In every major career field, the ability to write and think clearly and creatively is becoming a more precious human resource. Corporate employers need employees who, besides their specialized training, have broad communication and analytical skills, the skills emphasized in liberal arts courses such as those La Salle offers in English. With its broad variety and scope as a subject, English offers a host of minoring variety of options for minors that can fulfill your career needs and interests.
Does your major require you to write? Does it require you to read? Then your major demands a thorough knowledge of English skills. With a minor in English you’ll be taught how to read with greater comprehension and insight and write with more confidence and clarity.
No matter what your major is, the writing, reading, and oral skills you can learn with an English minor will help prepare you for the future. Whatever that future is, it will likely demand those skills along with the specific ones of your field. Employers will be impressed by the broader range of skills and knowledge an English minor lends to your education. And unlike training in science, business and computer and other technology, English skills never become obsolete.
The English Department at La Salle offers practical and interesting courses in women’s studies, language arts andtheory, editing and publishing, creative writing, and business, professional, and scientific writing that can easily be combined with core courses in literature into a minor.