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Department of English

As an English major, you develop a heightened awareness of the power of language. Your considerable vocabulary, understanding of style, advanced critical thinking abilities, and experience writing complex, original work, gives you distinctive verbal capabilities: precision, subtlety, persuasiveness, and clarity all number among the tools at your disposal. There are no limits to where a degree in English can take you. Our English department has a lot to offer, so take your time looking around. We think you’ll like what you see.

Department of English at Southern Nazarene University Oklahoma

Jobs for liberal arts grads grow as employers seek skilled communicators.  Read more...

Student Publications

The Echo, the official student newspaper, is issued every week and frequently updated online during the academic year by a staff drawn from all areas of student life and interest. A journalism faculty member supervises the production.

Expressions Literary Magazine is published annually by the English Department of Southern Nazarene University. 

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Melodi McWilliams
Administrative Assistant,
Communication Arts Division

Alumni Spotlight

Brad Moore
English Literature Alumni Brad Moore - Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma
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Position: Now Retired President of Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions
Responsibilities: Led the series for 29 years, nearly half of its 61 year existence, producing over 100 feature-length movies
Achievements: Moore completed his MBA in marketing and international business from North Western University and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from SNU in 2009. Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions is the most honored series in US television history. 31 total Emmy awards, 5 Emmy Awards for best Picture and 7 Golden Globes
In His Words: “My English studies provided superb preparation, first for graduate school and later for many aspects of business life. A wide range of student government and other extra-curricular activities at SNU helped me develop leadership skills. It’s no secret that colleges and universities like SNU are far superior to huge institutions in providing such opportunities for a greater proportion of students.”

Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to educating people for lives of service to God, leadership, and reconciliation toward their neighbors and within the global community. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage

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