English Majors & Minors

B.A. English: Literature and Language (ENGL)
49 S.H. 
REQUIRED COURSES (36 S.H.) 
  • 290 Literary Studies (5) 
Choose one of the following two courses: 
    • 223 Classical Mythology (3) OR 
    • 224 Bible as Literature (3) 
  • 301 British Literature to 1660 (3) 
  • 302 Enlightenment, Revolution, and Enslavement (3)
  • 303 British and American Romanticism (3) 
  • 304 Victorian and post-Civil War Literature (3) 
  • 305 Modernism and Beyond (3) 
  • 405 Chaucer (3)
Choose one of the following two courses: 
    • 328 English Syntax (3) OR 
    • 350 Introduction to Language Study (3) 
  • 390 Literary Criticism:  Theory and Practice (3) 
  • 417 Shakespeare’s Works (3) 
  • 490 Portfolio (1)
ELECTIVES (13 S.H.)
Electives must be English courses at the 200-level or above, including at least 6 S.H. in English courses numbered 400 or above. 

B.A. English: Writing Option (ENGW)
49 S.H. (No Minor Required) 
REQUIRED COURSES (36 S.H.) 
  • 211 Writing in Communities (3) 
  • 290 Literary Studies (5) 
  • 305 Modernism and Beyond (3)
  • 309 Nonfiction Prose Writing (3) 
  • 310 Story Writing (3) 
  • 312 Poetry Writing (3) 
  • 328 English Syntax (3)
  • 390 Literary Criticism:  Theory and Practice (3) 
  • 439 Technical Writing (3)
Choose one of the following three courses:
    • 404 Advanced Creative Writing: Nonfiction (3) OR
    • 410 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction (3) OR 
    • 412 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry (3) 
  • 417 Shakespeare’s Works (3)
  • 490 Portfolio (1) 
ELECTIVES (13 S.H.) 
Electives must be English courses at the 200-level or above, including at least 9 S.H. in English courses numbered 300 or above.   

B.A. English: Applied Linguistics (ENGA)
40 S.H. (Minor Required)
REQUIRED COURSES (21 S.H.)
  • 250 Grammar and Usage (2)
  • 328 English Syntax (3)
  • 350 Introduction to Language Study (3)
  • 480 Theories of Second Language Acquisition (3)
  • 481 TESOL Theories and Methods (3)
  • 483 Pedagogical Grammar (3)
  • 484 ESL Materials, Resources, and Assessment (3)
  • 490 Portfolio (1) 
ELECTIVES (19 S. H.)
Electives must be chosen from the following English courses:
  • 210 Advanced Expository Writing (3)
  • 211 Writing in Communities (3)
  • 221 Topics in World Literature (3)
  • 227 Topics in Language (1-3)
  • 324 Projects in Writing and Language (1-3)
  • 399 Internship (1-12)
  • 439 Technical Writing (3)
  • 461 Independent Studies (1-3)
  • 472 Seminar in Language and Discourse (3)
  • 482 Second Language Composition Studies (3)
Other departmental or extradepartmental electives may be allowed with approval of the department chairperson.  

B.A. English: First Combining—Literature & Language (ENGF)
37 S.H. 
This major can be taken only in combination with another full major.  Students failing to complete a second major must take one of the full (non-combining) English majors listed in the catalog if they wish to major in English. 
REQUIRED COURSES (27 S.H.) 
  • 290 Literary Studies (5) 
Choose one of the following two courses:
    • 223 Classical Mythology (3) OR
    • 224 Bible as Literature (3)
Choose three of the following five courses:
    • 301 British Literature to 1600 (3) OR
    • 302 Enlightenment, Revolution, and Enslavement (3) OR
    • 303 British and American Romanticism (3) OR
  • 304 Victorian and post-Civil War Literature (3) OR
  • 305 Modernism and Beyond (3) 
Choose one of the following two courses:
    • 328 English Syntax (3) OR 
    • 350 Introduction to Language Study (3)
  • 390 Literary Criticism:  Theory and Practice (3)
  • 417 Shakespeare’s Works (3)
  • 490 Portfolio (1)
ELECTIVES (10 S.H.)
Electives must be English courses at the 200-level or above, including at least 6 S.H. in courses numbered 400 or above. 

