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First-Year Read

First-Year Read at Carthage: Engage. Connect. Inspire.

 

Each year, the Carthage community joins with the incoming class to read a book that we think is fascinating, surprising, and meaningful — a book that makes us look at the world a little bit differently once we’ve read it.

The Souls of Black Folk, by W.E.B. Du BoisThe 2019-2020 First-Year Read is The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois. Look for your copy to arrive in July. Carthage students will be reading the Oxford World’s Classics edition. 

The First-Year Read is your introduction to the intellectual life of the College, and it’s also our first chance to get to know you as readers, writers, and thinkers.

How to Prepare

To prepare for the First-Year Read activities, watch for your copy of The Souls of Black Folk to arrive at your home in July. Then, just read the book, and mark it up! Underline sentences you find compelling, turn down the pages, write questions in the margins — make the book your own.

First-Year Read and Western Heritage

Not only will The Souls of Black Folk be your 2019-20 First-Year Read, but it will also be the first book you read in your Western Heritage seminar. It will serve as a starting/focal point for your Western Heritage experience at Carthage.

All incoming students will meet with their Western Heritage instructors (along with the other students who will be in their Western Heritage section) for an hour on Tuesday, Sept. 3, the day before classes begin, to discuss the assigned reading and to meet their professors and classmates. Students can find their assigned room number for their first class meeting in the table below by searching for their course section number.

11 a.m.-noon

Section # Faculty Instructor Room Location
COR 1100-02 David Garcia LH 424
COR 1100-03 Paul Kirkland LH 230
COR 1100-04 Marla Polley LH 234
COR 1100-05 Paul Ulrich DSC 151
COR 1100-06 Annette Duncan LH 300
COR 1100-07 Christine Renaud LH 223
COR 1100-09 Christopher Lynch
(Sub: Bradley Morelli)
HL 172
COR 1100-10 Christopher Cimaglio DSC 153
COR 1100-11 Julius Crump DSC 157
COR 1100-13 David Gartner LH 319
COR 1100-14 Theresa Quattrocki LH 229
COR 1100-15 Alyson Kiesel HL 170
COR 1100-20 John Leazer JAC 209
COR 1100-21 Laura Roberts CC 107
COR 1100-22 Jean Preston LH 337
COR 1100-23 Bethany Kanter LH 233
COR 1100-25 Grant Gosizk LH 221
COR 1100-27 D. Ben DeSmidt LH 231
COR 1100-29 Eric Pullin
(Sub: Kristi Weinfurter)
DSC 155
COR 1100-30 Michael McShane DSC 253
COR 1100-31 Seemee Ali DSC 159
COR 1100-34 Brian Schwartz LH 225

 

1-2 p.m.

Section # Faculty Instructor Room Location
COR 1100-12 Marla Polley LH 234
COR 1100-16 & 41 Paul Kirkland DSC 199
COR 1100-17 Christopher Lynch
(Sub: Bradley Morelli)
HL 172
COR 1100-18 Christopher Cimaglio DSC 153
COR 1100-19 Julius Crump DSC 157
COR 1100-24 Laura Roberts CC 107
COR 1100-26 Bethany Kanter LH 233
COR 1100-32 Michael McShane DSC 253
COR 1100-33 & 36 Annette Duncan CC 106
COR 1100-35 & 42 Seemee Ali DSC 159
COR 1100-37 Jean Preston HL 170
COR 1100-38 Grant Gosizk LH 221
COR 1100-40 David Garcia LH 424

 

 

First-Year Read Director

Seemee Ali
Associate Professor of Great Ideas and English
Director of Western Heritage
sali@carthage.edu