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English and Creative Writing course catalog


UMME AL-WAZEDI, Associate Professor
B.A., M.A., Rajshahi University; M.A., Eastern Illinois; Ph.D., Purdue

BRETT A. BIEBEL, Adjunct Assistant Professor
B.A., Saint John's; M.A., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; M.F.A., Minnesota State

DAVID CROWE, Professor
B.A., Luther; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

KELLY R. DANIELS, Associate Professor
B.A., San Francisco State; M.F.A., Georgia State; Ph.D., Western Michigan

MEG GILLETTE,Chair and Associate Professor
B.A., Iowa; M.A., Ph.D., Illinois

LAURA E. GREENE, Professor
B.A., Williams; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell

KATIE HANSON, Assistant Professor
B.A. Luther; M.A., St. Mary’s (Minnesota)

B.A., M.A., Ohio State; Ph.D., North Carolina

SARAH McDOWELL, Adjunct Assistant Professor
B.A., Augustana; M.A., Wisconsin

PAUL V. OLSEN, Professor
B.A., Luther; M.A., Ph.D., Oregon

JASON R. PETERS, Professor, Dorothy J. Parkander Chair in Literature
B.A., Calvin; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State

JOHN TAWIAH-BOATENG, Associate Professor
B.A., University of Ghana; M.A., Dalhousie; Ph.D., Southern Illinois

REBECCA WEE, Professor
B.A., St. Olaf; M.F.A., George Mason

KARIN YOUNGBERG, Professor, Conrad Bergendoff Professor of Humanities
A.B., Augustana; M.A., Ph.D., Iowa


FARAH MARKLEVITS, Assistant Director and Assistant Professor
B.A., Augustana College; M.A., University of Chicago; M.F.A., Syracuse University

JACOB ROMANIELLO, ELL Specialist and  Assistant Professor
B.S., Nyack College; M.A., Azusa Pacific University; Ph.D., Biola University

LUCAS A. STREET, Director and Instructor of English 
B.A., Knox College; M.F.A., University of Wyoming

MAJOR IN ENGLISH. 32 credits, including ENGL 215, 1 class in American literature (ENGL 265, 365, 370, 375, 380, 385), 1 class in British literature (ENGL 260, 315, 320, 330, 335, 340), 1 class in literature written pre-1800s (ENGL 250, 315, 320, 325, 326, 365A, 365B, 365C), 1 class in Diverse literature (ENGL 255, 270, 275, 278, 285, 290, 295, 345, 350, 355, 390), 8 credits of electives (in either ENGL or ENCW), and Senior Inquiry (ENGL 400). Only one 1xx level class will count towards the major, and at least 4 classes must be at the 3xx level.

Note: courses may satisfy only one major requirement (e.g., ENGL 315 can count for British or pre-1800s, but not both).

MINOR IN ENGLISH. 20 credits, including ENGL 215, 1 class in American literature (ENGL 265, 365, 370, 375, 380, 385), 1 class in British literature (ENGL 260, 315, 320, 330, 335, 340), and 2 electives (in either ENGL or ENCW). Only one 1xx level class will count towards the minor, and at least 2 classes must be at the 3xx level.

MAJOR IN CREATIVE WRITING. 30 credits, including one 2xx level ENGL class, two 2xx level ENCW classes, three 3xx level ENCW classes, one ENCW or ENGL elective at the 2xx level or higher, a 0-credit internship (may be completed by working one year on Saga, taking ENCW 300: Book Publishing, or completing a community internship with faculty supervision and creative writing faculty approval), and Senior Inquiry (ENCW 490).

MINOR IN CREATIVE WRITING. 20 credits, including three classes from ENCW (at least one of which must be at the 300 level) and two classes from ENGL (at least one of which must be at the 300 level)

MAJOR IN ENGLISH EDUCATION. 42 credits. 40 credits in English including 215, 260, 265, 210, 310; a Shakespeare class (250, 325, or 326); two American literature classes (one from 365, 370, 375, 380 or 395E, and one from 270, 275, 280, 290, 365, 370, 375, 380, 390, or others pre-approved by the ELA advisor); a world literature class (285, 295, 345, 350, WLIT219); one elective ENGL (300 or higher) OR ENCW (200 or higher); plus two credits in Communication Studies (COMM204 Listening). The English department allows the combination of EDUC422, EDUC450, and INTR-EDA90 to fulfill the English Senior Inquiry requirement. See the Director of Secondary Education for more information.

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.

English courses (ENGL)

Creative writing courses (ENCW)


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