English Degree Requirements

Students at UW Oshkosh can choose to pursue an education in English from 8 options including two majors and six minors. For more information, check out the English Handbook -> 2021-2022 Student Handbook.

View all of the options and degree requirements below:

Liberal Arts Major

For the Liberal Arts Major there will be a minimum requirement of 36 credits. In order to achieve 36 credits a student will need to complete each of the three required courses for a total of 9 credits. After which, a student may pick one course from each of the categories below, along with two electives of the student’s preference.

Please note that students may create an emphasis within the major by carefully selecting choice courses with the help of their academic advisor. Liberal Arts English majors will want to consider supplementing their major with appropriate studies in African American Studies, Art, Communication, Environmental Studies, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Radio/TV/Film, Theatre and Women’s Studies.

Core Courses

  • ENG 281 – Introduction to English Studies
  • ENG 381 – Foundations of Literary Criticism
  • ENG 481 – Seminar in English Studies (OC)

Area A1 – English Literary Tradition before 1700

Choose 1:

  • ENG 332 – Early Women Writers (OC)
  • ENG 340 – Arthurian Legend and Romance
  • ENG 344 – Milton
  • ENG 346 – Chaucer and His Age
  • ENG 347 – Shakespeare I
  • ENG 351 – Medieval Literature (OC)
  • ENG 353 – Early Modern British Literature, 1485-1660 (OC)
  • ENG 362 –  British Literature of the Long 18th Century (OC)
  • ENG 448 – Topics in Shakespeare (OC)

Area A2 – English Literary Tradition after 1700

Choose 1:

  • ENG 331 – Contemporary Literature (ES, OC)
  • ENG 333 – British Poetry (OC)
  • ENG 342 – Literature of the Romantic Era (OC)
  • ENG 356 – Special Topics in British and/or Irish Literature (OC)
  • ENG 363 – 18th-Century English Novel
  • ENG 364 – 19th-Century English Novel (OC)
  • ENG 365 – Modern British Fiction (OC)
  • ENG 369 – Literature of the Victorian Period (OC)

Area A 3 – American Literary Tradition

Choose 1:

  • ENG 314 – 19th-Century American Novel
  • ENG 345 – 20th-Century Women Writers (OC)
  • ENG 349 – Honors: 20th-Century Women Authors
  • ENG 372 – American Short Story (OC)
  • ENG 373 – Colonial and Federalist Literature
  • ENG 374 – American Romanticism
  • ENG 375 – American Realism and Naturalism
  • ENG 376 – 20th-Century Literature (OC)
  • ENG 377 – Major Figures of American Literature (OC)
  • ENG 378 – Modern American Novel (OC)
  • ENG 379 – American Poetry (OC)
  • ENG 380 – Modern Drama (OC)

Area A 4 – Literature by American Ethnic Writers and/or Post-Colonial Writers

Choose 1:

  • ENG 319 – African American Literature II (OC)
  • ENG 358 – Postcolonial Literature (OC)
  • ENG 361 – Asian American Literature (OC)
  • ENG 367 – African Literature (NW)
  • ENG 370 – Native American Literature II (ES, OC)
  • ENG 371 – African American Women Writers (ES, OC)
  • ENG 393 – Latina/o Literature (OC)
  • ENG 394 – Multiethnic Literatures (OC)
  • ENG 395 – Caribbean Literature (OC)

Area B – Rhetoric/Linguistics

Choose 1:

  • ENG 207 – Introduction to Professional Writing
  • ENG 301 – Modern Grammars
  • ENG 320 – Special Topics in Linguistics (OC)
  • ENG 322 – Theories of Rhetoric and Writing
  • ENG 341 – History of the English Language
  • ENG 383 – Introduction to English Linguistics
  • ENG 384 – Sociolinguistics
  • ENG 385 – Professional and Digital Writing (OC)
  • ENG 386 – Rhetoric of Literature
  • ENG 387 – Special Topics in Rhetoric and Composition (OC)
  • ENG 388 – Grant Writing Foundations
  • ENG 397 – Digital and Multimodal Writing
  • ENG 452 – Applied Linguistics

