Valpo’s undergraduate students take writing and information literacy courses throughout their collegiate careers.

Our four-tier vertical program includes (1) Core or Christ College first-year courses, (2) sophomore-level course emphasizing writing and information literacy, (3) junior-level courses that introduce writing and research in majors or related fields, and (4) a capstone writing and information literacy project.

All these courses are offered by faculty committed to helping Valpo students develop as writers and researchers. The Doris K. Christopher Endowed Fund supports faculty development activities for Valparaiso University’s Writing Program.

First Year - Valpo Core
The Valpo Core consists of Core 110 and 115, “The Human Experience.” In these courses, you will learn the fundamentals of strong writing. 
First Year - Christ College
Incoming students begin their journey in Christ College, the Honors College, taking “Texts & Contexts” 110 and 115.
Second Year - Writing and Information Literacy (WIC)
 In sophomore-level courses, Valpo faculty will help you learn approaches to writing.
Third Year - Writing in your Discipline (WID)
Professors at Valpo help students write in their majors and prepare for composing in their chosen fields.
Fourth Year - Capstone Writing & Information Literacy Project
The proposed Capstone Writing & Information Literacy Project will round out students’ work in the writing program.
Faculty Perspectives (Video)
Click on the image above to view this video created by Carly Newton, Digital Media and Professional Writing Major (’18), and learn how faculty teach content through writing.