The English Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is dedicated to preparing students to become insightful readers, thinkers, and writers, life-long learners with an awareness of historical, cultural, and philosophical issues. Their education in literature, writing, criticism, and language enables students to write effectively, think critically, read widely, weigh values, and communicate ideas. These abilities serve our majors in teaching, business, or graduate/professional education.
The Department of English offers majors in English Literature, Creative Writing, English Education, Broad Area English Education, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Students can also minor Literature, Creative Writing, Professional Writing, TESOL, and English Language Arts (for Elementary Education majors).
Classes in English Department majors and minors are small, providing students opportunities to get to know not just their instructors, but their fellow students as well. The faculty are dedicated, enthusiastic teachers and are readily available to students. English Department faculty are committed to helping each student achieve his or her educational, personal, and professional goals.
Students also find a sense of community as Writing Center or ESL Center tutors, as editors of the student literary magazine, as participants in the monthly literary readings, as contributors at the English Department annual undergraduate conference, as members of English Department student organizations, and in a variety of other ways.