Area C – Creative Writing

Choose 1:

  • ENG 204 – Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENG 303 – Creative Writing: Fiction I
  • ENG 304 – Advanced Fiction Writing
  • ENG 305 – Creative Writing: Poetry I
  • ENG 306 – Advanced Poetry Writing
  • ENG 308 – Autobiography: Theory and Practice
  • ENG 329 – Creative Writing: Playwriting I
  • ENG 330 – Creative Writing: Playwriting II
  • ENG 405 – Creative Writing (OC)
  • ENG 434 – Advanced Narrative Scriptwriting

Area D – Specialized Literary or Cultural Studies

Choose 1 from Either Group:

  • Group 1 Cultural Studies
    • ENG 354 – Studies in Travel, Literature, and Culture (OC)
    • ENG 357 – Literature and Other Arts (OC)
    • ENG 382 – Contemporary Cultural Mythology (OC)
    • ENG 390 – Film and Literary Studies (OC)
    • ENG 396 – Literature and History (OC)
  • Group 2 Specialized Literary Studies
    • ENG 324 – Gender in Literature (OC)
    • ENG 326 – Studies in Classical Mythology
    • ENG 327 – Detective Fiction
    • ENG 333 – British Poetry (OC)
    • ENG 334 – Wisconsin in Literature
    • ENG 335 – Personal Narratives (OC)
    • ENG 336 – The Bible as Literature
    • ENG 343 – Nature Writing (OC)
    • ENG 350 – Literary Study Tour (OC)
    • ENG 359 – Literature and Science
    • ENG 360 – Literary Animal Studies
    • ENG 366 –  Science Fiction
    • ENG 391 – Queer, Trans, and Non-Binary Literature (OC)
    • ENG 392 – Special Topics in Literature (OC)
    • ENG 399 – Utopian/Dystopian Literature
    • ENG 482 – Recent Literary Criticism (OC)

Area E – Elective/ Student’s Choice

Choose Any 2.

 

Secondary Education Major

For the Secondary Education Major there will be a minimum requirement of 36 credits. In order to achieve 36 credits a student will need to complete each of the three required courses for a total of 9 credits. After which, a student may pick at least one course from each of the categories below, along with two electives of the student’s preference.

Core Courses

  • ENG 281 – Introduction to English Studies
  • ENG 381 – Foundations of Literary Criticism
  • ENG 481 – Seminar in English Studies (OC)

Area A 1 English Literary Tradition

Choose 1:

  • ENG 331 – Contemporary Literature (ES)
  • ENG 332 – Early Women Writers (OC)
  • ENG 333 – British Poetry (OC)
  • ENG 340 – Arthurian Legend and Romance
  • ENG 342 – Literature of the Romantic Era (OC)
  • ENG 344 – Milton
  • ENG 346 – Chaucer and His Age
  • ENG 351 – Medieval Literature (OC)
  • ENG 353 – Early Modern British Literature 1485-1660 (OC)
  • ENG 356 – Special Topics in British and/or Irish Literature (OC)
  • ENG 362 – British Literature of the Long 18th-Century (OC)
  • ENG 363 – 18th-Century English Novel
  • ENG 364 – 19th-Century English Novel (OC)
  • ENG 365 – Modern British Fiction (OC)
  • ENG 369 – Literature of the Victorian Period (OC)

Area A 2 American Literary Tradition

Choose 1:

  • ENG 314 – 19th-Century American Novel
  • ENG 345 – 20th-Century Women Writers (OC)
  • ENG 349 – Honors: 20th-Century Women Writers
  • ENG 372 – American Short Story (OC)
  • ENG 373 – Colonial and Federalist Literature
  • ENG 374 – American Romanticism
  • ENG 375 – American Realism and Naturalism
  • ENG 376 – 20th-Century Literature (OC)
  • ENG 377 – Major Figures of American Literature (OC)
  • ENG 378 – Modern American Novel (OC)
  • ENG 379 – American Poetry (OC)
  • ENG 380 – Modern Drama (OC)

Area A 3 Shakespeare

Choose 1:

