WHAT IS ENGLISH?
This major is part of the Cultures & Humanities Exploration Group
At UConn, we offer a diverse and intellectually rigorous English curriculum that fosters vital skills in reading, writing, research, and analysis. Our students are thoughtful, creative, and effective communicators who share a deep curiosity about life’s great questions. Our faculty members are dedicated teachers and experts in their fields, which span writings from every major region, historical period, and genre. We keep our class sizes small, so students have plenty of opportunities to develop close working relationships with faculty mentors. Together, we nourish our passion for language and literature in their many forms.
English majors may pursue concentrations in Teaching English, Irish Literature, or Creative Writing, among others, and additional opportunities include study abroad in London, summer and academic-year internships, and contributing to the Long River Review, UConn’s journal of art and literature, staffed by undergraduates.
. For more information about the major, please visit the university’s undergraduate catalog, the English Advising website, or contact Inda Watrous, our undergraduate academic advisor. If you’re interested in coming to the Storrs campus from any of the five regional UConn campuses, please contact Margaret Breen, our regional campus change advisor.
HOW TO DECLARE:
HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
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ENGL 1010 - Seminar in Academic Writing (Gen Ed: English requirement)
ENGL 1011 - Seminar in Writing through Literature (Gen Ed: English requirement)
ENGL 1101 - Classical and Medieval Western Literature (Gen Ed: CA 1)
ENGL 1103 - Renaissance and Modern Western Literature (Gen Ed: CA 1)
ENGL 1301 - Major Works of Eastern Literature (Gen Ed: CA 4 - INT)
ENGL 1616 - Major Works of English and American Literature (Gen Ed: CA 1)
ENGL 2600 - Introduction to Literary Studies (Major Requirement)
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: