The Languages, Literature, and Communication Department seeks to expose all Grace College students to God-honoring courses in writing, literature, modern languages, and communication. Students will leave furnished with a versatile communication skill set necessary to be articulate and successful in any career field.
The English Education program seeks to develop perceptive and critical thinking abilities through the study of literature and the English language and to furnish creative and researched methods of writing to express these insights. Students interested in teaching English and literature will leave furnished with a versatile communication skill set necessary to be successful in secondary education settings.
Guided by faculty in both the English program and the School of Education, English Education majors will develop perceptive and critical thinking abilities through the study of literature and the English language, creative and researched methods of writing to express these insights, and the skills to employ these as high school teachers.
Examples of courses in this major:
A survey of the development of American literature from colonial times through revolutionist, romantic, and transcendentalist prose, poetry, and fiction up to mid-nineteenth century, augmented by select longer fictional works.
A study of the era, life, and works of this great literary master, with a close reading and video viewing of histories, comedies, and tragedies, as well as a study of his other poetic contributions.
A study of the advising, writing, editing, layout and design, organization, and business management of school newspapers, yearbooks, and literary magazines.
An historical survey of the backgrounds and development of the English language from Indo-European origins to the present. Students gain experience reading Old and Middle English texts and studying medieval English dialects. Semantics, methods of word formation, lexicography, and differences between American and global English are covered.
The individuals who will challenge you to learn:
B.A. in English Education, Grace College; M.A. in English, St. Francis College; Ph.D. in Literature, Composition, and Journalism, Ball State University
Dr. Sauders joined the faculty of Grace College in 1965. Her main areas of expertise in literature are in C.S. Lewis, Shakespeare, and drama of all eras. She takes students every fall to Stratford, Canada, to see the plays at the Shakespeare Festival. She also takes students each spring break to England, visiting London, Oxford, Windsor, Stratford, Bath, Stonehenge/Salisbury, and Wales. She has presented papers at Taylor University's C.S. Lewis & Friends monthly meetings,as well as at their biennial C.S. Lewis & Friends Colloquium. She advises the school newspaper, the Sounding Board, and does editing work both for Grace College and for outside organizations and individuals.
B.A. in English and Biblical Languages, Grace College; M.A. in English, The Ohio State University
Prof. Lehmann joined the Grace College faculty in 2003. Prior to that, he taught high school English for several years before beginning his graduate studies at The Ohio State University. He has extensive experience teaching English as a Second Language, and trained language teachers under contract with the Japanese Ministry of Education. He is currently completing a study of authorial intent in George Chapman's play, "The Tragedy of Bussy D'Ambois." Prof. Lehmann is the sponsor for Grace College's Academic Honor Society, Alpha Chi.
B.A. in English, Westmont College; M.A. in English Literature, University of California (Santa Barbara); M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary
Prof. Benyousky joined the Grace College faculty in 1985. He specializes in English Renaissance and C. S. Lewis, has written on George MacDonald, and has completed advanced studies in communication at Notre Dame. Prof. Benyousky Directed the Grace College Prison Extension program 1989 - 2005.
Some of the positions you can obtain: