2019-21 Undergraduate Catalog Course Descriptions

Writing, Language, Literature Course Descriptions

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ENGED - English Education
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ENGED 189English Education Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ENGED 275Developing Literacy3.00
Introduction to language and literacy development from birth through grade 9. Considers current theories of language acquisition, emergent literacy, and the roles literature, reading, and writing play in the development of language competence, including the study of phonics. This course includes a required pre-student teaching clinical experience in grades K-2. A minimum grade of C in this course is required for all education majors.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Teacher Education Non-Academic Test (TB and Criminal Background Check)
Typically Offered:
Fall & Spr On Campus & Online
ENGED 289English Education Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ENGED 363Developing 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. Considers theories of emergent literacy and writing. Emphasis is on the development of language (both oral and written) and literacy from birth through third grade. Through this course students will explore, practice, and implement developmentally appropriate literacy and writing assessments. Students will practice analyzing assessment data and will discover how assessment data will influence developmentally appropriate lessons. This course includes a pre-student teaching clinical experience in grades K-3. This course should be taken concurrently with ECED 252. A minimum grade of C in this course is required for all education majors. Typically Offered: Fall & Spring - Online Only
Prerequisites:
Teacher Education Non-Academic Test (TB and Criminal Background Check)
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ENGED 370Reading and Language Arts Methods3.00
Study of the principles and techniques of teaching reading and the language arts of speaking, listening, and writing in the kindergarten/elementary/middle schools grades K-9. Tutoring experience required. A minimum grade of C in this course is required for all education majors. Typically Offered: Fall & Spring On Campus and Online, Summer Online, on occasion
Prerequisites:
Completion of ENGED 275 (C or Better) and Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Teacher Education Non-Academic Test (TB and Criminal Background Check)
Typically Offered:
Fall & Spr On Campus & Online
ENGED 389English Education Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ENGED 418Language and Literature in the Middle Grades3.00
Study of strategies and techniques supporting the development of language skills through literary themes. By analyzing and responding to literature in a variety of genres, skills such as spelling, grammar, vocabulary building, literary techniques, and oral presentation will be targeted. Includes a reading/literacy tutoring. Academic Service Learning component. A minimum of C is required in this course for all education majors and minors.
Prerequisites:
Teacher Education Non-Academic Test (TB and Criminal Background Check)
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ENGED 481Seminars 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 and Spring Terms
ENGED 489English Education Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
 
