The Bachelor of Arts degree in English is a four-year major that can be completed at UConn Waterbury. The study of English involves learning about literature and literary history as well as developing the writing and critical thinking skills required for literary interpretation. UConn’s English major offers students a traditional liberal arts background. The study of literature will expose students to great writers and thinkers, different viewpoints and experiences. Through the mastery of language, students are prepared to express themselves and their ideas to a variety of audiences.
English offers a rich array of courses including Shakespeare, Renaissance Literature, Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature, Romantic Literature, Poetry, and the Modern Novel; extensive offerings in British, Irish and American Literature; and courses in drama and playwriting.