Your neverending story

Embark on a journey through the human experience to develop your critical and analytical skills

A stack of books and a laptop against a white background representing our English major

Whether you simply love to curl up with a good book or you are ready to take on some of the world’s most profound and eloquent thinkers, an English major opens the door to a world of possibilities. In FLC’s small classes, you’ll examine diverse texts by some of the greatest writers and thinkers in the English language and perfect your own rhetorical powers along the way.

 

Addy Santese, English major, '16

"The English Department at FLC is truly a family. You will not find a more caring, compassionate group of educators dedicated to helping you in every way possible."

The human experience

To study literature is to embark on a journey through the human experience. In small, intimate classes you’ll explore the essence of humanity through the lives, hearts, and minds of the great writers of the English world.

Stories in context

Learn about the times of the authors you read and how their work has impacted, and continues to impact, culture and society. Study the art of critique through the work of literary theorists, and develop your own style with the written word to convey complex thoughts and ideas.

Soulful family

You’ll also create something like a family with the other English students, a group of passionate and expressive souls, working closely with each other and with faculty who are invested in your growth—not just as a student, or a writer, but as a human.

Get broad, get specific

In addition to British and American literature, you’ll explore themes as varied as Shakespeare and modern media, and have the opportunity to tailor your studies to include poetry, Native American literature, and a range of ever-changing specialized topics.

 

The road ahead

FLC English major looking at the back of a book at Maria's Bookstore in Durango

The ability to critically analyze complex concepts and communicate those ideas articulately will serve you in many areas of your life, and open up doors to a variety of career paths.

Imagine yourself as a:

  • Lawyer
  • Teacher
  • Banker
  • Businessperson
  • Nonprofit coordinator
  • Politician
  • Minister