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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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Student Spotlight: Cat Flores
Cat Flores, '22, talks about her research and creative work when featured in UC Merced's student spotlight
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!
Pioneering Ricardo el Segundo on Axios
UC Merced English majors' work on bilingual Shakespeare recognized in national press
English class writes and performs original pandemic play
Dr. Bristin Jones's Nature Writing and the Environment Class creates new art for our time
Five new professors join English program
Top-notch scholars and teachers strengthen research and classes at UC Merced.

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...
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!...
Debra Ann Byrd's acclaimed solo show, Becoming Othello: A Black Girl's Journey will be made available from this webiste and arts....
Hundred Flowers Hidden Deep: Queer Aesthetics and Sensibiltiy in Chinese Cinema A talk and Q&A with Dr. Weisong Gao. Monday, February 22, 4...
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Featured News

April 6, 2021
Cat talks about creative work and opportunities with the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Center (UROC).
March 1, 2021
"Richard II" is a 12-part web series featuring a range of UC Merced students and faculty with more than two hours of content that can be enjoyed by both English and Spanish speakers. English majors...
December 19, 2020
Class co-writes and performs "The House Off Olive Avenue: Quarantine Voices in the San Joaquín valley."