Are you interested in other people, their lives and ideas?
Do you love words and stories? Literature invites you to participate in experiences and ideas beyond your own and grants you access to some of history's and today's most imaginative minds. Studying English is a great place to start if you are interested in exploring philosophy, history, psychology, religion, anthropology, sociology or politics. You can also continue towards an associate of arts degree in English at Selkirk (two years) and then a bachelor of arts degree in English (two more years at a university).
Graduates of English enjoy successful careers because their skills are always in demand. Employers hire English majors because they have advanced skills in writing and public speaking; critical thinking and creative problem-solving; research, analysis and interpretation. In addition, employers like to work with English majors because these students have developed ethics, empathy, and an appreciation of diversity.
As an English major you will be well prepared to find employment in the following fields:
• Creative Writing
• Teaching, Education and Curriculum Dev.
• Lobbying and Advocacy
• Advertising and Marketing
• Public Relations
• Technical Writing
• Speech Writing
• Project Management
• Research, Library and Info. Services
• Public Service
Our two-year English program will prepare you for entry into the third year of an English or arts program at most degree-granting institutions.
Here are some outcomes a student who graduates from English should expect.
Communicate clearly and effectively
Use language to teach, delight and persuade
Research, analyze and present complex information
Critically read texts of all kinds and assess their rhetorical, ideological and aesthetic strategies
Explain the importance of literature in society and its role in creating identities, representing diversity, and encouraging empathy
Contribute to the well-being of society through tolerance, compassion, and a curiosity about human nature
Learn more about all of the English courses offered at Selkirk.