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English

The English major provides a broad liberal arts base and is designed for those students who have a variety of career goals and objectives. Our English department faculty prepares you to think on your own and evaluate literature and life from a Christian perspective. An English major can lead you to many exciting careers, such as teaching English at People's University in Beijing, China. Other graduates have pursued careers as publishers, lawyers, pastors, public relations directors, and college professors

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Linguistics

The major in linguistics combines study of a core of courses in the field of linguistics, four semesters of modern language, and courses in concentration areas preparatory for careers and/or graduate study in fields related to linguistics.

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Integrated Language Arts

The Integrated Language Arts major prepares students to teach language arts in public and Christian schools in grades 7-12. Students who complete this curriculum will be licensed by the state of Ohio and the Association of Christian Schools International. The Ohio teaching license, through reciprocal agreements, is automatically recognized in 42 states.

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Multi-Age Spanish Education

The Spanish Education major provides students with the cultural background and language skills necessary to function in the Spanish classroom and in the Spanish-speaking world. This major prepares students to teach in grades K-12 in public and Christian schools. For more information about Cedarville University's study abroad program for Spanish majors, please visit the CU in Spain website.

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Spanish

The Spanish major enables students to develop skills in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehending spoken Spanish to gain cultural understanding that will enable them to interact appropriately in a variety of social contexts. Studying the language, history, and literature of the Hispanic peoples provides students with opportunities to practice their language skills and gain appreciation for the contributions and values of the Hispanic culture. Students are encouraged to enhance their program by participating in an approved cross-cultural experience such as a study abroad program or missions outreach. For more information about Cedarville University's study abroad programs for Spanish majors and minors, please visit the Office of International Programs.

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Asian Studies

The minor in asian studies is designed to enhance the student's understanding and skill in foreign language.

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Creative Writing

The minor in creative writing is designed to enhance the student's abilities in various modes of writing.

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Editing & Publishing Minor

The Editing and Publishing minor will equip students (especially English majors) to work in the field of editing and publishing.

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French

The minor in French is designed to enhance the student's understanding and skill in foreign language.

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German

The German minor is designed to prepare the students to communicate in the German language and to participate in Germanic culture with native German language speakers.

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Latin American Studies

The Latin American studies minor provides students with language skills and cultural background knowledge focused on developing a greater understanding of events, ideas, and beliefs from that region of the world.

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Linguistics

The linguistics minor is designed for students who want an introduction to linguistics. The linguistics minor provides an introduction to theoretical linguistics concepts and their application for a broad array of vocational fields.

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Literature

The literature minor is designed to enhance the student's knowledge and appreciation of literature and the English language.

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Middle Eastern Studies

The Middle Eastern studies minor provides students with language skills and cultural background knowledge focused on developing a greater understanding of events, ideas, and beliefs from that region of the world.

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Spanish

The Spanish minor is designed to enhance the student's understanding and skill in foreign language. Students interested in studying Spanish abroad can find more information at the Instituto Sevillano de Estudios y Practicas.

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Spanish for Professionals

The Spanish for professionals minor is designed for careers linked to public service (social work, criminal justice, health care, and other related fields).

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TESOL Minor

The minor in TESOL prepares students to teach English to speakers of other languages in multi-age classrooms without obtaining state teacher licensure. Students who complete the TESOL minor are eligible to receive an institution-endorsed certificate. To receive the certificate, a student must earn a 3.0 average for the courses of the minor. Non-native speakers of English must achieve a TOEFL score of 600 or above on the paper exam or 250 on the computer exam and a score of 55 or above on the Test of Spoken English or have department approval to be admitted to the minor.

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Western European Studies

The Western European studies minor provides students with language skills and cultural background knowledge focused on developing a greater understanding of events, ideas, and beliefs from that region of the world.

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TESOL Endorsement

The TESOL (Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages) endorsement prepares teachers to teach English to speakers of other languages in multi-age classrooms in the United States and overseas. Students interested in the TESOL endorsement must possess or be working toward the completion degree and licensure requirements. Students who complete the TESOL endorsement program will automatically receive the minor and are eligible to receive an institution-endorsed certificate. In order to receive the certificate, a student must earn a 3.0 average for the courses of the minor. Non-native speakers of English must achieve a TOEFL score of 600 or above on the paper exam or 250 on the computer exam and a score of 55 or above on the Test of Spoken English or have department approval in order to qualify for admission. 

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