By studying literature, English majors develop their abilities to read, interpret, think, and write. They expand their intellectual, imaginative, social, cultural, and ethical perspectives, and they enrich their lives. The skills they acquire are useful for anyone living in a complex modern society. They are particularly useful for anyone intending to enter a profession in which mastery of language is important and in which there is a need for an ability to analyze, interpret, write, and explain. Most English majors do in fact go into such professions as teaching (at all levels), publishing, law, journalism, writing, advertising, communications, public relations, management, and government.