May 18, 2024  
2018-2019 Course Catalog 
2018-2019 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, B.A.

Also see
English, Self-Designed Minor 
Writing Minor  
Drama Minor  

The English major encourages students to develop critical thinking skills and cultivate creative expression while they grow as readers, thinkers and writers. Students benefit from a renowned faculty, a challenging and innovative curriculum and internship and study abroad opportunities. The English major provides a strong foundation and focus, but also grants students the flexibility to explore their particular interests in drama, literature or writing. Graduates of the program have become news editors, publications directors, educational administrators, teachers, librarians and entrepreneurs. Many have continued their education in graduate or law schools or joined companies like Metropolitan Entertainment, St. Paul-Travelers, The Hartford and the American Red Cross. Graduates also teach at schools throughout Connecticut and surrounding states.

Program outcomes

The student will:

  • Develop critical thinking skills and cultivate creative expression
  • Focus on sustained reading, writing and public speaking
  • Communicate ideas and concepts to professionals in various fields
  • Situate a text within a historical and cultural context
  • Understand the process of literary influence and canon formation
  • Analyze ideological aspects of art and expression
  • Craft an argument
  • Comprehend ideas accurately
  • Organize, analyze and synthesize

Degree requirements (39 credits)


English majors seeking teaching licensure should speak to the teacher licensure officer about specific course selection requirements.