Fall 2018 (un)common reads

Please use the UF Schedule of Courses to find times, places, and other course information.

These courses are discussion oriented, one credit seminar courses centered on a book.

Books are listed in more than one category, but please peruse them all.

Full listing of all courses:

Course Title Sect Instructor Syllabus
IDH2930 What Makes a Monster? 204F Stoyan-Rosenzweig, Nina   
IDH2930 We Need To Talk 2H72 Johnson, Melissa  
IDH2930 The Mystery of Twins  22BB Kopsell, Dean  
IDH2930 The Art of Pop Up: The Magical World of Three-Dimensional Books  22C9 Komanski, Carolynn   

We Need to Talk

Today most of us communicate from behind electronic screens, and studies show that Americans feel less connected and more divided than ever before. The blame for some of this disconnect can be attributed to our political landscape, but the erosion of our conversational skills as a society lies with us as individuals.

In this course, based on Celeste Headlee’s We Need to Talk, we will dissect her ten essential strategies for becoming better conversationalists before putting them to practice outside of the classroom. Students will keep a journal to track conversations through the semester, as well as present on two of the strategies with a small group. The course “final” is a one-on-one conversation with the instructor, where students will be assessed on their use of the strategies.