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Bachelor of Arts – On Campus

Ignite Your Mind

The elegance of literature is a testament to God as creator of all things beautiful. Develop a deep appreciation for and understanding of the Bible as both divine truth and literary masterpiece. You will study classical and contemporary works of art, learning history through the eyes of authors around the world.

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Career Potential 

Through professors who are passionate about worshiping God through the arts, you will be well-prepared for graduate study and a broad range of careers, such as:

  • Writer or Author
  • Librarian
  • Teacher or Professor (with further education)

 

What Will You Learn?

In all of the programs at CSU, you’ll be interacting with small class sizes and professors who really care and desire to mentor you. You’ll not only receive quality academics to prepare you for your career, but discipleship to prepare you for life.

Interpret literature literally, grammatically and historically<br />

Deepen your appreciation for the written word. You will gain research and criticism skills to help you analyze and understand literary works.

Think and communicate effectively

Enjoy thinking deeply about things that matter through discussing literature! You will study some of the world’s greatest literature and develop your analytical and communication skills for further education.

Analyze literature through a biblical worldview

You will develop a biblical philosophy of literature from which to study both classical and contemporary works. Learn to analyze stories to find beauty and truth!

Your Courses

Each of your courses will be taught from a biblical worldview, and you’ll learn with an intimate group of peers led by professors who care about your success.

First Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • CSU First-Year Experience
  • Principles of Bible Study
  • Bible Survey
  • Academic Researched Writing 
  • American Literature I
  • Speech Communication
  • Writing Across the Disciplines
  • Living Well
  • American Literature II
  • General Psychology
  • Building a Biblical Lifestyle
  • History Core Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Second Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • World Literature I
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Genre Elective
  • Math or Science Elective
  • Structural Grammar and Linguistics
  • Survey of Biblical Themes in Literature
  • Worldviews: Humanities and Science
  • Theology Survey
  • Genre Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Third Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • British Literature I
  • Foundations of Literary Criticism
  • Oral Interpretation
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Free Elective
  • World Religions
  • British Literature II
  • Theological Distinctives
  • Genre Elective
  • Free Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Fourth Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Fine Arts
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Genre Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Advanced Expository and Criticism
  • Senior Seminar
  • Communications Elective
  • Genre Elective
  • Free Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Spark your imagination. Feed your mind.

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Program Highlights 

  • Study courses in British, American and world literature.
  • Be well-prepared for graduate study in programs such as Clarks Summit University’s Online Master of Arts in Literature degree.

Study what you love! 

Learn to let literature give you a solace to reflect and worship, drawing you closer to God. Get the training you need to use the written word to glorify God through your career.

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