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"Being a true English
major is knowing a little bit about everything, always wanting to learn more and being able to use the knowledge that you have to analyze, interpret, draw
conclusions and make verifiable arguments in a way that no one else has
before." --Madelaine Hoptry '12;
Students in the English major and minor develop strong skills in critical thinking, analysis, written communication, research and reading--skills that are essential in a range of careers. USC Upstate alumni are working as lawyers, journalists, sports writers, business owners, professors, teachers, military officers, film-makers, bloggers, bankers, novelists, poets, public relations writers, fashion merchandisers, coaches, Peace Corps volunteers, librarians and much, much more. See this Chronicle of Higher Education article about "
How Liberal Arts Majors Fare" in the workplace. What do employers want?
In the classroomEnglish courses share common guidelines for
interpreting literature and
writing about literature. These reflect the shared rules and values of the discipline or field of English Studies. In English 300, students learn about these guidelines in depth.
Languages, Literature, and CompositionDr. Celena KuschDepartment Chair
Dr. Araceli Hernández-LarocheAssistant Department Chair
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