San Diego State University has selected Confessions of a Radical Industrialist: Profits, People, Purpose—Doing Business by Respecting the Earth for the shared reading component of its 2010 Common Experience program!
The Common Experience at SDSU is a year-long, campus-wide program that revolves around a theme; the theme this year, and for the next three years, is Social Justice and Environmental Integrity: A Call to Service. Ray C. Anderson’s book about sustainable, responsible business will be central to programming based on that theme. Click here for more information about the book.
New students will be asked to read Confessions of a Radical Industrialist this summer, and will hear a brief presentation about it at convocation in the fall. Through the 2010-2011 academic year, those first-year students and continuing upperclassmen will discuss the book in first-year experience classes, selected writing classes, in residence hall discussions and in upper-level courses.
The conversations that begin in those courses will continue through thematically relevant activities and events for the whole campus community—”student journals, films, theater, creative writing, original music and dance performances, art exhibitions, panel discussions, renowned guest speakers, service learning experiences and more, all enrich the process and expand inclusiveness.”
Presented by an assorted group of campus offices, the Common Experience is a collaborative effort to:
—Cultivate a common intellectual conversation across the campus – with special attention to engaging all entering students
—Enhance student participation in the intellectual life of the campus by encouraging discussion of and critical thinking about a core text and common topic
—Foster a sense of community among San Diego State University students, faculty and staff, and the wider community
Confessions of a Radical Industrialist • St. Martin’s Press • 320 pages