Reading: A Workshop
Fall 2017 quarter
Careful reading leads to clearer understanding. Fiction and experience-based nonfiction can reward careful readers with valuable insights into human nature and the ways of the world. With that fact in mind, we’ll engage with stories about a broad collection of people and situations. An informal and supportive workshop setting will encourage course members to apply specific strategies to reading literary texts. We will move together toward the goal of becoming more resourceful, effective, and committed contributors to the making of meaning from words on a page.
Reading and discussion will be our primary learning activities. Books presently under consideration include The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie), Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates), The Woman Warrior (Maxine Hong Kingston), The House on Mango Street (Sandra Cisneros), and A River Runs through It (Norman Maclean).
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