English is required
because it may be the only course that teaches you
how to think. In most information courses
data is poured at you through books, lectures, labs,
and videos. Few professors bother to tell students
how to read the text, how to analyze data, how to
organize a logical argument. English may be the only
course that will expose you to the basics of logic
and reasoning. Clear writing requires clear
thinking. English will sharpen your reasoning
ability, challenge your customary way of thinking,
and help you see the world in a new light.
--The Sundance Reader, Third
by Mark Connelly.