Tyndale's Bachelor of Arts in English begins with a guided tour of the great books of the Western world. As you encounter the great ideas of the past, you will join in the conversation that authors have had with one another across the ages.
Past and Present
We are not cultural orphans. Our identities are shaped by the stories we have been taught to admire. Coleridge once said, 'Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.' You possess the gift of language. But how can you use it effectively, even beautifully?
Learning to Learn
How can you gain these trophies and use these weapons? The study of different eras of literature forces you to confront ideas alien to your own, and broadens your vision to see yourselves with different eyes. Better still, you can discover truths that were never overcome, but simply became blurred like a coin so worn out by use that its image and contours became indistinguishable. With practice and polish, you will learn that the Word of God still transforms our understanding of beauty, goodness and truth.
Form and Content
Great ideas are not uniform. They flourish in different types of literature. At Tyndale, you learn the genres, styles, tones and rhythms that add texture and beauty to our words. You too will learn to write effectively and think critically.
With an eye on past greats and present practice, a BA in English is a great investment in your future.
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Some interesting courses you may take in the English program:
- Studies in C.S. Lewis
- The Bible as Literature
- Science Fiction and Sub-creation
- Arthurian Literature