Courses, Programs of Study, and Curriculum Design
Related to Biography and Life Writing at UH Manoa
English 311: Autobiographical Writing
Writing clear effective prose based on the writer's own experiences
English 364: Non-fiction Prose
Basic concepts of and representative texts for the study of
non-fiction prose such as essays, biographies, speeches, political and
legal documents, conversion and captivity narratives, testimonials,
science writing, and travel writing.
English 464: Studies in Life Writing
Intensive study of forms and theories of life writing in forms such
as biographies, autobiographies, oral histories, diaries, journals,
letters, film, drama, and portraiture. Repeatable once.
English 751: Seminar in Life Writing:
Intensive study of critical and theoretical issues raised by various
forms of life writing (biography, autobiography, oral histories, diaries,
etc.) and of their history and methodology. Repeatable once.
CBR offers thesis and committee advising for University of Hawaii
M.A. and Ph.D. students concentrating in Biography
The Director of the CBR guides University of Hawaii students in
Design, writing, and production of a college-level comprehensive
text in life writing, presenting an international, multidisciplinary
perspective using multi-media technology (1997 project).
Design, implementation, and administration of an independent
curriculum in Biography