US101US: First Year Seminar Reading List
Fall 2020 Reading List
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. “The Danger of a Single Story.” TEDTalks, July 2009.
Headlee, Celeste. “10 Ways to have a Better Conversation.” TED.com, May 2015,
King, Martin Luther, Jr. “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Africa.upenn.edu, 21 May 2015.
Lee, Justin. “Challenging Us vs. Them Mindsets” and “Fighting Falsehood.” Talking Across the Divide: How to Communicate with People you Disagree with and maybe even Change the World. Tarcher Perigree, 2018.
Long Soldier, Layli. “Whereas.” WHEREAS: Poems. Greywolf Press, 2017.
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.
Sandel, Michael. “What do we Owe One Another: Dilemmas of Loyalty.” Justice: What’s the Right Thing to do? Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2009, pp. 208-243.
Vowell, Sarah. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States. Riverhead Books, 2015.
Westover, Tara. Educated: a Memoir. Random House, 2018.
Wyckoff, William. How to Read the American West: a Field Guide. University of Washington Press, 2014.
**Additional readings TBD & subject to change.