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English Major

English Major Secondary Educationi

English Minor

English Minor Secondary Education

Writing Minor

 


 

English

 

Faculty

Anthony Bukoski, Professor

Raychel Reiff, Professor

Maureen Salzer, Associate Professor

Deborah Schlacks, Professor

Nicholas Sloboda, Professor

 

Academic Staff

Barton Sutter, Senior Lecturer

 

English Major

36 credits

Required courses for the Bachelor of Arts degree:

 

Category 1:

Survey Courses: Nine credits, including at least one English literature survey (ENGL 211 English Literature I or ENGL 212 English Literature II), and at least one American literature survey (ENGL 221 American Literature I or ENGL 222 American Literature II). (Other survey courses currently offered include ENGL 228 Multi-ethnic American Literature, ENGL 241 World Literature I, and ENGL 242 World Literature II).

 

Category 2:

The Literary Tradition (two subcategories): Nine credits, with at least three credits from subcategory (a) and at least three credits from subcategory (b).

 

(a) Period Writing and Major Authors

Current courses:

ENGL 315 Chaucer                                                                                         3 credits

ENGL 326 Major Author                                                                                 1-6 credits

ENGL 331 British Literary Periods                                                                   3 credits

ENGL 332 American Literary Periods                                                              3 credits

 

(b) Genre and Thematic Studies

Current courses:

ENGL 205 Introduction to Poetry and Drama                                                   3 credits

ENGL 206 Introduction to Fiction                                                                    3 credits

ENGL 227 Contemporary Topics                                                                     1-6 credits

ENGL 229 Literature by Women                                                                      3 credits

ENGL 304 First Nations Literature                                                                   3 credits

ENGL 328 Gender and Ethnicity in American Literature                                    3 credits

ENGL 349 Studies in the Short Story                                                               3 credits

ENGL 460 Special Topics in Literature                                                             1-6 credits

 

Category 3:

Shakespeare, three credits

Current courses:

ENGL 311 Shakespeare I                                                                                3 credits

ENGL 312 Shakespeare II                                                                               3 credits

 

Category 4:                                         

Expository Writing/English Language/Creative Writing, three credits.

Current courses:

ENGL 251 Creative Writing: Memoir                                                               3 credits

ENGL 252 Creative Writing: Poetry                                                                 3 credits

ENGL 301 Writing Creative Nonfiction                                                            3 credits

ENGL 303 Introduction to Rhetoric                                                                  3 credits

ENGL 307 English Grammar                                                                            3 credits

ENGL 325 Writing Women, Women Writing                                                    3 credits

ENGL 350 Advanced Creative Writing                                                             3 credits

ENGL 401 Art of Persuasive Writing                                                                3 credits

ENGL 405 History of the English Language                                                      3 credits

ENGL 450 Special Topics in English (studies in language, rhetoric or poetics)    1-6 credits

ENGL 470 Special Topics in Writing                                                                1-6 credits

 

Note: ENGL 101/102 cannot be taken to fulfill this category; these courses remain requisite core requirement General Education courses.

 

Category 5:

Electives, nine credits in English courses at the 200 level or above (Note: Neither ENGL 339 nor ENGL 448 counts toward the liberal arts English major.)

 

Category 6:

Capstone, three credits

ENGL 479 Literary Criticism                                                                            3 credits

           

Note: Each course can fulfill only one requirement.

 

Foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree: Four semesters of one foreign language (See the Degree Requirements section of this catalog for information about receiving retrocredit for previous foreign language courses.)

 

Foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Science degree: Two semesters of one foreign language (or two years of one foreign language in high school.)

 

English Major

Secondary Education

36 credits

The English Secondary Education major contains a concentration in English literature and composition. Students completing the English Secondary Education major will be eligible for a Wisconsin teaching license in English Literature and Composition for Teaching Level Early Adolescence-Adolescence (EA-A), License #300.

 

Required courses:

ENGL 211 English Literature I                                                                          3 credits

ENGL 212 English Literature II                                                                        3 credits

ENGL 221 American Literature I                                                                      3 credits

ENGL 222 American Literature II                                                                    3 credits

ENGL 339 Teaching English in the Secondary Schools                                      3 credits

ENGL 448 Reading and Writing for Teachers                                                   3 credits

 

Three credits of Shakespeare. Choose either:

ENGL 311 Shakespeare I                                                                                3 credits

ENGL 312 Shakespeare II                                                                               3 credits

 

Three credits of diversity or non-western literature. Choose from:

ENGL 228 Multi-Ethnic American Literature                                                    3 credits

ENGL 229 Literature by Women                                                                      3 credits

ENGL 241 World Literature I                                                                          3 credits

ENGL 242 World Literature II                                                                         3 credits

