Writing Across Borders


This is a creative nonfiction writing course focused on the concept of crossing myriad borders. What kinds of borders should an ethical, empathetic person attempt to cross in writing, in life? Are there borders that should remain uncrossed? Students who have participated in—or plan to participate in—a study or work abroad program may wish to focus their inquiry on geographical border crossing and the questions that raises such as: how does one write critically—or sympathetically—about a culture outside one's own without being arrogant or elitist? How much can any non-native expect to understand about a country--or culture--not their own?
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • W
  • ALP
Typically Offered