We strive to create a English, Education (5-12 teacher licensure) community of readers and writers who value both tradition and innovation, and who understand literary art as a medium of moral reflection as well as aesthetic pleasure.
The Department of English at University of Saint Thomas Saint Paul offers three emphases.
1. The Major in English provides students with broad exposure to literature in historical contexts, within and across national traditions and theoretical frameworks, and in relation to other intellectual and artistic disciplines, along with writing for scholarly and professional purposes in both traditional and digital forms.
2. The Major in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis gives students a foundation of study in literary history and genre along with a sequence of writing courses focused on poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for both traditional and digital forms.
3. The Major in English with a Secondary Education Emphasis (5-12) prepares students for teaching middle and secondary school through coursework in literature, linguistics, writing, and writing pedagogy. This particular major also requires additional coursework from the Department of Teacher Education and the Department of Communication and Journalism. Successful completion of these requirements will lead to eligibility for a 5-12 Communication Arts and Literature license in the state of Minnesota.
The study of English helps students develop a broad range of practices that are valuable for a variety of career paths and life aspirations. Students graduating with a major in English will be able to write thoughtfully about literature and life, in forms that range from personal responses, to close readings of primary texts, analyses and interpretations engaging theory and criticism, and creative and professional projects in a variety of genres and both traditional and digital forms. They will understand and practice writing as a process that involves substantial revision and be able to reflect thoughtfully upon the writing process that works best for them. They will be able to read sophisticated literary works with imagination and intelligence and will be able to respond critically and creatively to their empathic, ethical, and aesthetic dimensions.
The Major in English, the Major in English with Creative Writing Emphasis, and the Major in English with a Teacher Education emphasis (5-12) consist of 44-credits each, including fulfillment of the core curriculum in literature and writing courses. The department offers courses for non-majors to fulfill the Literature and Writing component of the core curriculum and the Human Diversity requirement.
English majors and minors are encouraged to study abroad. Specific courses taken abroad may substitute for St. Thomas requirements. See the chair of the department, a study abroad advisor in the Office of Study Abroad, or Academic Information & Programs in the front section of this catalog for program options.
- British Authors
- American Authors
- Multicultural Literature
- Literature by Women: Critical History
- The Classical Tradition
- The Modern Tradition
- Introduction to English Studies
- Theory and Practice of Writing
- Linguistics: English Language
- Shakespeare and the Early Modern Period
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The admissions committee considers each student’s academic record, essay, and recommendations, if applicable. Depending on the Admission Type to which you applied - Early Action or Regular Decision - applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee and decisions announced at the respective notification date.
- Each accepted applicant should make a $400 confirming deposit to reserve a place in the class and in university housing. This deposit is refundable when requested in writing by May 1 prior to the fall semester of admission. Spring students should inquire about the deposit and refund date.
- First-year students are required to live on campus their first and second years at St. Thomas unless they are granted an exception to this policy.Transfer students may also have a residency requirement. Residence Life can provide additional information about the policy and the exception process.
International46348 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23174 USD per semester during 48 months.
National46348 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23174 USD per semester during 48 months.
Living costs for Saint Paul
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