Throughout their four years of English studies, H-F students develop their reading, writing, oral communication and critical-thinking skills. As they study a variety of literary genres, students gain insight into the archetypal experiences of people of different cultures and eras, and they ponder critical questions of the human experience. Through researching, writing and speaking for a variety of purposes, students further their abilities to form and support opinions in a clear, coherent manner. Thus, the English program at H-F develops students’ transferable academic skills, while simultaneously preparing them to be thoughtful, productive citizens of the world.