Associates in General Studies


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Why English at ACU?

In addition to a faculty to student ratio of 17:1 and a rigorous and biblically-integrated curriculum, ACU’s English program offers several unique advantages.

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What will I study?

The English program provides a biblical liberal arts foundation with an innovative approach to general studies that reclaims a Christian conception of the Liberal Arts, preparing students to be influential thinkers. Career-related focus areas will include:

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Career Paths

School of Arts, Sicences and Humanities

Arizona Christian University
Building 2000
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

(602) 489-5300

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Academic Major Courses

Core requirements accumulate to 30 credits, 15 credits of Biblical and Theological Studies and 8 credits of foreign language courses. 3 credits of Upper Division Biblical and Theological Studies electives are required.

CourseCourse NameCredits
ENG 201Introduction to Literature3
Choose OneENG 321 English Literature I or ENG 322 English Literature II3
Choose OneENG 343 American Literature I or ENG 344 American Literature II3
ENG ___Upper division elective (300 or above)3
ENG ___Upper division elective (300 or above)3
ENG ___Upper division elective (300 or above)3


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Our professors are experts in their respective fields and passionate about the subjects they teach; they challenge, and stretch their students to reach their goals. Students are encouraged to think critically and analyze what they learn in the classroom thoroughly. These are some of the professors you will work closely with:

Paul A. Creasman

Chair – Department of Communication Studies

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Paul A. Creasman is a Professor of Communication and chair of the Department of Communication Studies. He teaches a broad range of courses including Communication Theory and Media Production, as well as seminar courses in media and society and evangelical culture. His research interests include the social effects of media, the music of Larry Norman, and evangelical engagement with popular culture. He is the incoming chair of the Religion and Media division of the Broadcast Education Association. Prior to academia, he worked in the Christian radio industry as a disc jockey, music director, programmer, and operations manager.

Adam Sontroem

Assistant Professor

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Adam Sonstroem serves at ACU as an assistant professor of communication, teaching a variety of communication and film classes. Before coming to ACU, he taught at Scottsdale Christian Academy for eight years teaching a variety of history and film classes. Sonstroem moved to the Valley of the Sun in 2003 after finishing his undergraduate and graduate programs at Wheaton College in Illinois.

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