Alan Weisman’s The World Without Us is the common reading title for freshman students at Moravian College this fall. Members of the class of 2013 purchased the book and read the book over the summer. During orientation week in August, students met in small groups for discussion and Alan Weisman spoke on campus.
The Director of Student Activities writes, “We are delighted to host an author of his caliber as part of our common reading program . . . The common reading experience provides a model of learning that values openness to new ideas and promotes an expectation for academic engagement.”
The World Without Us is also the key title for the first few weeks of the course, “Introduction to College Life,” which aims to introduce all first-year students to intellectual and academic practices required for success in college and beyond.
Read more about Alan Weisman’s bestselling book here.