The study of literature and composition helps students
to acquire valuable interdisciplinary communication
skills for a wide range of professions. Classes focus on the
pleasures and challenges of reading and writing. Students
learn to read critically, to think logically, to analyze and
organize a wide variety of concepts, to research and evaluate
sources, and to communicate clearly and effectively.
Studying literature provides students with strong reading
comprehension abilities and inspires cultural, social,
philosophical, and historical inquiry. Studying composition
teaches students to express their ideas artfully and
to integrate diverse perspectives into convincing essays.
English majors can apply these skills to a range of professional
fields, such as business, advertising, media, law,
health professions, and education.
Completion of the following courses normally fulfills the
first half of bachelor’s degree requirements in English.
Course selections should be tailored to match requirements
of the intended transfer institutions.