Related Courses

Related courses as an English Major must be no fewer than four UCONN courses (12 credits) representing a coherent area of study closely related to English.  Related courses must be 2000 level or above, outside of the Department of English, and cannot be cross-listed with English.  The Department does not have a set list of courses from which the student must choose related requirements.  There are many choices, and the typical, but not the only,  related fields are Communication Sciences, History, Journalism, Modern and Classical Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Women’s Studies.

A student’s related courses do not need to be in one field alone and may be Interdepartmental (INTD) courses with the advisor’s approval.  Double Major students frequently interchange related courses within a Liberal Arts and Sciences Double Major.  Students pursuing a minor will often apply those courses toward the related course requirements.  Some students select courses that will help them prepare for future career or academic interests.  The student’s choice of related courses should be discussed with his or her advisor for guidance and approval.

English courses completed through another discipline (cross-listed courses) will not apply toward the Related Course Requirements. However, the course may apply toward the English major requirements

The chart below is of the restricted courses- these courses cannot apply to the related requirements.

English Course

Cross-Listed Course


ENGL 2200 AMST 2200 Literature and Culture of North America before 1800
ENGL 2207 AMST 2207 & HIST 2207 Empire and U.S. Culture
ENGL 2214/W AFRA 2214/W African American Literature
ENGL 2274W AMST 2274W Disability in American Literature and Culture
ENGL 2276 AMST 2276 American Utopias and Dystopias
ENGL 2610 DMD 2610 Introduction to Digital Humanities
ENGL 3212 AAASI 3212 Asian American Literature
ENGL 3213/W AFRA 3213/W 18th & 19th Century African American Literature
ENGL 3214/W AFRA 3214/W Black American Writers I
ENGL 3215/W AFRA 3215/W 20th & 21st Century African American Literature
ENGL 3216W AFRA 3216W Black American Writers II
ENGL 3217/W AFRA 3217/W Studies in African American Literature & Culture
ENGL 3220/W HEJS 3401/W Jewish American Literature & Culture
ENGL 3265W AMST 3265W American Studies Methods
ENGL 3605 LLAS 3232 Latina/o Literature
ENGL 3607 LLAS 3233 Studies in Latina/o Literature
ENGL 3609 WGSS 3609 Women’s Literature
ENGL 3611 WGSS 3611 Women’s Literature 1900 to Present
ENGL 3613 WGSS 3613 Intro to LGBT Literature
ENGL 3619 HRTS 3619 Topics in Literature, & Human Rights
ENGL 3631 HRTS 3631 Literature, Culture, & Humanitarianism
ENGL 3652 MAST 3652 Maritime Literature to 1800
ENGL 3653 MAST 3653 Maritime Literature Since 1800
ENGL 3705 DRAM 3141 Playwriting
ENGL 3707 DRAM 3145 Film Writing