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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

Major Requirements (36 Credit Hours)
  • Two of the Following:
    [ENGL 1013] Survey of English Literature I
    [ENGL 1023] Survey of English Literature II
    [ENGL 1033] Introduction to Literature: Fiction
    [ENGL 1043]Introduction to Literature: Poetry and Drama
  • [ENGL 2603] Practical Criticism: Poetry
  • [ENGL 2613] Practical Criticism: Prose
  • [ENGL 3753] Shakespeare
  • [ENGL 3783] Milton
  • One of the Following:
    [ENGL 3833] American Literature I
    [ENGL 3843] American Literature II
    [ENGL 3853] Canadian Literature I
    [ENGL 3863] Canadian Literature II
  • One period course:
    [ENGL 3013, 3033, 3053, 3103, 3203, 3313, 3323, 3413]
  • ENGL Elective (Any Level) (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL Electives (3000 or 4000 Level) (6 Credit Hours)
  • ENGL Elective (4000 Level) (3 Credit Hours)
Core Requirements (48 Credit Hours)
  • [INDS 1013] University Studies in Christian Perspective
  • [HIST 1013, HIST 1023] History of Western Civilization I, II
  • [INDS 4753] Christianity and Culture
  • [PHIL 1013, PHIL 1023] History of Philosophy I, II
  • [BSTH1013] Old Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 1023] New Testament Scripture    
  • [BSTH 2013] Hermeneutics
  • [BSTH 2703] Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Fine Arts Elective (3 Credit Hours)
  • Language Electives (6 Credit Hours)
  • Natural Sciences Elective (3 Credit Hours)
  • Social Sciences Electives (6 Credit Hours) 
Electives (36 Credit Hours)

Total Degree Requirements: 120 Credit Hours

Program requirements subject to change.
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