English

Faculty and Staff Top of Page

Stacy Amo, Senior Lecturer
Hilary Fezzey, Associate 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(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 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 (grades 4 - 12).

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 and leads to eligibility for a Wisconsin teaching license at the EA-A level (grades 4-12).

*Notice: Due to pending licensure program approvals by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), program requirements are subject to change for students entering Fall 2019.  Students affected by any approved changes which occur in the 2019-2021 catalog will be formally notified by the UW-Superior Educator Preparation Program.

This major requires either a second major or a mior, plus the required teacher certification coursework.  Please see the Teacher Education section of this catalog for teacher certification 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.

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

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
(Diversity)

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

Advanced Rhetoric: Theory and Practice -- 3.00 credits

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 Education Requirements (EA-A, grades 4 - 12) Top of Page

21 total credits (including the University Studies literature requirement)

The English Secondary Education minor contains a concentration in English literature and leads to eligibility for a Wisconsin license at the EA-A level (grades 4-12).  This minor must be taken with an additional EA-A grades 4-12 teaching major.  Please see the Teacher Education section of this catalog for additional licensure requirements.

*Notice: Due to pending licensure program approvals by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), program requirements are subject to change for students entering Fall 2019.  Students affected by any approved changes which occur in the 2019-2021 catalog will be formally notified by the UW-Superior Educator Preparation Program.

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
Advanced Rhetoric: Theory and Practice -- 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.

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 (grades 4 - 12).

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 (grades 4 - 12) teacher certification will be eligible for a Wisconsin teaching license in Broad Field Language Arts (EA-A, grades 4-12).  Please see the Teacher Education section of this catalog for additional licensure requirements.

*Notice: Due to pending licensure program approvals by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), program requirements are subject to change for students entering Fall 2019.  Students affected by any approved changes which occur in the 2019-2021 catalog will be formally notified by the UW-Superior Educator Preparation Program.

This major does not require an additional minor.

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.

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 one of:

Philosophy and Film -- 3.00 credits

OR

Film and Culture -- 3.00 credits

AND

News Writing and Reporting -- 3.00 credits

And one of:

Language, Culture, and Society -- 3.00 credits

OR

Critical Thinking -- 3.00 credits

And:

Introduction to Creative Writing -- 3.00 credits

And one of:

Introduction to Rhetoric -- 3.00 credits

OR

Advanced Rhetoric: Theory and Practice -- 3.00 credits