christianity. The class will give the student an appreciation for the content and literary style of the British writers. Prerequisite: None

EN 280 3

American Literature

This course will evaluate American literature for its style, content, and value, specifically for the Christian student and teacher. The class will give the student an appreciation for the content and literary style of American authors. Prerequisite: None

EN 321 3

World Literature

This course introduces the student to a survey of works, philosophies, and authors that have shaped world literature. The curriculum is designed to aid the Christian student in his development as a literate member of society, his range as a future educator, and his understanding of works that have influenced the world he is called to reach. Major works of literature from ancient to modern eras will be introduced and evaluated from a biblical perspective. Prerequisite: EN 102

EN 370 2

Creative Writing

This course provides an overview of the various forms of creative writing. Students will study and practice a wide variety of creative writing forms, including poetry, short stories, drama, and ministry writing. Prerequisite: EN 102

EN 403 2

Shakespearean Literature

Students in this course will analyze Shakespearean literature through the famous bard’s dramas and sonnets. By the end of the course, students will have a comprehensive working knowledge of Shakespeare’s dominating ideas in his works. Prerequisite: EN 102

EN 404 2

Children's Literature

Students will learn the skill of evaluating children’s literature by studying popular children’s nursery rhymes, fairytales, poetry, short stories, and novels. Students will also learn how to produce an original children’s book. A fee of $75 will be charged at the time of registration for this course. Prerequisite: EN 102

EN 410 3

Teaching Secondary English

Students will learn principles of teaching in a classroom arena as well as preparing lesson plans and actually teaching before their peers. Confidence in the classroom and confidence in English curriculum is emphasized in this course. Prerequisite: EN 102, 270 and 280; 64 credits earned

EN 422 3

English Portfolio

This course will provide the student with the necessary tools of researching and writing. The student will learn to write different genres for the many purposes that the ministry requires. A fee of $75 will be charged at the time of registration for this course. Prerequisite: EN 102 and EN 370; 96 credits earned

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