Major in English Literature and Writing (B.A.)
ENL102Survey of British Literature I4
ENL202Survey of British Literature II4
ENL204American Literary Traditions4
ENW100AIntroduction to Creative Writing 13
Choose one of the following from Prose Writing courses:3-4
Prose Studio 1
Travel Writing 1
Choose one of the following from Capstone courses:4
Research Seminar in English
and Senior Seminar in Literature
Internship in Writing
Choose one of the following from Shakespeare courses:4
Shakespeare: The Art of the Dramatist
Drama in Great Britain
Choose one from Pre-Modern British Literature:4
Chaucer and Writers of Arthurian Quests
Milton and the Seventeenth Century
Enlightenment and Romantic British Literature
Choose two of the following from Modern and Contemporary Readings courses:8
American Civil War Literature
Stories of Refugees and Migrants in America
20th Century Literature
Contemporary Literature
Literature on Location: Major British Authors
Topics in Literary Studies
Electives from writing (ENW) courses (7 credits must be at the 300 level or above)11
Major49-50
General Education49-50
Electives24-25
Total Credits122-125
1

This course meets a General Education requirement. 

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B.A. in English Literature and Writing 2017-2018: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENL102 Survey of British Literature I4BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3ENW100A Introduction to Creative Writing3
GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 GES130 Christianity Western Culture4
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Mathematics (M) course 3
GES160 Inquiry Seminar3 Second Language (S) course1 4
 14 3 14
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENL204 American Literary Traditions4Laboratory Science (D) course 4ENL202 Survey of British Literature II4
THE201 Christian Theology3 ENW205A or 303AZ Prose Studio4
Writing elective 3 Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 Elective 4
Elective 3  
 14 4 15
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Writing Elective2 4Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3Literature area choice - ENL301, 304, or 309 , Milton and the Seventeenth Century, or Enlightenment and Romantic British Literature4
World Cultures (U) course 4 Literature area choice - ENL311, 317, 365 , Stories of Refugees and Migrants in America, Topics in Literary Studies4
Electives3 7 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
  Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
 15 3 14
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENW481 (or ENL498/499 ENL498 fall only/ENL499 spring only) Internship in Writing4Interim Off Shakespeare: ENL303 or ENL321 (England Term, fall odd years) 4
Modern & Contemporary choice: ENL350 (fall even years). ENL352 (fall odd years), ENL354 (England term, fall odd years), or ENL365 (fall or spring, even years) , Topics in Literary Studies4 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Writing Elective2, 3 4 Elective and/or ENL499 (spring only)3 Senior Seminar in Literature7
Cross Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
 12-15 0 14-17
Total Credits: 122-128
1

 Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent.

2

 These requirements can be met through participation in the New York City Program in Writing.

3

 Seven elective credits must be 300-level or above.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in English Literature and Writing 2017-2018: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENL102 Survey of British Literature I4GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4ENW100A Introduction to Creative Writing3
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
Second Language (S) course1 4 BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3
 13 4 13
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENL204 American Literary Traditions4Elective 3ENL202 Survey of British Literature II4
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 ENW205A Prose Studio4
Writing elective 3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4
Mathematics (M) course 3 Elective 4
 14 3 16
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Writing elective 4Science, Technology and Society (K) course 3Modern and Contemporary: ENL311, 317, or 365 , American Civil War LiteratureStories of Refugees and Migrants in America or and Topics in Literary Studies4
World Cultures (U) course 3 Pre-Modern British: ENL301, 304, or 309 , Milton and the Seventeenth Century, or Enlightenment and Romantic British Literature4
Electives 9 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
  Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
 16 3 14
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENW481 (or ENL498/499 sequence (ENL498 fall only/ENL499 spring only))2 Internship in Writing4Interim Off Shakespeare: ENL303 or ENL321 (England Term, fall odd years) 4
Modern & Contemporary: ENL350 (fall, even years), 352 (fall, odd years), 354 (England Term, fall odd years), or ENL365 (fall or spring, even years) , 20th Century Literature, Contemporary Literature, Topics in Literary Studies4 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Writing elective2 4 Electives and/or ENL 499 (spring only) Senior Seminar in Literature7
Cross Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
 12-15 0 14-17
Total Credits: 122-128
1

 Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent.

2

 These requirements can be met through participation in the New York City Program in Writing.

 Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.

Overview

The Ministry Scholars program is Bethel University's 5-year Bachelor's Degree and Master of Arts in Ministry program that reduces cost and time-to-completion by streamlining undergraduate and graduate education. Graduates receive a Bachelor's degree from Bethel University's College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and a Master of Arts in Ministry from Bethel Seminary. This program is well suited for a variety of majors who want to become equipped to lead churches, parachurch organizations, and other ministries. It is also a good fit for ministry-minded students who want to pursue bi-vocational ministry or work outside of professional ministry. Students learn from successful ministry leaders and experts in Biblical and Theological Studies, Spiritual and Personal Formation, and Transformational Leadership. This program offers supplemental training resources, cohort-based activities, and mentorship opportunities to prepare ministry-minded students for effective ministry leadership. Students also gain valuable field experience in local churches and ministry settings.

The objectives of the program are that graduates will demonstrate age-appropriate growth and ultimately ministry leadership preparedness in the following domains:

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  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA (cumulative college grade point average or unweighted high school GPA if the student has less than one year of college experience), and maintenance of 3.0 minimum GPA throughout the duration of the Ministry Scholars program while enrolled at CAS and Seminary.

  • Able to provide a pastoral or ministry leader reference that speaks to the student’s character and call to ministry.

  • Committed to prioritizing activities and retreats offered for Ministry Scholars, enabling the individual to develop a strong sense of community.

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