The study of English literature allows you to travel without leaving home, to witness historical moments that took place before you were born, and to study the human condition up close, in all its pain and glory. Great literature can give you as much of an insight into the complexities of human nature as any psychology textbook can. It can help you see complicated situations from multiple angles. It can be thought-provoking, moving, shocking, funny – often all at the same time.
We hope that studying English will be a pleasurable and challenging earning experience and that you will acquire intellectual flexibility, an ability to approach problems with an open mind, and a capacity to express yourself coherently and clearly.