WELCOME! Fall quarter in the evening Beginnings: Sustaining Our Identity and Culture in a Multicultural Sociey class where we will focus on culture, identity, immigration,communication across differences and how these themes are located in our lives and in society.
The first book that we will read and discuss in class seminars is Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri--see information to learn more about her below. Get this book, start reading(Ch. 1-5 by Oct. 6th), and begin marking passages with the following themes: culture; identity; family; history; immigration; gender; communication. Underline and NOTE any places where you are confused, curious, or want to refer to during discussion. In this class, you will learn to "Mark UP" your books in order to participate in our seminars--learn more about this in class this week and next as we begin our learning community class this quarter.