If you choose to be an English major at La Salle, rather than enter a program
that seems more practically designed to train you for a particular job, you will
find the benefits real and substantial. Your studies will prepare you for life
while giving you the strong analytical and communication skills needed in so many
careers. Since young men and women cannot predict what they will be doing ten
years from now, less vocationally-oriented courses, such as liberal arts, may
prove the most practical in the long run. They can help you learn how to study
a problem, understand relationships, and reason to a conclusion. These skills,
together with the insights into human nature nurtured by wide reading in literature,
are the foundation upon which you can build your education for the rest of your
life. The program, of course, has further appeal if you are one who enjoys reading.
You will be able to do so here under the guidance of professors who have devoted
their lives to reading, studying, and writing about literature. Many of them,
you will discover, are recognized scholars who have published numerous essays
and books in their field.