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English with an Emphasis in Technical Communication, A.S.

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: 60

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  MATH 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0) (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors)  
  MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0) (recommended for Social Science majors)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0) (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:   
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  ENGL 2600 Critical Introduction to Literature 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 15 Credits
  ENGL 2030 Writing for Social Change 3
  ENGL 2050 Editing 3
  ENGL 2250 Creative Process and Imaginative Writing 3
or ENGL 225H Creative Process and Imaginative Writing (3.0)  
  ENGL 2310 Technical Communication 3
Select ONE from the following list:  3
  ART 1400 Graphic Computer Applications (3.0)  
  DGM 1110 Digital Media Essentials I (4.0)  
Elective Requirements:   10 Credits
  Any course 1000 or higher  10

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.

Graduation Plan

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MATH 1030 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Fine Arts 3
American Institutions 3
Social/ Behavioral Science 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills Fine Arts distribution, American Institutions distribution, and Social/Behavioral Science distribution.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 or 2020 Intermediate Writing 3
PHIL 205G Ethics & Values 3
Physical Science 3
ENGL 2050 Editing 3
General Elective 2
  Semester total: 14
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the Physical Science distribution.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2600 Critical Introduction to Literature 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
Biology 3
LANG 1010 Foreign Language (1st level) 4
ENGL 2030 Writing for Social Change 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the Biology distribution.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2310 Technical Communication 3
ENGL 2250 Creative Process and Imaginative Writing 3
Tech Comm Elective Technical Communication Elective 3
3rd Science 3
LANG 1020 Foreign Language (2nd level) 4
  Semester total: 16
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the Technical Communication elective area and the Biology distribution.

If student is completing an AS, s/he would simply take a total of 10 credits of general elective rather than 2 courses of a foreign language and 2 credits of general elective.
  Degree total: 60

Department

Name:

English & Literature

Location:

LA 114

Telephone:

801-863-8790

Email:

JamieH@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/english

Chair:

Stephen Gibson

 
 

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

  • Assistant Chair: Rick McDonald
  • Telephone: 801-863-8365
  • Email: mcdonari@uvu.edu


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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Stephen Gibson(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Department Chair, 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)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Department Chair

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
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)

Assistant 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
Director

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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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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Laurie Wood(1995)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English, University of Utah; M.A., English Literature, Brigham Young University.

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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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