All students are required to have a college Net ID, which allows access to library databases and other on-line materials available through the North Seattle C. C. Library. All students are required to have access to on-line course materials and software, including First Class writing and editing groups, created for the class web site. Public library and college library cards are also encouraged. The ability to produce papers in Microsoft Word in required for this course.

The following books, films and on-line materials are required for this course.

The Bedford Guide to the Research Process, Third Edition. Jean Johnson, editor. Boston: Bedford Books 1997.

Foer, Jonathan Safran. Everything is Illuminated. New York: Harper Collins Books, 2003.

Hammett, Dashiell, The Maltese Falcon. New York: Vintage Crime/Blazk Lizard, 1992.

The Maltese Falcon, Film. Starring Humphrey Bogart, 1941.

Hansberry, Lorraine. A Raisin in the Sun. New York: Vintage Books, 1994.

A Raisin in the Sun, Video. starring Sidney Poitier, Columbia Pictures.

Kerouac, Jack. On the Road. New York: The Penguin Group, 199l.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Film. Starring Jack Nicholson, Directed by Milos Forman, 1975.

Walt Whitman, Voices and Visions. Video clip available on line. Full tape available on-hold North Seattle C C library.

Additional video and audio clips will be available on-line. In most cases, the complete video will be available through the college library or other sources.

All books should be purchased. All films may be purchased or rented, or borrowed from libraries, as appropriate for the student.