Catalog 2021-2022

JOU 212 Memoir and Autobiography

Students read and study diverse, outstanding examples of this genre while practicing the craft of first-person narrative. Frequent and substantial writing--done in-class and as homework--is the catalyst for self-reflection and learning nonfiction storytelling techniques: rendering scenes; portraying character; structure and narrative arc; and finding and refining the author's voice. The final project, a substantial piece of life writing, is created in component parts throughout the semester and revised through peer editing, the teacher's responses, and multiple drafts of the entire narrative.




(HFA) (W)


fall semester.