Winter 2014 and Spring 2014 quarters

Taught by

English, writing, literature
"Could a greater miracle take place," writes Henry David Thoreau, "than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?" This two-quarter program will approach autobiography (literally, "self-life-writing") as a powerful way to make sense of human experience, particularly in times, places, and social and political settings that differ from our own. In seminars, students will delve into the rich and intricate issues of memory, authority, persona, and truth that face every self-portraying writer. In "writing marathons," they will learn to write freely and fearlessly about their memories, thoughts, and emotions. Finally, students will develop substantial memoir-essays of their own.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

humanities and education.

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening

Advertised schedule: 5:30-9:30p Mon/Wed


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Online Learning

No Required Online Learning

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Date Revision
October 25th, 2013 Class meeting days changed from Tue/Thu to Mon/Wed.

Registration Information

Credits: 8 (Winter); 8 (Spring)

Class standing: Sophomore–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25


Course Reference Numbers

Jr - Sr (8 credits): 20266
So (8 credits): 20267

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Accepting New Students

Course Reference Numbers

Jr - Sr (8 credits): 30226
So (8 credits): 30227

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