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English Literary Studies, Minor

Requirements

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.
Discipline Core Requirements:   18 Credits
Complete the following:  
  ENGL 3090 Academic Writing for English Majors 3
  ENGL 3890 Contemporary Critical Approaches to Literature 3
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 of 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)  
Complete 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 3420 Intermediate Fiction Writing (3.0)  
  ENGL 3440 Intermediate Poetry Writing (3.0)  
  ENGL 3710 Literature by Women (3.0)  
  ENGL 373R Literature of Cultures and Places (3.0)  
  ENGL 374G Literature of the Sacred (3.0)  
  ENGL 376G World Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 3780 Mormon Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 3820 History of Literary Criticism (3.0)  
  ENGL 401R Topics in Rhetoric (3.0)  
  ENGL 412R Studies in Literary Genres (3.0)  
  ENGL 4420 Advanced Fiction Writing I (3.0)  
  ENGL 4440 Advanced Poetry Writing I (3.0)  
  ENGL 4450 Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing I (3.0)  
  ENGL 4570 Studies in the American Novel (3.0)  
  ENGL 4620 Chaucer (3.0)  
  ENGL 4630 Shakespeare (3.0)  
  ENGL 4640 Milton (3.0)  
  ENGL 471R Eminent Authors (3.0)  
  ENGL 474R Topics in Folklore (3.0)  
  ENGL 476G Multi-ethnic Literature in America (3.0)  
  ENGL 486R Topics in Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 490R Directed Readings (1.0)  

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete all courses with no grade lower than a C-.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is intended to be a guide. 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. *Pre/Co-requisites are required to be taken. Please see the advisor. 
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 3010 or ENGL 3020 or ENGL 3040 Language Core course 3
ENGL 3090 Academic Writing for English Majors 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 3510 or ENGL 3520 or ENGL 3525 or ENGL 3530 or ENGL 3540 American Literature (upper-division) 3
Upper-Division English Elective 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the Upper-Division ENGL elective area. 
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
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
ENGL 3890 Contemporary Critical Approaches to Literature 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes: All courses must be completed with a grade of C- or higher. 
  Degree total (with matriculation requirements): 27

Department

Name:

English & Literature

Location:

LA 114

Telephone:

801-863-8790

Email:

JamieH@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/english

Chair:

Grant Moss

Chair UVU Email:

mossda@uvu.edu

 
 

Mission Statement

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.

 
 

English & Literature


Advisors:


Administrative Support:

  • Jamie Holdaway
  • Office: LA 126
  • Telephone: 801-863-8790

  • Krista Peterson
  • Office: LA 114
  • Telephone: 801-863-8577
 
 

Faculty

Christa Albrecht-Crane(2001)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., American Literary and Cultural History, Ludwig-Maximilians University; M.A., American Studies, Washington State University; Ph.D., Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Michigan Technological University.

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Karin Anderson(1991)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English, Utah State University; M.A., English, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Literary Theory and Creative Writing, University of Utah.

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Rob Carney(1997)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English, Pacific Lutheran University; M.F.A., Creative Writing-Poetry, Eastern Washington University; Ph.D., English, University of Southwestern Louisiana.

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Angie Carter(2010)

Lecturer

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., M.A., English, Brigham Young University.

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Robert Cousins(1998)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., Humanities, Brigham Young University; M.A., Ph.D., American Studies, Purdue University.

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Mark Crane(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.S., English Literature, Brigham Young University; M.A., English Literature, Portland State University; Ph.D., Composition and Rhetoric, University of Louisville.

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J.D. Davidson(1972)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English, Brigham Young University; M.S., English, Utah State University.

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Wioleta Fedeczko(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English, University of Idaho; M.S., English, Towson University; Ph.D., English, Miami University.

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Stephen Fullmer(1996)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



A.S., English, Utah Valley State College; B.A., M.A., English, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Education-Distance Education, Capella University.

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Nathan Gale(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., Texas State University; M.A., University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., Rhetoric & Writing, University of Texas at Arlington.

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Stephen Gibson(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English, Brigham Young University; M.A., Creative Writing and Literature, Purdue University; Ph.D., Creative Writing and Literature, University of Houston.

