English majors at Hartford enjoy small classes with tenured and tenure-track professors who are accomplished scholars who also love to teach.
We offer a rich array of courses including classics (such as Shakespeare, Renaissance Literature, Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature, Romantic Literature, Poetry, and the Modern Novel); extensive offerings in Irish and in American Literature; courses on minority writers (including Black American Literature, Latino/a Literature, and Women in Literature); and special topics courses (such as Human Rights in Literature and Reading the American City.)
Students may also select English as a minor.
The English major is available at the Greater Hartford, Waterbury, and Torrington campuses, and while we always encourage students to experience taking classes at more than one campus, with careful planning, you can complete the English major at Greater Hartford.
To satisfy the English major, the student must complete thirty credits of English courses numbered 2000 or above which include the following. For complete listing of specific courses meeting each requirement, see the Undergraduate Catalog: http://www.catalog.uconn.edu/libart.htm#Engl
[Please note that you can “double dip”; for instance, Renaissance Literature would fulfill B. 1) and also one of the courses in Distribution item 1; Black American Writers would fulfill B. 3) and also Distribution item 2)]:
For more information, see the English department webpage: English.uconn.edu
If you have any questions about the UConn Hartford English major, you can contact: