Study a Bachelor of Arts in English at King's
Transform your mind to transform the world. Studying English prepares you to think critically and communicate with precision and creativity. Reading great works of English literature teach us how to read people and circumstances, placing the stories of the day within the wider context of human experience and adventure.
Inside this program
Appreciate Great Literature
What makes a text literary? Why do readers return to literature again and again? Study story, figures of speech, and other conventions creatively used by poets, playwrights, and authors. Grow your ability to analyze great works of fiction and discern meaning from them.
Harness The Power Of Language
Business, journalism, public service, teaching—English forms the foundation for careers across public and private sectors. Utilize the power of language to shape and illuminate and learn how it can misshape and obscure if used incorrectly. Develop clear and correct writing skills so you are equipped to communicate effectively.
Foster your knack for creative writing and share your work with others through student publications. Join Literati, the student society for English majors and minors at King’s, which hosts lunches, end-of-term coffee houses, guest speakers, and creative writing opportunities.
"I have great relationships with my profs and feel that they want me to succeed. I can talk to anyone and know they will be friendly and helpful."
"Birding, Fiction, and Margaret Atwood's Cultivation of Ecological Awareness" Christian Environmentalism and Human Responsibility in the 21st Century, Routledge, USA, 2023
This book chapter discusses an early short story (“The Resplendent Quetzal,” Dancing Girls,1977) and a recent graphic novel series (Angel Catbird, 2016-17) to demonstrate how Atwood’s focus on birding cultivates an ecological awareness that moves beyond literary representations to punctuate her activism and to advocate for a biocentric, sacramental understanding of creation—rather than an anthropocentric one. In terms of conservation, of particular note is Atwood’s emphasis on intergenerational collective action and youth as sources of possibility, change, and hope for the future.