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2012-2014 Catalog

English

Faculty and Staff

Hilary Fezzey, Assistant Professor
Wendy Kropid, Professor
Raychel Reiff, Professor
Nicholas Sloboda, Professor

English Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of major texts and traditions of language and literatures in English, including cultural and historical contexts in English literature.
  2. Analyze and interpret literary texts in a thoughtful manner.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to express the present critical interpretations of literature in clear and effective manners.
  4. Learn to read literary texts closely, with focused attention to language, content, and form.

English Major Requirements

36 total credits

Required courses for the Bachelor of Arts degree:

Category 1: British Literature Survey Required Courses (3 credits required):

ENGL 211 British Literature I -- 3 credits
ENGL 212 British Literature II -- 3 credits

Category 2: American Literature Survey Required Courses (3 credits required):

ENGL 221 American Literature I -- 3 credits
ENGL 222 American Literature II -- 3 credits

Category 3: British/American Literature Survey Elective Courses (6 credits required):

ENGL 211 British Literature I -- 3 credits
ENGL 212 British Literature II -- 3 credits
ENGL 221 American Literature I -- 3 credits
ENGL 222 American Literature II -- 3 credits
ENGL 228 Multi-Ethnic American Literature -- 3 credits
ENGL 229 Literature by Women -- 3 credits

Category 4: The Literary Tradition Required Courses (9 credits required):

ENGL 311 Shakespeare I -- 3 credits
ENGL 312 Shakespeare II -- 3 credits
ENGL 315 Chaucer -- 3 credits
ENGL 326 Major Author-- 3-6 credits
ENGL 328 Multi- Ethnic American Novels -- 3 credits
ENGL 331 British Literary Periods -- 3-6 credits
ENGL 332 American Literary Periods -- 3-6 credits
ENGL 368 Short Story I (Pre 1945)-- 3 credits
ENGL 369 Short Story II (Post 1945) -- 3 credits
ENGL 426 Popular 20th Century Writers -- 3 credits
ENGL 436 Hemingway's Artistry -- 3 credits
ENGL 446 Key American Modernist Writers -- 3 credits
ENGL 456 Avant-Garde Literature -- 3 credits
ENGL 460 Special Topics in Literature -- 3-6 credits
ENGL 466 Modern Poetry and Drama -- 3 credits

Category 5: Shakespeare Required Course (3 credits required):

ENGL 311 Shakespeare I-- 3 credits
ENGL 312 Shakespeare II-- 3 credits

Category 6: English Language and Criticism Required Course (3 credits required):

ENGL 318 Nonfiction Literature and Literacy -- 3 credits
ENGL 405 History of the English Language -- 3 credits
ENGL 479 Literary Criticism -- 3 credits

Category 7: Senior Capstone Experience Required Course (1 course required):

ENGL 491 Senior Capstone Experience -- 0 credits

Category 8: Elective Courses (9 credits in ENGL courses; 6 credits must be at the 300 level or above (Note: ENGED courses do not count toward the liberal arts English major.)

Note: Each course can fulfill only one requirement.

Note: The literature course taken to fulfill the General Education literature requirement is not included in credits for the major.

World language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree: See the Degree Requirements section of this catalog for information.

English - Secondary Education Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of major texts and traditions of language and literatures in English, including cultural and historical contexts in English literature.
  2. Analyze and interpret literary texts in a thoughtful manner.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to express the present critical interpretations of literature in clear and effective manners.
  4. Learn to read literary texts closely, with focused attention to language, content, and form.
  5. Are prepared to support students' continued learning and expression in the English language arts (ages 10-21).

English - Secondary Education Requirements

36 total credits

The English Secondary Education major contains a concentration in English literature. Students completing the English Secondary Education major and university requirements for EA-A teacher certification will be eligible for a Wisconsin teaching license in Broad Field Language Arts (or Teaching Level Early Adolescence-Adolescence (EA-A), License #301.

