English (ENG)

Professor Hubele, Chair 

Professor Parrott

Associate Professor Foncree 

Associate Professor Ford
Specialty Instructor McCarver

In teaching writing, the English department functions to ensure competence in verbal expression and writing skills for students across the curriculum and into the post-collegiate career. Courses for English majors include specialized instruction in critical and research writing. Studies in literature work to impart knowledge of major authors, literary history, specific genres, critical approaches, and ideological content. The content of courses is related to and evaluated against biblical truth and values. English students will have real-world experience through English Capstone Studies, ENG 402. This course covers a wide span of vocational and relational issues germane to an English major.

English Major: 37 hours to include the following:

  1.  ENG 225, 226 and one of the following: ENG 201, 202, 205 or 206.
  2. ENG 101-102 or 121; 302; 303; 415
    NOTE: Qualified transfer students do not take the ENG 225 and 226 literature courses, but rather select three of the following courses: ENG 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, or 206.
  3. At least 12 hours, including Shakespeare, must be in 400-level literature courses. (No 400-level course that has been used to substitute for a survey course may be double-counted to meet this requirement.
  4. ENG 402 English Studies Capstone
  5. 18 hours must be completed on the Belhaven campus.

For students interested in the B.A. in Applied English, please view the Applied English catalogue listing.

English Minor: 24 hours to include:

  1. ENG 101-102 or 121
  2. ENG 225, 226 and ENG 205 or 206
    NOTE: Qualified transfer students do not take the ENG 225 and 226 courses, but rather select three of the following courses: ENG 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, or 206.
  3. ENG 303 Bibliography and Research
  4. Completion of 12 hours of English courses on the Belhaven Campus.

English Honors Program: The English department offers opportunities for students to enroll in honors courses from its department. The following are general education, elective, and major courses that may be taken as honors courses: ENG 121, 303, 415, 420, 436, 440, 445, 450, 457, 465, 473, and 480. For honors students majoring in this department, one must pass a minimum of nine hours of honors courses within the discipline and a minimum of nine hours from the honors courses of other departments. Each course must be passed with a B or better. No more than 18 hours of honors courses are required for the honors degree. For other honors program policies, see “Honors Program” found in the “Administration of the Curriculum” section of this catalogue.

Applied English (ENG)

Professor Hubele, Chair
Associate Professor Foncree
Associate Professor Parrott

The Applied English major combines liberal and professional education with a strong foundation in critical and analytical studies. While the program remains true to the objectives and values of Belhaven University's traditional B.A. in English program, the major is specifically designed to prepare students for successful careers as writers and communications specialists in fields such as publishing, law, education, government, community advocacy, the non-profit sector, journalism, corporate communications, finance, and the arts. This major is designed to develop articulate and incisive writing professionals with both the specialized skills needed to negotiate current work contexts

B.A. in Applied English: 52 hours to include the following:

(1)  ENG 302, 303, 415

2)  18 hours of 300-400 level ENG courses

(3)  ENG 402 (Capstone)

(4)  12 hours of Applied Courses to include BUS 110, BUS 320, COM 309 and ENG 495.

(5)  12 additional hours of Applied Courses from the following: BUS 316, BUS 362, COM 350, GDS 220, CSC 111 or ENG 496 (may be taken up to 6 hours)

Please see each appropriate department for individual course descriptions.  Students wishing to pursue a B.A. degree in English, please see the English Department (ENG) catalogue listing.

 Content Editor ‭[2]‬

ACC - Accounting
ART - Art
BHA - Health Administration
BIB - Biblical Studies
BIO - Biology
BUS - Business
CAS - Child Advocacy Studies
CES - Classical Education Studies
CHE - Chemistry
CJU - Criminal Justice
COM - Communication
COS - Council Studies
CSC - Computer Science
CWR - Creative Writing
DAN - Dance
DMA - Digital Media
ECO - Economics
EDU - Education
ELT - English Language Teaching
ENG - English
ESL - English as Second Lang
FAM - Family Studies
FLM - Film Production
FRE - French
GDS - Graphic Design
GER - German
GRE - Greek
HIS - History
HNS - Honors
HPE - Health and Physical Ed
HUM - Humanities
ICS - Intercultural Studies
IDS-Interdisciplinary Studies
IST - International Studies
LDC - Leadership & Coaching
LDS - Leadership Studies
MAT - Mathematics
MML- Ministry Leadership
MUS - Music
NUR - Nursing
PHI - Philosophy
PHY - Physics
PSC - Political Science
PSY - Psychology
REA - Reading
SAM - Sports Administration
SMA - Sports Management
SME - Sports Medicine
SOC - Sociology
SPA - Spanish
SPC - Speech Communication
SPE - Speech
SWK - Social Work
TDS - Tradigital Studies
Teaching English as a Second Language TESL
THE - Theatre
WVC - Worldview Curriculum
Back to top of page