  • ENG 347 – Shakespeare I
  • ENG 448 – Topics in Shakespeare (OC)

Area A 4 Literature by American Ethnic Writers, and/or Post Colonial Writers

Choose 2:

  • ENG 319 – African American Literature II (OC)
  • ENG 358 – Postcolonial Literature (OC)
  • ENG 361 – Asian American Literature (OC)
  • ENG 367 – African Literature (NW)
  • ENG 370 – Native American Literature II (ES, OC)
  • ENG 371 – African American Women Writers (ES, OC)
  • ENG 393 – Latina/o Literature (OC)
  • ENG 394 – Multiethnic Literatures (OC)
  • ENG 395 – Caribbean Literature (OC)

Area B Linguistics

Choose 1:

  • ENG 301 – Modern Grammars
  • ENG 320 – Special Topics in Linguistics (OC)
  • ENG 341 – History of the English Language
  • ENG 383 – Introduction to English Linguistics
  • ENG 384 – Sociolinguistics
  • ENG 452 – Applied Linguistics

Area C Creative Writing

Choose 1:

    • ENG 204 – Introduction to Creative Writing
    • ENG 303 – Creative Writing: Fiction I
    • ENG 304 – Advanced Fiction Writing
    • ENG 305 – Creative Writing: Poetry I
    • ENG 306 – Advanced Poetry Writing
    • ENG 308 – Autobiography: Theory and Practice
    • ENG 329 – Creative Writing: Playwriting I
    • ENG 330 – Creative Writing: Playwriting II
    • ENG 405 – Creative Writing (OC)
    • ENG 434 – Advanced Narrative Scriptwriting

    Area D – Specialized Literary or Cultural Studies

    Choose 1 from Either Group:

    • Group 1 Cultural Studies
      • ENG 354 – Studies in Travel, Literature, and Culture (OC)
      • ENG 357 – Literature and Other Arts (OC)
      • ENG 382 – Contemporary Cultural Mythology (OC)
      • ENG 390 – Film and Literary Studies (OC)
      • ENG 396 – Literature and History (OC)
    • Group 2 Specialized Literary Studies
      • ENG 324 – Gender in Literature (OC)
      • ENG 326 – Studies in Classical Mythology
      • ENG 327 – Detective Fiction
      • ENG 333 – British Poetry (OC)
      • ENG 334 – Wisconsin in Literature
      • ENG 335 – Personal Narratives (OC)
      • ENG 336 – The Bible as Literature
      • ENG 343 – Nature Writing (OC)
      • ENG 350 – Literary Study Tour (OC)
      • ENG 359 – Literature and Science
      • ENG 360 – Literary Animal Studies
      • ENG 366 –  Science Fiction
      • ENG 391 – Queer, Trans, and Non-Binary Literature (OC)
      • ENG 392 – Special Topics in Literature (OC)
      • ENG 399 – Utopian/Dystopian Literature
      • ENG 482 – Recent Literary Criticism (OC)

Area E Adolescent Literature

Choose 1:

  • ENG 223 – Young Adult Literature
  • EDLEAD 303 – Literature for Young Adults
Creative Writing Minor

The Creative Writing Minor is categorized as a Liberal Arts Minor. To complete the Creative Writing Minor, a student must complete 21 credits minimum in the following categories.

 

Required Course(s)

  • ENG 281- Introduction to English Studies

Pick Four of the following English Courses:

  • ENG 204 – Intro to Creative Writing
  • ENG 303 – Fiction I
  • ENG 304 – Advanced Fiction Writing
  • ENG 305 – Poetry I
  • ENG 306 – Advanced Poetry Writing
  • ENG 308 – Autobiography: Theory and Practice
  • ENG 329 – Playwriting I
  • ENG 330 – Playwriting II
  • ENG 335 – Personal Narratives (OC)
  • ENG 385 – Professional and Digital Writing
  • ENG 405 – Creative Writing (OC)
  • ENG 434 – Advanced Narrative Scriptwriting

Pick Two of the following English Courses:

