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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 090 Life Writing

This seminar explores the art and craft of biography and autobiography. In journals, essays, and class presentations, students contribute to the seminar's investigation of the reasons for examining a life, of the stories that come from the inquiry, and of the effects of such stories on readers. Readings are from biographies, autobiographies, journals, diaries, and letters-which serve as models and primary materials for each student's project in life writing.