About the Major: English with a Concentration in Literature

Whatever profession you enter, a BA in English will provide you with not only the practical skills of communication, but also the imagination and vision that it takes for you to succeed and to empower others. By concentrating in Literature, one can easily pursue any career (including occupations in nursing, law, web design, activism, teaching or publishing) because the ability to interpret the complexity of human behavior and to interact with care and intelligence are necessary skills in our contemporary world. Because students become fluent with the multiple social, political, and religious perspectives offered by Multi-Ethnic, International, American, and European writing, they are able to appreciate and work with a diversity of individuals. In addition, the world is increasingly requiring teamwork, and thus the ability to take actions, listen carefully and speak intelligently are essential skills that students are trained to master in our department.

“I chose English as my major so I can teach others how to advocate for themselves through writing. I love English classes, such as Post-Colonial Women’s Novels and Global Fiction, that highlight diverse writers and provide unique perspectives on what it means to be human.”

Jaimie Dixon ‘21 (English major)

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