English

English

TYPE: Major/Minor
DEGREE: B.A.
DEPARTMENT: Writing, Language, and Literature Department

LOCATION: On-Campus
4-YEAR PATHWAY SAMPLE: Graduate in 4 Years

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 discuss.

English Middle/High School Education

The English Secondary Education major contains a concentration in English literature. To obtain preparation in the broad field language arts, students must also complete either a writing major, writing minor or theatre minor.

This program leads to grades 4-12 English licensure in the State of Wisconsin and would allow one to teach courses such as literature, speech and composition-based courses. Certification for licensure also requires completion of the Instruction minor or required teacher certification coursework and student teaching in the middle and/or high school. 

If you currently hold a degree and are interested in teaching, UW-Superior offers licensure programs that apply your prior coursework. For more information, contact admissions@uwsuper.edu.

While our programs are designed to align with Wisconsin state licensure requirements, many students apply for licenses in other states, such as Michigan and Minnesota. Students are encouraged to check with their state’s Department of Education to determine if there are additional requirements.

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

SPOTLIGHTS

  • Class of: 2012
    I enjoyed coming to Superior and taking advantage of the opportunities that extended beyond campus. Read more.
  • Class of: 2018
    Coming to UW-Superior was a no-brainer for me. Read more.
  • Class of: 2018
    The faculty members made me feel really comfortable. They are approachable, open and you can go to them if you need help. 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.
  • 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.

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