English (ASE)

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:

  • British Literature
  • American Literature
  • Multicultural Literature and Gender Studies
  • Writing and Rhetoric
  • World Literature.

For more information about this major, please visit the following links from the FAU University Catalog.

Related Major Skills

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

Sample Work Settings

Advertising
Banks
Book Publishers
Broadcast Media/Radio
Businesses
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
Media/Entertainment Compaines
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

 Last Modified 12/6/16