I'm currently looking into colleges, and I'm contemplating over my choices for what I want to study. I know that I want to do something with language... and I was curious, for those of you who have majored in something language related in college, or know anything about it, what your feelings are on linguistics as a course, or majoring in a language itself. I know a girl who majored in Spanish her first year, but said it was basically like majoring in English ..i.e., lots of literature, and analyzing it, and stuff, so she switched to linguistics for the next three years. From the little that I know about linguistics, it seems very interesting, but I don't really know all that encompasses it as a course. I also don't really know what job opportunities come with it, minus becoming a professor of it. So I'm also curious as to what other language-related jobs there are out there besides teaching, since thats the biggest option I know of.