ENGL - English
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ENGL 189English elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
ENGL 211British Literature I3.00
Survey of masterpieces and transitional works to 1789.
University Studies Requirements:
Humanities - Literature
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ENGL 212British Literature II3.00
Survey of masterpieces and transitional works from 1789 to the present.
University Studies Requirements:
Humanities - Literature
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ENGL 218Nonfiction Literature and Literacy3.00
Critical analysis and response to the structure and content of historic and contemporary nonfiction works in a variety of genres, including humorous writings, essays, speeches, professional articles, and memoirs.
University Studies Requirements:
Humanities - Literature
Typically Offered:
Every Third Term Beg. Fall 12
ENGL 221American Literature I3.00
Survey of principal American writers from the Colonial Period through the mid-19th Century.
University Studies Requirements:
Humanities - Literature
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ENGL 222American Literature II3.00
Survey of principal American writers from the mid-19th century to the present.
University Studies Requirements:
Humanities - Literature
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ENGL 228Multi-Ethnic American Literature3.00
Survey of a variety of multi-ethnic American literatures, including Native American, African-American, Latinx, Chicanx, Asian American, and various European-American writings starting with the oral traditions up to the 21st Century. Typically Offered: Fall and Spring Terms online, Fall or Spring on campus
University Studies Requirements:
Diversity
Humanities - Literature
Typically Offered:
Fall or Spring Terms
ENGL 241World Literature I3.00
Survey of selected literary works in translation from the Ancient World through the mid-17th Century. Includes works from the Western and non-Western world.
University Studies Requirements:
Global Awareness
Humanities - Literature
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ENGL 242World Literature II3.00
Survey of selected literary works in translation from the late 17th Century through the Contemporary Period. Includes works from the Western and non-Western world.
University Studies Requirements:
Global Awareness
Humanities - Literature
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ENGL 289English Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
ENGL 311Shakespeare I3.00
Study of representative comedies, histories, and tragedies through "Hamlet."
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ENGL 312Shakespeare II3.00
Study of selected problem comedies, later tragedies, and romances.
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ENGL 315Chaucer3.00
Study of Chaucer's major writings and the historical and intellectual conditions that produced the writer and his works.
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
ENGL 326Major Author3.00
Study of selected writings of a major literary figure or figures. May be repeated for credit with different author or pair of authors.
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ENGL 328Multi-Ethnic American Novels3.00
Study of novels by contemporary multi-ethnic American writers.
University Studies Requirements:
Diversity
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ENGL 331British Literary Periods3.00
Study of British poetry, prose, and the literary developments in a specific British literary period. May be repeated for credit with different content.
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
ENGL 332American Literary Periods3.00
Study of American poetry, prose, and the literary developments in a specific American literary period. May be repeated for credit with different content.
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ENGL 368Short Story I (Pre 1945)3.00
Study of the genre of the historic short story to 1945.
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ENGL 369Short Story II (Post 1945)3.00
Study of the genre of the contemporary short story after 1945.
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ENGL 389English Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
ENGL 40319th Century British Women Novelists3.00
Study of writings of six major women novelists in Great Britain during the Romantic and Victorian Ages: Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte; and George Eliot.
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ENGL 404Early American Fiction Writers: Poe, Melville, Hawthorne3.00
Study of the three major Romantic period fiction writers: Poe, Melville and Hawthorne.
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ENGL 405History of the English Language3.00
Development of English from 449 A.D. to the present.
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
ENGL 409Age of Pope, Swift, Gay3.00
Study of the literature of the Scriblerus Club: Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, and John Gay.
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ENGL 419The Rise of the Novel3.00
Study of the history and theory of the emergent novel genre as it developed in eighteenth-century Britain.
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ENGL 426Popular 20th Century Writers3.00
Study of writings of five popular American and British 20th century writers: Huxley, Golding, Salinger, Plath, Cisneros.
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
ENGL 429The British Romantic Period3.00
Study of the literature produced in Great Britain during the Romantic period (approximately 1798-1832).
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of ENGL courses.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ENGL 436Hemingway's Artistry3.00
Study of Hemingway's fiction through a consideration of his artistic vision.
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ENGL 439The Victorian Age3.00
Study of the literature of the Victorian period in British Literature (1830s to 1800s).
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of ENGL courses.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ENGL 446Key American Modernist Writers3.00
Study of the writings of three major American modernist writers: Crane, Anderson, O'Connor.
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ENGL 449Postcolonial Literature3.00
Study of Anglophone postcolonial literature.
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ENGL 456Avant-Garde Literature3.00
Study of the development of the Avant-Garde as a specific component of modern and postmodern literature.
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ENGL 460Special Topics in Literature3.00
Studies in literary themes, genres, theories, or history. May be repeated for credit with different content.
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
ENGL 465Modern American Poetry3.00
The study of major writers and poetic movements in modern American poetry.
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ENGL 466Contemporary American Poetry3.00
Study of major writers and poetic movements in contemporary American poetry.
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ENGL 479Literary Criticism3.00
Historical survey of literary theory. Discussion of classical and subsequent critical theories pertaining to the function, understanding, and appreciation of literature.
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of English Literature or consent of the instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ENGL 489English Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ENGL 491Senior Capstone Experience0.00
Required culminating senior year project. Students work closely with an English faculty member to further develop a research project initiated in a course from Category 4, 5, or 6 within the Major. The project will be presented in a public forum and will have both a written and an oral component. Pass-Fail. Arranged.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed 3 credits of 300 or 400 level English course.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ENGL 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
 
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. Students placed into ESL courses must take these courses in their first semester at UWS. Students must pass with a C- or better. Open only to non-native speakers of English through the UW-Superior ESL Placement Test or with instructor permission.
ESL 132Writing for Academic Purposes3.00
English grammar and composition for academic purposes. Includes advanced grammar, critical reading, research skills, rhetorical approaches to a topic, writing processes, organization of content, re-writing and editing. Students placed into ESL courses must take these courses in their first semester at UWS. Students must pass with a C- or better. 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. Students placed into ESL courses must take these courses in their first semester at UWS. Students must pass with a C- or better. 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 pronunciation, discussion skills and effective individual and group presentations. Students placed into ESL courses must take these courses in their first semester at UWS. Students must pass with a C- or better. Open only to non-native speakers of English through the UW-Superior ESL Placement test or with instructor permission.
 
FLAN - Foreign Language
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
FLAN 189Foreign Language Elective1.00 - 14.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
FLAN 289Foreign Language Elective1.00 - 14.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
FLAN 389Foreign Language Elective1.00 - 14.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
FLAN 389Foreign Language Elective1.00 - 14.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
FLAN 489Foreign Language Elective1.00 - 14.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
 
FNS - First Nation Studies
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
FNS 304First Nations Literature3.00
Examines literature by and about First Nations people. Students read novels, short stories, and poetry by First Nations authors. Students will be made aware of how this literature differs from traditional western literature in content and theme. Also covers traditional stories that contemporary First Nations literature is based on.
University Studies Requirements:
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
 