  • ENG 314 – 19th-Century American Novel
  • ENG 319 – African American Literature II (OC)
  • ENG 324 – Gender In Literature (OC)
  • ENG 326 – Studies in Classical Mythology
  • ENG 327 – Detective Fiction
  • ENG 331 – Contemporary Literature (ES, OC)
  • ENG 332 – Early Women Writers (OC)
  • ENG 333 – British Poetry (OC)
  • ENG 334 – Wisconsin in Literature
  • ENG 340 – Arthurian Legend and Romance
  • ENG 342 – Literature of the Romantic Era (OC)
  • ENG 343 – Nature Writing (OC)
  • ENG 344 – Milton
  • ENG 345 – Women Writers of the 20th & 21st-Century (OC)
  • ENG 346 – Chaucer and His Age
  • ENG 347 – Shakespeare I
  • ENG 349 – Honors: Women Writers of the 20th and 21st Century 
  • ENG 351 – Medieval Literature (OC)
  • ENG 353 – Early Modern British Literature 1485-1660 (OC)
  • ENG 354 – Studies in Travel, Literature, and Culture (OC)
  • ENG 356 – Special Topics in British Drama (OC)
  • ENG 357 – Literature and Other Arts (OC)
  • ENG 358 – Postcolonial Literature (OC)
  • ENG 359 – Science and Literature
  • ENG 360 – Literary Animal Studies
  • ENG 316 – Asian American Literature (OC)
  • ENG 362 – British Literature of the Long 18th-Century (OC)
  • ENG 363 – 18th-Century English Novel (OC)
  • ENG 364 – 19th -Century English Novel (OC)
  • ENG 365 – Modern British Fiction (OC)
  • ENG 366 – Science Fiction
  • ENG 367 – African Literature (NW)
  • ENG 369 – Literature of the Victorian Period (OC)
  • ENG 370 – Native American Literature II (ES, OC)
  • ENG 371 – African American Women Writers (ES, OC)
  • ENG 372 – American Short Story (OC)
  • ENG 373 – Colonial and Federalist Literature
  • ENG 374 – American Romanticism
  • ENG 375 – American Realism and Naturalism
  • ENG 376 – Literature of the 20th and 21st Centuries (OC)
  • ENG 377 – Major Figures of American Literature (OC)
  • ENG 378 – Modern American Novel (OC)
  • ENG 379 – American Poetry (OC)
  • ENG 380 – Modern Drama (OC)
  • ENG 390 – Film and Literary Studies (OC)
  • ENG 391 – Queer, Trans, and Non-Binary Literature (OC)
  • ENG 392 – Special Topics in Literature (OC)
  • ENG 393 – Latina/o Literature (OC)
  • ENG 394 – Multiethnic Literatures (OC)
  • ENG 355 – Caribbean Literature (OC)
  • ENG 356 – Literature and History (OC)
  • ENG 399 – Utopian/Dystopian Literature
  • ENG 448 – Special Topics on Shakespeare (OC)
Literature Minor
The Literature Minor is considered part of the Liberal Arts English Minors group. To complete the Literature minor, students will need to complete a minimum of 21 credits from the following categories.
 
 

Required Courses

  • ENG 281 – Introduction to English Studies

The English Literary Tradition Before 1700

Choose 1:

  • ENG 332 – Early Women Writers (OC)
  • ENG 340 – Arthurian Legend and Romance
  • ENG 344 – Milton
  • ENG 346 – Chaucer and His Age
  • ENG 347 – Shakespeare I
  • ENG 351 – Medieval Literature 1485-1660 (OC)
  • ENG 353 – Early Modern British Literature 1485-1660 (OC)
  • ENG 362 – British Literature of the Long 18th-Century (OC)
  • ENG 448 – Topics in Shakespeare (OC)

The English Literary Tradition After 1700

Choose 1:

  • ENG 331 – Contemporary Literature (ES, OC)
  • ENG 333 – British Poetry (OC)
  • ENG 342 – Literature of the Romantic Era (OC)
  • ENG 356 – Special Topics in British and/or Irish Literature (OC)
  • ENG 363 – 18th-Century English Novel
  • ENG 364 – 19th- Century British Novel (OC)
  • ENG 365 – Modern British Fiction (OC)
  • ENG 369 – Literature of the Victorian Period (OC)

