Summer Reading and Viewing Assignments

The summer reading and viewing assignments are to be completed before arriving on campus for Orientation, as the material will be discussed then.

Books listed here can be purchased online or at your preferred bookstore. Films can be streamed online through your preferred streaming service.

INTD 090 (Eastman), THEA 110 (Gonzalez), INTD 70 (Huerta)

  • INTD 090: Introductory Writing Seminar (The Global Caravan), Professor Charles Eastman, mentor, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
  • THEA 110: Introduction to Acting, Professor Gil Gonzalez, Monday & Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
  • INTD 70: Whittier Seminar: First Year Seminar, Miguel Huerta, Monday, 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Professor Eastman requires you to read Citizen: An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine.

INTD 090 (Eastman), THEA 110 (Gonzalez), INTD 70 (Huerta)

  • INTD 090: Introductory Writing Seminar (The Global Caravan), Professor Charles Eastman, mentor, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
  • THEA 110: Introduction to Acting, Professor Gil Gonzalez, Monday, Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
  • INTD 70; Whittier Seminar: First Year Seminar, Miguel Huerta, Monday, 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Professor Eastman requires you to read Citizen: An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine.

INTD 100 (Donnelly) and PSYC 100 (Hill)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (CityLAb2: Finding Los Angeles ), Professor Joseph Donnelly, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
  • PSYC 100: Introductory Psychology, Professor Chuck Hill, mentor, Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Professor Hill requires you to read Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas.

INTD 100 (Durbin) and CHIN 120 (Lee)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Monsters and Fairy Tales), Professor Katherine Durbin, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
  • CHIN 120: Elementary Chinese I, Professor Professor Horng Yi Lee, mentor, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Professor Lee requires you to read Falling Leaves, by Adeline Man.

INTD 100 (Durbin) and PHYS 150 (Hanson)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Monsters and Fairy Tales), Professor Katherine Durbin, Monday & Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
  • PHYS 150: Calculus-Based Phys I (Mech), Jordan Hanson, mentor, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Professor Hanson requires you to read The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen's Race to the South Pole.

INTD  100 (Durbin) and INTD 101 (Camparo)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Monsters and Fairy Tales), Professor Katherine Durbin, Tuesday, Thursday, 1:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
  • INTD 101: Your Whittier College Experience, Professor Lori Camparo, mentor, Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Professor Camparo would like you to read The Young and the Reckless, which will be available via Moodle on your INTD 101 course page. You may contact Professor Camparo with additional questions.

INTD 100 (Durbin) and COSC 120 (Claveau)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Monsters and Fairy Tales), Professor Katherine Durbin, Monday & Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
  • COSC 120 Computer Science I, Professor David Claveau, mentor, Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Professor Claveau would like you to watch Ex Machina, directed by Alex Garland.

INTD 100 (Simonian) and HIST 230 (Ortega)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (The Language of Identity), Professor Katy Simonian, Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
  • HIST 230: Introduction to African History, Professor Jose Ortega, mentor, Monday & Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Professor Ortega requires you to read A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet .

INTD 100 (Simonian) and CHDV 105 (Oregon)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (The Reader Writes the world), Professor Katy Simonian, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
  • CHDV 105:  Introduction to Child Development, Professor Nora Obregon, mentor, Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Professor Obregon requires you to watch The Florida Project.

INTD 100 (Simonian) and MUS 102 (Lozano)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (The Language of Identity), Professor Katy Simonian, Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
  • MUS 102: History of Jazz, Professor Danilo Lozano, mentor, Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Professor Lozano requires you to read Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip Hop by Jeff Chang.

INTD 100 (Simonian) and FREN 120 (Karzakova)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (The Reader Writes the World), Professor Katy Simonian, mentor, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
  • FREN 120:Elementary French I, Professor Karzakova, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Professor Simonian requires you to read Amsterdam: A Novel, by Ian McEwan.

INTD 100 (Conti) and INTD 101 (Shaikh)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Technology and Identity) Professor Gino Conti, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
  • INTD 101: Your Whittier College Experience, Professor Ayesha Shaikh, faculty mentor, Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Professor Shaikh requires you to read The Young and the Reckless, which will be available via Moodle on your INTD 101 course page. You can contact Professor Shaikh if there are additional questions.

INTD 100 (Conti) and HIST 206 (TBD)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Technology and Identity), Professor Gino Conti, Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
  • HIST 206: United States to 1865, Wednesday & Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Professor Sean Morris, mentor requires you to read The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki and Robert E. Howard’s short story "The Noseless Horror."

