Saturday, June 19, 2010

ATW Textbook List

Required Texts:

ENG 399: Foundations of Language
Lonely Planet phrasebooks (you must buy at least the one for your language group)
[Spanish, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew, Swahili, India, Indonesian, Mandarin]

HIST 416: Cold War History
1. Judge, Edward and John Langdon. A Hard and Bitter Peace: A Global History of the Cold War. Prentice Hall, 1995. (1 text per Language Group)
2. Judge, Edward and John Langdon. Cold War: A History through Documents. Prentice Hall, 1998. (1 text per Language Group)

THL 321: World Religions (1 text per student except #1)

1. Molloy, Michael. Experiencing the World’s Religions: Tradition, Challenge, and Change. 3rd or 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill. (1 text per Language Group)
2. The Qur’an (any translation)
3. The Talmud: Selections. Penguin Classics. [ISBN-13: 978-0141441788]
4. The Bhagavad-Gita. Translated by Barbara Miller. Bantam, 1986. [ISBN-13: 978-0553213652]
5. The Upanishads. Translated by Juan Mascaro. Penguin Classics. [ISBN-13: 978-0140441635]
6. The Dhammapada. Translated by Juan Mascaro. Penguin Classics. [ISBN-13: 978-0140442847]
7. Lao, Tzu. Tao Te Ching (any translation)

ENG 499: Postmodern World Novel (1 text per student)

1. Martinez, Tomas Eloy. The Tango Singer. [ISBN-13: 978-0747585787] - Argentina
2. Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr. The Gulag Archipelago. [ISBN-13: 978-0060007768] - Russia
3. Pamuk, Orhan. Snow. [ISBN-13: 978-0375706868] - Turkey
4. Oz, Amos. My Michael. [ISBN-13: 978-0156031608] - Israel
5. Mahfouz, Naguib. Midaq Alley. [ISBN-13: 978-0385264761] - Egypt
6. Thiong’o, Ngugi Wa. A Grain of Wheat. [ISBN-13: 978-0435913564]- Kenya
7. Mistry, Rohinton. Family Matters. [ISBN-13: 978-0375703423] - India
8. Hua, Yu. Chronicle of a Blood Merchant. [ISBN-13: 978-1400031856] - China
9. Tong, Su. Raise the Red Lantern. [ISBN-13: 978-0060596330] - China

WRT 399: Travel Writing (1 text per student)
Rolf Potts. Marco Polo Didn’t Go There: stories and revelations from one decade as a postmodern travel writer. Travelers’ Tales and Solas House, Inc. 2008. [ISBN: 1932361618]


  1. Oh my goodness, I want to read ALL of those! You are so lucky! Which language group are you in?

  2. Mandarin! Yikes! We have to learn a bunch of phrases and words for each language though. :)


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