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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


College of Letters and Science


English


Courses offered in the English curricular area of the Department of English are concerned primarily with the language and literature of English-speaking peoples. They are designed to develop skills in reading and writing and to offer students a variety of approaches to literature, language, and rhetoric. Further, the department seeks to encourage in each student a questioning approach to canon formation and aesthetic criteria, especially through the texts of previously marginalized minority and women writers, in order to gain insight into cultural diversity.

The English as a Second Language curricular area offers instruction in English for students whose native language is not English.

Course of Study: Major

The department welcomes prospective majors who have maintained a minimum 2.5 GPA in their English courses during the freshman and sophomore years.

Prospective majors are expected to consult with the associate chair for undergraduate studies in designing a program that satisfies their individual interests, abilities, and ambitions; if appropriate, a particular requirement may be waived to meet a student’s special programmatic needs. English majors intending to continue their studies in graduate school are urged to plan with the coordinator a program that meets graduate school expectations and prepares them for the Graduate Record Exam.

Students entering with advanced standing are required to earn at least 15 credits in English courses numbered 300 and above while in residence at UWM.

Credit Requirements. All majors are required to take English 215, "Introduction to English Studies." This is a rigorous sophomore-level course designed to introduce students to the discipline; to teach them how to read closely and critically; and to instruct them in the writing of analytical essays. Since English 215 is intended to help students improve their performance in upper-level English courses, it is recommended strongly that students take it before registering for any higher-level courses. All students must complete English 215 before declaring the major.

All courses taken towards the major must be at or above the 300 level unless otherwise noted. Students must complete at least 15 upper-division (numbered 300 and above) credits in the major in residence at UWM. The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the major attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all major credits attempted, including any transfer work.

English majors also must complete one of the following tracks. In each track, in their senior year, majors complete a capstone course or senior seminar. This course includes one or more in-depth writing assignments or projects that include a research component, which satisfies the research requirement for the L&S degree.

Track A: Literary and Critical Studies

• 3 credits in English 215 (Introduction to English Studies)

• 6 credits in English literature before 1900 (301-304, 451-458, 500-505, 530), including 3 credits in pre-1800 literature (301-303, 451-457, 500-504, 530)

• 3 credits in American literature before 1900 (307, 308, 460)

• 3 credits in theory and criticism (378, 390, 392, 394, 395, 402, 432, 545, 547, 626)

• 6 credits in minority, women's, or global literature (306, 332, 372-377, 381, 463-465, 517, 518, 520-524, 622, 628, 629, 631, 632)

• 3 credits in advanced intensive writing (415, 416, 430, 431, 433, 434-438, 615, 616)

• 9 credits in English electives at the 300 level or above

• 3 credits in a capstone seminar selected from English 620-634, 685 (satisfies L&S research requirement)

Total = 36 credits

Track B: Rhetoric and Writing

• 3 credits in English 215 (Introduction to English Studies)

• 3 credits selected from English 201 (Strategies for Academic Writing), 208 (Writing and Research), or 230 (Writing with Style)

• 3 credits in English 240 (Rhetoric, Writing and Culture)

• 3 credits in pre-1800 literature (301-303, 451-457, 500-504, 530)

• 3 credits in English 430 (Advanced Writing Workshop)

• 3 credits selected from English 431 (Topics in Advanced Writing) with "Rhetorical History and Theory" subtitle, Commun 435 (Rhetoric in Western Thought), or Commun 436 (Recent Rhetorical Theory)

• 3 credits selected from English 440 (Introduction to Peer Tutoring and Practice) or English 449 (Writing Internship in English)

• 3 credits selected from English 378 (Survey of Current Literary and Cultural Theory) or Commun 335 (Critical Analysis of Communication)

• 3 credits in minority literature selected from English 372 (Survey of American Indian Literature), 373 (Survey of Ethnic Minority Literature), 374 (Survey of US Latino/a Literature), 375 (Survey of Asian-American Literature), 376 (Survey of African-American Literature to 1930), 377 (Survey of African-American Literature, 1930-Present), 463 (Writers in African-American Literature), 517 (Studies in African-American Literature), 520 (Studies in American Indian Literature), 521 (Studies in Ethnic Minority Literature), 523 (Studies in US Latino/a Literature), 524 (Studies in Asian-American Literature), 631 (Seminar in African-American Literature), or 632 (Seminar in American Indian Literature)

• 3 credits in women’s literature or gender studies selected from English 465 (Women Writers), 628 (Seminar in Literature by Women), or 629 (Seminar in Literature and Sexuality)

