Well hey there CC, haven’t been here in a while. Sorry, but this will be long.
I’m a senior at UW Seattle majoring in English Lit. I have a complicated relationship with the major. I realize its impracticality, and honestly I dislike looking at the world through critical theory/deconstruction, which the school is heavy on. My decision was based on versatility and frankly, fear of commitment, which is rearing its ugly head once again on my indecision about a minor.
On some level, I realize no one cares. I’m already in a fairly good position (multiple internships, no debt), but am anxious about post-grad possibilities. I have a nagging feeling though that English alone doesn’t provide a good overview of my interests. I’m from a coastal community and have a deep affinity for the coast, plants, rocks… the environment. I’d like my work to focus on nature, maybe more so than on people. I also love to write, am interesting in philosophical/historical reading, and have some background in photography and film (though I’m not interested in going this way academically).
I recently changed my minor from Env. Studies to Political Science, trying to get more of an overview on issues beyond rhetoric, but I feel like I’m missing out on the science aspect I’m interested in (I can’t do calculus though, and don’t like lab work, so any real ‘science’ is probably off the table, but I love being outdoors)
Also, I have considered continuing education, esp. law school (and esp. Environmental Law), but this would be decided later and after careful research/planning. I also wonder if I could be interested in something like landscape architecture.
tldr - senior English major, worrier, INTP/big picture thinker, trying to map out paths in which various minors could help me with future opportunities. Torn between Env. Studies, ESRM, Poli Sci, also open to others.