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This upper-level course examines several autobiographies written by authors from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Nigeria. Students study how these African and South African writers use autobiography to explore and define their individual life experiences as well as the collective life experiences of a community. Students are expected to use their critical-thinking and analytical skills as they examine the components of autobiography, the internal and external encounters of each author, and the political and social dimensions of the authors' experiences.
Advisory: This is an upper-level literature class. Students should be familiar with the vocabulary and conventions of literary analysis as well as the correct use of Modern Language Association (MLA) style documentation. Before enrolling in an upper-level literature course, students are strongly encouraged to complete English Composition II and one or more introductory literature courses and/or have equivalent knowledge.
Semester Hours: 3
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