The American Literary Tradition

Choose 1:

  • ENG 314 – 19th- Century American Novel
  • ENG 345 – Women Writers 20th and 21st Centuries (OC)
  • ENG 349 – Honors: Women Writers 20th and 21st Centuries
  • ENG 372 – American Short Story (OC)
  • ENG 373 – Colonial and Federalist Literature
  • ENG 374 – American Romanticism
  • ENG 375 – American Realism and Naturalism
  • ENG 376 – Literature of the 20th and 21st Centuries (OC)
  • ENG 377 – Major Figures of American Literature (OC)
  • ENG 378 – Modern American Novel (OC)
  • ENG 379 – American Poetry (OC)
  • ENG 380 – Modern Drama (OC)

Literature by American Ethnic Writers and/or Post Colonial Writers

Choose 1:

  • ENG 319 – African American Literature II (OC)
  • ENG 358 – Postcolonial Literature (OC)
  • ENG 361 – Asian American Literature (OC)
  • ENG 367 – African Literature (NW)
  • ENG 370 – Native American Literature II (ES, OC)
  • ENG 371 – African American Women Writers (ES, OC)
  • ENG 393 -Latina/o Literature (OC)
  • ENG 394 – Multiethnic Literatures (OC)
  • ENG 395 – Caribbean Literature (OC)

Specialized Literary or Cultural Studies

Choose 1:

  • ENG 324 – Gender in Literature (OC)
  • ENG 326 – Studies in Classical Mythology
  • ENG 327 – Detective Fiction
  • ENG 333 – British Poetry (OC)
  • ENG 334 – Wisconsin in Literature
  • ENG 335 – Personal Narratives (OC)
  • ENG 336 – The Bible as Literature
  • ENG 343 – Nature Writing (OC)
  • ENG 350 – Literary Study Tour (OC)
  • ENG 354 – Studies in Travel, Literature, and Culture (OC)
  • ENG 357 – Literature and Other Arts ( OC)
  • ENG 366 – Science Fiction
  • ENG 382 – Contemporary Cultural Mythology (OC)
  • ENG 390 – Film and Literary Studies (OC)
  • ENG 391 – Queer, Trans, and Non-Binary Literature (OC)
  • ENG 392 – Special Topics in Literature (OC)
  • ENG 396 – Literature and History (OC)
  • ENG 482 – Recent Literary Criticism (OC)

Additional Literature Course

Student may choose any (one) literature course at or above the 300-level.

Linguistics Minor

Did you know it was a team of linguists who put together the basis for Siri? Did you know forensic linguists are helping prosecutors investigate crimes? That’s the shape of the study of linguistics today. It touches almost every career field.

The Linguistics Minor is part of the Liberal Arts English Minors Category. To complete a Linguistics Minor, a student would have to complete 21 credits in the below categories:

Required Courses

  • ENG 383 – Introduction to Linguistics

Rhetoric/Linguistics

Choose 2:

  • ENG 301 – Modern Grammars
  • ENG 320 – Special Topics in Linguistics (OC)
  • ENG 341 – History of the English Language
  • ENG 352 – Applied Linguistics
  • ENG 384 – Sociolinguistics

200-Level Language

  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • 3rd Semester- Level of Russian
  • 3rd Semester- Level of Japanese

*Does NOT include German 312, German 314, Spanish 300, Spanish 307, French 303, French 312 or Japanese 315.

