1 unit, P/NP, class number: 24654

Are you a student who wants to earn a unit for reading The Handmaid's Tale and participating in On the Same Page this fall? If so, L&S 10 is the course for you. 

Here are the course requirements:

  • Read the novel over the summer or early fall, and post a response to it on bcourses. (We will provide some prompts before the semester starts.) Your response can take any of a number of forms, from a short essay to a video to a song or a Prezi . . . be creative!
  • Comment (on bcourses) on at least three other students' responses to the book.
  • Attend two class meetings on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30, in 160 Kroeber Hall. The dates for fall 2018 are September 4 and November 13. In order to pass the class you must attend both class meetings, so make sure those Tuesday evenings are clear.
  • Attend at least two qualifying events related to The Handmaid's Tale (and be sure to sign in at the door), and submit a short response to each on bcourses. Qualifying events include the keynote:

* Keynote Event with Margaret Atwood, scheduled for Thursday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m. in Zellerbach Hall

* "Reproductive Freedoms and Barriers in the US: Technology, Law and Society," a panel event on Monday, September 10, 4:00-5:30, in the Alumni House.

* "Modern Surveillance: Living 'Under His Eye,'" a panel event on Monday, September 17, from 3:30-5:00 in the Fife Room, 315 Wheeler.

* Utopia/Dystopia: Imagining the Future," a panel event on Wednesday, October 31, from 4:30-6:00 in the Fife Room, 315 Wheeler. 

  • Comment (on bcourses) on at least three other students' event responses.

On the Same Page is designed to welcome you into the intellectual community at Cal. We firmly believe that interacting with faculty--and with other students--around a topic of mutual interest is one of the best ways to ensure the quality of your education. All of the activities required for L&S 10 will be fun and interactive and educational. You will be glad you participated!

Our hope is that participating fully in On the Same Page will be so rewarding that you will continue to seek out enrichment opportunities throughout your undergraduate years at Cal.