UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

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English Education

Prepare yourself for the work force by gaining experiences that will help you in all fields. Students interested in writing, reading, research, and creativity and developing these marketable skills needed for a changing job outlook should consider English as a major. Students will gain abilities in writing, editing, revising, researching, and learn how to critique one another. No other major on campus offers this particular combination in such intensity. 

At UW-River Falls, students have the opportunity to participate in experiences that contribute to their overall success while at the university. Students have participated in the UWRF Summer Scholar Program doing undergraduate research and in NCUR, the National Conference for Undergraduate Research. 

Students focus on professional development through course work, acquiring skills in classes such as technical and professional writing, opinion writing, and proposal writing, while taking more traditional English classes as well.

Education Emphasis

English majors who pursue an emphasis in education have the opportunity to work not only within the River Falls area, but also to take advantage of partnerships UWRF has within the Twin Cities and other local areas.

English Language Arts Education Major

Secondary Education
63 Total Credits

(6 credits can be double-counted in General Education)

1. Required Courses: 36 cr. hrs.

ENGL 220 Structure of English 3 cr.
ENGL 251 Advanced Composition 3 cr.
ENGL 253 Introduction to Literary Studies 3 cr.
ENGL 262 Creative Writing 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 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 425 British Literature: Romantic Period
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 431 Modern American Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 432 Contemporary American Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 444 Major Authors

3. Select two supporting courses: 6 cr. hrs.
ENGL 211 Introduction to TESOL: Reading and Writing. 3 cr.
ENGL 266 Business Writing 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 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 201 Intro to Audio Storytelling 3 cr.
JOUR 202 Print News Writing 3 cr.
JOUR 203 Broadcast News Writing 3 cr
JOUR 221 Radio News Production 2 cr.
JOUR 222 Intro to Video Storytelling 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.
COMS 211 Public Speaking 3 cr.
COMS 213 Intercultural Communication 3 cr.
COMS 308 Small Group Communication 3 cr.
COMS 312 Argumentation and Decision Making 3 cr.
COMS 314 Introduction to Criticism 3 cr.
COMS 319 Freedom to Speak 3 cr.
ENGL 232 Contemporary Drama
MARC 311 Persuasion 3 cr.
SASA 121 Acting for Stage and Screens 3 cr.
SASA 131 Visual Elements for State and Screen 3 cr.
SASA 230 Playwrights of Color 3 cr. (ACD)
SASA 231Creating Artistic Environments for State and Screen 3 cr.
SASA 234 Production Managment 3 cr.
SASA 310 Media Literacy 3 cr.
SASA 334 Playwriting 3 cr.
SASA 337 History of Theatre and Dramatic Literature 3 cr.

6. Select one Film Studies Course: 3 cr.
ENGL 301 / SASA 301FILM 301 History of Film 3 cr.
ENGL 317 / FILM 317 Modern East Asian Literature and Cinema 3 cr. (g)
ENGL 389 Topics in English: Shakespeare and Film 3 cr.
JOUR 302 / FILM 302 History of the Documentary 3 cr.
SASA 200 / FILM 200 Introduction to Film Studies 3 cr.
SASA 248 / FILM 248 Cultures in Conflict 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 / WGSS 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 234 Modern Novels 3 cr. (GP, Non-Western)
ENGL 300 / FILM 300 / WGSS 300 Women and Film 3 cr. (MD)
ENGL 306 / FILM 306 Postcolonial Film and Literature 3 cr. (MD, GP, Non-Western)

8. Teacher Education Courses - English
In addition to the required English major courses, students will need to be admitted and progress through three "tiers" of the Education Preparation Program.  In each tier, candidates will be evaluated as potential teachers. A GPA minimum of 2.75 is required in all professional education courses.

Teacher Education (English) courses to be completed before admission to Tier I of the Education Preparation Program:
TED 100 Introduction to Teaching 2 cr.

Teacher Education (English) courses to be completed before admission to Tier II of the Education Preparation Program:
TED 212 Educational Psychology: Middle & Secondary Education 5 cr.
TED 252 / ENGL 252 Multicultural Education: Language, Media, and Philosophy 3 cr
or SPED 330 Introduction to Special Education

Teacher Education courses to be completed after admisstion to Tier II:
TED 420 School & Society 3 cr
TED 432 Techniques in English 3 cr

Student Teaching 12 cr.
TED 472 Student Teaching - Initial 12cr
TED 474 Student Teaching - COST International 6 cr.
TED 479 K-12 Teaching 12 cr