Any 3 courses in the below Disciplines:

Choose 3 From Any Category:

  • Anthropology
      • ANTHRO 102 – Introduction to Anthropology
      • ANTHRO 274 – Language in Culture
      • ANTHRO 366 – Evolution of Human Language
  • Communications
      • COMM 268 – Gender Communication and Relationships
      • COMM 316 – Gender and Discourse
      • COMM 318 – Intercultural Communications
  • Computer Science
      • COMPSCI 381 – Introduction to the Theory of Computing
  • English
      • ENG 281 – Introduction to English Studies
      • ENG 301 – Modern Grammars
      • ENG 320 – Special Topics in Linguistics (OC)
      • ENG 322 – Theories of Rhetoric and Writing
      • ENG 341 – History of the English Language
      • ENG 384 – Sociolinguistics
      • ENG 385 – Professional and Digital Writing (OC)
      • ENG 386 – Rhetoric of Literature
      • ENG 387 – Special Topics in Rhetoric and Composition (OC)
      • ENG 452 – Applied Linguistics
  • French
      • FRENCH 303 – Phonetics
      • FRENCH 312 – Advanced French Grammar
  • German
      • GERMAN 312 – Advanced Grammar
      • GERMAN 314 – German Phonetics
  • Philosophy
      • PHIL 202 – Symbolic Logic
      • PHIL 316 – Introduction to Cognitive Science
      • PHIL 422 – Philosophy of Language
  • Political Science
      • POLISCI 253 – Introduction to Law
      • POLISCI 304 – Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Politics
      • POLISCI 330 – Discrimination and Legal Remedies
      • POLISCI 373 – Gender, Law, and Policy
  • Psychology
      • PSYCH 271 – Cross-Cultural Psychology
      • PSYCH 380 – Cognitive Psychology
      • PSYCH 391 – Developmental Psychology
  • Spanish
      • SPANISH 307 – Spanish Phonetics
      • SPANISH 312 – Advanced Spanish Grammar I
      • SPANISH 372 – Spanish in the US
  • Sociology
      • SOC 331 – Social Justification
      • SOC 321 – Social Psychology
      • SOC 352 – Collective Behavior and Social Movements
      • SOC 359 – Minority Groups
Secondary Education Minor

The Minor in English for Secondary Education is a minor in conjunction with a 6-12 education program. This minor will benefit students who wish to teach English as an additional subject in their education for grades 6-12. To complete a Minor in English for Secondary Education program, a student will have to complete a minimum of 27 credits in the following categories.

Required

  • ENG 281 – Introduction to English Studies

The English Literary Tradition

Choose 1:

  • ENG 331 – Contemporary Literature (ES, OC)
  • ENG 332 – Early Women Writers (OC)
  • ENG 333 – British Poetry (OC)
  • ENG 340 – Arthurian Legend and Romance
  • ENG 342 – Literature of the Romantic Era (OC) 
  • ENG 351 – Medieval Literature (OC)
  • ENG 353 – Early Modern British Literature, 1485-1660 (OC)
  • ENG 356 – Special Topics in British Drama (OC)
  • ENG 362 – British Literature of the Long 18th Century (OC)
  • ENG 363 – 18th-Century English Novel
  • ENG 364 – 19th-Century British Novel (OC)
  • ENG 365 – Modern British Fiction (OC)
  • ENG 369 – Literature of the Victorian Period (OC)

 

The American Literary Tradition

Choose 1:

  • ENG 314 – 19th-Century American Novel
  • ENG 345 Women Writers 20th and 21st Century (OC)
  • ENG 349 – Honors: Women Writers 20th and 21st Century
  • ENG 372 – American Short Story (OC)
  • ENG 373 – Colonial Federalist Literature
  • ENG 374 – American Romanticism
  • ENG 375 – American Realism and Naturalism
  • ENG 376 – Literature of the 20th and 21st Centuries (OC)
  • ENG 377 – Major Figures of American Literature (OC)
  • ENG 378 – Modern American Novel (OC)
  • ENG 379 – American Poetry (OC)
  • ENG 380 – Modern Drama (OC)

Shakespeare

Choose 1:

  • ENG 347 – Shakespeare I
  • ENG 448 – Special Topics in Shakespeare (OC)

American Ethnic or Postcolonial Literatures

Choose 1:

  • ENG 319 – African American Literature II (OC)
  • ENG 331 – Contemporary Literature (ES, OC)
  • ENG 358 – Postcolonial Literature (OC)
  • ENG 361 – Asian American Literature (OC)
  • ENG 367 – African Literature (NW)
  • ENG 370 – Native American Literature II (ES, OC)
  • ENG 371 – African American Women Writers (ES, OC)
  • ENG 376 – 20th-Century Literature (OC)
  • ENG 393 – Latina/o Literature (OC)
  • ENG 394 – Multiethnic Literatures (OC)
  • ENG 395 – Caribbean Literature (OC)

