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 the School of Education Student Services office, 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.
|Complete the following:|
|ENGL 241||Literature and Culture I: to the 18th Century||3|
|ENGL 242||Literature and Culture II: from the 18th Century to the Present||3|
|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|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Early Works of Shakespeare|
|Later Works of Shakespeare|
|Select one English department elective numbered 204 and above, except for ENGL 207 and ENGL 236 1|
|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|
|Composition & Rhetoric In and Beyond the University|
Or, select a course in consultation with an advisor in the School of Education Student Services office.
|If necessary, select additional coursework to reach the minimum of 24 credits. Introductory literature may be used.|
Students considering a Letters & Science English major should select a pre–1800, non-Shakespeare literature course.
Search for Intermediate/Advanced–level courses that are designated as both Literature and Ethnic Studies courses in the enrollment application.