Typically, students who enjoyed and did well in English in high school consider this discipline as a major. Excellent reading and writing skills are important, as is an interest in discussing the ideas of others.
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The required and elective courses you would take for English majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.
Various specializations related to a major in English may be offered by colleges and universities. These specializations may be of greater or lesser interest to you. A few of these specializations related to this field include, but are not limited to: