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Lang&Lit: EH501 -- Introduction to Graduate Study in English: Part I: Home

This LibGuide is the companion guide to the EH501 course offered by the English Department at Jacksonville State University. It is intended for graduate students and rising professionals in the field, and its content may be used to complement LibGuides f


This is the home page for Part I of the Library Guide (LibGuide) for EH501.  Part I addresses career opportunities for holders of degrees in English and interpreting subject headings for the Library of Congress classification system for library materials.  In addition, the guide discusses annotations, book reviews, and literature reviews -- ancillary components to the apparatus of research and scholarship -- and also provides information on literary criticism .  


With education's current emphasis on coding and the STEM subjects in general, college majors in the social sciences and (especially) the humanities may feel marginalized with at best only bleak employment opportunities ahead of them.  These books, which focus on the college experience and career opportunities for literature/humanities majors, offer a different perspective.

Subject Headings

Below are some subject headings useful for finding books which address literature as a career.

Bachelor of arts degree -- United States

College graduates -- Employment -- United Sates

Education, Humanistic -- United States

English literature -- Study and Teaching

Vocational guidance -- United States


Below is a list (with live hyperlinks provided) of LibGuides from other campuses, which deal with career opportunities for English majors.  Because these guides originate from places other than jacksonville state University it must be kept in mind that some of the content is applicable only for the communities of those campuses.  However, much of the content is more general in scope and therefore useful to broader populations.


These websites offer information on careers for college English majors, from job possibilities to career options, sometimes with salary ranges included.  In addition, some address the skills and talents needed for the position -- skills and talents which a degree course in English provides.