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English Major

How do you know whether an English major is for you? Students who are fascinated by literature and language and who seek a broad understanding of the human condition as seen through the eyes of some of our greatest writers and thinkers should strongly consider an English major. 

English is far more than just a language, it's a multitude of exciting genres waiting to be explored. An English major opens a world of creative problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and critical thinking one can apply to personal and professional life.

Learn more about the English Department at Parkside.

Real Opportunities
So, you'd like to get published? The annual Straylight literary magazine features short fiction, poetry, and artwork from Parkside students and from writers and artists worldwide. The online version is called Villa and allows students to read a variety of works, conduct book reviews, and to interview well-known critically acclaimed authors. Podcasts add to the website's popularity, which garners 3,000 viewers per month. 

In addition to the major, the English Department offers certificates that provide alternatives to students who are interested in specific areas, but not necessarily seeking a degree. The professional writing certificate is great for those who want to enhance their writing for their career. The film studies certificate offered through the English and Humanities departments gives students an appreciation of the history of film across various genres and cultures, film study, and analysis.

Amazing Results
English majors go on to become, among many others, technical writers, script and speech writers, archivists, fiction writers, journalists, teachers, publishers, editors, and congressional aides.
Contact Information
Contact Info

The Literatures and Languages Office
Phone: (262) 595-2331

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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