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What to expect if you major in English

Wednesday, July 06, 2011
As part of the college search, high school students should access the online course catalogs of their choice schools. Whether you have a good sense of what you want to major in, or have no clue whatsoever, browsing through a school's offerings is a good way to discover what the different majors cover.

For instance, what do you study if you major in English? Is this discipline all about the history of the language, or is it four more years of grammar lessons?

In most cases, undergraduate English programs allow students to broaden their knowledge of literature and hone their writing skills. Courses range from introduction to composition and literature to seminar-style advanced courses in linguistics, poetry, or theatre.

This major is appropriate for students who love reading and analyzing different types of texts, according to, a higher education research organization. In addition, creative individuals who have strong communication skills may also be drawn to this focus.

So how useful is a degree in English? While it will not prepare graduates for a specific career, Mary Ellen Slayter of The Washington Post suggests that the major serves as a broad foundation for a variety of jobs that draw on strong communication skills. ADNFCR-16000756-ID-800546198-ADNFCR - helping you find colleges and universities that offer the accredited programs that most interest you.

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