Dr. Chuck Gobin, Chair
The Department of English has a central role in Asbury University’s objective of the integration of faith and learning. Fundamental to the growth of any student is the ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.
Additionally, instructors endeavor to encourage student appreciation for literature as an aesthetic discipline affirming humanity’s quest for increased knowledge of itself and its world. Literature is a witness to the full gamut of human needs, joys, longings, and conflicts and thus serves as a witness to the spiritual dimension within mankind. Concurrently, the Department seeks to assist students in developing a Christian worldview through an integration of historical and Biblical perspectives that, in turn, foster a more cogent articulation of a Christian value system to the modern world.
C. S. LEWIS UNDERGRADUATE STUDY PROGRAM
The C. S. Lewis Study Undergraduate Study Center at Asbury University offers three courses devoted to the thought and writings of Lewis as well as other lectures and events open to the entire student body. The classes are PHL 293 Philosophy of C. S. Lewis, ENG 423 C. S. Lewis and the Oxford Circle, and ENG 391 Independent Study (which may focus on additional writings of Lewis). The program offers C. S. Lewis Scholarships on a competitive basis to incoming freshmen. (Dr. Devin Brown. Director)
[Major and Minor requirements]
The Writing Center, a service of the Center for Academic Excellence, helps students from all disciplines and at all levels of proficiency improve their writing skills through individual sessions with competent staff. As trained peer readers, Writing Center staff can help students understand grammatical and usage principles and help them better plan, revise, and edit their own writing. Although some students are required to enroll in the Writing Center Tutoring Program, any student may take advantage of the Writing Center’s services free of charge.
2020-21 ACADEMIC CATALOG