Language & Literature

Contact Information

Elena Levy-Navarro
Department Chair & Professor
Phone: 262-472-5047
Location: Laurentide Hall 3110
Peter Hoff
Foreign Language Coordinator & Assistant Professor
Phone: 262-472-1591
Location: Laurentide Hall 3209
Elizabeth Lamb
Academic Department Associate
Phone: 262-472-1036
Location: Laurentide Hall 3112


WAC stands for Writing Across the Curriculum. Advocates of WAC believe that writing should be done in all classes and at all levels to deepen learning. For courses grounded in WAC, writing is used as more than a way to test knowledge. For these courses, writing is used, for example, to explore concepts, test ideas or theories, grapple with deep questions, and communicate with readers.

WAC has become ubiquitous on college campuses in the United States, and around the world, because of its focus on writing as a tool for learning. The theories behind WAC are also based in the belief that in order to become a stronger writer, one must practice writing for varying disciplines, genres and purposes.

For More Information:

WAC Resources 

WAC Workshops

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College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Resources For

Faculty/Staff Contact

Office of the Dean
Rebecca Reichert
Phone: (262) 472-1621

Student Contact

Advising Office
Phone: (262) 472-1550

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