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American Autobiography

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This course examines the American experience through the reading and interpretation of memoirs, autobiographies, journals, and diaries.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Liberty

    • Identify literary and conceptual patterns in American autobiographies that focus on liberty.
    • Analyze how American autobiographies that focus on liberty shape and reflect the American experience.
    • Explain how views of liberty within the American autobiography changed over time.

    Place

    • Identify literary and conceptual patterns in American autobiographies that focus on place.
    • Analyze how American autobiographies that focus on place shape and reflect the American experience.
    • Explain how the role of place within the American autobiography changed over time.

    Race

    • Identify literary and conceptual patterns in American autobiographies that focus on race.
    • Analyze how American autobiographies that focus on race shape and reflect the American experience.
    • Explain how views on race within the American autobiography changed over time.

    Women

    • Identify literary and conceptual patterns in American autobiographies that focus on women’s experiences.
    • Analyze how American autobiographies that focus on women’s experiences shape and reflect the American experience.
    • Explain how the role of women in American autobiography changed over time.

    Spirit

    • Evaluate the role of the American autobiography in the 21st century.
    • Identify literary and conceptual patterns in American autobiographies that focus on the inner life.
    • Analyze how American autobiographies that focus on the inner life shape and reflect the American experience.
    • Analyze how the American autobiography has changed over time.
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