The English major acquaints students with the varied and important contributions the study of English makes to society. English majors explore literature from various cultures, practice creative writing, and engage in critical examination of film. Further, selected classes help the student apply English skills to journalism, Web page design, and theatre production. The English major prepares students to work in positions that range from a traditional focus on writing, editing, grant production, and the arts, to positions in education, business, government, and social services. The English major is also excellent preparation for graduate school.