• 3 credits in an upper-level English elective

• 3 credits in a capstone seminar experience: English 633 (Seminar in Rhetoric and Writing) (satisfies L&S research requirement)

Total = 36 credits

Track C: Creative Writing

• 3 credits in English 215 (Introduction to English Studies)

• 3 credits selected from English 233 (Introduction to Creative Writing), 234 (Writing Fiction: Structure and Technique), or 235 (Writing Poetry: Forms, Styles, Voices)

• 3 credits in pre-1800 literature (301-303, 451-457, 500-504, 530)

• 6 credits selected from English 301-304 (English literature surveys), 451 (Chaucer), 454 (Milton), 455 (Writers in Drama), 456 (Writers in English Literature, 1500-1660), 457 (Writers in English Literature, 1660-1798), 458 (Writers in English Literature, 1798-1900), 500 (Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Literature), 501 (Studies in Literature, 1500-1660), 504 (Studies in Literature, 1660-1800), 505 (Studies in Literature 1800-1900).

• 9 credits selected from English 414 (Special Topics in Creative Writing), 415 (Fiction Workshop), 416 (Poetry Workshop), 611 (The Writer and the Current Literary Scene), or 612 (Poetry and the Creative Process) [Note: To satisfy prerequisites for English 615 or 616, required below, students must take either 415 or 416 twice.]

• 6 credits selected from English 305 (Survey of English Literature: 1900 to the Present), 308 (Survey of American Literature: 1865-1965), 309 (Survey of Contemporary American Literature), 325 (The Art of Fiction), 326 (The Development of the Novel), 327 (The Development of the Short Story), 328 (Forms of Experimental Literature), 360 (The Art of Poetry), 361 (The Development of Poetry), 378 (Survey of Current Literary and Cultural Theory), 417 (Readings for Writers), 515 (Literature and the Other Arts)

• 3 credits in an upper level English elective

• 3 credits in a capstone experience selected from English 615 (Advanced Workshop in Fiction) or 616 (Advanced Workshop in Poetry) (satisfies L&S research requirement)

Total = 36 credits

Track D: English Language and Linguistics

• 3 credits in English 215 (Introduction to English Studies)

• 3 credits selected from English 209 (Language in the United States) or 210 (International English)

• 3 credits in pre-1800 literature (301-303, 451-457, 500-504, 530)

• 12 credits in English/Linguis 400 (Introduction to English Linguistics), English 401 (History of the English Language), 403 (Survey of Modern English Grammar), and 404 (Language, Power, and Identity)

• 3 credits in English 301-303 (English pre-1800 literature surveys), 451 (Chaucer), 454 (Milton), 456 (Writers in English Literature, 1500-1660), 500 (Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Literature), or 501 (Studies in Literature, 1500-1660)

• 3 credits in English 372 (Survey of American Indian Literature), English 373 (Survey of Ethnic Minority Literature), 374 (Survey of US Latino/a Literature), 375 (Survey of Asian-American Literature), 376 (Survey of African-American Literature to 1930), 377 (Survey of African-American Literature, 1930-Present), or 381 (World Literatures Written in English)

• 6 credits in upper-level English electives numbered 400 or above

• 3 credits in a capstone seminar experience: English 634 (Seminar in English Language Studies) (satisfies L&S research requirement)

Total = 36 credits

Track E: Literature, Culture and Media

• 3 credits in English 215 (Introduction to English Studies)

• 3 credits in English 290 (Introduction to Film Studies)

• 3 credits in pre-1800 literature (301-303, 451-457, 500-504, 530)

• 6 credits in literary surveys selected from English 301-309 (with 3 credits in a pre-1900 literature course)

• 6 credits (total) selected from courses in two of the following areas: American Indian Literature (372, 520), Ethnic Minority Literature (373, 521), World Literatures in English (381, 522), US Latino/a Literature (374, 523), Asian-American Literature (375, 524), African-American Literature (376, 377, 463, 517), Women's Literature (465), LGBT Literature (332)

• 3 credits selected from English 378 (Survey of Current Literary and Cultural Theory), 402 (Theories of Language and Literature), 545 (Studies in the History of Literary Criticism), or 547 (Studies in Theory and Criticism)

• 3 credits selected from English 459 (Writers in English Literature, 1900 to the Present), 461 (Writers in American Literature, 1900 to the Present), or English 507 (Studies in Literature, 1900 to the Present)

• 3 credits selected from English 390 (Classical Film Criticism and Theory), 391 (Television Criticism and Theory), 392 (Contemporary Film Criticism and Theory), 394 (Theories of Mass Culture), or 395 (Feminist Film Criticism and Theory)

• 3 credits selected from English 312 (Topics in Film Studies), 316 (World Cinema), 320 (Studies in Film Authorship), 329 (Film and Literature), 330 (Film and Drama), 380 (Media and Society), or 383 (Cinema and Genre)

• 3 credits in a capstone seminar experience selected from English 620-632 (satisfies L&S research requirement)

Total = 36 credits

Track F: Literature and Language Studies
(Completing this option alone does not satisfy the requirements for teaching certification. For certification requirements, see the School of Education section of this catalog.)

