UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

English Major

English Major

Choose one of the following emphases:

Literature

English Major

Literature Emphasis - Liberal Arts: 36 Total Credits
Required Courses: 27 cr. hrs.

ENGL 251 Advanced Composition 3 cr.
ENGL 253 Introduction to Literary Studies 3 cr.
ENGL 321 English Language: History and Culture 3 cr.
ENGL 324 Survey of American Lit. I, Origins to 1900 (writing intensive) 3 cr.
ENGL 325 Survey of American Lit. II, 1900-1980 (writing intensive) 3 cr.
ENGL 331 Survey of English Lit. I, to 1800 (writing intensive) 3 cr.
ENGL 332 Survey of English Lit. II, 1800-Present (writing intensive) 3 cr.
ENGL 335 Shakespeare 3 cr.
ENGL 444 Major Authors 3 cr.
A second period course in British literature may replace one of the British survey courses, or a second period course in American literature may replace one of the American survey courses. At least three survey courses must be taken.
Directed Electives: 9 cr. hrs.
Select one genre, sub-genre, or diversity literature course: 3 cr. hrs.

ENGL 202 Literature of Science Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 203 Literature of the African-American Experience 3 cr.
ENGL 207 Literature of the Asian-American Experience 3 cr.
ENGL 212 The Native American in Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 214 Women in Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 222 Literature of Fantasy 3 cr.
ENGL 226 Detective Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 230 International Short Fiction (g)
ENGL 231 The Short Story 3 cr.
ENGL 232 Contemporary Drama 3 cr.
ENGL 233 Introduction to Poetry 3 cr.
ENGL 234 Modern Novels 3 cr.
ENGL 235 American Autobiography 3 cr.
ENGL 300 Women and Film 3 cr.
ENGL 307, Ethnic Film, Literature, and Culture 3 cr.
ENGL 343 The Novel and Film Adaptations 3 cr.
ENGL 443 American Ethnic Women Writers 3 cr.
Select one period course, English, American or International 3 cr. hrs.
ENGL 341 European Literature (19th Century) 3 cr.
ENGL 422 Elizabethan & Jacobean Drama
ENGL 423 17th Century Prose & Poetry
ENGL 426 Victorian Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 427 Modern British Literature: 1890-1940 3 cr.
ENGL 428 Modern British Literature: 1940-Present 3 cr.
ENGL 429 American Renaissance 3 cr.
ENGL 430 American Realism 3 cr.
ENGL 431 Modern American Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 432 Contemporary American Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 441 Twentieth-Century International Literature 3 cr.
Select one English course at the 300/400 level 3 cr. hrs.
Free Elective: 3 cr. hrs.

Creative Writing

English Major

Creative Writing Emphasis-Liberal Arts: 36 Total Credits

Required Courses: 18 cr. hrs.
Writing Component 9 cr. hrs.

ENGL 262 Creative Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 382* Writing Workshop in Prose and Poetry 3 cr.
ENGL 482 Writing Seminar in Fiction and Poetry 1-3 cr.
*ENGL 382 may be taken again, under 1B below.
Directed Electives in Writing 9 cr. hrs.
(At least 6 of the credits must be from ENGL 368, 369, or 370)
ENGL 368 Writing Poetry 3 cr.
ENGL 369 Writing Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 370 Writing Nonfiction 3 cr.
ENGL 382 Writing Workshop in Prose and Poetry 3 cr.
Coursework Outside Creative Writing: 18 cr. hrs.
Required Courses: 12 cr. hrs.

ENGL 251 Advanced Composition 3 cr.
ENGL 253 Introduction to Literary Studies 3 cr.
ENGL 321 English Language: History and Culture 3 cr.
ENGL 331 Survey of English Literature I: to 1800 3 cr.
Directed Electives in Literature 6 cr. hrs.
Choose one course from Modern/Contemporary Period 3 cr. hrs.
ENGL 325 Survey of American Literature II 3 cr.
ENGL 332 Survey of English Literature II 3 cr.
ENGL 432 Contemporary American Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 444 Major Authors 3 cr.
Genre Courses (preferably in area of specialization) 3 cr. hrs.
ENGL 202 Literature of Science Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 222 Literature of Fantasy 3 cr.
ENGL 226 Detective Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 230 International Short Fiction (g)
ENGL 231 The Short Story 3 cr.
ENGL 232 Contemporary Drama 3 cr.
ENGL 233 Introduction to Poetry 3 cr.
ENGL 234 Modern Novels 3 cr.
ENGL 235 American Autobiography 3 cr.
ENGL 250 Children's Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 342 Developments in the Novel 3 cr.
ENGL 355 Literature for Adolescents 3 cr.

