Skip to main content

Services for New Students

Please enter a service name and click on "Search". Searches are case insensitive.
   or Browse   A-F  |  G-L  |  M-R  |  S-Z

Writer as Witness Summer Reading Program

On behalf of the Department of Literature and the Writing Studies Program, we welcome you to American University. To set the stage for your first year here at AU, we have chosen a book that we call our “community text” for you to read before you arrive in August.
The dialogue we develop around the challenging themes that define our community texts unifies our students and faculty in an intellectual experience. When we ask tough questions, explore controversy, listen to one another respectfully, and sharpen our claims, we illustrate how writing is a social act at the heart of an academic community. Welcoming our text’s author to campus to discuss their work is an essential part of that shared intellectual experience.
We’re delighted to announce this year’s choice: Jeff Chang’s We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation.
Service Department
Undergraduate Studies, Vice Provost for
Available to
Current Students