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English Education, Minor

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UVU’s English program is designed to give students skill, confidence, and versatility in writing, speaking, and interpreting texts. The program provides opportunities for students to consider and practice the applications of effective language use in diverse situations: professional, pragmatic, social, political, and aesthetic. The English program emphasizes knowledge and use of standard English in all written work, yet incorporates an understanding that English is a desirably diverse and variable phenomenon. The courses of study in English are designed to familiarize students with much of the traditional canon of literature. They are also designed to provide students with the critical and ethical skills necessary to interrogate this canon, to incorporate and legitimize their own and others’ “different” voices, not just in the academy, but in any of the many situations in which language influences human activity.

Total Program Credits: 18

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Complete the following courses:ENGL 2600, Critical Introduction to Literature; ENGL 2510, American Literature before 1865, or ENGL 2520, American Literature after 1865; and ENGL 2610, British Literature before 1800, or ENGL 2620, British Literature after 1800.
  2. Must be accepted into a Secondary Education major 

Discipline Core Requirements:

18 Credits
  ENGL 2510 American Literature before 1865 (3.0)  
  ENGL 2520 American Literature after 1865 (3.0)  
  ENGL 2610 British Literature before 1800 (3.0)  
  ENGL 2620 British Literature after 1800 (3.0)  
  ENGL 2600 Critical Introduction to Literature (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  ENGL 3890 Contemporary Critical Approaches to Literature WE 3
  ENGL 4210 Methods in Teaching Literacy I 3
  ENGL 4220 Methods in Teaching Literacy II 3
Choose one from the following: 3
  ENGL 3010 Rhetorical Theory (3.0)  
  ENGL 3020 Modern English Grammars (3.0)  
  ENGL 3040 History of the English Language (3.0)  
Complete one from the following: 3
  ENGL 3510 Early American Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 3520 Literature of the American Renaissance (3.0)  
  ENGL 3525 American Literary Realism and Naturalism (3.0)  
  ENGL 3530 Modern American Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 3540 Contemporary American Literature (3.0)  
Complete one from the following:  3
  ENGL 3610 Medieval Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 3620 Tudor British Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 3630 Stuart British Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 3640 Restoration and 18th Century British Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 3650 Romantic British Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 3655 Victorian British Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 3660 Modern British Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 3670 Contemporary British Literature (3.0)  

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete all courses with no grade lower than a C- and no grade lower than a B- in methods courses.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2510 or ENGL 2520 American Literature Before 1865 or American Literature After 1865 3
ENGL 2610 or ENGL 2620 British Literature Before 1800 or British Literature After 1800 3
ENGL 2600 Critical Introduction to Literature 3
  Semester total: 9
Notes: These three courses are prerequisites to minor requirements.  Must be completed prior to beginning minor.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 3510 or ENGL 3520 or ENGL 3525 or ENGL 3530 or ENGL 3540 American Literature (upper-division) 3
ENGL 3010 or ENGL 3020 or ENGL 3040 Language Core course 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 4210 Methods in Teaching Literacy I 3
ENGL 3890 Contemporary Critical Approaches to Literature WE 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 4220 Methods in Teaching Literacy II 3
ENGL 3610 or ENGL 3620 or ENGL 3630 or ENGL 3640 or ENGL 3650 or ENGL 3655 or ENGL 3660 or ENGL 3670 British Literature (upper-division) 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes: This minor is only available to students in Education programs.
  Degree total (with matriculation requirements): 27


English and Literature

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