2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description


Winter and Spring quarters

Faculty: Steve Blakeslee English, writing, literature

Fields of Study: literature and writing

Winter: CRN (Credit) Level 20303 (8) So - Sr  

Spring: Enrollment Accepting New Students  CRN (Credit) Level 30255 (8) So - Sr  

Credits: 8(W); 8(S)

Class Standing: Sophomore - Senior

Offered During: Evening


"Could a greater miracle take place," writes Henry David Thoreau, "than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?" This two-quarter program will approach autobiography (literally, "self-life-writing") as a powerful way to make sense of human experience, particularly in times, places, and social and political settings that differ from our own. In seminars, students will delve into the rich and intricate issues of memory, authority, persona, and truth that face every self-portraying writer. In "writing marathons," they will learn to write freely and fearlessly about their memories, thoughts, and emotions. Finally, students will develop substantial memoir-essays of their own.

Maximum Enrollment: 24

Advertised Schedule: 5:30-9:30pm Tue/Thu

Preparatory for studies or careers in: humanities and education.

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

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