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BA or Bust: Fall 2016 Semester Begins

This is the first, in what I hope to make a semi-regular series of posts about my experience in academia. I’m currently in my first semester of my English major courses at CSDUH.  If you’re curious as to  how it’s taken me so long to get here (I am 29, working on a BA, after all), you can read about my academic backstory here.


Fall Courses & Readings:

ENG 335- Readings in World Lit; Dr. Andrew Kalaidjian 


  • Jamaica Kincaid, A Small Place
  • Ken Saro Wiwa, Sozaboy
  • César Aira, Varamo
  • Haruki Murakami, After the Quake
  • Mohsin Hamid, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
  • Zadie Smith, White Teeth

ENG 340- American Lit to 1865; Dr. Thomas Gionnatti


  • Norton Anthology of American Literature, 8th edition (A & B)

ENG 341- American Lit from 1865;Dr. Jon Hauss 

  • Norton Anthology of American Literature, 8th edition (C,D &E)

ENG 347- Lit of Ethnicity and Gender; Dr. Roderick Hernandez


  • Sherman Alexie, The Toughest Indian in the World
  • James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room
  • David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly
  • Cherríe Morag, Loving in the War Years
  • Suzan-Lori Parks, Topdog/Underdog
  •  Karen Tei Yamashita, Tropic of Orange

ENG 467- Shakespeare; Dr. Debra Best


  • David Bevington, The Necessary Shakespeare, 4th edition

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