"...the best which has been thought or said." -Matthew Arnold
Great works of literature tell us the story of who we are.
Studying English literature is a noble endeavor.
Today's English major is taking on a task of cultural preservation, of defending beauty and literary art in an increasingly pragmatic and commercialized world. Cultivating our ability to communicate with eloquence and to reflect upon literary art is a civilizing and humanist enterprise.
If you are up to this challenge, let's talk about your future at Houston Baptist University. Contact the Department of English and Modern Languages
While many English majors go on to teach, the ability to think critically, analyze ideas, and communicate effectively is in great demand in today's marketplace.
Because of this, English majors find jobs in:
literary and film criticism
And they have a strong foundation for creative word in screenwriting, drama, prose, fiction, and nonfiction.
Our English degree will also prepare you for graduate studies
HBU English majors have been admitted into law school
and graduate programs in English and other fields in the humanities. We encourage students who intend to apply to graduate schools to take our course on Literary Theory. Students seeking further distinction may attain departmental honors through successful completion of a 30-page thesis through independent study with a faculty member
Click the "course catalog" button at the top of this page for more information.
God is a God of order and beauty. He is creator and fashioner.
The word 'poetry
'--which can be applied to all imaginative literature--comes from the Greek word for 'making'
Poets are makers or creators, and in seeking to understand, appreciate, and create beauty through literary art, students of English literature are approaching an understanding of and reverence for God's majesty, order, beauty, and purposeful artistry.
If you are inquisitive, open-minded, creative, and desirous of discovering beauty, truth, and goodness in literature, and you wish to develop communication and critical thinking skills through conversation and careful reading, then you should study English at HBU. Apply today
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