Category 1: Teaching Methods Required Course (3 credits required):

ENGED 339 Teaching High School English -- 3 credits

Category 2: British and American Literature Surveys Required Courses (12 credits required):

ENGL 211 British Literature I -- 3 credits
ENGL 212 British Literature II -- 3 credits
ENGL 221 American Literature I -- 3 credits
ENGL 222 American Literature II -- 3 credits

Category 3: Shakespeare Required Course (3 credits required):

ENGL 311 Shakespeare I -- 3 credits
ENGL 312 Shakespeare II -- 3 credits

Category 4: Language Required Course (3 credits required):

ENGL 405 History of the English Language -- 3 credits
WRIT 307 English Grammar -- 3 credits

Category 5: Writing and Literacy Required Course (3 credits required):

ENGL 318 Nonfiction Literature/Literacy -- 3 credits
ENGL 479 Literary Criticism -- 3 credits
ENGED 418 Language and Literature in the Middle Grades -- 3 credits
WRIT 303 Introduction to Rhetoric -- 3 credits
WRIT 325 Writing Women, Women Writing -- 3 credits
WRIT 401 Art of Persuasive Writing -- 3 credits
WRIT 450 Special Topics in Rhetoric -- 1-6 credits
WRIT 470 Special Topics in Writing -- 1-6 credits

Category 6: The Literary Tradition Required Courses (6 credits required):

ENGL 311 Shakespeare I -- 3 credits
ENGL 312 Shakespeare II -- 3 credits
ENGL 315 Chaucer -- 3 credits
ENGL 326 Major Author -- 3-6 credits
ENGL 328 Multi-Ethnic American Novels -- 3 credits
ENGL 331 British Literary Periods -- 3-6 credits
ENGL 332 American Literary Periods -- 3-6 credits
ENGL 368 Short Story I (Pre 1945) -- 3 credits
ENGL 369 Short Story II (Post 1945) -- 3 credits
ENGL 426 Popular 20th Century Writers-- 3 credits
ENGL 436 Hemingway's Artistry -- 3 credits
ENGL 446 Key American Modernist Writers-- 3 credits
ENGL 456 Avant-Garde Literature -- 3 credits
ENGL 460 Special Topics in Literature -- 3-6 credits
ENGL 466 Modern Poetry and Drama -- 3 credits

Category 7: English Electives Courses (6 credits in ENGL courses required, 3 credits must be at the 300 level or above.)

Note: Each course can fulfill only one requirement.

Note: The literature course taken to fulfill the General Education literature requirement is not included in credits for the major.

World language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree: See the Degree Requirements section of this catalog for information.

English Minor Requirements

21 total credits

Category 1: British Literature Survey Required Course (3 credits required):

ENGL 211 British Literature I -- 3 credits
ENGL 212 British Literature II -- 3 credits

Category 2: American Literature Survey Required Course (3 credits required):

ENGL 221 American Literature I -- 3 credits
ENGL 222 American Literature II -- 3 credits
ENGL 228 Multi-Ethnic American Literature -- 3 credits

Category 3: Elective Courses (15 credits required in English courses numbered 229 or above, with at least 12 credits in courses numbered 300 or above.

Note: Each course can fulfill only one requirement.

Note: The literature course taken to fulfill the General Education literature requirement is not included in credits for the major.

English Minor - Secondary & Elementary Education Requirements (EA-A and MC-EA)

21 total credits

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

Category 1: Teaching Methods Required Course (3 credits required):

ENGED 339 Teaching English in the Secondary Schools -- 3 credits

Category 2: British Literature Survey Required Course (3 credits required):

ENGL 211 British Literature I -- 3 credits
ENGL 212 British Literature II -- 3 credits

Category 3: American Literature Survey Required Course (3 credits required):

ENGL 221 American Literature I -- 3 credits
ENGL 222 American Literature II -- 3 credits
ENGL 228 Multi-Ethnic American Literature -- 3 credits

Category 4: Language Required Course (3 credits required):

ENGL 405 History of the English Language -- 3 credits
WRIT 307 English Grammar -- 3 credits

Category 5: Writing and Literacy Required Course (3 credits required):

ENGL 318 Nonfiction Literature and Literacy -- 3 credits
ENGL 479 Literary Criticism -- 3 credits
ENGED 418 Language and Literature in the Middle Grades -- 3 credits
WRIT 303 Introduction to Rhetoric -- 3 credits
WRIT 325 Writing Women, Women Writing -- 3 credits
WRIT 401 Art of Persuasive Writing -- 3 credits
WRIT 450 Special Topics in Rhetoric -- 1-6 credits
WRIT 470 Special Topics in Writing -- 1-6 credits

Category 6: English Elective Courses (6 credits in ENGL courses at the 300-level or above):

Note: Each course can fulfill only one requirement.

Note: The literature course taken to fulfill the General Education literature requirement is not included in credits for the major.


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