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Welcome to the English department! We have over 100 English majors and a dozen faculty members who join the larger Harding community in a mission to use our hearts and minds in service to God and man. Specifically, the English Department has a three-fold academic mission:

  • To help all students develop critical thinking skills and gain proficiency in expository and persuasive writing;
  • To help prepare English majors for their professions, whether for teaching, graduate study, or a variety of other fields;
  • To model and mentor Christian scholarship.

Beyond academic preparation, our goal is to create an atmosphere that encourages students—especially English majors—to grow in their appreciation of the power of literature and film as a positive force in their lives, and through them, the lives of others. Whether it is participation in Scribblers or the Jo Cleveland Creative Writing Contest, or a writing workshop for area students, English majors and others have opportunities to use their creativity and knowledge while they are undergraduates.

Please use this web site to find out more about what we offer in the way of academic programs, personnel, organizations, and events.

And be sure to get in touch with us if we can provide more information or help of any kind.

Chair, Dr. Terry Engel

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