Professional Writing

English Major

Professional Writing Emphasis-Liberal Arts: 36 Total Credits

Required Courses 24 credits
ENGL 251 Advanced Composition 3 cr.
ENGL 266 Business Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 270 Visual Rhetoric: Document Design and Graphics 3 cr.
ENGL 362 Introduction to Rhetorical Studies 3 cr.
ENGL 367 Technical Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 374 Cyberliteracy and Writing on the Web 3 cr.
ENGL 387 Technical and Professional Editing 3 cr.
ENGL 389 Special Topics: Writing Seminar in Professional Writing 3 cr.

Directed Electives in Writing: 9 credits, choose three

ENGL 262 Creative Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 366 Advanced Technical Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 370 Writing Nonfiction 3 cr.
ENGL 371 Proposal Writing: Change Through Rhetoric 3 cr.
ENGL 372 Practicum: Peer Tutoring and Writing Instruction 3 cr.
ENGL 379 Internship 2-3 cr.
ENGL 389 Topics course in Rhetoric (Environmental Rhetoric, Contemporary Rhetoric) 3 cr.
JOUR 269 Multimedia Storytelling
JOUR 360 Opinion Writing 3 cr.
MARC 370 Public Relations Principles 3 cr.
ART 225 Advertising Design I 3 cr.

Directed Electives in Language: 3 credits, choose one
COMS 311 Persuasion 3 cr.
ENGL 320 Structure of English 3 cr.
ENGL 321 English Language: History and Culture 3 cr.
ENGL 324 Survey of American Lit. I, Origins to 1900 (writing intensive) 3 cr.
ENGL 325 Survey of American Lit. II, 1900-1980 (writing intensive) 3 cr.
ENGL 331 Survey of English Lit. I, to 1800 (writing intensive) 3 cr.
ENGL 332 Survey of English Lit. II, 1800-Present (writing intensive) 3 cr.

Education

Broad Area English Education Major

Broad Area English Education Major: 63 Total Credits

(6 credits can be double-counted in General Education)
1. Required Courses: 36 cr. hrs.

ENGL 251 Advanced Composition 3 cr.
ENGL 253 Introduction to Literary Studies 3 cr.
ENGL 262 Creative Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 320 Structure of English 3 cr.
*ENGL 324 Survey of American Lit. I, Origins to 1900 3 cr.
*ENGL 325 Survey of American Lit. II, 1900-1980 3 cr.
*ENGL 331 Survey of English Lit I, to 1800 3 cr.
*ENGL 332 Survey of English Lit. II, 1800-Present 3 cr.
ENGL 335 Shakespeare 3 cr.
ENGL 355 Literature for Adolescents 3 cr.
ENGL 361 Composition Theory 3 cr.
ENGL 362 Introduction to Rhetorical Studies 3 cr.
ENGL 441 Twentieth-Century International Literature 3 cr.
*Three of the four survey courses must be taken. However, a student may choose a period course to replace one of the survey courses that covers the same time period as the American survey course, or an English period course that covers the same time period to replace one of the English survey courses. ENGL 444 Major Authors may also substitute for an appropriate period course (the author's era consistent with the survey course to be replaced).
In place of English 324, students may take one of these courses:
ENGL 429 American Renaissance 3 cr.
ENGL 430 American Realism 3 cr.
In place of English 325, students may take one of these courses:
ENGL 431 Modern American Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 432 Contemporary American Literature 3 cr.
In place of English 331, students may take this course:
ENGL 422 Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama 3 cr.
In place of English 332, students may take one of these courses:
ENGL 426 Victorian Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 427 Modern British Literature: 1890-1940 3 cr.
ENGL 428 Modern British Literature: 1940-Present 3 cr.

2. Directed Elective: 3 cr. hrs.
Take one of the period courses listed below:
ENGL 422 Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama 3 cr.
ENGL 423 17th Century Prose & Poetry
ENGL 426 Victorian Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 427 Modern British Literature: 1890-1940 3 cr.
ENGL 428 Modern British Literature: 1940-Present 3 cr.
ENGL 429 American Renaissance 3 cr.
ENGL 430 American Realism 3 cr.
ENGL 431 Modern American Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 432 Contemporary American Literature 3 cr.

3. Select two supporting courses: 6 cr. hrs.
ENGL 266 Business Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 311 Introduction to Linguistics 3 cr.
ENGL 321
English Language: History and Culture 3 cr.
ENGL 360 Theory and Methodology of TESOL 3 cr.
ENGL 372 Practicum: Peer Tutoring and Writing Instruction
or ENGL 373 Techniques in Tutoring: TESOL Practicum 3 cr.

4. Select two Journalism/Marketing Communications/Professional Writing courses: 6 cr. hrs.
Only one 100-level course can be taken in this category.
ENGL 266 Business Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 270 Visual Rhetoric 3 cr.
ENGL 367 Technical Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 368 Writing Poetry 3 cr.
ENGL 369 Writing Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 370 Writing Non-Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 371 Proposal Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 374 Cyberliteracy and Writing for the Web 3 cr. (EC)
ENGL 387 Technical and Professional Editing 3 cr.
ENGL 467 Advanced Technical Writing 3 cr.
JOUR 101 Introduction to Mass Communication 3 cr.
JOUR 110 Principles and Ethics of Journalism 6 cr.
JOUR 221 Radio News Production 2 cr.
JOUR 222 TV News Photography 3 cr.
JOUR 201 Information Gathering 3 cr.
JOUR 202 Print News Writing 3 cr.
JOUR 203 Broadcast News Writing 3 cr.
MARC 100 Writing for Mass Media 3 cr.

