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English Language Arts Minor

Note: This minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Content Focus option of Elementary Education.

Complete 24 credits to include the requirements of each group. A minimum 2.75 grade point average is required, based on all UW–Madison coursework included in the English Language Arts minor. Consult with advising staff at Education Academic Services (EAS), Room 139 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, 608-262-1651. The courses listed here will meet the requirements in each category, but additional courses can be considered. Consult with an advisor in Education Academic Services.

Introductory Literature. Complete two introductory literature (breadth code of "L") courses from any department.

International Literature. One course from the following list:
African Language and Literature 120, 210, 211, 300, 306, 405, 411, 412, 413, 471
Comparative Literature 341
Folklore 100, 210, 220, 270, 279, 336, 342, 345, 346, 347, 360, 374, 394, 428, 444, 445, 450, 460, 471, 510, 517, 518
English 275
Languages and Cultures of Asia 524
Library and Information Studies 624
Literature in Translation, any literature course (coded "L")

American Social Literature. This requirement addresses cultural diversity from the perspective of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, or ability. One course from the following:
Afro-American Studies 155, 222, 225, 227, 262, 265, 267, 268, 501, 503, 504, 525, 602, 604, 605
American Indian Studies 172, 275, 649
Asian American 252
Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies 234, 240, 460, 467
English 171, 173, 248, 249, 250, 270, 461, 464, 593, 662, 672
Gender and Women's Studies 247

Mass Communication. One course from the following:
Afro-American Studies 303
American Indian Studies 325
Asian American Studies 662
Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies 419
Communication Arts 250, 350, 351, 353, 355
History 468, 560, 570
Journalism 201, 561, 565, 616
Life Sciences Communication 340/440

Speech Communication. One course from
Communication Arts 260, 262, 266, 270, 272, 276, 360, 368, 371.
Theatre and Drama 150, 250

English Composition. One course from English 201, 207, 307, 400, 407, 408, 409, 410, 508, 509, 511

Electives. Select any course from the areas above (excluding introductory Literature) or from the following options to total 24 credits: English 314, 316, 416, 417; Folklore 211; Linguistics 101/301, 103/303, 365, 430; Gender and Women's Studies 341