Are you interested in an English Major?
English is a versatile major, second major, or minor for many college students. Students who choose to major in English will leave college with a firm foundation of literary analysis and communication skills. English courses prepare students to think critically and analytically, to write informatively and imaginatively, and to communicate effectively and flexibly. English majors often take courses in composition and rhetoric, literary works of diverse periods and authors, linguistics, and language history. Employers frequently value the strong communication skills, both oral and written, which an English major possesses. Because English is a significant language within the global economy and world affairs, employers are drawn to individuals who have the ability to use that language to communicate effectively.
UW-WC English Professor, Dr. Pat Roby
UW-Washington County offers English majors a variety of courses that will serve as a foundation for further study in the field. Frequently, English courses are connected to other courses on campus as part of a Learning Community. These linked courses offer opportunities to study literature and writing in conjunction with science, social science, and fine arts courses. Additionally, these courses fulfill the interdisciplinary studies requirements of the UW Colleges.
The Washington Plan for English Majors
Click here for the Washington Plan for English Majors (pdf file). This four semester program guide will help you plan your freshmen and sophomore years at UW-WC.