As English majors, you will broaden and deepen your insight into the humanities through practical, engaging, and creative courses in literature, women’s studies, language arts and theory, editing and publishing, creative writing, and professional writing studies. Coursework will equip you with the critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills to succeed in any career you choose. Not only that, but an English degree will provide you with diverse perspectives of the world around you and an understanding of how the human experience is shaped by, and told through, stories and literature.
An English degree provides you with unparalleled analytical training, creative insight, inspiration, and confidence for rewarding careers in any professional setting you choose. Whether you are writing a report to a client, a grant proposal for a non-profit, an essay for a professional journal, an article for a major newspaper, or even a novel, short story, poem, or a play, majoring in English will shape you into a versatile writer and critical thinker and set you up to succeed.
This course offers instruction in various types of specialized writing such as grant writing, creative nonfiction, and satire. Topics and emphases vary each time the course is offered, so students may take this course for credit more than once.
This course takes a workshop approach to provide students with experience in judging manuscripts, proofreading, typographical design, and production of short documents: e.g., forms, resumes, flyers, brochures, and newsletters. ENG 310 offers an introduction to, and directed practice in, the use of desktop publishing software.
This course studies the ways in which the English langauge has developed over the centuries, the kinds of English that are spoken in the world today, and the underlying structure of these varieties of English and their different grammars. ENG 417 combines theory with text, using works by authors from the 7th century to the 21st as base texts in which to analyze how English has continued to develop as an important linguistic force throughout the world.
In fields both expected (teaching and journalism) and unexpected (politics and management), La Salle’s English majors have successfully entered a variety of rewarding careers: