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Honors College (Mid-Semester) Book Studies

Are you a first year student who didn’t get a full Honors class? Or maybe you have a little time now that HONR 199 is wrapping up?

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for three half semester book studies offered by WVU faculty starting October 5th. Students will earn one (1) Honors credit hour with successful completion of the course. You can register through Star or Schedule Builder. The last day to add/drop is October 11th.

HONR 298U: Book Study: Hillbilly Elegy CRN 89064

  • “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance and “Strangers in Their Own Land” by Arlie R. Hochschild

These two books consider (from different perspectives) the sense of anger and disillusionment experienced by white working class families in rural America, co-taught by faculty from political science and sociology.

          Dr. David Hauser and Dr. Lynne Cossman

          Mondays 6:30 – 7:45 pm, Honors Hall RFL Apartment (starting Oct 10th)


HONR 298M: Book Study: Night/Fatelessness  CRN: 89063

  • “Fatelessness” by Imre Kertesz and “Night” by Elie Wiesel

Two novels from the World War II Holocaust consider the horrors of that period and the importance of witnessing the violence and giving testimony of that witness, taught by poet and law professor Michael Blumenthal.

          Professor Michael Blumenthal

          Tuesdays 4-5:15 pm in the Honors Hall RFL Apartment (starting Oct 11th)


HONR 298L: Book Study: How Not To Be Wrong  CRN: 89062

  • “How Not To Be Wrong” by  Jordan Ellenberg

This lively and entertaining book on how mathematical thinking applies to everyday lives in all sorts of unexpected ways, led by Honors Dean Ken Blemings.         

          Dr. Kenneth Blemings

          Thursdays 4-5:15 pm, Honors Hall RFL Apartment (starting Oct 6th)