Top-notch Academics

Southwestern boasts one of the best English departments of any Adventist college or university in North America.

A Thinking Person's Major

An English degree from Southwestern prepares students to use critical thinking skills that will be valuable regardless of where they go after school.

Approachable Teachers

Many students find that their Southwestern teachers become their lifelong friends.

English

Southwestern Adventist University's English department offers a broad range of courses, focusing on traditional literary periods and excellence in writing and grammar. Our major classes are typically small with a great deal of interaction between professor and student. We offer unique opportunities for students planning to teach writing, with our class in Writing Seminar which offers students hands-on experience with a writing center.

Southwestern Adventist University's English department offers a broad range of courses, focusing on traditional literary periods and excellence in writing and grammar. Our major classes are typically small with a great deal of interaction between professor and student. We offer unique opportunities for students planning to teach writing, with our class in Writing Seminar which offers students hands-on experience with a writing center.

Many schools can teach the classics and train good writers and grammarians. But here we teach these subjects understanding that literature and writing matter, morally, ethically, and spiritually.  Not every book is worth reading and we approach literature with a critical eye that distinguishes the great from the trendy. We approach the teaching of writing as an ethical contract between writer and reader--to write clearly, concisely, and with purpose.