The English major allows you to gain essential skills in elegant writing, careful reading, and critical thinking, while allowing you to study what you love.  On the literature track, you will hone your eye for detail and practice argumentative writing with attention to some of the most compelling texts written in English.  In small classes, with faculty who will get to know you, you will get to read, think and write about questions central to the humanities such as: what makes us human? how can we act ethically? what is the place of art in social and political life? The life-long skills and ideas acquired in an English major prepare you for a variety of career paths, in fields such as law, education, business, non-profits, film, and arts administration, to name just a few.