English

TYPE: Major/Minor
DEGREE: B.A./B.S.
DEPARTMENT: World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department

LOCATION: On-Campus
CONCENTRATIONS: Broad Field Language Arts Secondary Education
4-YEAR PATHWAY: Graduate in 4 Years

Program Type

Major, minor

General Description

Study literature, strengthen your writing abilities, and expand your language skills.

Learn how to think, read, write and speak with clarity and depth in a supportive and intellectually-engaging atmosphere through courses such as:

  • Multi-ethnic American literature
  • Hemingway's artistry
  • Modern American poetry
  • History of the English language
  • The rise of the novel

Through the study of nonfiction and fiction literature, poetry, novels, and short stories, you will grasp an understanding of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Plath, Huxley and others as you evaluate, critique, and discourse.

*Secondary education majors may major or minor in English education through the teacher education program.

Program Outcomes

Through a major or minor in English at UW-Superior, you will be able to:

  • Thoughtfully analyze and interpret literary texts
  • Clearly express critical interpretations of literature
  • Read literary texts closely and parse out unclear meaning
  • Comprehend major texts and traditions of language and literatures

Career Opportunities

A degree in English can lead to rewarding careers in education, communications, business, industry, government, and the public sector.

Work toward a career as a:

  • Book store manager
  • Publicist
  • Radio and TV Broadcaster
  • Editor
  • Technical writer
  • Journalist
  • Magazine writer
  • Book reviewer
  • Publications coordinator
  • High school teacher
  • Curriculum planner
  • University professor
  • District attorney
  • Lobbyist
  • Higher education consultant
  • Industrial relations officer
  • Advertising sales manager
  • Librarian
  • Marketing manager

Did You Know?

  • UW-Superior offers scholarships specifically for English majors
  • Students can interact outside the classroom through the English Club, The Stinger newspaper, and the Nemadji Review – a student-published yearly journal
  • Students majoring in English education also benefit from UW-Superior's highly regarded teacher education program
  • Multiple faculty members are published authors
  • I remember when I was a student and my advisor was so helpful. I never left there with questions and I always knew my next step. I wanted to be like that as an advisor.” Read more.
  • Class of: 2017
    The personability of this campus really pushes you to be a part of more and more, otherwise you feel like you’ll miss out. Read more.
  • Class of: 2012
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* Are programs where you can also earn certification to teach at the K-12, elementary or middle/high school levels.

TEACHING K-12 AND HIGH SCHOOL

Interested in teaching high school or a K-12 subject -- physical education, art or music? See the secondary and K-12 teacher certification requirements in the course catalog or the Teacher Education program of the Education Leadership Department.