2017-19 Undergraduate Catalog Course Descriptions

Writing and Library Science Course Descriptions

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ESL - English as a Second Language
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ESL 131Reading Academic Texts3.00
Academic reading and vocabulary development for advanced-level ESL students. Texts include adapted and unadapted textbook chapters and magazine and journal articles. Open only to those non-native English speakers who are required to take the UW-Superior ESL Placement Test or with instructor permission.
ESL 132Writing for Academic Purposes3.00
English composition for academic purposes, with emphasis on essays and summaries. Includes critical reading, rhetorical approaches to a topic, writing processes, organization of content, re-writing and editing. Students must earn a C- or better in the course and the approval of the Writing Coordinator to be placed in the next appropriate course in the College Writing sequence. Open only to non-native speakers of English through the UW-Superior ESL Placement test or with instructor permission.
ESL 133Listening to Academic English2.00
Structured practice in listening and note-taking using university lectures, and a variety of other academic presentations. Focuses on lecture organization, language cues and academic vocabulary. Open only to non-native speakers of English through the UW-Superior ESL Placement test or with instructor permission.
ESL 134Speaking for Academic Purposes2.00
Guided practice in developing elements of clear speech for advanced-level ESL students. Emphasis on discussion skills and effective individual and group presentations. Open only to non-native speakers of English through the UW-Superior ESL Placement test or with instructor permission.
 
LIBS - Library Science
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
LIBS 189Library Science Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
LIBS 289Library Science Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
LIBS 303Information Resources and Services3.00
Principles and philosophies of library reference service, information literacy, reading, listening and viewing guidance, and information resources with special emphasis on the Application of Wisconsin Model Academic Standards within the school library media center. Knowledge and use of major reference resources as well as discussions of strategies for effective information services.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
LIBS 307Selecting and Organizing Library Resources3.00
Develops the ability to build and maintain resource collections by studying the principles and practices of selection, acquisition, and evaluation for resources to support the library's goals. Includes the study and application of standardized procedures for classifying and cataloging resources and maintaining electronics systems of collections.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
LIBS 309Information Literacy Leadership3.00
Introduction to information literacy program development in a range of libraries. Examines leadership roles as they relate to information literacy and the collaborative teaching responsibility of librarians.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
LIBS 310Young Adult Literature3.00
Examination of the range of print and mediated literature available to young adults. Criteria for evaluation, selection, and guidance in use to meet both student and curriculum uses are discussed. An appreciation for the literature is developed through experiences in reading, viewing, and classroom reporting.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
LIBS 325Administration of Library Media Programs3.00
Introduction to administration of library/media programs with emphasis on leadership in the library/media program, the school, and the broader community of the library/media program and the library/media specialist profession. Examines the state and national guidelines appropriate to library/ media programs.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
LIBS 389Library Science Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
LIBS 435Technology for Teaching and Learning3.00
Effective use of technology with students and faculty to facilitate teaching and learning. Educational media selection, design, production, and instructional delivery to meet Wisconsin and Minnesota information and technology literacy standards. Management and planning concepts for technology in schools and libraries.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
LIBS 450Topics in Library Science1.00 - 3.00
Concentrated study of current special or advanced topics/issues in librarianship. Topics are selected by library faculty based upon student/library community interest. Course may be repeated when topics are different. Summer only.
LIBS 485Library Practice1.00 - 3.00
Supervised practice in library situations providing opportunity for practical application of library principles. Primarily for those in non-teaching areas. Requires consent of the instructor. (N.B. For prospective teachers the practicum in school library media centers is included in the student teacher's professional sequence.)
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
LIBS 489Library Science Elective0.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
LIBS 499Directed Studies In Librarianship1.00 - 3.00
Individualized study of a particular area or problem in librarianship. Topic selected requires approval of the instructor within the program who will be directing the study. May be taken in several units providing a different topic is taken each time.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
 
