The First-Year Book Program at Georgia State University aims to provide all incoming freshmen with a common intellectual experience to stimulate discussion, to promote critical thinking, and to develop a sense of community among first-year students, faculty, and staff.
Throughout the fall semester, programs and events related to the book will be offered.
The first event will take place on August 22, 2010, when the author of the book will be the keynote speaker at Freshman Convocation.
All incoming freshmen will receive a copy of the selection during Incept; students are expected to read the book before the start of their first semester. The book will also be covered in Engl 1101 English Composition and in GSU 1010 New Student Orientation.
The goals of the First-Year Book Program are to:
Warren St. John's Outcasts United was selected as the inaugural book for the program.
For more information about the book, the author, the reasons why it was chosen, and events that will be offered throughout the semester related to the book, follow the links to the left.