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Common Reading Program

2016-2017 Common Reading Book

What It Is Like to Go to War

As part of the Common Experience at Texas State University, the Common Reading Program provides all incoming freshmen with a critically acclaimed book related to the upcoming year's theme. You will read the book as you prepare for classes, then engage in discussion of the text and theme in your University Seminar course. You will also participate in Common Experience events throughout the year.

The Common Experience theme for 2016-2017 is "A Century of Conflict: Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917." Understanding how conflict and resolution have affected the United States and our own university and community will help you understand your role as a citizen and a future university graduate. This year's Common Reading book is What It Is Like to Go to War by Karl Marlantes. Learn more

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