Issues and Perspectives in English across the Professions

Issues and Perspectives in English across the Professions
Issues and Perspectives in English across the Professions

Many people who seek careers in the English language field often take coursework in English across the curriculum. They may study literature, linguistics, or other courses related to English. We will explore the benefits of a liberal arts education and how that can inform one’s perspective on their profession.

What does it mean to you when someone says they have an “English degree”? What do you expect a person with an “English degree” to be able to do? What are some different types of careers one could have with an “English degree”? In this article we’ll explore some issues and perspectives in English across professions.


English Across the Professions is one of many pieces of research being conducted by the English Across the Curriculum Project. The purpose of this project is to investigate how people exercise their “power in and over the language” (Bhabha, 1994) through their coursework at school or college.


This study aims to give students a better understanding of what they are studying in class and why they are studying it, and also to uncover some very general trends in what can be studied at university and what may be their future career options.


The project also aims to be more than just about knowing about your field. It also hopes to give students skills which can help them gain employment opportunities in any field that requires an English speaker.


The initial aim of this project was to collect data on the beginning, middle, and end of university studies. This data was collected by filling out an online survey, and more details about the project can be found on the survey results page.


“English Across the Curriculum Project, 2011-2012” is made possible by grants from:



A website was created to help people understand what they have been taught throughout their education. The website also has a section which helps students understand how they can prepare themselves for future employment opportunities in their field. It also provides a list of careers which use English as a primary language, as well as many other fields with growing demand for English speakers such as human resources, scientific research and teaching.


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