Voyages of (Self) Discovery

Full Title: 
In an Unfamiliar Place: Voyages of (Self) Discovery
Instructor: 
Timothy Williams
Day/Time Taught: 
MWF 197: 8:00-8:50; 198: 9:00-9:50; 199: 10:00-10:50
Term: 
Fall
Year: 
2012
Prefix: 
UCO
Course Number: 
1200
Section-1: 
197
Section-2: 
198
Section-3: 
199

This seminar focuses on autobiographical writings by people who, in one way or another, have found themselves in an unfamiliar place.  Using history and literature, students will read a variety of first-person narratives of individuals who, willingly or unwillingly, moved out of his or her comfort zone to somewhere new.  Whether this is a slave woman forced from her family, a Polish immigrant who leaves her family to make a new life for herself as a teacher, or a young southern historian who comes to terms with a bloody crime in his North Carolina town, each writer moved out of his or her comfort zone to somewhere new.  In their reflections on their new places/experiences, they undertake a voyage of self-discovery but also learn something new about the world around them.  These voyages of (self) discovery shed light on often unexplored corners of American history and may even prove especially meaningful to college students now finding themselves in unfamiliar places.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey
mccaugheym@appstate.edu

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