001 Instructor: Person MWF 9:05 AM – 10:00 AM

A first-year course devoted to social justice topics, especially racial and environmental justice. For the topic “racial justice,” we shall read Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give and also discuss the movies made from those novels. To reflect environmental issues, we shall read three novels: Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behavior, and John Grisham’s Gray Mountain. Requirements include quizzes and two major writing assignments or alternative projects.