ENG 110 - The Autobiographical Adventure: Our Lives as Stories
Course Description: The study of autobiography and memoir is designed to help us make meaning of our lives. In this course students will read great texts that both tell compelling stories and make meaning of those stories. Students will take ideas and techniques from those texts to inspire their own stories. Readings include selections from works such as Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes, Mary Karr’s The Liars Club, Luis J. Rodriguez’s La Vida Loca: Gang Days in LA, James McBride’s The Color of Water, Nora Seton’s The Kitchen Congregation, and Steven King’s A Memoir on the Craft of Writing. Students will research, develop and shape their own life stories and respond to the work of others in a workshop format.
ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Personal and Professional Development.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
General Education Elective(s): Humanities
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core curriculum General Education Requirement.
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