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Choosing King's for your English Program

At King's, the study of literature will be the study of story, figures of speech, and forms of language brilliantly and extravagantly employed by poets, playwrights, and writers of fiction. These conventions also play a crucial role in other kinds of writing like history, philosophy, and science. English majors at King's utilize the power of language to shape and illuminate--or be made aware of how it can misshape and obscure.

King's English program provides students with a comprehensive exposure to major works in the British and Canadian traditions and shows how these traditions intersect with other global literature. These provide a rigorous introduction to historic and contemporary literary theory.

King's English professors are committed to:

  • Putting teaching and student mentorship first.
  • Emphasizing the development of clear, correct writing skills so that students are equipped to make their voices heard.
  • Exposing students to some of history's greatest literary texts in order to discover meanings, emotions, and lessons about the human condition.
  • Ensuring small class sizes so that a seminar style of study is possible for senior level courses.
  • Supporting students through individualized instruction.
  • Working with students to produce publications such as the student newspaper and creative arts publication.

English from a Christian perspective

The English program at King's is delivered through a Christian perspective where you will seek to understand how the messages, thoughts, and ideas presented in various texts reflect some aspect of God's eternal truth. By studying a degree in English, students come to understand how a Christian faith shapes an investigation of literature and the environment.

Another particular point of study will be to unpack how Christian scholars should respond to contemporary approaches and understanding of literature and how students can integrate literature into their own cultural perspectives, worldviews, and especially their Christian faith.