2018-2019 Catalog

Publication date June 2018

English Major: Literature Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

The English major with a literature emphasis provides an excellent education in the discipline with a credit load that allows for great flexibility in selecting compatible minors or a double major, as well as in exploring various other fields of knowledge through elective coursework. With proper planning, the Bachelor of Arts degree with an English major can be earned in four years.

(All colleges - including teacher certification program: early adolescence-adolescence, EA-A)

Courses listed in more than one category may be counted only once.

Core requirements (18 credits)

ENG 300Introduction to English Studies3
ENG 311Critical Theory3
Language studies and linguistics3
History of the English Language
Introduction to Linguistics: Sounds and Words
Introduction to Linguistics: Phrases and Sentences
Varieties of English
Literary studies3
Foundations for Literary Studies
Intermediate Topics in Literature
Writing and rhetoric studies3
Prose Style and Editing
Introduction to Writing and Rhetoric Studies
Creative or professional writing3
Creative Writing
Introduction to Professional and Technical Writing
Total Credits18

Literature emphasis (21 credits; not eligible for teacher certification)

At least three credits must be taken at the 400-level.

Foundations
ENG 301Foundations for Literary Studies (if not taken in the core)3
Shakespeare in the world
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate Topics in Literature 1
Shakespeare I
Shakespeare II
Seminar in British Literature 1
Seminar in Literature and Culture 1
Advanced Study of Major Authors 1
Multicultural/international literatures
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate Topics in Literature 1
European Literature in Translation
World Literature
Literature of American Ethnic and Minority Cultures
American Indian Literature
Latino Literature in English
Women Authors
Seminar in Literature and Culture 1
Advanced Study of Women's Literature 1
Advanced Study of Major Authors 1
American/British literary traditions before 1800
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate Topics in Literature 1
The Essay 1
The Novel 1
Studies in Film Literature 1
Drama 1
Old and Middle English Literature
English Renaissance
Restoration and 18th Century British Literature
Early American Literature
Seminar in British Literature 1
Seminar in American Literature 1
Seminar in Literature and Culture 1
Advanced Study of Women's Literature 1
Advanced Study of Major Authors 1
American/British literary traditions after 1800
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate Topics in Literature 1
The Essay 1
The Novel
The Short Story
Studies in Film Literature 1
Drama 1
19th Century British Literature
British Literature After 1900
Nineteenth Century American Literature
American Literature After 1900
Literature and Environmental Action
Seminar in British Literature 1
Seminar in American Literature 1
Seminar in Literature and Culture 1
Advanced Study of Women's Literature 1
Advanced Study of Major Authors
Electives
Select six credits of the following:6
Intermediate Topics in Literature
The Essay
Creative Nonfiction
The Novel
The Short Story
Studies in Film Literature
Drama
European Literature in Translation
World Literature
Old and Middle English Literature
English Renaissance
Shakespeare I
Shakespeare II
Restoration and 18th Century British Literature
19th Century British Literature
British Literature After 1900
Early American Literature
Nineteenth Century American Literature
American Literature After 1900
Literature of American Ethnic and Minority Cultures
American Indian Literature
Latino Literature in English
Women Authors
Literature and Environmental Action
Individual Projects
Topics in Critical Theory
Forms of Fiction
Forms of Poetry
Seminar in British Literature
Seminar in American Literature
Seminar in Literature and Culture
Advanced Study of Women's Literature
Advanced Study of Major Authors
Capstone
ENG 413Capstone Research Project3
Exit portfolio
Will be introduced to students in ENG 300 and assembled throughout their studies
Total Credits21

All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR. 

College of Liberal Studies (CLS/SAC) Bachelor of Arts core requirements

The following conditions apply to one or both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees:

  1. Students majoring in English or in a modern language must earn a Bachelor of Arts degree (education majors earn a Bachelor of Science degree).
  2. Students majoring in other CLS programs may choose either a B.A. or a B.S. degree.
  3. Language courses (CHI, FRE, GER, RUS, SPA, MLG) used to fulfill general education requirement: "Mathematical/logical systems and modern languages" (GE 02, category 2) may also be used to meet the B.A. and B.S. language requirements.
  4. All other courses used to meet the requirements below must be in addition to the minimum 39 credits required in the General Education Program.
  5. At least one course in the B.A. or B.S. college degree program (core requirements) must be a CLS designated diversity course.
  6. Applicable courses may be found on the CLS B.A./B.S. Degree Option Course List or in the Advisement Report (AR) when the degree has been declared.

Courses used to fulfill general education requirements will not apply to core requirements except for language courses (CHI, FRE, GER, RUS, SPA, MLG) that count in the general education requirement: "Mathematical/logical systems and modern languages" (GE 02, category 2).

