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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 English Department 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



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

Contact Us

English Department
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241A Kleinpell Fine Arts