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"I read to lose myself and find myself at the same time." - Imani Mosley

English at UC Merced

The UC Merced English Program teaches students the story of how stories are made, how they make a difference in the world, and how they form the foundation of knowledge itself.

Stories allow the marginalized to be heard by the powerful: they help humans understand each other’s past and present, and they help us imagine different futures.

At UC Merced, English majors take 24-person seminars throughout their time on campus. Our small class sizes, supportive professors, and brilliant, kind students make our program one of the most nurturing on campus, and in the UC system. There's a reason our English majors talk about our progam as a "family"!

The skills of critical thinking, interpretation, and writing that are developed in English classes are valued by multiple professions, including law, education, medicine, business, technology,  journalism, politics, and social work.

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Welcome back, English majors and minors!
Across campus, English majors and minors and their professors are excited to be safely gathering this fall. 
Member of the auntie sewing squad at a red sewing machine
Professor Hong co-edits new book on COVID mask sewing squad
The Auntie Sewing Squad Guide to Mask Making, Radical Care, and Racial Justice will be released by University of California press this October
Shakespeare in Yosemite Film Imogen in the Wild Features Several English majors
The movie stars Sofia Andom as Imogen, and several other English majors act, film edit, prop design, and more!
Five new professors join English program
Top-notch scholars and teachers strengthen research and classes at UC Merced.
English major mashes up Ariana Grande and Literature
Serena Johnson creates "7 Rings (Hamlet Remix)" and "Stuck with U (Paradise Lost Edition)" and other students create films, video games, blogs, and more.

Upcoming Events

Dozens of English majors star in film or are working behind the scenes as designers, film editors, and education packet writers. It will be released...


Structured like a course syllabus, Gentefication nuances Latinidad as not just an immigration question, but an academic one. It deals with Latinx...

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We can't wait to see you back in the classroom this fall!
Cuban Music and Dancing event from 6:00-7:00 pm. Cuban music presentation with Rueda con Ritmo of San Fransico, followed by a dance party!...
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Featured News

July 24, 2021
Sofia talks honestly about approaching Shakespeare and the outdoors as a woman of color.
June 7, 2021
Savie Luce graduated with high honors in 2021, and the class of 2022 welcomed nine students into the honors program for 2021-22. Six English majors conduct research over the summer with UROC-H.
June 7, 2021
English majors and faculty contribute to conference and international projects about the environment, theatre, social justice, and Shakespeare.