University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Connecting Learning to Life
2006-2007

 






English - Requirements for the Major

Areas of Emphasis

Students complete requirements in one of the following areas of emphasis. Each course, unless it is a repeatable one and is repeated, may only be used to fulfill one requirement.

Literature

Supporting Courses, 12 credits

  • ENG COMP 105 Expository Writing, 3 credits (waived for students with ACT English score of 32 or higher)

Supporting-level English electives, choose minimum of 9 credits from the following:

  • ENGLISH 101 Introduction to Film, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 104 Introduction to Literature, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 206 Women in Literature, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 212 Introduction to Creative Writing, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 214 Introduction to English Literature I, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 215 Introduction to English Literature II, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 216 Introduction to American Literature I, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 217 Introduction to American Literature II, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 224 Practicum in Literary Publishing, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 24 credits

  • ENGLISH 304 Advanced Nonfiction Writing, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 323 Approaches to Literature, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 338 World Literatures, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 431 Shakespeare, 3 credits

Upper-level English electives, choose minimum of 12 credits from the following:

  • ENGLISH 301 Intermediate Creative Writing, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 302 Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 303 Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 315 The English Novel: 1700 to the 1850s, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 316 The English Novel: The 1850s to the Present, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 320 Major Drama, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 322 Major Poetry, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 324 Practicum in Literary Publishing, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 331 Major American Prose Fiction, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 333 Literary Themes, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 335 Literary Eras, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 336 American Ethnic Literature, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 340 History of the English Language, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 344 African American Literature, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 436 Major Authors(s), 3 credits

 

The courses used to fulfill the required 9 credits of supporting-level English electives and the 12 credits of upper-level English electives must be distributed so that the four criteria below are satisfied.

 

Criterion 1:
Minimum of 3 credits (either upper-level or supporting-level) from any primarily pre-1800 British literature course besides Shakespeare, such as:

  • ENGLISH 214 Introduction to English Literature I, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 315 The English Novel: 1700 to the 1850s, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 320 Major Drama: Renaissance Plays, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 335 Literary Eras: 18th Century British Literature, 3 credits

Criterion 2:
Minimum of 3 credits (either upper-level or supporting-level) from any primarily post-1800 British literature course, such as:

  • ENGLISH 215 Introduction to English Literature II, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 316 The English Novel: The 1850s to the Present, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 335 Literary Eras: Contemporary British Literature, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 436 Major Author: Virginia Woolf, 3 credits

Criterion 3:
Minimum of 6 credits (either upper-level or supporting-level) from any American literature course, such as:

  • ENGLISH 216 Introduction to American Literature I, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 217 Introduction to American Literature II, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 322 Major Poetry: American, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 331 Major American Prose Fiction, 3 credits

Criterion 4:
Minimum of 3 credits on the Study of Language, such as:

  • ENGLISH 340 History of the English Language, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 321 Language and Society, 3 credits
    or
  • Minimum of six credits of college-level, non-English language courses

Because course content may vary, some of the above may be repeated for credit. See adviser.

 

Creative Writing

Supporting Courses, 12 credits

  • ENG COMP 105 Expository Writing, 3 credits (waived for students with ACT English score of 32 or higher)
  • ENGLISH 212 Introduction to Creative Writing, 3 credits

And: Minimum of 6 credits of supporting literature courses (see list in Literature emphasis)

Upper-Level Courses, 24 credits

  • ENGLISH 431 Shakespeare, 3 credits

Nine credits from the following:

  • ENGLISH 301 Intermediate Creative Writing, 3 credits (repeatable up to 6 credits)
  • ENGLISH 302 Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop, 3 credits (repeatable up to 6 credits)
  • ENGLISH 303 Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop, 3 credits (repeatable up to 6 credits)
  • ENGLISH 324 Practicum in Literary Publishing, 3 credits

Upper-level literature courses

Choose a minimum of 6 credits from the following :

  • ENGLISH 304  Advanced Nonfiction Writing, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 315 The English Novel: 1700 to the 1850s, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 316 The English Novel: The 1850s to the Present, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 320 Major Drama, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 322 Major Poetry, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 323 Approaches to Literature, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 331 Major America Prose Fiction, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 333 Literary Themes, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 335 Literary Eras, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 336 American Ethnic Literature, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 338 World Literatures, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 340 History of the English Language, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 344 African American Literature, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 436 Major Authors(s), 3 credits

Because course content may vary, some of the above may be repeated for credit. See adviser.

And: Choose a minimum of 6 additional credits from the upper level courses listed above. See adviser.

 

English Education

Supporting Courses, 21 credits

  • ENG COMP 105 Expository Writing, 3 credits (or ENGLISH 212 Introduction to Creative Writing, 3 credits)
  • ENGLISH 214 Introduction to English Literature I, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 215 Introduction to English Literature II, 3 credits (or ENGLISH 316 The English Novel: The 1850s to the Present, 3 credits)
  • ENGLISH 216 Introduction to American Literature I, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 217 Introduction to American Literature II, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 160 Introduction to Language, 3 credits

Minimum of 3 credits from the following:

Note: Upper-level courses may also be used here, providing their prerequisites are met.

  • ENGLISH 101 Introduction to Film, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 206 Women in Literature, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 224 Practicum in Literary Publishing, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 24 credits

  • EDUC 319 Adolescent Literature in Middle and Secondary School Reading, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 304 Advanced Nonfiction Writing, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 323 Approaches to Literature, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 336 American Ethnic Literature, 3 credits (or ENGLISH 344 African American Literature, 3 credits)
  • ENGLISH 338 World Literatures, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 431 Shakespeare, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 321 Language and Society, 3 credits

Minimum of 3 additional credits from the following:

  • ENGLISH 301 Intermediate Creative Writing, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 302 Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 303 Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 315 The English Novel: 1700 to the 1850s, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 316 The English Novel: The 1850s to the Present, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 320 Major Drama, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 322 Major Poetry, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 324 Practicum in Literary Publishing, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 331 Major American Prose Fiction, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 333 Literary Themes, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 335 Literary Eras, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 336 American Ethnic Literature, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 340 History of the English Language, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 344 African American Literature, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 436 Major Authors, 3 credits
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