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Todd Goddard(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English & American Literature; M.A.,English, University of Wisconsin; JD, University of Connecticut; PhD (ABD), English, University of Wisconsin.

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Nathan Gorelick(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., Sociology, New York University; M.A., Ph.D., Comparative Literature, State University of New York, Buffalo.

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John Goshert(2001)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Studies

B.S., M.A., English, Sonoma State University; Ph.D., English, Purdue University.

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Laura Hamblin(1996)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



A.S., Nursing, B.A., M.A., English, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., English, University of Denver.

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W. Hatch(2004)

Lecturer

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., M.A., English, Brigham Young University.

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Gae Henderson(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., M.A., English, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., English – Rhetoric and Composition, University of Utah.

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Lydia Kerr(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English Literature, The Florida State University; M.A., Ph.D. (ABD), Comparative Literature, State University of New York.

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Christopher Lee(2011)

Lecturer

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., History, M.S., American Studies in English, Utah State University.

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Richard Mcdonald(1998)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English Literature, M.Ed., English Education, University of Florida; M.A., Ph.D., English Literature, University of South Florida.

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Kathryn McPherson(2000)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Director

Department: Honors Program

B.A., M.A., English, University of New Mexico; Ph.D., English, Emory University.

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Lee Mortensen(1992)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; M.F.A., English/Creative Writing, University of Utah.

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David Moss(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Department Chair, Faculty



B.A., English, Washington University; M.A., English, Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., English, University of North Carolina.

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Julie Nichols(2002)

Assistant Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English, M.A., English-Modern British Literature, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., English-Creative Writing, University of Utah.

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Mark Pepper(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English, M.A., English Literature, Sacramento State University; Ph.D. (ABD), Rhetoric & Composition, Purdue University.

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Boyd Petersen(2008)

Lecturer

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., French and International Relations, Brigham Young University; M.A., Comparative Literature, University of Maryland; Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Utah.

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Jerry Petersen(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., Social Sciences, Washington State University; M.A., English Rhetoric & Composition, Washington University; Ph.D., English, Rhetoric and Composition, Washington State University.

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Linda Shelton(2000)

Senior Lecturer

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., Speech/Drama Secondary Education; M.A., Communications, Brigham Young University.

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Thomas Smith(2012)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English Education, Brigham Young University; M.S., Curriculum & Instruction, Ph.D., Teacher Education, University of Nevada.

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Ethan  Sproat(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., Philosophy, M.A., English/Rhetoric, Brigham Young University; M.A., Science Fiction Studies, University of Liverpool.

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Paul Tanner(1993)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.S., Psychology and English, Weber State University; M.A., English/Rhetoric, Ph.D., English/Rhetoric, Bowling Green State University.

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Debra Thornton(1998)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., M.A., English, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., English, University of New Mexico.

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Charles Vogel(1995)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English Literature, M.A., English, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., English, University of California.

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Sandra Vogel(1994)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., M.A., English, Brigham Young University.

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Jans Wager(1997)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program

B.A., Distributed Studies (Communication Emphasis), University of Colorado; M.A., German, Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of California.

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Jeniveve Wahlquist(1993)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English, M.A., American Literature, Brigham Young University.

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Lorraine Wallace(2005)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., Secondary Education, Idaho State University; M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Brigham Young University.

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Diana Webber(2014)

Lecturer

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English Literature, Birmingham City University; M.A., Victorian Literature, University of Leeds.

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Janis Wellington(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English, Glassboro State College; M.A., English (Creative Writing), Ph.D., English, University of New Mexico.

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Brian Whaley(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., History, University of California at Santa Barbara; M.A., English, University of Montana; Ph.D., English, University of Oregon.

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Careers

Careers

Careers:  
Employers expect clear verbal and written communication, critical thinking and reading, audience analysis, and persuasive presentations and research from their employees. English and Literature students often work as teachers, analysts, critics, librarians, creative writers, public relations specialists, lobbyists, copywriters, journalists, editors, technical writers, and professors. Language used well is an important part of websites, legislation, novels, document design, instruction manuals, screenplays, advertising, news reporting, etc. Students in English at UVU are also well prepared for graduate work in law, business, and education.

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