english-minor

This minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options of Elementary Education. The Department of English is housed in the College of Letters & Science. Students may wish to consult with the undergraduate advisor in English to discuss course selection and other issues related to this field of study.

Karen Redfield, Undergraduate Advisor
advisor@english.wisc.edu
608-263-3760
7195E Helen C. White Hall
600 North Park Street
English Undergraduate Advising

This minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options of Elementary Education. Students admitted to the Content Focus option are asked to identify the minor of their choice when admitted to the program. Students admitted to the other Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options should fill out a minor declaration form available in Education Academic Services, Room 139 Education Building.

The English minor requires the completion of 24–30 credits to include the coursework listed below. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required, based on all UW–Madison coursework included in the minor.

Note: Six credits of introductory literature must be completed prior to enrolling in coursework required for the English minor. Courses with an Literature breadth designation from many departments—e.g., Comparative Literature, Classical & Ancient Near Eastern Studies, African Languages and Literature, or Theatre and Drama—may be selected to meet this requirement. Students are encouraged to explore these options, although introductory English department coursework may also be used in this capacity.

Required Courses
Complete the following:
ENGL 241 Literature and Culture I: to the 18th Century3
ENGL 242 Literature and Culture II: from the 18th Century to the Present3
CURRIC 431 Young Adult Literature for Schools (or approved substitute)3
ENGL 314 Structure of English (students are encouraged to take this course as early as possible)3
Shakespeare
Select one of the following:3
Shakespearean Drama
Shakespearean Drama
Early Works of Shakespeare
Later Works of Shakespeare
Elective
Select one English department elective numbered 204 and above, except for 207 and 236 1
Ethnic Literature
Select one 3-credit intermediate or advanced ethnic literature course 2
Applied English Linguistics
Select one of the following (listed in order of preference):3
English Grammar in Use
History of the English Language
English Language Variation in the U.S.
English in Society
Global Spread of English
Composition for English Teachers
Select a course in consultation with an advisor in Education Academic Services3
Additional Credits
Select credits, if necessary, to reach the minimum of 24 credits. Introductory literature may be used.
1

Students considering a Letters & Science English major should select a pre-1800, non-Shakespeare literature course.

2

Check the Schedule of Classes for Intermediate/Advanced–level courses that are designated as both Literature and Ethnic Studies courses.