As an English Major, you’ll develop and enhance the writing and communication skills to prepare you for success in almost any career. English majors communicate well, but more importantly, are able to connect with an audience in a way that’s meaningful and interesting. Writing courses include professional writing and journalism as well as fiction and poetry writing. Students in literature courses have a wide range to elect from mythology to contemporary fiction or poetry. Other courses examine traditional figures such as Chaucer and Shakespeare, while recent seminars have focused on Latin-American women writers and works by American minority writers. Students who wish to prepare for teacher certification at the secondary level combine writing and literature courses with a minor in secondary education.