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Overview

Tyndale's Bachelor of Arts in English begins with a guided tour of the great books of the Western world. As you encounter the great ideas of the past, you will join in the conversation that authors have had with one another across the ages.

Past and Present

We are not cultural orphans. Our identities are shaped by the stories we have been taught to admire. Coleridge once said, 'Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.' You possess the gift of language. But how can you use it effectively, even beautifully?

Learning to Learn

How can you gain these trophies and use these weapons? The study of different eras of literature forces you to confront ideas alien to your own, and broadens your vision to see yourselves with different eyes. Better still, you can discover truths that were never overcome, but simply became blurred like a coin so worn out by use that its image and contours became indistinguishable. With practice and polish, you will learn that the Word of God still transforms our understanding of beauty, goodness and truth.

Form and Content

Great ideas are not uniform. They flourish in different types of literature. At Tyndale, you learn the genres, styles, tones and rhythms that add texture and beauty to our words. You too will learn to write effectively and think critically.

With an eye on past greats and present practice, a BA in English is a great investment in your future.

Program Faculty


Dr. Bill Friesen

Dr. Elizabeth Davey

Dr. Natasha Duquette

Dr. Scott Masson
 

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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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