1 unit, P/NP, class number: 17493
141 McCone Hall

Are you a student who wants to earn a unit for reading Just Mercy and participating in On the Same Page this fall? If so, L&S 10 is the course for you. If you did not already receive a copy of Just Mercy you will be entitled to one upon enrolling in the class. Come to 257 Evans to pick up your copy.

Here are the course requirements:

  • Read the book 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 Prezi . . . be creative!
  • Comment (on bcourses) on at least three other students' responses to the book.
  • Attend two class meetings on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:30. The first will be on August 30 and the second on November 8. The location will be announced later. In order to pass the class you must attend both class meetings, so make sure these Tuesday evenings are clear.
  • Attend author Bryan Stevenson's public lecture on the evening of Wednesday, September 7. Be sure to sign in!
  • Attend at least two other qualifying events related to Just Mercy and submit a short response to each on bcourses. Qualifying events are as follow:

"What Do We Know About Race and Crime Control?" on September 19.

"Narrating Justice" on September 22.

"System Outsiders: The Experiences of Black Girls and LGBT/GNC Youth with Discipline and Punish,"  on September 27, 3:30-5:00.

  • 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.