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Who should take English?

English students at U of C have many different backgrounds, interests, and goals. However, if you are interested in majoring in English (or even if you want to take a few English courses as part of another program), before entering the program you should

  • enjoy reading a wide variety of texts
  • be intellectually and imaginatively curious
  • be willing to take some responsibility for your own education
  • be able to write English with some measure of fluency and accuracy
  • be open to new ideas and approaches
  • be willing to engage in the life of the University beyond the basic requirements of the classroom