WRIT - Writing
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
WRIT 099Fundamentals of Writing2.00
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. Students musts pass with a C- or better to move on to WRIT 102.
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
Reading, response, and creation of personal, public, professional, and academic discourses. Emphasis on writing process. Students must pass with a C- or better to move on to WRIT 102. This course is offered only for those students who entered UW-Superior under a catalog prior to the 2017-2019 catalog.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of 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 102Introduction to Academic Writing3.00
Critical reading, research, and writing academic arguments. Emphasis on information literacy, elements of persuasion, documentation and citation. Students must pass with a C- or better.
University Studies Requirements:
College Writing
Prerequisites:
A qualifying score on ACT English or SAT Verbal or WEPT or AP Language and Comp test or AP Literature and Comp test; or permission of Writing Coordinator for students taking ESL 132.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
WRIT 189Writing Elective0.00 - 12.00
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:
Successful completion of WRIT 102 or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
WRIT 209Introduction to Professional Writing3.00
Writing in a range of genres related to the rhetorical situations, audiences, technologies, and multicultural environments of the 21st century workplace. Emphasis on liberal arts career skills. Students must pass with a C- or better to complete the core writing sequence.
University Studies Requirements:
Professional Writing
Prerequisites:
Completion of WRIT 102 with a grade of C- or better and completion of 30 college credits or instructor permission.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
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 identity; workshop critiques of student writing. Course includes Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA) high-impact practice.
University Studies Requirements:
Fine Arts - Aesthetic
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
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/GST 255. Course includes Academic Service-Learning (AS-L) high-impact practice.
University Studies Requirements:
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
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. Can be repeated for credit with different topics.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
WRIT 280Writing on Illness3.00
Study and practice of the craft of four main genres of creative writing (poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction), with emphasis on the themes of illness and healthcare; development of a writing process and writerly identity; group discussions of student writing.
University Studies Requirements:
Fine Arts - Aesthetic
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
WRIT 289Writing Elective0.00 - 12.00
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 a portfolio 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 and Spring Terms
WRIT 301Advanced Creative Writing: Nonfiction3.00
Advanced creative writing course in which students study and create works of creative nonfiction. Emphasis on the writing process and writers' workshops. By the end of this course, students should have a solid understanding of the specific characteristics of CNF, an awareness of their own creative process, and a completed body of written work that demonstrates the skills acquired in the course. Course includes Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA) high-impact practice.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of WRIT 250 or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
WRIT 303Introduction to Rhetoric3.00
Introduction to the field of rhetoric, including discussion of ancient and contemporary theories and practices. Course includes Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA) high-impact practice.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of WRIT 102 or instructor consent.
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:
Successful completion of WRIT 102 or instructor consent.
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:
Successful completion of WRIT 102 or instructor consent.
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 WRIT/GST 325. Course includes Academic Service-Learning (AS-L) high-impact practice.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of WRIT 102 or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
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. Course includes Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA) high-impact practice.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of WRIT 250 or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
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. Course includes Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA) high-impact practice.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of WRIT 250.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
WRIT 353Advanced Creative Writing: Cross-genre3.00
Advanced creative writing course in which students study, practice, and invent techniques that bridge conventional generic boundaries and explore new approaches to literary production. Study of works in hybrid genres including, but not limited to, mashups, multi-media writing, slipstream fiction, prose poetry, and lyrical nonfiction; composition in forms and genres of the students' invention; development of a writing process and writerly identity; workshop critiques of student writing.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of WRIT 250 or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
WRIT 389Writing Elective1.00 - 12.00
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. Course includes Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA) high-impact practice.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of WRIT 303 or instructor consent.
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 topics.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of WRIT 102 or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
WRIT 470Special Topics in Writing1.00 - 6.00
Studies in writing. Can be repeated for credit with different topics.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of WRIT 102 or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
WRIT 480Writing and Healing3.00
Exploration of theoretical and applied aspects of writing and healing. Forms studied and practiced may include poetry, story-telling, journaling, guided autobiography, and/or creative nonfiction, with focus on restorative benefits of narrative and imagistic writing.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of WRIT 102 or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
WRIT 489Writing Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
WRIT 490The Writer's Portfolio3.00
Course in which students explore writing beyond the university setting through readings, discussion, and independent research and create an online portfolio of creative, academic, and/or professional writing accompanied by critical reflection. Public presentation of written work is required.
Prerequisites:
If taken to fulfill Senior Year Experience, successful completion of at least 18 credits in the major or 12 credits in the minor is required.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
WRIT 495Writing Internship1.00 - 6.00
The Writing Internship allows students to apply their academic learning in a professional context. The internship site will vary based on the interests of the student. The nature of the writing undertaken may fall within any/all of the following types/contexts as appropriate: creative, technical, editorial, journalistic, bureaucratic, industrial, web-based, non-profit, and others as opportunities arise. If taken to fulfill Senior Year Experience, must be taken for 3 credits.
Prerequisites:
If taken to fulfill Senior Year Experience, successful completion of at least 18 credits in the major or 12 credits in the minor is required.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
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. Can be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms