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Writing 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: 21

Discipline Core Requirements: 12 Credits
Complete the following:  
  ENGL 2040 Introduction to Writing Studies (3.0) 3
  ENGL 2310 Technical Communication (3.0) 3
  ENGL 3010 Rhetorical Theory (3.0) 3
  ENGL 3060 Visual Rhetoric (3.0) 3
Elective Requirements:    9 Credits
Professional Writing Practices: Complete TWO of the following: 6
  ENGL 2050 Editing (3.0)  
  ENGL 3050 Advanced Editing and Design for Print Media (3.0)  
  ENGL 3320 Grant and Proposal Writing (3.0)  
  ENGL 4340 Advanced Technical Communication (3.0)  
  ENGL 436R Topics in Technical Communication (3.0)  
  ENLG 481R Internship (1.0)  
Language and Cultural Rhetorics: Complete ONE of the following: 3
  ENGL 2030 Writing for Social Change (3.0)  
  ENGL 3030 Writing in the Disciplines (3.0)  
  ENGL 3070 Public Rhetorics and Popular Media (3.0)  
  ENGL 401R Topics in Rhetoric (3.0)  

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 2040* Introduction to Writing Studies 3
ENGL 2310* Technical Communication 3
  Semester total: 6
Note: *Pre-requisites are required to be taken. Please see the advisor.   
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 3010* Rhetorical Theory 3
ENGL 2050* or ENGL 3050* or ENGL 3320* or ENGL 4340* or ENGL 436R* or ENGL 481R Professional Writing Practices course 3
  Semester total: 6
Note: *Pre-requisites are required to be taken. Please see the advisor.   
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 3060* Visual Rhetoric 3
ENGL 2030* or ENGL 3030* or ENGL 3070* or ENGL 401R* Language and Cultural Rhetorics course 3
  Semester total: 6
Note: *Pre-requisites are required to be taken. Please see the advisor.   
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2050* or ENGL 3050* or ENGL 3320* or ENGL 4340* or ENGL 436R* or ENGL 481R Professional Writing Practices course 3
  Semester total: 3
Note: *Pre-requisites are required to be taken. Please see the advisor.  
  Degree total: 21

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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