B.A. English:  Second Combining—Writing Option (ENGS)
37 S.H. 
This major can be taken only in combination with another full major.  Students failing to complete a second major must take one of the full (non-combining) English majors listed in the catalog if they wish to major in English. 
REQUIRED COURSES (27 S.H.) 
  • 211 Writing in Communities (3)
  • 290 Literary Studies (5) 
Choose one of the following three courses:
    • 309 Nonfiction Prose Writing (3) OR
    • 310 Story Writing (3) OR 
    • 312 Poetry Writing (3) 
  • 305 Modernism and Beyond (3)
  • 328 English Syntax (3) 
Choose one of the following four courses:
    • 404 Advanced Creative Writing: Nonfiction (3) OR
    • 410 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction (3) OR 
    • 412 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry (3) OR
    • 439 Technical Writing (3) 
  • 417 Shakespeare’s Works (3)
  • 390 Literary Criticism:  Theory and Practice (3)
  • 490 Portfolio (1)
ELECTIVES (10 S.H.) 
Electives must be English courses at the 200-level or above, including at least 6 S.H. in courses numbered 400 or above.

B.S. Communication Arts and Literature (CALT-Teaching)
61 S.H. 
Note:  Please contact your program advisor and refer to the Teacher Education Addendum (www.winona.edu/education/advising) for the latest information about program requirements whether you are (1) applying to a teacher education program, (2) currently enrolled in a teacher education program, or (3) expecting to graduate with a teacher education degree.  
Except in unusual circumstances, the English Department recommend for student teaching only those students who have a minimum 2.75 GPA and who have earned at least a "B: in each of the following courses:  ENG 290:  Literary Studies, ENG 402:  Teaching English in Middle Schools and Secondary School.
REQUIRED COURSES (61 S.H.) 
English - ENG (38 S.H.) 
  • 290 Literary Studies (5) 
  • 220 Multicultural American Literatures (3)
  • 222 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
  • 240 Teaching Young Adult Literature (3)
Choose two of the following five courses: 
    • 301 British Literature to 1660 (3) OR
    • 302 Enlightenment, Revolution, and Enslavement (3) OR
    • 303 British and American Romanticism (3)  OR
    • 304 Victorian and post-Civil War Literature (3) OR
    • 305 Modernism and Beyond (3) 
  • 324 Projects in Writing:  Writing in the Digital Age (1) 
  • 328 English Syntax (3)
  • 350 Introduction to Language Study (3) 
  • 402 Teaching English in Middle School and Secondary School (4) 
  • 417 Shakespeare’s Works (3)
  • 432 Literature in a Global Context (3)
  • 490 Portfolio (1) 
Communication Studies - CMST (12 S.H.) 
  • 282 Introduction to Communication Theory (3)
  • 371 Small Group Communication (3) 
  • 375 Argumentation and Advocacy (3)
  • 493 Teaching and Coaching Oral Communication (3)
Mass Communication - MCOM (3 S.H.) 
  • 280 Principles of Media Literacy (3) 
Theatre and Dance - THAD (3 S.H.) 
  • 141 Oral Interpretation (3)  

Teachers in communication arts and literature are generally recruited to coach/direct one or more of the following activities: (1) forensics/speech, (2) debate, (3) journalism/newspaper/yearbook, (4) literary journal, (5) theater, (6) radio station, (7) related activities.  Therefore, all communication arts and literature majors are required to show competency in two of the aforementioned categories. Students will be required to submit a portfolio in CMST 493 demonstrating their participation in two or more of these categories. This participation could have been gained in various settings: high school, college, community activities, or work-related assignments. If students have no experience in at least two of the categories, they will need to acquire that experience during their college careers, either through volunteer experience or through activities courses (for credit) in communication studies, English, mass communication, and theatre/dance. 
 
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES
  • HERS 204 Personal and Community Health (3)
  • SPED   300 Education of Exceptional Children/Youth (3)
 
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SEQUENCE FOR 5-12 LICENSURE (32-36 S.H.)
Note: Teacher education majors must take all courses in the Professional Education Sequence in addition to courses in the content area.  Refer to the “Teacher Education Programs” section of this catalog for more information. 
 
