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OFFP/OFFS/OFFR-SAFRICA Travel Writing in South Africa

This course takes students to South Africa and exposes them to a range of South African cultures, including Xhosa, English-speaking, Afrikaner and Muslim. Students read models of international travel writing to see how writers express awareness of cultural similarity and difference, and of their own cultural values and identity. Finally, students write travel essays of their own, in which they reflect on the South African cultures they have encountered and on their own relationships to these cultures, and subject these essays to the creative workshop method. Prerequisite: ENGL-100 with a grade of B- or better. 2 SH. CC: Cross-Cultural.