The Writing Program at the University of La Verne fosters the study and practice of writing as a life-long method of inquiry and learning foundational to ethical and reflective communication in academic, professional, and civic life.
First-year writing (RCS 110/111 and HONR 111) introduces multimodal writing, argumentation, and critical reading. Upper division courses offer students advanced study in rhetoric and writing, including a practicum in peer tutoring in writing, advanced writing in the disciplines, and special topics in writing and rhetoric.
One Book, One University
The Writing Program organizes One Book, One University, a common reading program for incoming first-year students. Students broaden their thinking and perspectives through campus-wide discussions, guest speakers and performers, and lectures from First-Year Learning Experience (FLEX) faculty on topics related to the selected text. Past authors have included Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis Rodriguez; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Sonia Nazario, Elizabeth Kolbert, and David Finkel; poet, MacArthur awardee, and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Claudia Rankine; Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen; and PEN/Faulkner Award winner Brando Skyhorse.