UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Degree Requirements

English Major

English Major

Choose one of the following emphases:

Education

English Education Major

Secondary Education
63 Total Credits 


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.

Take three of the following survey courses (324, 325, 331, 332). A second period course (in addition to the period course required in Area #2 below) may be substituted for one of the required survey courses.

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.

2. Select one course from the following period course group: 3 cr. hrs.
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 431 Modern American Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 432 Contemporary American Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 444 Major Authors

3. Select two courses from the following language and writing group: 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.
COMS 207 / MARC 207 Listening Skills 3 cr.
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 306 / FILM 306 Postcolonial Film and Literature 3 cr. (GP)
ENGL 317 / FILM 317 Modern East Asian Literature and Cinema 3 cr. (GP)
ENGL 442 / FILM 442 / INTS 442 World Cinema 3 cr. (GP)
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 214 Women in Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 228 Literature of Environmental Justice 3 cr. (EC)
ENGL 230 International Short Story 3 cr. (GP)
ENGL 234 Modern Novels 3 cr. (GP)
ENGL 317 Modern East Asian Literature and Cinema 3 cr. (GP)
ENGL 442 / FILM 442 / INTS 442 World Cinema 3 cr. (GP)
ENGL 306 Postcolonial Film and Literature 3 cr. (GP)

8. Required Supporting courses: 6 cr. hrs.
These credits are not included in the total major credits or major GPA. These courses are a college of education requirement. 
POLS 114  American Government and Politics 3 cr. 
TED 432 Techniques in English 3 cr. 

9. 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 teacher 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.
ENGL 252 Multicultural Education: Language, Media, and Philosophy 3 cr
SPED 330 Introduction to Special Education 3 cr.
TED 414 Middle Schools and Transcesent Development 3 cr.

Teacher Education courses to be completed after admission 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

Note: Additional general education course restrictions and minimum grades for specific courses are also required. Please condult with an academic advisor for more information.

Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Liberal Arts: 36 Total Credits

Required Courses: 27 cr.
ENGL 251 Advanced Composition 3 cr.
ENGL 253 Introduction to Literary Studies 3 cr.
ENGL 262 Creative Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 321 English Language: History and Culture 3 cr.
ENGL 331 Survey of English Literature I, 650-1800
ENGL 368 Writing Poetry 3 cr.
ENGL 369 Writing Fiction 1-3 cr.
ENGL 382 Writing Workshop in Prose and Poetry 3 cr.
ENGL 482 Writing Seminar in Fiction and Poetry 1-3 cr.

Directed Electives in Creative Writing: 3 cr. hrs.
ENGL 370 Writing Nonfiction 3 cr.
ENGL 381 Screenwriting 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 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.

Professional Writing

Professional Writing

Liberal Arts: 36 Total Credits

Required Courses: 24 credits
ENGL 262 Creative Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 266 Business Writing 3 cr.
or ENGL 367 Technical Writing 3 cr
ENGL 270 Visual Rhetoric: Document Design and Graphics 3 cr.
ENGL 362 Introduction to Rhetorical Studies 3 cr.
ENGL 371 Proposal Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 374 Cyberliteracy and Writing on the Web 3 cr.
ENGL 387 Technical and Professional Editing 3 cr.
ENGL 494 Senior Seminar in Professional Writing3 cr.

Directed Electives in Writing: 9 credits
ENGL 251 Advanced Composition 3 cr.
ENGL 253 Intro to Literary Studies 3 cr.
ENGL 266 Business Writing 3 cr.
or ENGL 367 Technical Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 370 Writing Nonfiction 3 cr.
ENGL 372 Practicum: Peer Tutoring and Writing Instruction 3 cr.
ENGL 379 Internship 3 cr.
ENGL 381 Screenwriting 3 cr.
ENGL 389 Topics course in Rhetoric (Environmental Rhetoric, Contemporary Rhetoric) 3 cr.
ENGL 467 Advanced Technical Writing 3 cr.
JOUR 224 Online Media Production 3 cr.
JOUR 269 Multimedia Storytelling 3 cr.
JOUR 360 Opinion Writing 3 cr.
SASA 261 Electronic Media and Copywriting 3 cr.
SASA 460 Collaborative Filmmaking: Web Series 3 cr.
SPAN 374 Professional Writing in Spanish I 3 cr.

Directed Electives in Language: 3 credits
ENGL 220 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.
MARC 311 Persuasion 3 cr.

Literature

Literature

Liberal Arts: 36 Total Credits
 

Required Courses: 27 cr.
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.
Select one genre, sub-genre, or diversity literature course: 3 cr.

ENGL 202 Literature of Science Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 203 Literature of the African-American Experience 3 cr.
ENGL 208 The Native American in Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 214 Women in Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 222 Literature of Fantasy 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 300 Women and Film 3 cr.

Select one period course, English, American or International 3 cr.
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 431 Modern American Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 432 Contemporary American Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 441 Twentieth-Century International Literature 3 cr.

Free Elective: 3 cr.

Department of English

245 Kleinpell Fine Arts
715-425-3537
www.uwrf.edu/ENGL/

Mialisa Moline (Chair), Greta Gaard, Steven Luebke, Michelle Parkinson, Vladimir Pavlov, Joseph Rein, Catherine Nasara, Elizabeth Schneider-Rebozo, Douglas Margolis

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 SASA 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