How exciting will it be to come to UofL and already have something
in common with other new students? That's the idea behind
Book-in-Common, a series of events relating to the themes and
characters from one book, read by our campus community.
UofL's Book-in-Common (BinC) is one of the many First Year Initiatives
aimed at introducing new students to UofL. You're guaranteed to meet
other new students, upperclass students, faculty and staff. You'll also
get to experience a unique facet of academic life at UofL as you look
at this one book from a number of perspectives and disciplines, learn
about new cultures, and attend fun, interactive events related tothe current text .
How does Book-in-Common Work?
Students will read and explore a common text which will be
incorporated into English 101 and other classrooms across disciplines.
First Year Initiatives will partner with campus and local community
members to provide a series of out-of-class activities revolving around
the themes and issues raised throughout the book. Related activities
take place throughout the academic year, and planned programs include a
featured speaker, out-of-class group discussions, essay contest, film
screening, and faculty lecture/panel.
Through BinC, participants will:
Explore key themes related to the text
Make meaningful connections with faculty, staff and other students