A row in Davee Library


The English Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is dedicated to preparing students to become insightful readers, thinkers, and writers, life-long learners with an awareness of historical, cultural, and philosophical issues. Their education in literature, writing, criticism, and language enables students to write effectively, think critically, read widely, weigh values, and communicate ideas. These abilities serve our majors in teaching, business, or graduate/professional education.

Majors and Minors

The Department of English offers majors in English Literature, Creative Writing,  English Education, Broad Area English Education, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Students can also minor in Literature, Creative Writing, Professional Writing, TESOL, and English Language Arts (for Elementary Education majors).  To learn more, visit English Majors and Minors.

The English Department Community

Classes in English Department majors and minors are small, providing students opportunities to get to know not just their instructors, but their fellow students as well. The faculty are dedicated, enthusiastic teachers and are readily available to students. English Department faculty are committed to helping each student achieve his or her educational, personal, and professional goals.

Students also find a sense of community as Writing Center or ESL Center tutors, as editors of the student literary magazine, as participants in the monthly literary readings, as contributors at the English Department annual undergraduate conference, as members of English Department student organizations, and in a variety of other ways.

News and Events

  • TESOL Colloquium: Study Abroad in Bulagaria and Seoul.  Three UWRF students will share their experiences and perspectives abroad.  April 25th from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in KFA 141.  Sponsored by the TESOL Club and the English, TESOL, Modern Languages Department.
  • Eleanor Ty, professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada, will give a lecture on "Growing Up Canadian: Scholarly & Personal Perspectives" at the University Center's Kinnickinnic Theater on Monday, April 29th, at 7:00 p.m.  Free and open to the public.
  • "The Value of a Liberal Education" (produced by Dr. Mialisa Moline of UWRF)
  • "Over Time, Humanities Grads Close the Pay Gap With Professional Peers," Scott Carlson, The Chronical of Higher Education, Feb. 7, 2018.



Dr. Joseph Rein, instructor of ENGL 381: Screenwriting,
has written the screenplay Stillwater.

Click here to view the trailer.


Director Nino Aldi
Screenplay J. Rein

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English Department
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