English

Faculty and Staff Top of Page

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

English Major Requirements Top of Page

36 total credits(including the University Studies literature requirement)

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 (3 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 and Genre Required Courses (24 credits required):

Shakespeare I -- 3.00 credits
Shakespeare II -- 3.00 credits
Chaucer -- 3.00 credits
Nonfiction Literature and Literacy -- 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
19th Century British Women Novelists -- 3.00 credits
Early American Fiction Writers: Poe, Melville, Hawthorne -- 3.00 credits
History of the English Language -- 3.00 credits
Age of Pope, Swift, Gay -- 3.00 credits
The Rise of the Novel -- 3.00 credits
Popular 20th Century Writers -- 3.00 credits
The British Romantic Period -- 3.00 credits
Hemingway's Artistry -- 3.00 credits
The Victorian Age -- 3.00 credits
Key American Modernist Writers -- 3.00 credits
Postcolonial Literature -- 3.00 credits
Avant-Garde Literature -- 3.00 credits
Special Topics in Literature -- 3.00 credits
Modern American Poetry -- 3.00 credits
Contemporary American Poetry -- 3.00 credits
Literary Criticism -- 3.00 credits

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

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

Category 6: Senior Capstone Experience Required Course (1 course required):

Senior Capstone Experience -- 0.00 credits

(Note: ENGED courses do not count toward the liberal arts English major.)

Note: Each course can fulfill only one requirement.

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

English - Secondary Education Major Requirements Top of Page

36 total credits (including the University Studies literature requirement)

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 English (Literature and Composition, EA-A), License #300.

Major Requirements (36 credits--including the University Studies literature requirement)

(This major requires an additional minor.)

Category 1: Foundation of Literature (12 credits required)

Two of (minimum one British and one American):

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

And one of:

Shakespeare I -- 3.00 credits

Or

Shakespeare II -- 3.00 credits

And

Literary Criticism -- 3.00 credits

Category 2: Literary Genres and Focused Studies in Literature (12 credits required; only 3 credits can be at the 200-level; at least 3 credits must be in Diversity, Global Awareness, and Global Literature)

Nonfiction Literature and Literacy -- 3.00 credits

Or

Multi-Ethnic American Literature -- 3.00 credits

Or

Literature by Women -- 3.00 credits

Or

World Literature I -- 3.00 credits

Or

World Literature II -- 3.00 credits

Or

Chaucer -- 3.00 credits

Or

Major Author -- 3.00 credits

Or

Multi-Ethnic American Novels -- 3.00 credits
(Diveristy)

Or

British Literary Periods -- 3.00 credits

Or

American Literary Periods -- 3.00 credits

Or

Short Story I (Pre 1945) -- 3.00 credits

Or

Short Story II (Post 1945) -- 3.00 credits

Or

19th Century British Women Novelists -- 3.00 credits
(Diversity)

Or

Early American Fiction Writers: Poe, Melville, Hawthorne -- 3.00 credits

Or

Age of Pope, Swift, Gay -- 3.00 credits

Or

The Rise of the Novel -- 3.00 credits

Or

Popular 20th Century Writers -- 3.00 credits

Or

The British Romantic Period -- 3.00 credits

Or

Hemingway's Artistry -- 3.00 credits

Or

The Victorian Age -- 3.00 credits

Or

Key American Modernist Writers -- 3.00 credits

Or

Postcolonial Literature -- 3.00 credits

Or

Avant-Garde Literature -- 3.00 credits

Or

Special Topics in Literature -- 3.00 credits

Or

Modern American Poetry -- 3.00 credits

Or

Contemporary American Poetry -- 3.00 credits

Category 3: English and Young Adult Literature in the Schools (6 credits)

Teaching High School English -- 3.00 credits
Language and Literature in the Middle Grades -- 3.00 credits

Category 4: English Grammar, History, and Composition (6 credits)

One of:

History of the English Language -- 3.00 credits

Or

English Grammar -- 3.00 credits

And One of:

Introduction to Creative Writing -- 3.00 credits

Or

Introduction to Rhetoric -- 3.00 credits

Or

Writing Women, Women Writing -- 3.00 credits

Or

Art of Persuasive Writing -- 3.00 credits

Students must also complete requirements for teacher certification for the EA-A level. See the Teacher Education section of this catalog for these requirements. As this major leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree, the World Language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts Degree must also be fulfilled. See the Degree Requirements section of this catalog for information.

