Discipline Coordinator: Dr. Justin Wyble
Program Advisors: Dr. Cheryl Edelson, Dr. Allison E. Francis, Dr. Richard Hill, Dr. James Kraus, Dr. Koreen Nakahodo, Dr. Justin Wyble
English 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 form, providing the opportunity to explore and examine the full range of human experience.
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, as well as 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 international English honor society; and the University literary magazine, Aulama, published annually.
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.