2012-2014 Catalog

Undergraduate Course Descriptions

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Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
WRIT 099Fundamentals of Writing3.00
Fundamentals of academic writing: active reading strategies, writing processes, revision, audience awareness, full development of ideas, adherence to rules of standard edited English. Credits in this course cannot be used to fulfill General Education requirements, graduation requirements, or the requirements of a major or minor. Credits count for transcript only.
Prerequisites:
Placement based on score of ACT English or SAT verbal or Wisconsin English Placement Test; or approval of the Writing Coordinator for students taking ESL 132.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
WRIT 101College Writing I3.00
Fundamentals of expository writing: writing of short essays, critical reading, introduction to library research.
General Education Attributes:
ENG English
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for this course is completion of ENGL/WRIT 099 with a grade of C- or better; or qualifying score on ACT English or SAT verbal or Wisconsin English Placement Test; or approval of Writing Coordinator for students taking ESL 132.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
WRIT 102College Writing II3.00
Continuation of ENGL 101 or WRIT 101, more advanced critical writing and reading, writing the documented library research essay. Prerequisite: C- or better in ENGL 101 or WRIT 101 or FYS 116; or qualifying score on ACT English or SAT Verbal or WEPT or AP Literature and Composition test or AP Language and Composition test; or approval of Writing Coordinator for students taking ESL 132. Students must pass with a C- or better to complete the College Writing Sequence.
General Education Attributes:
ENG English
Prerequisites:
All students must pass with a grade of C- or better to complete the College Writing Sequence.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
WRIT 189Writing Elective0.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
WRIT 208Journaling for Study Away Students1.00
The practice of journaling during study away. Students read and think about the journaling of other travelers from many time periods and cultures and keep their own journals that center on their lived experience and their developing understanding of such phenomena as culture shock, intercultural sensitivity, communication complications, and reverse culture shock. Online format. Students must complete this course during their semester away or during the first semester of their academic year away.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ENGL 102, WRIT 102, or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
WRIT 209Business and Professional Writing3.00
Foundations of business, professional, and technical communication, primarily in writing but including oral and nonverbal forms. Emphasizes the rhetorical situations, languages, and cultural environments of domestic and international business, of the helping professions, and of technical/professional interests.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisites for this course is completion of ENGL/WRIT 102 and COMM 110 with a grade of C- or better.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
WRIT 215The Writer's Craft: Poetry and Drama3.00
The study of poems and plays, with emphasis on form and technique, increases awareness and appreciation of available subjects and strategies developed by writers over time.
General Education Attributes:
FAA Fine Arts Appreciation
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
WRIT 216The Writer's Craft: Fiction3.00
The study of short stories and novels, with emphasis on form and technique, increases awareness and appreciation of available subjects and strategies developed by writers over time.
General Education Attributes:
FAA Fine Arts Appreciation
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
WRIT 250Introduction to Creative Writing3.00
Introductory creative writing course in which students develop their ability to write in a variety of genres. Study of contemporary works in genres including literary prose, poetry, and drama; composition in genres including literary prose, poetry, and drama; development of a writing process and writerly identify; workshop critiques of student writing.
General Education Attributes:
FAAE Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
WRIT 251Creative Writing: Memoir3.00
Introductory creative writing course in which students develop their ability to write autobiographical essays. Study of exemplary contemporary texts; composition of brief memoirs; workshop critiques of student writing.
General Education Attributes:
FAAE Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
WRIT 252Creative Writing: Poetry3.00
Introductory creative writing course in which students develop their ability to write poetry. Study of exemplary contemporary texts; composition of poems in both free verse and traditional forms; workshop critiques of student writing.
General Education Attributes:
FAAE Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
WRIT 253Creative Writing: Fiction3.00
Introductory creative writing course in which students develop their ability to write short fiction. Study of exemplary contemporary texts; composition of short fiction; workshop critiques of student writing.
General Education Attributes:
FAAE Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
WRIT 255Gender and Sexuality in Writing3.00
Explores writing on gender and sexuality with a focus on texts by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex (LGBTQI) and allied writers from diverse cultures, classes, races, and ethnicities. Students discover and deepen their own perspectives through writing and reading. Students of all genders and gender identities are welcome. Cross listed as WRIT/WST 255.
