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English

A genuinely Christian worldview.

OKWU’s Bachelor of Arts in English is designed to prepare students for excellence in the application, interpretation, and communication of literature and language. Our department is taught from a genuinely Christian worldview. Every class, from Comp. I to Critical Theory, is taught through a Christian lens, preparing our graduates to take Christ into culture through whatever career path they choose. English classes at OKWU are small, collegial, and discussion-oriented, fostering the free flow of communication between students and professors.

OKWU’s English department offers a traditional English degree, focused on the classical study of literature and the English language, as well as a Writing and Editing practical degree, focused on editorial precision and persuasive content development. The department is also involved with training Secondary English Education majors.

Why OKWU?

In addition to high-level academic instruction, the major features numerous extra-curricular activities for students to get involved in. Most Friday nights during the school year, English students gather together to share their creative writing. During the week, many English majors work diligently to edit The Eagle, OKWU’s student-run digital magazine.

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English or a Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Editing are in high demand in fields requiring strong critical-thinking and communication skills. Our graduates have career opportunities in varied fields like business, law, public relations, communication, advertising, intercultural careers, and missions work, as well as being strong candidates for furthering their education in graduate school.

Your Courses May Include:

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English Literature I and II
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American Literature I and II
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World Literature Survey
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Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
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Introduction to Critical Theory
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Advanced Composition and Rhetoric

Meet the faculty.

Kelly Chisum

Kelly Chisum

Instructor of Design
Dalene Fisher

Dalene Fisher

Dean, Assistant Provost, Assistant Professor of English
Eric Gray

Eric Gray

Associate Professor of English
Evan Hewitt

Evan Hewitt

Assistant Professor of Communication Arts
Lisa Riggs

Lisa Riggs

Associate Professor of English and Literature
Jonathan Stewart

Jonathan Stewart

Associate Professor of Music

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