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English Studies students develop sharp analytical thinking and learn to be compelling storytellers and deep researchers who understand different cultures and audiences. Those skills translate across job sectors from entertainment to law, journalism to marketing, even publishing to sales.
English majors “know how to think, to think for themselves, and how to analyze a problem. Business majors are fine, but they are preoccupied with theory, proving themselves, and doing it ‘right.’ But the English majors are used to getting a tough assignment, figuring it out, and getting it done.” Steve Strauss, author and small business owner
Bing Chen, Former Head of YouTube's Creative Team & Founder of Bing Studios makes an impassioned argument of the importance of a Liberal Arts education to entrepreneurs.
The English Studies program provides students: a) knowledge of the variety of literary and cultural texts in English; b) in-depth understanding of diverse cultural, literary, rhetorical, and pedagogical traditions; c) skills in reading, writing, speaking, critical thinking, and research; and d) ample opportunity for hands-on experience in literary analysis, professional and creative writing, teaching, and scholarship to prepare students for personal and professional success.
English Studies trains students to become empathetic, innovative, and critical thinkers, readers, writers, creators, and teachers.
English Studies Department Shared Learning Outcomes: