English Education

B.A. Humanities/B.S.E. English

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts Humanities/Bachelor of Science in Education with a Major in English is a  158 credit hour degree program in which students spend 3 years (90 credit hours) studying at Briercrest College and 2 years (68 credit hours) at Minot State University. Toward the completion of the student’s third year of full-time study at Briercrest, the student must apply for admission to the Department of Teacher Education and Human Performance at Minot State University. While the transition from Briercrest College to the Bachelor of Science in Education program is intended to be seamless, entry into the Department of Teacher Education and Human Performance is dependent upon a minimum GPA of 2.75 at Briercrest College and the successful completion of several additional criteria.


Credit Hours: 158
Coordinator: Rhoda Cairns

Brenda Beckman-Long, PhD
Assistant Professor of English
Rhoda Cairns, PhD
Assistant Professor of English Literature
Calum Macfarlane, PhD
Associate Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies
Matthew Zantingh, PhD
Assistant Professor of English
    Requirements  Program Sheet


Section A: Core Courses (27 credit hours)
BLST 111 Introduction to the Old Testament (3)
BLST 109 Introduction to the New Testament (3)
BLST 200+ or CM 101 Foundations of Church Ministry or THEO 200+ (3)
BLST 300+ elective (3)
HIS 237 History of Christianity I (3)
HIS 238 History of Christianity II (3)
IDST 200 Int. Studies: Modernity and Postmodernity (3) or IDST 300 Christianity and the Natural Sciences (3)
THEO 112 Introduction to Spiritual Theology (3)
THEO 115 Introduction to Christian Theology (3)

Section B: English Composition and Communications Requirements (9 credit hours)
ENG 100 Literature and Composition I (3)
ENG 101 Literature and Composition II (3)
COMM 104 Public Speaking (3)

Section C: Humanities and Social Science Requirements (24 credit hours)
HIS 100 Issues in World History I, HIS 101 Issues in World History II, HIS 210 American History to 1865, or HIS 211 American History Since 1865 (3)
KIN 262 Physical Activity and Wellness (3)
NTST 110 Introduction to Native Studies or HIS/NTST 430 Native-Newcomer Relations in Canada (3)
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy II (3)
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology I (3)
Humanities Electives: (6)
   Any 6 credit hours of ENG, HIS, or PHI
Social Sciences Elective: (3)
   ECON 100 Microeconomics
   GEOG 100 Physical Geography of Canada I: Earth Science
   SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology I

Section D: Mathematics Requirement (3 credit hours)
MATH 101 Introduction to Finite Mathematics (3)

Section E: Professional Education Requirements (9 credit hours)
EDUC 322 Exceptional Children (3)
EDUC 471 Educational Psychology (3)
PSY 382 Psychology of Human Development: Adolescents (3)

Section F: English Major Requirement (18 credit hours)
ENG 210 British Literature Survey I (3)
ENG 211 British Literature Survey II (3)
ENG 301 Shakespeare: Histories and Tragedies or ENG 302 Shakespeare: Comedies and Romances (3)
ENG 322 World Literatures in English or ENG 324 Topics in Women’s Literature (3)
ENG 351 Topics in Early American Literature (3)
ENG 352 Topics in Nineteenth-Century American Literature or ENG 353Topics in Twentieth-Century American Literature (3)
ENG 370 Topics in Children’s and Young Adult Literature (3)
ENG 389 Critical Theory (3)
ENG 414 Writing Workshop: Creative Nonfiction (3)
Any ENG 300+ (3)

PRT 400 Senior Portfolio (non-credit)
SL 1-2 Service and Experiential Learning (non-credit)
SLE 1 Service and Experiential Learning (non-credit)

MSU (61 credit hours): Application to the Teacher Education Program will take place in the student’s final year at BCS.

I have learned so much beyond the classroom and been shaped by the school and staff. I have had faculty point out skills and characteristics that I possess and help me enhance them for better self-development and future career opportunities.
From the National Survey of Student Engagement 2015