Who Are Hiram’s English Majors?
Students earning their English degrees at Hiram are passionate readers and writers, eager to learn from each other, their professors, and language. They use their natural curiosity to think flexibly as they analyze literature and cultures. Hiram’s English majors might also pursue Communication, Classical & Medieval Studies, Educational Studies, Writing, or one of the other academic programs that Hiram has to offer.
About the Program
Hiram’s small, discussion-focused classes foster a tight-knit community of English majors, providing ample opportunity to hone interpretation and communication skills. The close relationship between Hiram’s English students and professors challenges students to relentlessly pursue creativity and their calling.
By interpreting language and cultural statistics and trends, and reviewing the history and origins of language, students in this program gain the critical thinking and communication skills that characterize the new liberal arts and lead to success beyond college.
Benefits of Studying English
Hiram’s flexible English major builds analytical and communication skills while focusing on students’ personal passions. The program is rooted in five focused skill areas:
1. Intensive Research Skills
Students will find, evaluate, and incorporate high-quality sources to both support and complicate their personal positions.
2. Expansive Analysis and Interpretation
Students will analyze and interpret a wide variety of texts.
3. Writing Technique-Building
All students will write short and long projects independently; planning, organizing, and implementing their idea.
4. Close Reading Competency
Structure, word choice, symbolism literary devices, and textual meaning will be scrutinized.
5. Oral Communication Practice
Students will learn technique to express their thoughts clearly and concisely through discussion.