ENG 103 - Writing a Life: Biographies and Personal Narratives

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: ENG 101)

Biographies, autobiographies, diaries, and personal narratives are all ways of telling the narrative of a life. In this course, students will examine how writers take a life lived and turn it into a story. They will read biographies, autobiographies, and biographical narratives. The focus will be on reading widely and on intense engagement with the texts. Students will have the opportunity to create book lists, book talks, and/or web pages to explore their interpretations of biographical materials. WR (Sp,Su)