English at Davidson

Create. Critique. Communicate. Studying English prepares you for careers ranging from education and journalism to healthcare, law, consulting, marketing, publishing, and web design. English majors land jobs with software companies, startup ventures, and the entertainment industry. Whether editors or entrepreneurs, teachers or tech innovators, Davidson alums are applying their English majors all over the world.

Read. Write. Repeat. The English major offers in-depth study of English language and literature broadly defined. Analyze and create stories that give meaning, shape, and significance to experience. Work across genres and media, including fiction, poetry, drama, film, TV, video, performance, nonfiction, documentaries, and emerging digital forms.

Empathize. Interact. Explore new worlds, both real and imagined. Encounter differences across time, space, identity, and culture, and discover yourself reflected "more truly and more strange." In an English course at Davidson,

  • You might find yourself with Herman Melville pursuing your captain's maniacal quest for a white whale...
  • And with Nnedi Okorafor using your newly-discovered magical powers to ensure justice in an Afrofuturistic Sudan...
  • And with Ocean Vuong witnessing the fall of Saigon while Armed Forces Radio plays "White Christmas"...
  • And you may ask yourself, "Well...how did I get here?"

And you will answer: with an English major.

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