Classes Using the Book
The “One Book – Global Connections” common reading experience is supported in the Academic Foundations (AF) course through guided discussions and assignments that connect learning opportunities in and out of the classroom. These curriculum initiatives are intended to complement other courses that are participating in the common reading experience. UE students will attend campus events designed to expand the scope of the book to global application. Through critical thinking and exploration of personal values, students will gain a broader understanding of the ethical issues presented in this book and the associated implications for the global community.
First Year Composition
The First Year Composition (FYC) program supports the common reading experience by utilizing the text as a generative invention tool throughout the semester. Students will begin the semester by thinking critically about the variety of issues raised by the book and writing a response to these issues in a “First Day Diagnostic” writing prompt. At the end of the semester, students will be invited to revise their answers using the skills they have practiced and developed in ENC 1101 and ENC 1102, and exemplary essays will be “published” (with the permission of the student) to the FYC website. The book will also be used as a basis for guided discussion, a source for examples related to projects and assignments, and as a common resource for daily classroom activities. Through an exploration of the issues at stake in this narrative and the rhetorical choices made by the author, students will gain an understanding of the impact writing can have on individual lives and broader, global communities.