PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Students at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family celebrate language and literature as they learn about themselves, others and the world around us. Writing stylishly, reading thoughtfully, and speaking sensibly are integral to the English Programs and their mission in liberal arts education. Students learn to use language precisely and ethically so they can think critically and express their ideas persuasively. As students develop reading and writing skills, they discover that literature and language are sources for growth, creativity, understanding and fostering social justice.

English Major

The Bachelor of Arts degree in English affords students a vibrant study of literature, language, writing and critical thinking in an intimate setting. Students acquire in-depth knowledge of the traditions of American, British and world literature, as they understand the richness of our literary and cultural heritages. As students grow as readers and writers, they learn to position those literary traditions in relation to the values of today’s global society. Students are required to complete a major or minor in an additional discipline to enhance their  studies.

English Minor

The minor program in English offers students who take pleasure in literature and writing the opportunity for study beyond introductory courses. Like the major, the English minor exposes students to American, British and world literature, while giving students flexibility to pursue their own literary interests.

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FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

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Dr. emilie lindemann

Associate Professor
English Department

Phone920-686-6202
Emailemilie.lindemann@sl.edu  

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Dr. Albert Sears

Professor
English Department

Phone: 920-686-6139 
Emailalbert.sears@sl.edu  

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SISTER NANCY KINATE

Assistant Professor
Education Department

Phone920-686-6379
Emailnancy.kinate@sl.edu 

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Dr. Mark Heimermann

Assistant Professor
English Department

Phone920-686-6164
Emailmark.heimermann@sl.edu  

 

Program LEarning Outcomes

  1. Students will communicate proficiently and creatively for a variety of audiences.
  2. Students will practice textual analysis, interpretation and criticism.
  3. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the discourse of the discipline.
  4. Students will formulate sound critical judgments.
  5. Students will articulate the role of history and tradition in the development of literature.
  6. Students will articulate the ways that reading, writing and literary criticism can be acts of social justice.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • “C+” in ENG 112
  • “C+” in ENG 103

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

Recognizing that active participation in the field is integral to success as an English major or minor, the following are required:

  • Majors and minors must complete required lower biennium courses before taking upper biennium courses. Exceptions must be approved in writing by the course instructor. Documentation will be placed in the student’s file.
  • A minimum of one-third of the required courses must be completed through Silver Lake College of the Holy Family.

PROGRAM EXIT REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum average of “B-” is required in classes counting toward an English major or minor.
  • Completion of a minor or second major.

Program curriculum

 

English Core Courses 18 credits
ENG 103 Principles of Literary Studies 3
ENG 200 World Literature 3
ENG 2__ American Literature 3
ENG 2__ British Literature 3
ENG 220 Creative Writing 3
ENG 403 Shakespeare 3

 

English Major 36 credits
English Core Courses 18
English Emphasis 18

 

Literature Emphasis

ENG 316 Women Writers or ENG 317 Literature & Otherness 3
ENG 407 Literary Theory and Criticism 3
ENG 4__ Elective 3
ENG 3__ or ENG 4__ Elective 3
ENG ___Elective 3
ENG 451 Writing & Social Justice Seminar 3

 

Teaching Emphasis

ENG 308 Young Adult Literature 3
 ENG 407 Literary Theory and Criticism 3
 ENG 4__ Elective 3
 ENG 3__ or ENG 4__ Elective
 ENG ___Elective
 ENG 451 Writing & Social Justice Seminar

 

Students complete the requirements of the Teacher Licensure Program, including ENG 443, ENG 453, ENG 454.

 

English Minor 24 credits
English Core Courses 18
English Emphasis 6


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