When med schools say that they require an english class, does it have to be a class in pure english? For instance, if I wanted to take a humanities class that is heavy in writing and analyzing literature (arguably what you would do in an english class), why is the prerequisite a specific english class? I thought it might be to improve your critical reading (and thus CARS section on the MCAT), but I feel like you could gain those skills for another class. I'm just curious about this--no ulterior motives here. What do you guys think?