ENGLISH

Program Advisors: Dr. Brooke Carlson, Dr. Cheryl Edelson, Dr. Richard Hill, Dr. James Kraus, Dr. Allison E. Paynter, Ms. Koreen Nakahodo, Mr. Justin Wyble


Relation to the University Mission and Identity:

The English Program nurtures students’ creative, critical, and analytical abilities with regard to poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction. The objectives of the program leading to a Bachelor of Arts with an English major are to prepare students for graduate or professional studies and careers that demand a sound background in literary studies, analytic reading and writing skills.

Organizations and Publications:

The English Program supports the English Club, which focuses on social and community service activities; a chapter of sigma Tau Delta, the national English honor society; and the University literary magazine, Aulama, published annually.

Mission Statement:

The English Program nurtures students’ creative, critical, and analytical abilities with regard to poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction. In so doing, the program develops students’ appreciation of writing as an art of form, providing the opportunity to explore and examine the full range of human experience.

Major Program of Study:

Chaminade’s English Program offers students three primary avenues of study or concentrations: Writing, Literature and Criticism, and Teaching. Although specialization in one of these areas is not required to graduate in the major, it is highly recommended that courses be taken in one of the above concentrations. Each of these concentrations is suited to distinct interest and aspirations that may guide the student’s course of study. The English major requires a total of 24 credits; therefore,in addition to the requirements listed above,15 upper division credits are required.