Academic Catalog

Writing, Language, and Literature

Mission Statement 

The mission of the Writing, Language, and Literature Department is to foster students' intellectual growth and engagement in writing and rhetoric, information literacy, and the world's literature, languages, and cultures.  By offering several distinct programs, the Department supports the University of Wisconsin-Superior's liberal arts mission by enhancing students' understanding of writing processes and practices (Writing); developing knowledge of language, literatures, and cultures from national and international perspective (English and World Languages); improving proficiency in language use and literacies (English as a Second Language and Library Science); and the teaching of English Language Arts in K-12 schools (English Secondary Education and Broad Field Language Arts).  In these programs, the Department's curriculum aims to develop students' skills and preparation for a variety of academic, professional, creative, and community-oriented pursuits.  These skills include reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, critical and creative thinking, analysis, critique, evidence-based argument, and information literacy for both native and non-native speakers of English.  The Department offers students the extraordinary possibilities of exploring and producing a diverse array of languages, literatures, genres of writing, and rhetorical texts, in both historic and contemporary contexts.

Additional Offerings

University Studies Core Requirement: Academic and Professional Writing

Contact Information

Writing, Language, and Literature Department
University of Wisconsin - Superior
Swenson Hall 3134
Belknap and Catlin Ave.
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: 715-394-8195