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One of UConn's largest and most vibrant departments, English is represented at five of our campuses. Approximately 400 undergraduates major in English alone, and our double majors also work with biology, economics, and psychology. More than 50 full-time faculty and 75 graduate students research the full global range of literature written in English from c.800 to the present. [ . . . ]

Why Study English?

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"Heads up, business majors: Employers are newly hot on the trail of hires with liberal arts and humanities degrees.
Class of 2015 graduates from those disciplines are employed at higher rates than their cohorts in the class of 2014, and starting salaries rose significantly, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers' annual first-destination survey of recent graduates in the workforce."
Read this article and see more arguments for studying English.

A writer is a world trapped in a person. —Victor Hugo Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books. —Julian Barnes “Wherever I am, if I've got a book with me, I have a place I can go and be happy." Do they sense it, these dead writers, when their books are read? Does a pinprick of light appear in their darkness? Is their soul stirred by the feather touch of another mind reading theirs? I do hope so. —Diane Setterfield

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    Congratulations to Katie for winning the SURF Award for her summer project titled "Assessing Public Perception of K-12 Public Schools Using Anchoring Vignettes."

Professors are People Too

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Ali Oshinskie ('17) interviews professors for a podcast series, "Professors are People Too." Listen (or read the transcripts) to her introduction and her interviews with Gina Barreca, Cathy Schlund-VialsSean Forbes, and Dwight Codr.