World Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Mission Statement Top of Page

The Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures promotes critical thinking, reading, and writing; oral, listening, and cultural competencies; and strategies for literacy, teaching, and learning across diverse languages, literatures, and cultures within a liberal arts tradition.

Faculty and Staff Top of Page

Ardren, Rebecca - Sr Lecturer, Language Arts
Crow, Timothy - Professor, German/Spanish
Donovan, Virginia - Asst Professor, French
Fezzey, Hilary - Asst Prof, English
Harrison, Deborah - Asst. Professor, Language Arts
Kortesma, Saundra - Lecturer
Kropid, Wendy - Professor, English Education
Pucheu, Jeanette - Asst Professor, Spanish
Reiff, Raychel - Professor, English
Sloboda, N - Professor, English

Course Descriptions Top of Page

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ENGED - English Education
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ENGED 606Advanced Children's Literature3.00
Advanced study of the various types of fiction and nonfiction literatures published for, used with, or selected by children birth to age 12. Emphasis is on using children's literature across the content areas with best practice instruction. Includes the selection, evaluation, appreciation, and use of children's literature and related media. Explores methods to help develop a child's interest in reading and ability to appreciate quality children's literature.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ENGED 618Middle Level Literature3.00
Study of classic and current readings in middle level literature in conjunction with a discussion of the English language arts and literacy skills and concepts typically addressed in grades 5-8. Engaging instructional strategies and assessment tasks will also be emphasized.
Typically Offered:
Summer Only
ENGED 663Advanced Study of Literacy Pre K-33.00
Study of the design and implementation of developmentally appropriate curricula and instruction in the language arts that foster the concept of emergent literacy. Focuses on the development of language (both oral and written) and literacy from birth through third grade.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ENGED 664Advanced Literacy Grades 4-123.00
Study of the design and implementation of language arts curricula and instruction in grades 4-12. Focuses on creating strategic lifelong readers and writers.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ENGED 665Advanced Content Area Literacy3.00
Study of the use of literacy processes in developing student learning in the content areas. Emphasis is on the integration of learning theory and subject matter knowledge in planning instruction which makes profitable use of test and writing to meet curriculum goals.
Typically Offered:
Summer Only
ENGED 681Seminars in Education1.00 - 3.00
Selected topics and problems in the area of teacher education. May be taken in several units provided a different topic or problem is studied each time.
Typically Offered:
Fall or Spring Terms
ENGED 701Introduction to Reading Difficulties3.00
Investigation of various aspects of reading difficulties so that special reading teachers and classroom teachers can provide effective reading instruction to readers of a variety of abilities. Strategies for diagnosis and remediation of reading difficulties at the elementary and secondary levels will be considered. It is strongly recommended that students in this course enroll in ENGED 702 during the following semester.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ENGED 702Reading Difficulties Practicum3.00
Practicum in which theories and instructional strategies learned in ENGED 701 are put into practice as the student plans and conducts a program of diagnosis and instruction for elementary-level and secondary-level readers of a variety of abilities. Clinical experiences are designed to develop the student's skill as a diagnostician and teacher of readers of varying abilities.
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ENGED 701.
Typically Offered:
Summer Only
ENGED 705The K-12 Literacy Program3.00
In-depth study of K-12 literacy programs. Emphasis is on characteristics of effective school literacy programs and methods of planning, developing, and evaluating effective programs.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
ENGED 709History of Reading3.00
Exploration of philosophical orientations to literacy instruction with a study of the research base. Students will investigate the history of literacy instruction as well as the most important research studies to affect instruction.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ENGED 751MSE-Reading Portfolio0.00
Capstone experience of the student's program demonstrating professional growth through reflections on best-practice skills and knowledge gained throughout the coursework. Satisfactory completion of the portfolio as ascertained by the student's program advisor fulfills the state of Wisconsin portfolio requirement for licensure.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ENGED 752Educational Research Project3.00
A literacy research project designed and carried out by a student with the advice and approval of the research advisor. Research advisor consent is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ENGED 781Independent Study2.00 - 4.00
Specially designed study to allow the graduate student to pursue specific areas of need or interest. Instructor consent is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ENGL - English
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ENGL 665Modern American Poetry3.00
The study of major writers and poetic movements in modern American poetry.

World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department Contact Information Top of Page

World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department
University of Wisconsin - Superior
Swenson Hall 3061
Belknap and Catlin Ave.
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: 715-394-8195