In every major career field, the ability to write and think clearly and creatively
is becoming a more precious human resource. If you haven't thought about minoring
in English, you should know that it is one of the most constructive ways to
make your education a more marketable commodity. Corporate employers are experiencing
a need for employees who, besides their specialized training, have broad communication
and analytical skills, the skills emphasized in liberal arts courses. With its
broad variety and scope as a subject, English offers a host of minoring options
that can fulfill your career needs and interests. Choosing an English minor
program at La Salle is easy! Why is an English minor helpful?
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. What's your major?
Try some of our courses designed specifically for business students. Courses
in business, professional, and technical writing prepare you for the kind of
writing skill the business world will demand of you.
Literature makes history come alive in stories and poetry. We offer over twenty
courses in American and English literature, spanning the Middle Ages to the
Whatever 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 business training and computer
technology, English skills never become obsolete.
Still, perhaps you think,"I'm just not good at English." Maybe you just aren't
aware of all of the courses La Salle offers in English: oral communication,
women's studies, language theory, editing and publishing, creative writing and
playwriting workshops, and business, professional, and scientific writing-courses
that are challenging yet manageable, and which require no prerequisites.