Course Description

Have you ever considered how all your life stories reach a point where you need to write about them? How is your story unique? Who could possibly want to read about your life, and why? Maybe you don't know where to start or what information is relevant in a memoir? What secrets do you want to keep or share? This short course will explore these questions as well as the memoir writing process. Some experience with creative writing is recommended. 

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Define the elements of memoir
  • Recognize memoir as a genre distinct from other writing fields
  • Critically select stories to include in their memoir
  • Recognize the importance of receiving constructive feedback on their writing
  • Give constructive feedback on their peers’ writing

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Asynchronous
Oct 01, 2024 to Nov 12, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $329.00
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students who are unfamiliar with online learning are recommended to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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