• 3 credits in English 215 (Introduction to English Studies)

• 3 credits selected from English 201 (Strategies for Academic Writing) or 208 (Writing and Research)

• 6 credits in advanced writing courses selected from English 430 (Advanced Writing Workshop), 440 (Introduction to Peer Tutoring and Practice), or 445 (The Composing Process)

• 3 credits in advanced language and linguistics courses selected from English/Linguis 400 (Introduction to English Linguistics), English 401 (History of the English Language), 403 (Survey of Modern English Grammar), 404 (Language, Power, and Identity), or Linguis 350 (Introduction to Linguistics)

• 3 credits in literature surveys (English 301-309)

• 3 credits in genre courses selected from English 326 (The Development of the Novel), 327 (The Development of the Short Story), 328 (Forms of Experimental Literature), 329 (Film and Literature), 341 (The Development of Drama), 361 (The Development of Poetry)

• 3 credits in focus courses selected from English 451 (Chaucer), 452 (Shakespeare), 454 (Milton), 456 (Writers in English Literature, 1500-1660), 457 (Writers in English Literature, 1660-1798), 458 (Writers in English Literature, 1798-1900), 459 (Writers in English Literature, 1900-Present), 460 (Writers in American Literature, 1800-1900), 461 (Writers in American Literature, 1900-Present), 465 (Women Writers)

• 3 credits in literature and culture surveys selected from English 372 (Survey of American Indian Literature), 373 (Survey of Ethnic Minority Literature), 374 (Survey of US Latino/a Literature), 375 (Survey of Asian-American Literature), 376 (Survey of African-American Literature to 1930), 377 (Survey of African-American Literature, 1930-Present), 381 (World Literatures Written in English)

• 3 credits in critical theory selected from English 378 (Survey of Current Literary and Cultural Theory), 545 (Studies in the History of Literary Criticism), 547 (Studies in Theory and Criticism)

• 3 credits in historical concentration courses selected from English 501 (Studies in Literature, 1500-1660), 504 (Studies in Literature, 1660-1800), 505 (Studies in Literature, 1800-1900), 507 (Studies in Literature, 1900-Present), 530 (Studies in Shakespeare), 621 (Seminar in the Literature of England), 623 (Seminar in American Literature), 624 (Seminar in Modern Literature), 627 (Seminar in Literature and Culture), 685 (Honors Seminar)

• 3 credits in literature and culture concentration courses selected from English 514 (Literature in Context), 515 (Literature and the Other Arts), 517 (Studies in African-American Literature), 518 (Studies in Irish Literature), 519 (Studies in Irish-American Literature), 520 (Studies in American Indian Literature), 521 (Studies in Ethnic Minority Literature), 523 (Studies in US Latino/a Literature), 524 (Studies in Asian-American Literature)

• 3 credits in a capstone seminar experience selected from English 620-632 (if not completed as historical concentration course)

Total = 36-39 credits

Track G: Professional and Technical Writing

• 3 credits in English 215 (Introduction to English Studies)

• 3 credits in pre-1800 literature (301-303, 451-457, 500-504, 530)

• 3 credits in English 439 (Document Design)

• 18 credits selected from any of the following:
--3 credits maximum selected from English 205, 206, 207, or 214
--English 431 (Topics in Advanced Writing)
--English 433 (Creative Nonfiction)
--English 434 (Editing and Publishing)
--English 435 (Professional and Technical Writing)
--English 436 (Writing for Information Technology)
--English 437 (Project Management)
--English 443 (Grant Writing)
--English 444 (Technical Writing)
--English 448 (Professional Writing Theory and Practice)

• 3 credits in an upper-level English elective

• 3 credits in a 600-level English seminar

• 3 credits in a capstone experience: English 449 (Writing Internship in English (satisfies L&S research requirement)

Total = 36 credits

Honors in the Major

English majors who have maintained at least a 3.5 GPA in courses for the major may apply to the coordinator of undergraduate studies to graduate with "Honors in the Major."

