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Students minoring in English Language and Literature will learn about the literary heritage of Great Britain and the United States as well as the history and nature of the English language. They will develop skills in reading, writing, researching, and critical thinking. They should learn to appreciate the contributions of British and American writers to Western culture and the importance of effective writing skills.
The course listings below are a representation of what this minor requires. Select elective courses may also be included. Students may have to take additional courses to fulfill the prerequisites of the required courses.
|ENGL 3070||Introduction to Linguistics|
|ENGL 4000||Special Topics in Literature|
|ENGL 4050||Studies in English Grammar|
|ENGL 4070||History of the English Language|
|ENGL 4080||Literary Criticism|
|ENGL 4130||Studies in Mythology|
|ENGL 4150||Medieval Literature|
|ENGL 4210||Poetry and Prose of the English Renaissance|
|ENGL 4230||The Inklings|
|ENGL 4240||Studies in Literature and Film|
|ENGL 4250||American Film History I|
|ENGL 4260||American Film History II|
|ENGL 4270||Studies in Shakespeare|
|ENGL 4310||Poetry and Prose of the 17th Century|
|ENGL 4360||The Bible as Literature|
|ENGL 4410||18th?Century Poetry and Prose|
|ENGL 4430||British Fiction I|
|ENGL 4510||The English Romantic Movement|
|ENGL 4530||British Fiction II|
|ENGL 4550||Victorian Poetry and Prose|
|ENGL 4620||Jewish Literature of the Holocaust|
|ENGL 4710||American Poetry|
|ENGL 4720||American Short Story|
|ENGL 4730||American Novel|
|ENGL 4740||Studies in American Drama and Theater|
|ENGL 4750||Women and Literature|
|ENGL 4770||Studies in Southern Literature|
|ENGL 4780||Studies in Children's Literature|
|ENGL 4790||Ethnic Literatures of the United States|
|ENGL 4820||Studies in American Literature|
|ENGL 4830||Studies in British and American Literature|
|ENGL 4840||Studies in Literary Form|
|ENGL 4850||Studies in Drama|
|ENGL 4860||Studies in Medieval Literature|
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Chair, Professor of Philosophy
Chair, Professor of Philosophy | College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
I began working at AUM in 2010. Prior to that, I completed a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Saint Louis University, a M.A. in Philosophy from Western Michigan University, and a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from Greenville University.
My dissertation focused on 19th-century British philosophy of science. I was interested in debates among these philosophers concerning the role of experiment in the justification of scientific knowledge. Although my research focused in this area, my teaching experience at Saint Louis University focused broadly on applied ethics, the history of philosophy, and in philosophy of religion. Since coming to AUM, I have continued to teach courses in these areas. And my research interests have shifted to focus broadly on virtues and vices in both ethics and epistemology. I have written two books: A Virtue-Based Defense of Perinatal Hospice and Loving Samuel: Suffering, Dependence, and the Calling of Love, a philosophical and theological memoir on the life and death of his son. I’m currently working on a third book, under contract with Cambridge Elements series The Problems of God, tentatively titled Suffering, Virtue, and God.
In addition to my teaching and research within the Department of English and Philosophy, in 2017 I took on the role of coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Studies degree plan. In this role, I oversee all aspects of the program including advising students and teaching the Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone course.