Writing clear effective prose based on the writer's own experiences and ideas.
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.
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.
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.