Course of Study: Minor

The minor in English requires English 215 (Introduction to English Studies) and a minimum of 15 credits in English courses numbered 300 and above (at least 9 taken in residence at UWM) including at least one of the following: 451 (Chaucer), 452 (Shakespeare), 454 (Milton), or 530 (Studies in Shakespeare: [Subtitle]). Students must complete at least 9 upper-division (numbered 300 and above) credits in the minor in residence at UWM. The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work.

For the teaching major and minor, see the School of Education section of this catalog.

Courses

English (ENGLISH)

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Crosslisted Courses

The following courses offered by other departments may be used to fulfill the requirements of the undergraduate major or minor in English.

Commun 300

Interviews and Interviewing

Commun 313

Human Communication and Technology

Commun 410

Organizational Communication Technology

JMC 306 Feature and Magazine Article Writing  
JMC 562 Media Studies and Culture  

Theatre 359

Playwriting I

Related Courses

The following courses offered by other departments may be of interest to students in English but may not be used to fulfill the requirements of the undergraduate major or minor in English.

Commun 105 Business and Professional Communication  

JMC 201

Media Writing

JMC 231

Publication Design

Faculty

Ralph M. Aderman, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Ruth I. Aldrich, Prof. Emerita, Ph.D.

Gerald J. Alred, Prof. Emeritus, M.A.

Sukanya Banerjee, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of California, Riverside

F. Xavier Baron, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Kimberly M. Blaeser, Prof., Ph.D.
University of Notre Dame

Gilberto M. Blasini, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
Director, Film Studies

Thomas J. Bontly, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Mary Louise Buley-Meissner, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Washington

Marcus P. Bullock, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Liam Callanan, Assoc. Prof., M.F.A., Chair
George Mason University

Brenda Cárdenas, Assoc. Prof., M.F.A.
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Joseph SMJ Chang, Assoc. Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

David Clark, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
Iowa State University

George Clark, Prof., Ph.D.
Florida State University

Pamela Downing, Assoc. Prof Emerita., Ph.D.

Rebecca Dunham, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Missouri

Susan Firer, Senior Lect., M.A.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

J. Denny Fischer, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Illinois

Jane A. Gallop, Distinguished Prof., Ph.D.
Cornell University

Alice M. Gillam, Assoc. Prof. Emerita, Ph.D.

John A. Goulet, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Scott Graham, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
Iowa State University

Audrey N. Grandgeorge, Asst. Prof. Emerita, M.S.

Sandra Grayson, Prof., Ph.D.
University of California, Riverside

Richard Grusin, Prof., Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Dir., Center for 21st Century Studies

J. Lane Hall, Prof., M.F.A.
University of Wisconsin-Madison

William F. Halloran, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Kristie G. Hamilton, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin

Ihab H. Hassan, Vilas Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Gregory S. Jay, Prof., Ph.D.
State University of New York at Buffalo

Barrett Kalter, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
Rutgers University

Gwynne Kennedy, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Maurice Kilwein-Guevara, Prof., Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Andrew F. Kincaid, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Minnesota

James M. Kuist, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Valerie Laken, Assoc. Prof., M.F.A.
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Josepha Lanters, Prof., Ph.D.
University of Leiden, The Netherlands

Dennis Lynch, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley

Andrew V. Martin, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Iowa

Theodore Martin, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley

Patricia Mayes, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara

Annie McClanahan, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley

Margaret Mika, Sr. Lect., M.A.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Stuart Moulthrop, Prof., Ph.D.
Yale University

Jane B. Nardin, Prof. Emerita, Ph.D.

Mark Netzloff, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Delaware

Tasha G. Oren, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Patrice S. Petro, Prof., Ph.D.
University of Iowa
Director, Center for International Education

Jason Puskar, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
Harvard University

Justin M. Replogle, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Sheila V. Roberts, Prof. Emerita, D. Litt.

Peter Sands, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D., J.D.
Binghamton University, SUNY

Kum Kum Sangari, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Leeds

Charles I. Schuster, Prof., Ph.D.
University of Iowa
Director, Honors College

Robert H. Siegel, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Rachel Spilka, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
Carnegie Mellon University

Bruce R. Stark, Assoc. Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Robert K. Stone, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Roger H. Sundell, Assoc. Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Robert K. Turner, Jr., Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

William V. Van Pelt, Assoc. Prof, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Cruz

Carolyn Washburn, Sr. Lect., M.S.W.
University of Pennsylvania

Kathryn D. Whitford, Prof. Emerita, M.A.

Tami Williams, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles

Michael Wilson, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
Cornell University

Anne Wysocki, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
Michigan Technological University

English as a Second Language

See Academic Opportunities section of this catalog.




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