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2024-27 Theme: Water

All works listed below are provided to students free of charge when they arrive on campus. If students opt to begin reading texts before arrival on campus, you must use the editions listed here.

  • USGS Water Cycle Diagram  (basic science of the hydrologic cycle)
  • Death and Life of the Great Lakes (Egan)
    ISBN 978-0393355550
  • Flood narratives (Gilgamesh and Noah)
  • Selection of music in the Delta Blues tradition (various musical artists)
  • Blood Dazzler (Smith)
    ISBN 978-1566892186
  • The Interesting Narrative (Equiano)
    ISBN 978-0198707523
  • Rising: New Dispatches from the American Shore (Rush)
    ISBN 978-1571313812