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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

 

Point of Excellence

Since 1923, Geneva College has been accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Upcoming Events
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.
October 30, 2013
Explore Geneva’s liberal arts majors
November’s Open House includes unique opportunities for those interested in majoring in English, history, political science, sociology, communications, philosophy or music.
October 28, 2013
Geneva Reading Series continues
The second and final event in the series for the fall semester is Wed., Nov. 6.
September 16, 2013
Literary talent to be showcased
Featuring the works of students and faculty members, the first of the Geneva Reading Series will be held on Wed., Sep. 25.