Freshman Studies Book List (2021-2022)

The List of First Year Studies Works:

Fall Term
● Berenice Abbott, Tri-Boro Barber School (photograph, to be distributed later)
● Plato. The Republic. Trans. Grube/Reeve. Hackett. ISBN 978-0872201361 (paperback)
● Amy Stanley, Stranger in the Shogun’s City. Scribner. ISBN 978-1501188534 (paperback)
● Thomas Seeley. Honeybee Democracy. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0691147215 (hardcover)
● Natasha Trethewey. Native Guard. Mariner Books. ISBN 978-0618872657 (paperback)

Winter Term
● Jeremy Waldron, The Harm in Hate Speech. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0674416864 (paperback)
● Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo. Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty. Public Affairs. ISBN 978-1610390934 (paperback)
● Miles Davis. Kind of Blue. Columbia Records. (CD or vinyl)
● Tony Kushner. Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches, included in Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. Theater Communication Group. ISBN 978-1559363846 (paperback)
● Eric R. Scerri. The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction. 2nd edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0198842323 (paperback)

Access to Your Textbook

Native Guard Text

Your first textbook for Freshman Studies class is "Native Guard" by Natasha Trethewey.  Read online at:

Your physical copy will be given to you when you arrive for International Orientation.