I. Catalog Course Description
Prerequisites: ENG102 or consent of instructor
Offers a writing-intensive class which explores various approaches to writing memoirs, autobiography, family history, autobiography-based fiction, or other "life stories," incorporating the classic elements of the personal essay.
II: Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course the students should be able to:
- Define the types of narrative found within the genre of the personal essay: autobiography, memoirs, the memoir, the diary, the journal, and the family history.
- Learn how to draw upon and incorporate the various sources available to them: personal memories, family stories, letters and diaries, public records, historical data, interviews, etc.
- Be able to read excerpts from various works that illustrate the different narrative approaches used by others.
- Discover the narrative form most suitable for each student’s project.
- Understand and use the elements of narrative: description, characterization, dialogue, point of view, voice, language, and style.
- Become part of a “support group” of other like-minded writers who may be called upon for encouragement, constructive criticism, and discourse.
III: Course Linkage
This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:
- Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
- Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
- Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
- Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
- Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
- Develop and improve their creative abilities.
- Appreciate the need for continuing education and lifelong learning.
- Will succeed at transfer institutions.
Scheduled ENG-226 classes:
There are currently no ENG-226 classes scheduled for this term.