The English Department offers majors and minors in the following emphasis areas:
- Advising Guide for the Creative Writing Emphasis
- Sample four-year degree plan for the Creative Writing Emphasis
- Advising Guide for the Creative Writing Minor
- Advising Guide for the Literature Emphasis
- Sample four-year degree plan for the Literature Emphasis
- Advising Guide for the Literature Minor
Science and Technical Writing
- Advising Guide for the Science and Technical Writing Emphasis
- Sample four-year degree plan for the Science and Technical Writing Emphasis
- Advising Guide for the Science and Technical Writing Minor
All of our majors follow a parallel program that consists of core courses, emphasis courses, and literature courses (see Undergraduate Program page for more details).
Engl 210 Introduction to Texts
Engl 221 The English Language
Engl 284 Introduction to Theory and Criticism
Thirteen to fifteen credits of courses directly relating to the emphasis area.
Literature courses: often specified to complement the emphasis courses. No more than six credits at the 200 level and no fewer than six credits at the 400 level.
1. Prepare a what-if degree audit with your desired major and minor. (If you need help generating a what-if degree audit, please contact the LTS Help Desk, tel. 715-836-5711).
2. Get an advising packet for your proposed English major/minor and mark off courses that you have already taken. If you have completed three or more semesters, sketch out your remaining semesters on the degree plan (the last page of the advising packet). Advising packets are available from the kiosk between the elevators and the English Department office on the 4th floor of Hibbard. They are also available on the English Department website: http://www.uwec.edu/english/index.htm
3. Meet with Dr. Benson (during office hours or by appointment) and bring a copy (either paper or electronic) of your what-if degree audit and your advising sheet. To set up an appointment with Dr. Benson, please contact Vickie Schafer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or stop in the English Department office.
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