ENGL 304 First Nations Literature                                                                   3 credits

 

Three credits in a language course. Choose either:

ENGL 307 English Grammar                                                                            3 credits

ENGL 405 History of the English Language                                                      3 credits

 

Three credits in any Writing Course numbered 300 or higher. Choose from:

ENGL 301 Writing Creative Nonfiction                                                            3 credits

ENGL 325 Writing Women, Women Writing                                                    3 credits

ENGL 350 Advanced Creative Writing                                                             3 credits

ENGL 401 The Art of Persuasive Writing                                                         3 credits

ENGL 470 Special Topics in Writing                                                               1-6 credits

 

Three credits in a Literary Traditions: Period/Major Author course numbered 300 or higher. Choose from:

ENGL 311 Shakespeare I                                                                                3 credits

ENGL 312 Shakespeare II                                                                               3 credits

ENGL 315 Chaucer                                                                                         3 credits

ENGL 326 Major Author                                                                                 1-6 credits

ENGL 331 British Literary Periods                                                                   3 credits

ENGL 332 American Literary Periods                                                              3 credits

 

Three credits in a Literary Traditions: Themes/Genre course numbered 205 or higher. Choose from:

ENGL 205 Introduction to Poetry and Drama                                                   3 credits

ENGL 206 Introduction of Fiction                                                                    3 credits

ENGL 227 Contemporary Topics in Literature                                                  3 credits

ENGL 328 Gender and Ethnicity in American Literature                                    3 credits

ENGL 349 Studies in the Short Story                                                               3 credits

ENGL 460 Special Topics in Literature                                                             1-6 credits

 

Note:  Each course can fulfill only one requirement. 

 

Foreign language requirement: Two semesters of one foreign language or two years of one foreign language in high school.

 

English Minor

21 credits

 

Required courses:

Six credits in any 200-level survey courses.

 

Fifteen credits in any courses numbered 205 or higher, with at least nine credits in courses numbered 300 or higher.

 

 

English Minor

Secondary Education

21 credits

 

Required course:

ENGL 339 Teaching English in the Secondary Schools                                      3 credits

 

Three credits in English literature. Choose from:

ENGL 211 English Literature I                                                                          3 credits

ENGL 212 English Literature II                                                                        3 credits

 

Three credits in American literature. Choose from:

ENGL 221 American Literature I                                                                      3 credits

ENGL 222 American Literature II                                                                    3 credits

 

Three credits in diversity or non-western literature. Choose from:

ENGL 228 Multi-Ethnic American Literature                                                    3 credits

ENGL 229 Literature by Women                                                                      3 credits

ENGL 241 World Literature I                                                                          3 credits

ENGL 242 World Literature II                                                                         3 credits

ENGL 304 First Nations Literature                                                                   3 credits

 

Three credits in a language course. Choose from:

ENGL 307 English Grammar                                                                            3 credits   

ENGL 405 History of the English Language                                                      3 credits

 

Three credits in any writing course numbered 300 or higher. Choose from:

ENGL 301 Writing Creative Nonfiction                                                            3 credits

ENGL 325 Writing Women, Women Writing                                                    3 credits

ENGL 350 Advanced Creative Writing                                                             3 credits

ENGL 401 The Art of Persuasive Writing                                                         3 credits

ENGL 450 Special Topics in English                                                                 3 credits

ENGL 470 Special Topics in Writing                                                                3 credits

 

Three additional credits in English at the 300 level or higher.

 

Writing Minor

21 credits

 

Required courses:

Three credits in 200-level writing courses with the ENGL prefix.  Choose from

ENGL 209 Business and Professional Writing                                                   3 credits

ENGL 251 Creative Writing: Memoir                                                               3 credits

ENGL 252 Creative Writing: Poetry                                                                 3 credits

 

Nine credits in 300- or 400-level writing courses with the ENGL prefix.  Choose from

ENGL 301 Writing Creative Nonfiction                                                            3 credits

ENGL 325 Writing Women, Women Writing                                                    3 credits

ENGL 350 Advanced Creative Writing                                                              3 credits

ENGL 401 The Art of Persuasive Writing                                                          3 credits

ENGL 470 Special Topics in Writing                                                                 3 credits

 

Three credits in an English course focused on language and/or rhetoric.  Choose from

ENGL 303 Introduction to Rhetoric                                                                     3 credits

ENGL 307 English Grammar                                                                               3 credits

ENGL 405 History of the English Language                                                          3 credits

ENGL 450 Special Topics in English                                                                   3 credits

 

Three credits in a 300- or 400-level literature course

 

Three additional credits in any English course above 200, except 339 or 448

 

See the Course Descriptions portion of this catalog for information about required courses.