Linguistics

Choose 1:

  • ENG 301 – Modern Grammars
  • ENG 320 – Special Topics in Linguistics (OC)
  • ENG 341 – History of the English Language
  • ENG 383 – Introduction to English Linguistics
  • ENG 384 – Sociolinguistics
  • ENG 452 – Applied Linguistics

Creative Writing

Choose 1:

  • ENG 204 – Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENG 303 – Creative Writing: Fiction I
  • ENG 304 – Advanced Fiction Writing
  • ENG 305 – Creative Writing: Poetry I
  • ENG 306 – Advanced Poetry Writing
  • ENG 308 – Autobiography: Theory and Practice
  • ENG 329 – Creative Writing: Playwriting I
  • ENG 330 – Creative Writing: Playwriting II
  • ENG 405 – Creative Writing (OC)

Specialized Literary and Cultural Studies

Choose 1:

  • ENG 324 – Gender in Literature (OC)
  • ENG 326 – Studies in Classical Mythology
  • ENG 327 – Detective Fiction 
  • ENG 334 – Wisconsin in Literature
  • ENG 335 – Personal Narratives (OC)
  • ENG 336 – The Bible as Literature
  • ENG 343 – Nature Writing (OC)
  • ENG 350 – Literary Study Tour (OC)
  • ENG 354 – Studies in Travel, Literature and Culture (OC)
  • ENG 357 – Literature and Other Arts (OC)
  • ENG 359 – Science and Literature
  • ENG 360 – Literary Animal Studies
  • ENG 366 – Science Fiction
  • ENG 382 – Contemporary Cultural Mythology (OC)
  • ENG 390 – Film and Literary Studies (OC)
  • ENG 391 – Queer, Trans, and Non-Binary Literature (OC)
  • ENG 392 – Special Topics in Literature (OC)
  • ENG 396 – Literature and History (OC)
  • ENG 399 – Utopian/Dystopian Literature
  • ENG 482 – Recent Literary Criticism (OC)

Young Adult Literature

Choose 1:

  • ENG 223 – Young Adult Literature
  • EDLEAD 303 – Literature for Young Adults
Rhetoric Minor
The Rhetoric Minor is in The Liberal Arts Minors category. To complete the Rhetoric Minor, a student will need to complete 21 credits in the following categories.

Required

  • ENG 281 – Introduction to English Studies

Choose Four OR Five of the Following

The courses in this section, and the following MUST total 6 courses (18 credits). 

  • ENG 301 – Modern Grammars
  • ENG 322 – Theories of Rhetoric and Writing
  • ENG 354 – Studies in Travel, Literature, and Culture (OC)
  • ENG 381 – Foundations of Literary Criticism
  • ENG 382 – Contemporary Cultural Mythology  (OC)
  • ENG 383 – Introduction to English Linguistics
  • ENG 386 – Rhetoric of Literature
  • ENG 387 – Special Topics in Rhetoric and Composition

Choose One OR Two of the Following

The courses in this section, and the one prior, MUST total 6 courses (18 credits).

  • ENG 303 – Fiction I
  • ENG 308 – Autobiography: Theory and Practice
  • ENG 317 – Technical Writing
  • ENG 385 – Professional and Digital Writing (OC)
Professional Writing Minor

The Professional Writing Minor is a part of the Liberal Arts English Minor category. To complete a Professional Writing Minor, a student will need to complete 21 credits within the following categories.

 

Required

  • ENG 207 – Introduction to Professional Writing
  • ENG 317 – Technical Writing
  • ENG 387 – Special Topics in Rhetoric & Composition (OC)
  • ENG 388 – Grant Writing Foundations
  • ENG 397 – Digital and Multimodal Writing
  • ENG 402 – English Internship

Rhetoric/Linguistics

Choose 1:

  • ENG 301 – Modern Grammars
  • ENG 322 – Theories of Rhetoric and Writing

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