This year’s Western Reads text, Futureface supports direct exploration questions first-year students often wrestle with as they transition to life in the university such as: Who am I? How do I be myself in community? How do I maintain a strong relationship with family when my world and theirs are diverging? How do I know I belong here? Who will I become?
At the same time, these texts are critical and timely, providing a platform for exploring the fractured and politically divided nature of our times as well as the role of both identity and community in writing our American story into the future. Who will we become?
A wide variety of disciplinary connections can be drawn to the theme In Between and the content of these texts. The theme In Between can relate to both human and ecological systems. In addition, both texts draw on ideas central to a wide variety of WWU majors including: Business/Marketing; Biology; Chemistry; Anthropology; Sociology; Political Science; History; Philosophy/Ethics; Human Services; Community Health; Economics; American Cultural Studies; Design; East Asian Studies; Spanish; Psychology; Language, Literacy and Cultural Studies; Journalism; Humanities; English; and beyond.