Estella Lauter, Chairperson
Code 38 or ENGLISH
I. FACULTYBasting, Burt, Feldman, Espinosa-Aguilar, Flaherty, Helmers, Herzing, Hill, Johnson, Klemp, Larson, Lauter, Maguire, Moore, Ngaboh-Smart, Nuernberg, Pertillar-Brevard, Rindo, Roberts, Roy, Shaffer, Wallace.
II. DEGREESUndergraduate: A major in English can lead to the degree(s): Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Science in Education.
III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDYAt the time of publication, the majors and minors were still in process of revision. Please contact the department chair or advisor each semester. Courses approved after publication may be added to the student's program through a course modification.
1. GOAL(S)As part of the University's assessment plan, the department has established the following goals: majors in English will be able to comprehend familiar and unfamiliar texts; compare and contrast texts; write interpretive essays in effective prose; use reading and writing to address a wide variety of topics; articulate a critically informed, carefully reasoned position; find the kinds of information that are relevant to the problems being addressed; write and respond creatively; revise their own work and edit the work of others. Progress toward these goals will be assessed in a portfolio of student work, a senior seminar and an interview.
2. THE MAJOR(S)The Department offers a choice of 2 majors. These are: 1) Liberal Arts, 2) Secondary Education.
3. THE MINOR(S)The Department offers 3 minor(s): 1) Liberal Arts, 2) Secondary Education; 3) Elementary Education.
IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTSTo be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade of "C" (2.00) in each course counted toward the English major or minor.
Those students seeking Wisconsin teacher certification must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all courses required for their majors and minors in order to meet requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.
V. REQUIRED CORE COURSESEnglish
VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS
Required Credits: 36 minimum
Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
AREA A. Four Literature Courses at the 300 level or above. One course must be chosen from each of the four groups.
AREA B. One course in Linguistics or Rhetoric that focuses on persuasive, communicative, social and structural aspects of language, including, 38-301, 38-320, 38-322, 38-341, 38-383, 38-384, 38-385, 38-386, 38-387, or 38-452.
Two Electives in English at or above the 300 level in any area.
Majors may create emphases in any of the above areas within the major by choosing their courses carefully with the help of a departmental advisor. English majors with an emphasis in Liberal Arts will want to consider supplementing their major with appropriate studies in Art, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Music, Philosophy and Speech.
Recommended for students who are preparing to teach secondary school or who are planning further graduate study in Education.
Required Credits: 36 minimum
Required Courses: In addition to the Three Core Courses listed above:
AREA A. Five Literature Courses at the 300 level or above. At least one of these courses must be from each of the four areas, below.
AREA B. One course in Linguistics: Modern Grammars, 38-301.
Comment: 38-307 meets the upper level University Composition requirement but does not count toward the credit requirements for the English Major.
Required Credits: 21 minimum
Required Courses: Students minoring in English may choose one of four options: creative writing, rhetoric, literature, and linguistics. All of these options require a minimum of 21 credits.
Students becoming secondary education teachers who wish to teach English as an additional subject in grades 6-12 must choose the Secondary Education English Minor, which is 27 credits.
A.IV. Women's, Ethnic, and/or Post-Colonial Literature, including 38-319, 38-332, 38-345, 38-349, 38-358, 38-370, 38-371. (Appropriate sections of 38-331 and 38-376 count toward this requirement with the signature of the chair.)
2. SECONDARY EDUCATION ENGLISH MINORRecommended for students who wish to teach English as an additional subject in grades 6-12.
Required Credits: 27 minimum.
Comment: English 38-307 meets the University Composition Requirement but does not count toward the credit requirements for the English Minor.
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Last Updated July 1, 1999