English

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

*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

SPOTLIGHTS

  • 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: 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.

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