FSW began a school-wide program, One Book, One College, this semester, following suit after top universities and colleges around the county.
Cornerstone’s curriculum has been remodeled around “21 Lessons for the 21st Century”, a book by Yuval Noah Harai.
Harai’s book enquires into the most pressing issues of modern society, like artificial intelligence, voting, and environmentalism. Professors plan classes after this book, which students are encouraged to read.
“The aim of the program is to build community and to have an experience that all students, faculty and staff can live in,” said Heather Olson, FSW professor of student life skills.
FSW’s first “common read” book, “21 Lessons for the 21st Century”, will be the college’s book for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years. The One Book, Once College committee plans on changing the college’s common read every few years.
“The program is long overdue because of the inclusivity and common experience it brings,” said Olson. “It’s important to give students a shared experience thorough literature because it’s a great expression of higher learning.”