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Department

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Humanities

As a kid (or even an adult), you couldn’t wait for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to come out. You own a t-shirt that says “Team Jacob” or “Team Edward”. You’ve spent almost eight hours on a Lord of the Rings movie marathon.

Or maybe you’ve stayed up late into the night trying to craft the perfect foil for a main character. You find your life has abundant material to write about. Maybe you’ve dreamed of seeing your name in print one day. You use writing as a tool to figure out what you feel, think, or want to say.

Or perhaps you think you’re always right, and you’ve honed your argumentative skills to prove it. You find yourself correcting grammar on billboards and your friends’ Facebook or Twitter posts.

If any of these things sound like you, you should consider a degree in English. You can turn your love of language, literature, and writing into a profitable and rewarding career. With a degree in English you can become a grant writer for a non-profit organization, work as a technical writer for major corporations or the government, work in public relations and advertising, go into publishing and editing for magazines, newspapers, and publishing houses. You can share your love of language with others as a secondary teacher. A degree in English is also a springboard for a career as a lawyer, preacher, or professor.

At Western, we do more than simply equip you with the knowledge you need to move toward your career goal. We are also committed to discovering the full range of human experience, fostering critical thinking skills, and exploring what it means to be a thoughtful citizen of the 21st century. Not only will you be inspired to read and create written works of art, but you will also be inspired to look for ways that your work can positively change the world.

Our small class size allows you to work closely with faculty, but also fosters a community of individuals who value creativity, critical thinking, and engaging in conversations about writing and literature. We welcome you to join us an English Major at Western New Mexico University!



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