5. Select two Speech or Theatre Arts courses: 6 cr.
COMS 106 Interpersonal Communication 3 cr.
THEA 121 Acting I: Basic Techniques 3 cr.
THEA 131 Design for Theatre 3 cr.
DFT 151 Broadcast Performance I 3 cr.
COMS 207 Listening Skills 3 cr.
COMS 208 Problem Solving in Small Group Communication 3 cr.
COMS 211 Public Speaking 3 cr.
THEA 223 Oral Interpretation of Literature 3 cr.
THEA 230 Playwrights of Color 3 cr. (ACD)
THEA 231 Stage Technology and Scene Painting 3 cr.
THEA 234 Stage Management 3 cr.
THEA 334 Playwriting 3 cr.
DFT 310 Media Literacy 3 cr.
COMS 311 Persuasion 3 cr.
COMS 312 Argumentation and Decision Making 3 cr.
COMS 313 Intercultural Communication 3 cr.
COMS 314 Introduction to Criticism 3 cr.
COMS 319 Freedom to Speak 3 cr.
THEA 337 History of Theatre and Dramatic Literature 3 cr.
THEA 338 History of Theatre and Dramatic Literature: 18th Century to the Present 3 cr.
THEA 339 American Theatre 3 cr.
DFT 340 Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Class in Media 3 cr.
ENGL 232 Contemporary Drama 3 cr.

6. Select one Film Studies Course: 3 cr.
DFT 200/FILM 200 Introduction to Film Studies 3 cr.
DFT 248/FILM 248 Cultures in Conflict 3 cr.
ENGL 300/WGST 300/FILM 300 Women, Film and Society 3 cr.
ENGL 301/DFT 301/FILM 301 History of Film 3 cr.
ENGL 306/FILM 306 Postcolonial Film and Literature 3 cr. (MD,GP)
ENGL 307/FILM 307 Ethnic Film, Literature, and Culture 3 cr. (ACD,MD)
ENGL 309/FILM 309 Film and Literature of the New Europe 3 cr. (g)
ENGL 317/FILM 317 Modern East Asian Literature and Cinema 3 cr. (g)
ENGL 389 Topics in English: Shakespeare and Film 3 cr.
ENGL 442/FILM 442/INTS 442 World Cinema 3 cr. (GP)
JOUR 302 History of the Documentary 3 cr.

7. Choose one Multicultural/International courses: 3 cr. hrs.
Many of these courses can be double-counted as General Education or University requirements.
ENGL 203 Literature of African Americans 3 cr. (ACD)
ENGL 208 Literature of Native Americans 3 cr. (ACD)
ENGL 212 Native American in Literature 3 cr. (ACD)
ENGL 214 Women in Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 228 Literature of Environmental Justice 3 cr. (EC)
ENGL 230 International Short Story 3 cr. (GP, Non-Western)
ENGL 232 Contemporary Drama 3 cr.
ENGL 234 Modern Novels 3 cr. (GP, Non-Western)
ENGL 235 American Autobiography 3 cr. (ACD)
ENGL 300 Women and Film 3 cr. (MD)
ENGL 306 Postcolonial Film and Literature 3 cr. (MD, GP, Non-Western)
ENGL 307 Ethnic Film, Literature, and Culture 3 cr. (ACD,MD)
ENGL 309/FILM 309 Film and Literature of the New Europe 3 cr. (g)
ENGL 317/ENGL 442/FILM 442/INTS 442 World Cinema 3 cr. (GP)
ENGL 443 American Ethnic Women Writers 3 cr. (ACD)

Note: English Education majors must take TED 432, Techniques of English Education, in addition to the above courses for English licensure.

General Education Requirements

ENGL 106 must be taken for the Humanities and Fine Arts requirement for ALL English majors and minors, including the Language Arts/Reading minor. It is strongly suggested for TESOL majors and minors.

Education majors must do:
Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 cr. hrs., including ENGL 106 Literature: Intro Fiction, Poetry, and Drama 3 cr. hr. and CSTA 105 Introduction to Theatre and Drama. 3 cr. hr.
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 9 cr. hrs.
In addition to POLS 114 and PSYC 101, choose one of the following courses, which also satisfies the cultural diversity requirement for certification: ENGL 203, ENGL 207, ENGL 212, ENGL 214, ENGL 235, ENGL 307, ENGL 385, or ENGL 443.

English Degrees Available

Department of English

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