English Literature as your Major As an English Literature Major you will spend much of your time acquiring formidable knowledge of literary texts and discourses, learning the critical skills to analyse these works and developing the cultural vocabulary to communicate your ideas about them. By investigating the deeper social, cultural, historical and geographical contexts of different literary genres (from early English to the contemporary) you'll gain the precious ability to understand the roots of contemporary issues and address them from a position of unusual knowledge and eloquence. The lively and creative atmosphere in the School of English and Languages will harness your enthusiasm for literature, and our renowned passion for imparting professional skills will prepare you for a range of careers. Sociology as your Minor This Minor will give you a sound footing in the concepts, theories and principles of sociology, and their application. It will enable you to use a range of analytical tools in order to evaluate and conduct sociological research on contemporary society and culture.On graduating, you will understand the relationships between social systems, social institutions and social groups, and the quantitative and qualitative means of investigating them.