General Education Attributes:
DIV Diversity
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
WRIT 265Writing Center Internship1.00
Training for and supervised practice of one-to-one instruction as writing consultants at the University Writing Center. Report writing and data analysis.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
WRIT 270Contemporary Topics in Writing3.00
Studies in writing. May be repeated for credit with different content.
General Education Attributes:
FAAE Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ENGL 102, WRIT 102, or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
WRIT 289Writing Elective0.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
WRIT 298Prior Learning Portfolio Development1.00
Facilitation of students' creation of portfolios that document prior learning. Reflection and analysis of prior learning experiences to articulate knowledge, understanding, and skills that may meet college-level learning outcomes. Designed for students with significant work and life experiences. Course requires instructor permission. Must be taken Pass/Fail.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
WRIT 301Writing Creative Nonfiction3.00
Writing of nonfiction prose.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ENGL 102, WRIT 102, or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
WRIT 303Introduction to Rhetoric3.00
Introduction to the field of rhetoric, including discussion of ancient and contemporary theories and practices.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ENGL 102 or WRIT 102 or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
WRIT 307English Grammar3.00
Introductory linguistic explanation and analysis of the traditional and the transformational generative models of English grammar.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ENGL 102 or WRIT 102 or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
WRIT 308Nature Writing3.00
Study of exemplary contemporary and/or classic works of nature writing. Writing of essays related to nature, science, and/or the environment. Research and writing in areas of student interest.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ENGL 102 or WRIT 102 or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
WRIT 325Writing Women, Women Writing3.00
Women's non-fiction writing from a variety of time periods and cultures as models for the students' own writing projects. Cross-listed as ENGL/WST 325.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ENGL 102 or WRIT 102 or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
WRIT 348Women's Autobiography3.00
Study of contemporary and/or classic works of women's autobiography. Writing of autobiographical and analytic essays related to gender by both female and male students. Study of theoretical perspectives on gender and autobiography. Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or WRIT 102 or consent of instructor. Cross-listed as WRIT/WST 348.
General Education Attributes:
DIV Diversity
Prerequisites:
ENGL 102 is a prerequisite
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
WRIT 350Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction3.00
Advanced creative writing course in which students further develop their ability to write fiction. Study of contemporary works of fiction; examination of and practice in elements of craft; composition of fiction (drafts and revisions); further development of a writing process and writerly identity; workshop critiques of student writing.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of ENGL/WRIT 250 or 253 is prerequisite for enrolling in this course, or with instructor consent
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
WRIT 352Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry3.00
Advanced creative writing course in which students further develop their ability to write poetry. Study of contemporary works of poetry; examination of and practice in elements of poetic craft; composition of poetry (drafts and revisions); further development of a writing process and writerly identity; workshop critiques of student writing.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed WRIT 250 or 252.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term every other Year
WRIT 389Writing Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
WRIT 401Art of Persuasive Writing3.00
Study of persuasive writing. Students learn classical and contemporary approaches to the arts of persuasion and apply them in reading and writing contemporary discourse.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ENGL 102 or WRIT 102 or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
WRIT 450Special Topics in Rhetoric1.00 - 6.00
Studies in language, rhetoric, or poetics. May be repeated for credit with different content.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ENGL 102 or WRIT 102 or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
WRIT 470Special Topics in Writing1.00 - 6.00
Studies in writing. May be repeated for credit with different topics.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ENGL 102 or WRIT 102 or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
WRIT 489Writing Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
WRIT 498Independent Study1.00 - 6.00
Advanced study for students who have shown themselves capable of independent work, carried on under direction of a staff member chosen by the student with approval of the department chair. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms

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