English - Academic Programs - 2012-14 Catalog - UW-Superior

2012-2014 Catalog

2012-14 Undergraduate Catalog

English

Faculty and Staff Top of Page

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

English Student Learning Outcomes Top of Page

  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 Top of Page

36 total credits

Required courses for the Bachelor of Arts degree:

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

British Literature I -- 3.00 credits
British Literature II -- 3.00 credits

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

American Literature I -- 3.00 credits
American Literature II -- 3.00 credits

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

British Literature I -- 3.00 credits
British Literature II -- 3.00 credits
American Literature I -- 3.00 credits
American Literature II -- 3.00 credits
Multi-Ethnic American Literature -- 3.00 credits
Literature by Women -- 3.00 credits

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

Shakespeare I -- 3.00 credits
Shakespeare II -- 3.00 credits
Chaucer -- 3.00 credits
Major Author -- 3.00 credits
Multi-Ethnic American Novels -- 3.00 credits
British Literary Periods -- 3.00 credits
American Literary Periods -- 3.00 credits
Short Story I (Pre 1945) -- 3.00 credits
Short Story II (Post 1945) -- 3.00 credits
Popular 20th Century Writers -- 3.00 credits
Hemingway's Artistry -- 3.00 credits
Key American Modernist Writers -- 3.00 credits
Avant-Garde Literature -- 3.00 credits
Special Topics in Literature -- 3.00 credits
Modern Poetry and Drama -- 3.00 credits

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

Shakespeare I -- 3.00 credits
Shakespeare II -- 3.00 credits

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

Nonfiction Literature and Literacy -- 3.00 credits
History of the English Language -- 3.00 credits
Literary Criticism -- 3.00 credits

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

Senior Capstone Experience -- 0.00 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 Top of Page

  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 Top of Page

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):

Teaching High School English -- 3.00 credits

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

British Literature I -- 3.00 credits
British Literature II -- 3.00 credits
American Literature I -- 3.00 credits
American Literature II -- 3.00 credits

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

Shakespeare I -- 3.00 credits
Shakespeare II -- 3.00 credits

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

History of the English Language -- 3.00 credits
English Grammar -- 3.00 credits

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

Nonfiction Literature and Literacy -- 3.00 credits
Literary Criticism -- 3.00 credits
Language and Literature in the Middle Grades -- 3.00 credits
Introduction to Rhetoric -- 3.00 credits
Writing Women, Women Writing -- 3.00 credits
Art of Persuasive Writing -- 3.00 credits
Special Topics in Rhetoric -- 1.00 - 6.00 credits
Special Topics in Writing -- 1.00 - 6.00 credits

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

Shakespeare I -- 3.00 credits
Shakespeare II -- 3.00 credits
Chaucer -- 3.00 credits
Major Author -- 3.00 credits
Multi-Ethnic American Novels -- 3.00 credits
British Literary Periods -- 3.00 credits
American Literary Periods -- 3.00 credits
Short Story I (Pre 1945) -- 3.00 credits
Short Story II (Post 1945) -- 3.00 credits
Popular 20th Century Writers -- 3.00 credits
Key American Modernist Writers -- 3.00 credits
Avant-Garde Literature -- 3.00 credits
Special Topics in Literature -- 3.00 credits
Modern Poetry and Drama -- 3.00 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 Top of Page

21 total credits

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

British Literature I -- 3.00 credits
British Literature II -- 3.00 credits

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

American Literature I -- 3.00 credits
American Literature II -- 3.00 credits
Multi-Ethnic American Literature -- 3.00 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) Top of Page

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):

Teaching High School English -- 3.00 credits

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

British Literature I -- 3.00 credits
British Literature II -- 3.00 credits

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

American Literature I -- 3.00 credits
American Literature II -- 3.00 credits
Multi-Ethnic American Literature -- 3.00 credits

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

History of the English Language -- 3.00 credits
English Grammar -- 3.00 credits

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

Nonfiction Literature and Literacy -- 3.00 credits
Literary Criticism -- 3.00 credits
Language and Literature in the Middle Grades -- 3.00 credits
Introduction to Rhetoric -- 3.00 credits
Writing Women, Women Writing -- 3.00 credits
Art of Persuasive Writing -- 3.00 credits
Special Topics in Rhetoric -- 1.00 - 6.00 credits
Special Topics in Writing -- 1.00 - 6.00 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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