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LITR 285 Autobiography, Gender and Culture

3 s.h.

This course will consider autobiographies from a variety of cultural backgrounds, exploring the relationship between gender, culture, and the representation of the self in autobiography. Concurrently with the reading and discussion of published autobiographies, class members will undertake a number of writing exercises leading to the completion of a segment of their own autobiographies, and the empowerment to continue the project after the course has ended. The course will be taught from a Women’s Studies and a multicultural perspective and can be used as credit toward the minor in Women’s Studies. Like all Women’s Studies courses, it is open to and should be rewarding for all students regardless of gender. (LA, BC3)

Prerequisites: COMP 100; LITR 100 or LITR 150; or permission of instructor.

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