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Use your God-bestowed gift of language. At the core of any English study lies the grace and power of words. Learn how writers create, persuade, and delight—and how you can, too.


English major

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Christ composed parables to communicate truth through story. In this sense, He modeled literary, communicative, and creative writing study. Our English program follows His lead—every course merges a biblical worldview with scholarship. This blending of literature, creative writing, and public information into a unified major is unique to Montreat. You’ll start with a single concentration, and then you’ll add courses from the other concentrations toward your English degree requirements. This cohesive approach toward literature, imaginative writing, and professional writing provides students with a grasp of literary masterpieces, as well as the practical application of literary craft and technical writing skills.

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Interpret a wide range of literary texts in three broad categories: early British literature, later British literature, and U.S. literature.

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Creative writing

Pursue your passion for the imaginative writing of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, and the novella: in small, workshop-style classes.

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Professional writing

Explore career tracks in English and related disciplines with a thorough grounding in literature and critical-thinking skills.

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Special emphasis concentration

Design your own program of study based on your interests—with the help of an English faculty member. Even study abroad can qualify.

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English faculty

Our faculty members are expressive creatives, scholars, and leaders, and they bring a broad range of expertise to Montreat.

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