FREN - French
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
FREN 101Beginning French I3.00
Study of language fundamentals with emphasis on development of listening and speaking skills. Practice in reading and writing. Only for students with no previous French study.
University Studies Requirements:
Humanities - WLCP
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
FREN 102Beginning French II3.00
Continuation of FREN 101. Appropriate for someone with up to two years of high school French.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
FREN 189French Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
FREN 201Intermediate French I3.00
Intensive oral practice; review of fundamentals of French; conversation; reading. Appropriate for someone with two or three years of high school French.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
FREN 289French elective1.00 - 99.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
FREN 389French elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
FREN 489French elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
FREN 498French Independent Study1.00 - 6.00
For advanced students who have successfully completed upper-division level in French and are capable of independent work. Studies carried on under direction of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
 
JAPA - Japanese
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
JAPA 101Beginning Japanese I3.00
Study of language fundamentals with emphasis on development of listening and speaking skills. Practice with reading and writing. Japanese script (hiragana, katakana and kanji) is taught from the beginning of the course. Presumes no previous language study.
JAPA 102Beginning Japanese II3.00
Continuation of JAPA 101. Appropriate for someone with up to two years of high school Japanese. Prerequisit: JAPA 101.
JAPA 201Intermediate Japanese I3.00
This intermediate undergraduate course builds upon the skills students obtained in introductory Japanese language courses JAPA 101 and 102. By the end of this course, students should understand more advanced usage of adjectives, adverbs and verb conjugations. They should also be able to read texts containing a limited number of Kanji (Chinese characters), construct compound sentences, and converse with relative ease on various everyday subjects, such as vacation, shopping and sickness. Prerequisites: JAPA 101 and 102, or approval of instructor. This course is offered during Fall semester.
Prerequisites:
JAPA 101 and JAPA 102, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
JAPA 202Intermediate Japanese II3.00
This intermediate undergraduate course builds upon the skills students obtained in introductory Japanese language courses JAPA 101 and 102 as well as the intermediate-level course, JAPA 201. By the end of this course, students should understand more advanced usage of expressions with potential verbs, volitional form and verb functions. They should also be able to read 64 additional Kanji, construct compound sentences, and converse with relative ease on everyday subjects, such as travelling, giving and receiving, and hotels and banks. Prerequisites: JAPA 101, 102 and 201, or approval of instructor. This course is offered during Spring semester.
Prerequisites:
JAPA 101 and JAPA 102 and JAPA 201, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
 
SPAN - Spanish
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
SPAN 101Beginning Spanish I3.00
Study of language fundamentals with emphasis on listening, speaking, and reading skills. Practice in writing. Only for students with no previous Spanish study, or consent of instructor.
University Studies Requirements:
Humanities - WLCP
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SPAN 102Beginning Spanish II3.00
Continuation of SPAN 101.
University Studies Requirements:
Humanities - WLCP
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 101, or appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
SPAN 189Spanish Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
SPAN 201Intermediate Spanish I3.00
Review of grammar. Emphasis on oral skills, writing, and reading of Spanish.
University Studies Requirements:
Humanities - WLCP
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 102, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
SPAN 202Intermediate Spanish II3.00
Continuation of SPAN 201.
University Studies Requirements:
Humanities - WLCP
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 201, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
SPAN 289Spanish Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
SPAN 300Advanced Spanish3.00
In-depth study of grammar points that pose problems for students of Spanish, practice in composition, and the reading of contemporary literature.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 202, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
SPAN 301Conversational Spanish3.00
Speaking skills developed through reading and discussion of contemporary texts.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 202, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
SPAN 303Latin American Culture and Civilization3.00
Study in the cultural production of Latin American literature, music, art, and film in the context of contemporary Latin-American history.
University Studies Requirements:
Global Awareness
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 202, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
SPAN 307An Exploration of Spanish Speaking Cultures0.00 - 3.00
In this study abroad course the history, culture and folklore of the Spanish Speaking World will be explored through a myriad of Spanish and Latin American literary tests, music, and film. Students will also have the opportunity to interact directly in Spanish with native speakers through a variety of activities woven into the course. During this course the students will have the opportunity to visit historic sites and museums to allow them to experience the culture firsthand. Reading, writing, and oral work will be done in Spanish. Course may be repeated for credit with different study abroad experience.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 201, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
SPAN 315Voices of Hispanic Women3.00
Course taught in Spanish focusing on the lives and experiences of Hispanic women writers, artists, and filmmakers from Latin America, the United States, and Spain. Examines the present status of women as they leave the traditional setting of home and emerge into the public sphere of influence and power. Studies the effects of poverty, war, and revolution on women and their families as well as the impact of immigration on identity and self.
University Studies Requirements:
Diversity
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 202, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
SPAN 350Latino Culture in the U.S.3.00
This course, taught in Spanish, introduces the art, literature, and history of Chicanos or Mexican-Americans, Puerto-Rican Americans, and Cuban-Americans.
University Studies Requirements:
Diversity
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 202, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
SPAN 360Special Topics in Literature and Culture3.00 - 9.00
Studies in Hispanic literature and/or culture. Taught in Spanish. May be repeated for up to nine credits with different content.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 202, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
SPAN 389Spanish Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
SPAN 399Study Abroad1.00 - 6.00
Formal study of the Spanish language, culture, and literature usually at UW-Superior's cooperating institution in Costa Rica. Students attend lectures on Spanish-speaking countries, culture and history, the environment, women's issues, literature and the arts. Includes home stays with families and opportunities for travel within the country. Information is available in the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Program must be approved by the department before departure and consent of the instructor is required.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SPAN 399Study Abroad1.00 - 6.00
Formal study of the Spanish language, culture, and literature usually at UW-Superior's cooperating institution in Costa Rica. Students attend lectures on Spanish-speaking countries, culture and history, the environment, women's issues, literature and the arts. Includes home stays with families and opportunities for travel within the country. Information is available in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Program must be approved by the department before departure and consent of instructor is required.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SPAN 489Spanish Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
SPAN 491Spanish Senior Capstone Experience0.00
Required culminating senior-year project. Students work closely with the Spanish faculty to further develop a research project initiated in a 300- or 400- level Spanish course or during a study abroad course. See UW-Superior catalog for Spanish course descriptions. The project will be presented at a specified time in a public forum and will have both a written and an oral component. Pass-Fail. Arranged. Advisor permission and instructor consent required.
Prerequisites:
Completion of 3 credits of a 300- or 400- level Spanish course
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SPAN 498Independent Study1.00 - 6.00
For advanced students who have successfully completed upper-division-level courses in Spanish and are capable of independent work. Studies carried on under direction of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
 
