Required Books:

Graff, Gerald.  They Say, I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing.  New York: W.W. Norton, 2014. ISBN 9780393935844

Reséndez, Andrés.  A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca.  New York: Basic Books, 2007.  ISBN 9780465068401

Optional Writing Guide:

Strunk, William and E.B. White.  The Elements of Style.  Any edition.

Accessing Course Materials:

There are several ways to access the required texts for this course:

  1. The required books are available for purchase at the College of Wooster bookstore or online.
  2. A copy of each required book is available on 2-hour/overnight reserve at the Gault Library.
  3. Some course materials, including podcasts, audio slideshows, and digitized primary sources will be viewed by clicking the highlighted link in the syllabus.  Read this guide for an explanation of how to connect to JStor and other restricted databases off campus.
  4. Articles and short book excerpts marked “arp” or “additional readings page” are available on a password-protected page in this website.  Please print them out and bring them to class.  Please remember to print double sided wherever possible.

The complete schedule of class topics and readings is posted here.