Geneva College

 

 

English Department

Department of English
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The English department bases its curriculum, teaching and other endeavors on the belief that human beings, created in the image of God, are themselves creative and that language and literature are important dimensions of their creativity. We teach, pursue scholarship and write out of a commitment to the power of language as expressed and reflected in the Word of God; we encourage our students to do the same. We believe that Christians are called to evaluate as well as appreciate language. Thus, we seek to develop students’ skills in hearing, reading, writing and critically responding.

Majors

English Literature
Writing

Minors

English
Teaching English as a Second Language
Creative Writing
Informational Writing

Mission

“Christ calls a name and He images the same; He figures, patterns, and designs.
We read, we write, we watch, and we wait, And our words with the Word He aligns.” Dr. Paul Kilpatrick

Through the experience of literature and related arts, through the clear and creative use of language and through understanding language itself, our students come to:

  • Connect their word and their reading with the Word.
  • Experience, express, and testify to the wonder of the glory of God, His work and the work of His creatures.
  • Comprehend and lament the brokenness of this fallen world.
  • Seek wisdom in humility.
  • Honor God in the use of language and in responding to others’ use of language.

Department Contact

Office: Fern Cliffe
Phone: 724-847-6620
E-mail: pwk@geneva.edu

 

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Upcoming Events
Dec06
The Genevans Christmas "Glad Tidings" Concert
1st Presbyterian Church, Beaver Falls 7:00 p.m.

November 14, 2014
Geneva Reading Series: Nostalgia
Literary and musical talent will be on display on Wed., Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.
October 6, 2014
Geneva to host Bible, Ministry & Philosophy Day
Prospective students can explore these fields on Monday, October 13.
September 22, 2014
The Geneva Reading Series continues in 2014
Literary talents will be showcased in McCartney Library on the evening of October 8.
April 11, 2014
Geneva Reading Series IV: "A New, New Hope"
The final event in the series for the 2013-14 academic year will be on Apr. 23 at 7 p.m.
February 14, 2014
"Literature with a Vengeance"
The third part of the Geneva Reading Series will be Wed., Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.