Declare ONE of the following tracks in the CLS Academic Services Office in 260 Morris Hall:

A. Language track

  1. Native speakers of English complete:
    Select one of the following:
    Intermediate Chinese II
    Intermediate French II
    Intermediate German II
    Intermediate Russian II
    Intermediate Spanish II
    World Languages: Intermediate II
    Heritage Language: Intermediate
    Heritage Language: Advanced
    Non-native speakers of English: score at least 80 on the La Crosse Battery of exams for non-native speakers of English; or submit a TOEFL or IELTS score that meets the university's English language proficiency requirement for admission; or complete ESL 252 or ESL 253, and one additional course from ESL 250, ESL 251, ESL 252, ESL 253. (Contact the English as a Second Language Institute for eligibility and regulations); and
  2. Two additional courses outside of the student's major in two of the following: humanities, social sciences or fine arts.

B. Humanities track

  1. One modern language course 102 or higher; and
  2. Two additional courses outside the department of the student's major from two different departments chosen from: history, English, philosophy; and
  3. One additional course in social sciences or fine arts.

C. Fine arts track

  1. One modern language course 102 or higher; and
  2. Two additional courses outside the department of the student's major from two different departments chosen from: art, communication studies, music, theatre; and
  3. One additional course in social sciences or humanities.
In addition to all other College of Liberal Studies core requirements, all students in CLS must complete a second major, minor, or program option by satisfying one of the following:
  1. Complete a minor (or second major) outside of the student's major program, consisting of at least 18 credits; or
  2. Complete an emphasis, program or concentration of at least 18 credits outside the student's major program. General education courses may apply provided they are not being used to fulfill minimum general education requirements; or
  3. Complete 18 credits in two or more departments or programs (at least 12 credits earned at the 300/400 level). These courses must be outside the student's major department and can be from any college. General education courses may apply provided they are not being used to fulfill minimum general education requirements.

Baccalaureate degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:

  1. Fulfill the general education requirements.
  2. Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
  3. Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
  4. Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1 At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 (senior college) level courses. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UWL as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement nor do courses from two-year schools.
  5. Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
  6. A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
  7. Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.

No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.

Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify courses required to fulfill the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. A student's actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). Also, this sample plan assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan, and some courses may not be offered every term. Review the course descriptions or the class timetable for course offering information.

The sample degree plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UWL in the fall term. Students should use the Advisement Report (AR) in WINGS and work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and college dean’s office to ensure declaration and completion of all requirements in a timely manner.

General Education Program
The general education curriculum (Gen Ed) is the common educational experience for all undergraduates at UWL. Sample degree plans include Gen Ed placeholders to ensure completion of the general education requirements. Courses may be rearranged to fit the needs or recommendations of the student’s program of study. Gen Ed courses may be taken during winter term (January between the semesters) and summer to reduce the course load during regular terms (fall and spring). Students should consult with their advisor and/or the college academic services director in their college/school for assistance with course and schedule planning. Refer to the general education requirements for more specific details.

Note: at least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400 level.

This sample degree plan does not establish a contractual agreement. It identifies the minimum requirements a student must successfully complete, to qualify for a degree, in a format intended to assist the student plan their academic career. Actual degree plans may differ.

Year 1
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy-Written)3CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Oral)3
Gen Ed Math4102+ Level Gen Ed/CLS Core Language14
Gen Ed Global Multicultural3Gen Ed Minority Cultures3
Gen Ed Self & Society3HIS 101, 102, or ARC 200 (Gen Ed World Hist)3
Gen Ed Arts2Gen Ed Hum-Lit3
 15 16
Year 2
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENG 300 (Core)3ENG 301 (counts in English Core and Literature Emphasis))3
Gen Ed Arts2Creative/Professional Writing (Core)3
Gen Ed Natural Lab Science4Gen Ed Elective2
Gen Ed Health & Well-Being3CLS Core Diversity Elective3
Gen Ed Elective3Minor Course3
 15 14
Year 3
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENG 311 (Core)3British Lit. Traditions After 18003
American/British Lit. Traditions Before 18003Language Studies & Linguistics (Core)3
CLS Core Elective3Shakespeare3
Minor Course (300/400 level)3Writing & Rhetoric (Core)3
Minor Course3Minor Course3
 15 15
Year 4
FallCreditsSpringCredits
Multicultural/International Lit.3ENG 4133
English Elective3English Elective3
University Elective3Minor Course (300/400 level)3
Gen Ed Elective3Minor Course3
CLS Core Elective3University Elective3
 Exit Portfolio2 
 15 15
Total Credits: 120
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