Thesis Title

Employing the English Major

Date of Graduation

Summer 1995

Degree

Master of Arts in English

Department

English

Committee Chair

Kristene Sutliff

Subject Categories

English Language and Literature

Abstract

This descriptive study addresses a void in systematic, multi-institutional research about employments for and assessments of the English major by graduates from 2 southwest Missouri state institutions for higher education. Representing a 22-year time span, respondents answered written survey questions concerning current employment, educational background, and personal profile. The research found substantial agreement among respondents that the English major is a highly gratifying personal experience but one that is neither easily employable nor highly profitable outside academe without careful planning early in a program of study. Besides internships and diversification of course work, the results also recommend departmental and institutional programs for assisting majors toward toward career possibilities outside academe.

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© Mitzi Lynn Harris

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