WLLC - World Languages, Literatures, and Culture
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
WLLC 101Beginning American Sign Language & Culture I3.00
The first semester sequence of beginning American Sign Language (ASL) study; students learn vocabulary, basic sentence structures and patterns, and develop basic sign communication. Focus is on receptive and expressive skills.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
WLLC 102Beginning American Sign Language & Culture II3.00
The second semester is the second sequence of beginning American Sign Language (ASL) study. Students continue to learn vocabulary, basic sentence structures and patterns, and develop basic sign communication. Focus is on receptive and expressive skills.
Prerequisites:
WLLC 101, placement exam, or instructor’s approval.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
WLLC 207An Exploration of the World of Spanish Speaking Cultures0.00 - 3.00
In this study abroad course the history, culture and folklore of the Spanish speaking world will be explored through a myriad of literary texts, music, and film (either in Spanish or translation). Students will also have the opportunity to interact directly in Spanish with other native speakers through a variety of activities woven into the course. During this course the students will have the opportunity to visit historic sites and museums to allow them to experience the culture firsthand. Reading, writing and oral work will be done in English and/or Spanish. Course may be repeated for credit with different study abroad experience. Prerequisite: pre-session meetings.
University Studies Requirements:
Humanities - WLCP
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
 
WLLED - World Languages, Literatures and Culture Education
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
WLLED 339Methods of Teaching World Languages3.00
Examination of the teaching-learning situation in the classroom. Lecture, discussion, written reports, and simulated teaching (i.e. micro-teaching). Required course for prospective teachers of world languages.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite:admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
 
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 University Studies requirements, graduation requirements, or the requirements of a major or minor. Credits count for transcript only. Students must co-enroll in 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 102Introduction to Academic Writing3.00
Critical reading, research, and academic writing 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 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 270Contemporary Topics in Writing3.00
Studies in writing. Can be repeated for credit with different topics.
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 309Technical Writing3.00
Study, analysis, and practice of technical writing with an emphasis on processes for writing with technology: writing for the web, writing for social media, fundamentals of Adobe Creative Suite, and digital composition tools.
Prerequisites:
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 401Advanced Rhetoric: Theory and Practice3.00
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 409Digital Writing3.00
Theory and practice of writing for digital media: writing for social media, writing for the web, and writing in emergent technological spaces, informed by digital media theory and the philosophy of technology, and grounded in a rhetorical approach.
Prerequisites:
WRIT 102 or Instructor Consent
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
WRIT 420Language, Narrative and Unconscious Bias3.00
WRIT 420 introduces students to the metaphoric and narrative foundations of human identities and the prejudices inherited with those identities. The course provides students with an understanding of the complexity of their own personal assemblage of identities as well as those of others. Unconscious bias, its impact on decision-making, and social crises arising from identity conflicts will be studies, as well as techniques for recognizing and mitigating one's own unconscious biases.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of WRIT 102 or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Odd Years 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. May be repeated for credit with different topics.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of WRIT 102 or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
WRIT 480Writing and Well-being3.00
Exploration of theoretical and applied aspects of writing and well-being. 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. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms