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CONTACT US

English Department
209.946.2121
First Floor, Wendell Phillips Center
Xiaojing Zhou
Department Chair
College of the Pacific
xzhou@pacific.edu

Why English?

Why study English in college? These thinkers, writers and innovators have some pretty compelling arguments.

"How I got a Job with My Literature Degree (and No, I'm not a Teacher)," Melissa Mott, Medium, September 17, 2015

"Why Top Tech CEOs Want Employees With Liberal Arts Degrees," Elizabeth Segran, Fast Company, August 28, 2014

"Don't Dismiss the Humanities," Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times, August 13, 2014

"Class of 2014: Top-Paid Liberal Arts Majors," National Association of Colleges and Employers, May 15, 2014

"The Humanities, Declining? Not According to the Numbers." Michael Bérubé, The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 01, 2013

"Want to get rich? Read fiction," Jeremy Olshan, Market Watch, November 25, 2013