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Overview

Powerful truths about labour, gender issues and religion in the nineteenth-century jump off the page as you read a slave narrative so gripping that you cannot put it down. Your empathy is engaged. Fascinated by the work of a famous playwright, you wrestle with how a topic such as shame can be met with such enlivening wit. You ask big questions. What is truth? What is goodness? What is beauty? As you immerse yourself in the study of literature your worldview is broadened.

Tyndale’s Bachelor of Arts in English stimulates your curiosity and challenges you to think critically as you study a broad range of genres, from Canadian poetry to African American fiction, and authors from John Milton to Jane Austen. You learn how to make connections between classical literature and faith-based concepts. Professors teach you how to write persuasively, frame a compelling narrative, and analyze levels of meaning in texts. You even build your portfolio with opportunities to edit books and publish or perform your own work.

Emily Crouse [BA English] accepted a job as a Writer and Researcher at a Psychotherapy clinic just two weeks after completing her final course.

Program Faculty


Dr. Elizabeth Davey

Dr. Natasha Duquette

Dr. Scott Masson
 

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Graduates are working as »

  • Writer/Editor
  • Teacher (Elementary, English)
  • Youth Worker
  • Government Intern

Program Requirements

BA English Core Requirements (39 Credit Hours)
  • [BSTH 101] Old Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 102] New Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 201] Hermeneutics
  • [BSTH 270] Introduction to Christian Theology
  • One of
    • [HIST 101] History of Western Civilization I
    • [HIST 102] History of Western Civilization II
  • [INDS 101] University Studies in Christian Perspective
  • [INDS 475] Christianity and Culture
  • [PHIL 171] Introduction to Philosophy
  • [Fine Arts] Fine Arts elective course
  • [Language] Language elective courses
  • [Natural Sciences] Natural Sciences elective course
  • [Social Sciences] Social Sciences elective course
Major Requirements (36 Credit Hours or 45 Credit Hours for Honours)
  • [ENGL 101] Introduction to Literature I
  • [ENGL 102] Introduction to Literature II
  • [ENGL ___] English course
  • [ENGL 260] Practical Criticism: Poetry
  • [ENGL 261] Practical Criticism: Prose
  • [ENGL 375] Shakespeare
  • [ENGL 378] Milton
  • [ENGL 3__] English courses
  • [ENGL 4__] English course
  • One of
    • [ENGL 383] American Literature I
    • [ENGL 384] American Literature II
    • [ENGL 385] Canadian Literature I
    • [ENGL 386] Canadian Literature II
  • One of
    • [ENGL 301] Anglo-Saxon Literature
    • [ENGL 303] Sixteenth-Century Literature
    • [ENGL 305] Classics of Medieval England
    • [ENGL 310] Seventeenth-Century Literature
    • [ENGL 320] Eighteenth-Century Literature
    • [ENGL 331] Romantic Poetry
    • [ENGL 332] Nineteenth-Century Novel
    • [ENGL 341] Twentieth-Century British Literature
  • For hounours, one of
    • [ENGL 310] Seventeenth-Century Literature
    • [ENGL 320] Eighteenth-Century Literature
    • [ENGL 378] Milton
  • For honours, one of
    • [ENGL 331] Romantic Poetry
    • [ENGL 332] Nineteenth-Century Novel
    • [ENGL 341] Twentieth-Century British Literature
  • For honours, one of
    • [ENGL 497] & [ENGL 499] Honours Thesis in English I & II
    • [ENGL 4__] English courses
Electives (45 Credit Hours or 36 Credit Hours for Honours)

Total Degree Requirements: 120 Credit Hours
 

BA English Minor Requirements (24 Credit Hours)
  • [ENGL 101] Introduction to Literature I
  • [ENGL 102] Introduction to Literature II
  • One of
    • [ENGL 260] Practical Criticism: Poetry
    • [ENGL 261] Practical Criticism: Prose
  • [ENGL 3__] English courses
  • [ENGL __] English courses

Notes:

  • At least 45 out of 120 credit hours must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level.
  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and a minimum of 120 credit hours.
  • BA Honours degree requires a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 and a minimum of 120 credit hours.

Tyndale University College BA programs provide course work preparation (12-18 credits) for Bachelor of Education (BEd) teachables in English, History, Mathematics, Science, and French. Candidates are encouraged to include the following courses as a part of this preparation:

English (Canadian Literature)
History (Canadian History)
Mathematics (Calculus)
Science (Earth Science, Physical Geography, Biology, Chemistry)

Program requirements subject to change.
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