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SAGU Revises English Program

The Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, Texas, English Department recently revised its English program. The program will maintain a core of 27 hours, with an additional 15-hour concentration from one of three specialized tracks of study to complete the 42-hour program. The three tracks are Literature, Creative Writing and Linguistics. The revision adds depth to the English program, allowing students the opportunity to focus on particular areas of interest. The versatility of the program will also benefit students from other departments who have an interest in literature, creative writing or linguistics, by providing additional options for a minor. Responding to the difference between other schools' and SAGU's approach to instruction, English Department Chair Diane Lewis said, “At SAGU, we study English with no apology for putting God’s Word first, using it as an anchor, and basing our classes on absolutes. A God-centered perspective anchored in truth is vital in our world.” The new program will be implemented this fall. Offered for the first time will be Contemporary American Literature for the Literature track and Studies in Nonfiction for the Writing track. Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) has been a spring course, but it will now be offered as a fall class so that students in the Linguistics track will be ready for TESL II in the spring. For more information on the English department or program, contact Diane Lewis at

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