English Minor Requirements Top of Page

21 total credits (including the University Studies literature requirement)

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: Literary Genres and Focused Studies in Literature (15 credits required in English courses numbered 200 or above, with at least 12 credits in courses numbered 300 or above.

Note: ENGED courses do not count towards the Liberal Arts English Minor.

Note: Each course can fulfill only one requirement.

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

21 total credits (including the University Studies literature requirement)

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: Literary Genres and Focused Studies in Literature (6 credits in ENGL courses at the 300-level or above):

Note: Each course can fulfill only one requirement.

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 and 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 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.

Broad Field Language Arts Secondary Education Major 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 texts (presented in multiple genres and media formats) in a thoughtful manner.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to express and present critical thinking and interpretations of texts in clear and effective manners.
  4. Learn to read texts closely, with focused attention to language, content, purpose, and form.
  5. Are prepared to support students' continued learning and expression in the English language arts (ages 10-21).

Broad Field Language Arts Secondary Education Major Top of Page

63 credits (including the University Studies literature requirement)

Students completing the Broad Field Language Arts 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 (EA-A)). License #1301 with English (Literature and Composition EA-A). License #1300.

Major requirements: 63 credits (including the University Studies literature requirement)

This major does not require an additional minor.

Category 1: Foundations of Literature (12 credits required)

Two of (minimum one British and one American)

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

And one of:

Shakespeare I -- 3.00 credits

OR

Shakespeare II -- 3.00 credits

AND

Literary Criticism -- 3.00 credits

Category 2: Diversity, Global Awareness and Global Literature (3 credits required)

One of:

Multi-Ethnic American Literature -- 3.00 credits

OR

Literature by Women -- 3.00 credits

OR

World Literature I -- 3.00 credits

OR

World Literature II -- 3.00 credits

Category 3: Literature Genres and Focused Studies in Literature (24 credits required)

Nonfiction Literature and Literacy -- 3.00 credits

AND

Minimum one of:

Multi-Ethnic American Novels -- 3.00 credits

OR

Short Story I (Pre 1945) -- 3.00 credits

OR

Short Story II (Post 1945) -- 3.00 credits

OR

The Rise of the Novel -- 3.00 credits

OR

Popular 20th Century Writers -- 3.00 credits

OR

Key American Modernist Writers -- 3.00 credits

OR

Modern American Poetry -- 3.00 credits

OR

Contemporary American Poetry -- 3.00 credits

AND minimum one of:

Chaucer -- 3.00 credits

OR

Major Author -- 3.00 credits

OR

British Literary Periods -- 3.00 credits

OR

American Literary Periods -- 3.00 credits

OR

19th Century British Women Novelists -- 3.00 credits

OR

Early American Fiction Writers: Poe, Melville, Hawthorne -- 3.00 credits

OR

Age of Pope, Swift, Gay -- 3.00 credits

OR

The British Romantic Period -- 3.00 credits

OR

Hemingway's Artistry -- 3.00 credits

OR

The Victorian Age -- 3.00 credits

OR

Postcolonial Literature -- 3.00 credits

OR

Special Topics in Literature -- 3.00 credits

OR

Key American Modernist Writers -- 3.00 credits

OR

Avant-Garde Literature -- 3.00 credits

Category 4: English and Young Adult Literature in the Schools (6 credits)

Teaching High School English -- 3.00 credits
Language and Literature in the Middle Grades -- 3.00 credits

Category 5: Language Arts (18 credits)

One of:

History of the English Language -- 3.00 credits

OR

English Grammar -- 3.00 credits

AND both of:

Philosophy and Film -- 3.00 credits

AND

News Gathering and Reporting -- 3.00 credits

And one of:

Language, Culture, and Society -- 3.00 credits

OR

Critical Thinking -- 3.00 credits
Critical Thinking -- 3.00 credits

And:

Introduction to Creative Writing -- 3.00 credits

And one of:

Introduction to Rhetoric -- 3.00 credits

OR

Writing Women, Women Writing -- 3.00 credits

OR

Art of Persuasive Writing -- 3.00 credits

As this major leads to Wisconsin certification in English Language Arts at the Early Adolescence-Adolescence level, the Teacher Education Program requirements for EA-A licensure must also be fulfilled. See the Teacher Education section of this catalog for information. As this major leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree, the World Language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts Degree must also be fulfilled. See the Degree Requirements section of this catalog for information.