  • EDUC 429 Secondary Reading and Teaching Strategies (4)
  • EFRT 401 Human Development and Learning:  K-12 & 5-12 (2)
  • EFRT 421 Classroom Management:  K-12 and 5-12 (1)
  • EFRT 441 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment:  K-12 and 5-12 (3)
  • EFRT 449 Middle Level Philosophy, Organization, and Planning (3)
  • EFRT 459 The Professional Educator (3)
  • EFRT 461 Multicultural Youth, Children, & Families:  Part 1:  K-12 and 5-12 (2)
  • EFRT 462 Multicultural Youth, Children, & Families:  Part II (1) 
  • EDST 465 Student Teaching (12-16) 
Note:  
  • EFRT 401 and 461 must be taken concurrently
  • EFRT 421 and 441 must be taken concurrently
  • Prerequisite for CMST 375 is either CMST 191 or 192
  • Prerequisites for ENG 402 are ENG 290 with a "B" or higher, EDUC 429, and instructor's permission

B.S. Teaching English as a Second Language (ESLT-Teaching)
31 S.H. (Minor Required)
Note:   Please contact your program advisor and refer to the Teacher Education Addendum 
(www.winona.edu/education/advising) for the latest information about program requirements whether you are (1) applying to a teacher education program, (2) currently enrolled in a teacher education program, or (3) expecting to graduate with a teacher education degree. 
 
REQUIRED COURSES (24 S.H.)
English - ENG
  • 250 Grammar and Usage (2)
  • 328 English Syntax (3)
  • 350 Introduction to Language Study (3)
  • 480 Theories of Second Language Acquisition (3)
  • 481 TESOL Theories and Methods (3)
  • 483 Pedagogical Grammar (3)
  • 484 ESL Materials, Resources, and Assessment
  • 490 Portfolio (1)
Education - EDUC
  • 330 Literacy for Second Language Learners
ELECTIVES - ENG (7 S.H.)
  • 210 Advanced Expository Writing (3)
  • 211 Writing in Communities (3)
  • 227 Topics in Language (1-3)
  • 324 Projects in Writing and Language (1-3)
  • 399 Internship (1-12)
  • 439 Technical Writing (3)
  • 461 Independent Studies (1-3)
  • 472 Seminar in Language and Discourse (3)
  • 482 Second Language Composition Studies (3)
Extradepartmental electives may be allowed with the approval of the department chairperson.

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES FOR LICENSURE
  • HERS 204 Personal and Community Health (3)
  • SPED 300 Education of Exceptional Children/Youth (3)
 
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SEQUENCE FOR K-12 (32-36 S. H.)
Note: Teacher education majors must take all courses in the Professional Education Sequence in addition to courses in the content area.  Refer to the “Teacher Education Programs” section of this catalog for more information. 
  • EFRT 304/305 Human Development and Learning (4)
  • EFRT 308 Human Relations and Student Diversity (3)
  • EFRT 311/312 Instructional Planning and Assessment (3)
  • EDUC 429 Secondary Reading and Teaching Strategies (4)
  • EFRT 449 Middle Level Philosophy, Organization, and Interdisciplinary Planning (3)
  • EFRT 459 The Professional Educator (3) 
  • EDST 465 Student Teaching (12-16) 
Note:  EFRT 304 or 305 and EFRT 311 or 312 must be taken the first semester after admission to the Teacher Education program, and both courses must be taken in the same semester.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
This major requires a minimum of two years of second/foreign language instruction in a high school setting or one year in a college setting or equivalent.

B.A. English: Literature and Language (ENGL)
24 S.H.   
REQUIRED COURSES (17 S.H.)
  • 290 Literary Studies (5)  
Choose three of the following five courses: 
    • 301 British Literature to 1660 (3) OR
    • 302 Enlightenment, Revolution, and Enslavement (3) OR
    • 303 British and American Romanticism (3) OR
    • 304 Victorian and post-Civil War Literature (3) OR
    • 305 Modernism and Beyond (3)
  • 417 Shakespeare’s Works (3) 
 
ELECTIVES (7 S.H.) 
Electives must be chosen from any English course numbered 200 or above. 

B.A. English: Creative Writing (ENGC)
27 S.H.   
REQUIRED COURSES - ENG (20 S.H.) 
  • 290 Literary Studies (5) 
  • 305 Modernism and Beyond (3)
  • 309 Nonfiction Prose Writing (3)
  • 310 Story Writing (3) 
  • 312 Poetry Writing (3) 
Choose one of the following three courses: 
    • 404 Advanced Creative Writing:  Nonfiction (3) OR
    • 410 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction (3) OR 
    • 412 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry (3) 
ELECTIVES (7 S.H.) 
Electives must be chosen from English courses numbered 200 or above.

