"Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it."
Reading, writing, and the study of literature and language lie at the heart of English studies. Since these skills are so widely applicable, a major in English will prepare you for any field that requires a disciplined imagination and a respect for language. Walla Walla University English graduates work in fields ranging from education and business to medicine and government. While the English major requires classes in literary analysis, writing, language, and American and English literature, you can structure elective classes around your special interests. Classes are small enough to invite a high level of discussion, and you will find teachers accessible both in and out of the classroom.