Students of English enjoy reading, interpreting literature, and analyzing complex or interesting media of all kinds.  Knowledge of English language and literature and a variety of writing strategies are developed in this major.  Technical writing, critical thinking, business writing, and persuasive writing, are just a few of the skills pursued and obtained by English graduates that employers value highly.  Students can specialize in

1) British Literature
2) American Literature
3) Multicultural Literature and Gender Studies
4) Writing and Rhetoric
5) World Literature.

 

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Influencing and persuading Comparing interpretations Presenting alternative viewpoints
Summarizing ideas Clarifying ideas Thinking independently
Making oral presentations Editing skills Problem solving
Creative writing Developing hypotheses Oral and written communication skills
Critical Thinking  Argumentation  Research Skills

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

Account Executive Editor, Write Policy Analyst
Actor/Actress Educational Program Specialist Politician
Administrator Entertainment Agent Principle
Advertiser ESL Teacher Probation and Parole Officer
Analyst Event Planner Program Manager
Artist Fashion Merchandiser Proofreader
Attorney Foreign Correspondent Public Administrator
Author - Fiction/Non-Fiction Grant and Proposal Writer Public Relations Specialist
Bank Officer Hearing Officer Public Speaker
Biographer Human Resource Specialist Publishing Assistant
Book Critic Insurance Agent Publisher
Buyer Interior Designer Radio-TV Commentator
Business Manager Interpreter & Translator Radio-TV Newscaster
Creative Writer Investment Counselor/Manager Reading Consultant
Critic, Art/Book Journalist Reporter
City Manager Labor Relations Specialist Research Assistant
College Professor Librarian Researcher/Pollster
Columnist/Commentator Literary Agent Retail Sales
Comedy Writer Loan Officer SEO Content Writer
Communications Manager Lobbyist Scientific Writer
Congressional Aide Magazine Writer Script Reader
Copywriter Manuscript Reader Social Media Manager
Copyeditor Marketing Social Welfare Examiner
Corrective Therapist Marketing Specialist Social Worker
Crossword Puzzle Editor Mass Media Assistant Speech Pathologist
Curator Marketing Researcher Speech Writer
Desktop Publisher Marketing Research Analyst Sports Writer
Dean of Students Media Planner Stockbroker
Director Mental Health Counselor Talent Agent
Editorial Assistant Narrator Teacher
Editor, Film/Video Nonprofit Director Technical Consultant
Editor, Magazine Novelist Underwriter
Editor, News Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Video Scriptwriter/Producer
Editor, Newspaper Personnel Manager Web Developer
Editor, Publications Poet Writer
    Writer/Consultant

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Advertising Banks Book Publishers
Businesses Broadcast Media/Radio Chemical & Drug Companies
Colleges Commercial/Specialty Magazines Company/Independent Newsletters
Corporate Communication Depts. Educational Institutions Federal Agencies
Financial Institutions Junior Colleges Legal Firms
Libraries Local School Boards Local and State Government
Magazine Publishers Museums Newspapers
Philanthropic Foundations Private Industry & Business Public Relations Depts./Firms
Public Service Organization Publishing Houses Schools
Television/Motion Pictures Theater Trade Publications
Travel & Tourism Universities Media/Entertainment Compaines

 

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FAU Student Organizations

 

  • Coastlines Literary Magazine
  • Cliché Literary and Arts Journal
  • Comparative Studies Student Association
  • English Graduate Student Society
  • Sigma Tau Delta
  • The Undergraduate Law Journal of FAU

 

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Professional Associations

 

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

 

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Career Planning Websites

 

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • Career Opportunities in Journalism
  • Career Opportunities in Writing
  • Career Opportunities in Television
  • Career Opportunities in the Film Industry
  • Career Opportunities in Publishing
  • Careers for Bookworms
  • Careers in Advertising
  • Careers in Communication
  • Careers in Education
  • Careers in Finance
  • Careers in Journalism
  • Career Opportunities in Library

 

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Informational Sample Websites

 

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