Bookpackers USA

BOOKPACKERS USA is a 15-week ‘on campus’ class exploring the varied regional cultures of America through the portal of classic and contemporary fiction.

The course encourages empathy.  Fiction offers us landscapes peopled with characters who think differently to us;  reading novels region by region, we come to understand the different mindsets that make up the American whole.  In a time of profound division, this emphasis on empathy has never been more relevant or important.

The class meets for a total of 45 hours over the course of the Fall Semester.