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English Department

Learn to engage with a rich variety of texts — from Chaucer to Marilynne Robinson — critically, creatively and faithfully.

The Asbury University English Department prepares students to engage with the written word in a variety of contexts. At Asbury University you can study literature, creative writing, teaching English at the high school and middle school levels, and teaching English as a second language.

The department’s English major is based around a classic core of literature courses, while allowing for a wide range of elective courses and special topic seminars. Its Creative Writing major focuses on fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The English Grades 8-12 major prepares students for certification for teaching English at the high school and middle school levels.

Graduates of Asbury’s English programs move on to teaching positions, careers in publishing, graduate school programs in a variety of professions, as well as a wide variety of private sector occupations.

Department News

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Asbury English Majors Set New Benchmark

June 1, 2018 — Over the past 10 years, Asbury English majors have consistently placed in or near the top 10 percent for the ETS Major Field Test for Literature in English. This year’s graduating seniors raised the bar to an all-time high by scoring at the 98th percentile.