US101US: First Year Seminar Reading List
Fall 17 Reading List
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. “The Danger of a Single Story.” TEDTalks, July 2009. www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story.
Echo-Hawk, Walter R. “Under Native American Skies.” Ethnography in the National Park Service: PastLessons, Present Challenges, Future Prospect, edited by Jacilee Wray, The George Wright Forum, 2009,pp. 58-79.
Edmundson, Mark. “Who are you and What are you doing here? A Word to the Incoming Class.” Why Teach? In Defense of a Real Education, Bloomsbury, 2013, pp. 51-67.
Fuller, Alexandra. The Legend of Colton H. Bryant. Penguin Books, 2008.
Headlee, Celeste. “10 Ways to have a Better Conversation.” TED.com, May 2015. https://www.ted.com/talks/celeste_headlee_10_ways_to_have_a_better_conversation#t-690034
Hochschild, Arlie Russell. Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right. The New Press, 2016.
Kimmerer, Robin Wall. “Learning the Grammar of Animacy.” Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. Milkweed Editions, 2013, pp. 48-59.
King, Martin Luther, Jr. “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Africa.upenn.edu, 21 May 2015.
Momaday, M. Scott. “The Man Made of Words.” Nothing but the Truth: an Anthology of Native American Literature, edited by John Purdy and James Ruppert, Prentice Hall, 2001. pp. 82-93.
Plato. “Apology” and “Crito.” Last Days of Socrates. Penguin Books, 2003.
Sandel, Michael. “Doing the Right Thing.” Justice: What’s the Right Thing to do? Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2009, pp. 3-30.
Stevenson, Bryan. Just Mercy: a Story of Justice and Redemption. Spiegel & Grau, 2015.
Woodard, Colin. American Nations: a History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America. Penguin Books, 2011.
Wyckoff, William. How to Read the American West: a Field Guide. University of Washington Press, 2014.
Instructor Choice Recommendations:
Mooney, Chris. “Made-Up Minds.” The Week, May 13, 2011, www.theweeks.com/articles/484765/madeup-minds. Accessed 19 December 2016.
Talarico, Donna. “Kids, have you seen my backpack…?” and Other Inspirational Stories of Non-Traditional Students: An Adult Learner Anthology. iUniverse, 2005.
Prior Semester Reading Lists