The English Program at WJU is dedicated to impacting the world through Christian literacy, scholarship, and creative writing. Students and faculty together form a strong literacy community, with small class sizes and a workshop approach to both creative and critical writing. In addition, a mentorship program allows upper-level students to put their learning into practice through working as teaching assistants, writing lab tutors, and student newspaper staff.
The English degree is academically and intellectually rigorous. Students will find themselves immersed in many of the great works of Western, world, and contemporary literature, as well as in their own writing, whether scholarly, creative, or journalistic. The study of literature and of writing can, and even should be, a transformative experience; at WJU, students will grow to know themselves, others, and God more deeply through their study of English.
Dr. Portia Hopkins' chapel sermon on "Stories" and Jesus' teachings, October 2012.