B.A. English: Applied and Professional Writing (EAPW)
24 S.H.   
This minor is designed for students completing a full major in a traditional content area in the sciences, humanities, arts, health, or education.  The EAPW minor provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to write convincingly and successfully in a variety of workplaces and civic situations.
REQUIRED COURSES - ENG (17 S.H.) 
  • 211 Writing in Communities (3)
  • 250 Grammar and Usage (2)
  • 309 Nonfiction Prose Writing (3) 
  • 328 English Syntax (3) 
  • 399 Internship (1-12 S.H); must be completed for at least 3 S.H.
  • 439 Technical Writing (3) 
ELECTIVES (7 S.H.) 
Electives may be chosen from English courses numbered 200 or above.  Extradepartmental electives may be allowed at the discretion of the department chair.

B.A. English: Teaching English as a Second Language (ENGE)
24 S.H.
REQUIRED COURSES – ENG (17 S.H.)
  • 250 Grammar and Usage (2)
  • 328 English Syntax (3)
  • 350 Introduction to Language Study (3)
  • 480 Theories of Second Language Acquisition (3)
Choose two of the following four courses:
    • 481 TESOL Theories and Methods (3) OR
    • 482 Second Language Composition Studies (3) OR
    • 483 Pedagogical Grammar (3) OR
    • 484 ESL Materials, Resources, and Assessment (3) 
ELECTIVES – ENG (7 S.H.)
Choose electives from the following English courses:
  • 210 Advanced Expository Writing (3)
  • 211 Writing in Communities (3)
  • 227 Topics in Language (1-3)
  • 324 Projects in Writing and Language (1-3)
  • 399 Internship (1-12)
  • 461 Independent Studies (1-3)
  • 472 Seminar in Language and Discourse (3)
Any two of the following not chosen as required courses:
    • 481 TESOL Theories and Methods (3) OR
    • 482 Second Language Composition Studies (3) OR
    • 483 Pedagogical Grammar (3) OR
    • 484 ESL Materials, Resources, and Assessment (3)
Extradepartmental electives may be allowed with the approval of the department chairperson. 

BA English: Film Studies (FILM)
24 S.H.
A minor in Film Studies provides a broad overview of film culture, with emphasis upon important historical and critical trends, film form, and style. Students who complete the Film Studies minor may do so primarily to enhance their liberal education by cultivating their aesthetic knowledge.  Some may elect to pursue a graduate degree, whether in film, film and literature, or in any number of areas of interdisciplinary study.  Others may seek more technical training in writing, editing, cinematography, or directing.   Still others, depending upon their chosen major field, may wish to pursue a career path in teaching, filmmaking, writing, advertising, computer software, graphic design, entertainment law, or production finance.    
 
REQUIRED COURSES (18 S.H.)
Core Requirements (12 S.H.)
  • FILM 140 Approaches to Film (3)
  • FILM 240 Film Genres (6, may be repeated as topics change)
  • FILM 340 Film Theory and Criticism (3)

Mass Communications Requirement (3 S.H.)
One of the following: 
    • MCOM 210 Visual Communication (3)  OR
    • MCOM 280 Principles of Media Literacy (3)

Performing Arts Requirement (3 S.H.)
One of the following: 
    • ENGL 308 Playwriting/Scriptwriting (3) OR
    • MUS 111 Film Music (3) OR
    • THAD 119 Play Analysis (3) OR
    • THAD 132 Beginning Acting (3)
 
ELECTIVES (6 S.H.)
Electives may be chosen from courses listed above that are not used to fulfill course requirements and from any designated FILM offering.

BS English: Communication Arts & Literature (Teaching) Grade 5-8 (MLCA)
29 S.H.
This minor is exclusively for Elementary Education K-6 Majors.
Required Courses (19 S.H.)
  • ENG 222 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
  • ENG 240 Teaching Young Adult Literature (3)
  • ENG 250 Grammar and Usage (2)
  • ENG 290 Literary Studies (5)
  • CMST 375 Argument & Advocacy (3)
  • MCOM 280 Principles of Media Literacy (3)
 
Additional Required Courses (10 S.H.)
  • EDUC 429 Secondary Reading and Teaching Strategies (3)
  • EFRT 449 Middle School Philosophy, Organization and Interdisciplinary Planning (3)
  • EDST 470 Student Teaching (4)
 
Notes:  
  • Students must earn a B in ENG 290, a C in all other courses in the minor, and maintain a 2.75 GPA.
  • ENG 222 and ENG 240 have a prerequisite of ENG 111.
  • ENG 240 requires instructor’s permission.
  • The prerequisites for CMST 375 is either CMST 191 or 192.
  • The prerequisites for EDUC 429 and EFRT 449 are EFRT 400 and EFRT 440.