Lebanon Valley College student developing ideas for her creative writing paper

Creative Writing Mission

The academic mission of Lebanon Valley College’s program in creative writing is to develop writing skills in a variety of modes and for a variety of audiences, while also developing abilities in critical thinking and creative problem solving. The program achieves these objectives through courses centered on craft, process, and aesthetic traditions in all of the genres we teach. Students are engaged through multiple experiences pertaining to creative writing: workshops, seminar courses, readings by visiting writers, internships, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Graduates of the creative writing program are equipped to work in a wide variety of fields and to pursue graduate study.

 

Creative Writing Department Goals and Objectives

Program Goal 1

Students will demonstrate the ability to comprehend complex texts and draw inferences from what they read.

Learning Outcomes: LVC’s Creative Writing majors successfully propose and present their analytical work at national and regional academic conferences and LVC’s Inquiry celebrations.

 

Program Goal 2

Students will demonstrate the ability to distinguish between works from various aesthetic approaches.

Learning Outcomes: LVC’s Creative Writing majors use their skills of discernment and aesthetic understanding as editors of Green Blotter, our campus literary magazine, and in contributing book reviews and other publications to the literary landscape.

 

Program Goal 3

Students will demonstrate the ability to use formal, aesthetic, and rhetorical conventions within the discipline.  

Learning Outcomes: LVC’s Creative Writing majors have, in recent years, gone on to a variety of highly competitive graduate programs, earning teaching assistantships and merit-based fellowships in the United States and abroad.

 

Program Goal 4

Students will demonstrate the ability to write with clear expression and to specific purposes.

Learning Outcomes: LVC’s Creative Writing majors acquire sought-after internships and professional experiences in a variety of writing, editing, and content-creation fields.



For more information on learning goals and outcomes, contact institutionalresearch@lvc.edu.