Writing and Library Science

Mission Statement Top of Page

The Writing and Library Science Department supports the University of Wisconsin-Superior's liberal arts mission by promoting literacy across disciplines. In doing so, the Department refines skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and thinking (both critical and creative) for both native and non-native speakers of English.

Faculty and Staff Top of Page


Julie Gard, Associate Professor
Jayson Iwen, Associate Professor
Laura Jacobs, Professor
Daniel Lawrence, Assistant Professor
Yvonne Rutford, Associate Professor
Jamie White-Farnham, Associate Professor

Academic Staff

Deborah Faul, Senior Lecturer
Elizabeth Grbavcich, Senior Lecturer
John McCormick, Senior Lecturer
Heather McGrew, Senior Lecturer
Kate Nolin-Smith, Senior Lecturer

Additional Offerings Top of Page

University Studies Core Requirement: First-Year Writing

Majors Top of Page

Minors Top of Page

Course Descriptions Top of Page

WRIT - Writing
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
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

Writing and Library Science Department Contact Information Top of Page

Writing and Library Science Department
University of Wisconsin - Superior
Swenson Hall 3061
Belknap and Catlin Ave.
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: 715-394-8195
Email: infowls@uwsuper.edu