INTD 100 (Conti) and INTD 101 (Chirol)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Gender and Sexuality in Popular Culture), Gino Conti, Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
  • INTD 101: Your Whittier College Experience, Professor Marie Magdeleine Chirol, mentor, Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Professor Chirol requires you to watch My Best Friend (Mon Meilleur).

INTD 100 (Conti) and KNS 150 (Van Oosbree)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Gender and Sexuality in Popular Culture), Professor Gino Conti, Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
  • KNS 150: Introduction to Kinesiology, Professor Trish Van Oosbree, mentor, Thursday & Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Professor Van Oosbree requires you to read Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.

INTD 100 (Burton) and ENGL 110 (Wong)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Race and Reconciliation), Professor Jonathan Burton, mentor, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
  • ENGL 110: Exploring Literature: Walking Dreams, Professor Wong, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Professor Burton requires you to read So You Want to Talk About Race, (pages 1-52) by Ijeoma Oluo.

INTD 100 (Morris) and ENGL 110 (Wong)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Monsters and the Monstrous in Imagination and Reality), Professor Sean Morris, mentor, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
  • ENGL 110: Exploring Literature: Walking Dreams, Professor Wong, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Professor Morris will assign a reading for your group. Please check your Whittier College email for details.

INTD 100 (Boria-Rivera) and INTD 101 (Stanton Agbotse)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Writing Women’s History), Professor Evelyn Boria-Rivera, Tuesday & Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
  • INTD 101: Your Whittier College Experience, Professor Shannon Stanton Agbotse, mentor, Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Professor Stanton Agbotse requires you to read There There, by Tommy Orange.

INTD 100 (J. Carbine) and INTD 101 (J. Carbine)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Asia and the Environment), Professor Jason Carbine, mentor, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
  • INTD 101: Your Whittier College Experience, Professor Jason Carbine, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Professor Carbine requires you to watch Waking the Green Tiger.

INTD 100 (R. Carbine) and INTD 101 (R. Carbine)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Green Religion), Professor Rosemary Carbine, mentor, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
  • INTD 101: Your Whittier College Experience, Professor Rosemary Carbine, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Professor Carbine requires you to watch Searching for Sacred Mountain and read Mapping Shangrila, chapter 8. Check your Whittier College email for details.

INTD 100 (McCarthy) and INTD 101 (Holmes)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (What’s so “Great” About a Good Society, or, Does Happiness Matter?), Professor Patti McCarthy, Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
  • INTD 101: Your Whittier College Experience, Professor Jennifer Holmes, mentor, Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Professor Holmes requires you to read Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

INTD 100 (Alejandrino), BIOL 152 (Fradinger), BIOL 152L (Emerling)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Society Misses Science), Professor Alvin Alejandrino, mentor, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
  • BIOL 152: Biology of Organisms, Professor Erica Fradinger, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
  • BIOL 152L: Biology of Organisms Lab, Professor Christopher Emerling, Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Professor Alejandrino requires you to read Seasick: Ocean Change and the Extinction of Life on Earth, by Alanna Mitchell

INTD 100 (Fissore), ENVS 100 (Mbora), ENVS 100L (Mbora)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Soil: Science and Sustainability), Professor Cinzia Fissore, mentor, Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
  • ENVS 100: Introduction to Environmental Science, Professor David Mbora, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
  • ENVS 100L: Introduction to Environmental Science Lab, Professor Mbora, Friday, 1:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Professor Fissore requires you to read Earth Matters: How Soil Underlies Civilization, by Richard Bardgett.

INTD 100 (Kjellberg) and PHIL 100 (Shushtyska)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Teaching and Students), Professor Paul Kjellberg, mentor, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
  • PHIL 100: Introduction to Philospophy, Professor Shushtyska, Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Professor Kjellberg requires you to watch Dogtown and Z-Boys.

INTD 100 (Creley) and INTD 101 (Gonzalez)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Writing About the Future), Professor Scott Creley, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
  • INTD 101: Your Whittier College Experience, Professor Gil Gonzalez, mentor, Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Professor Gonzalez requires you to read Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

INTD 100 (Creley) and INTD 101 (Guerra)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Writing About the Future), Professor Scott Creley, Monday & Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
  • INTD 101: Your Whittier College Experience, Jenny Guerra, mentor, Thursday, 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Jenny Guerra will assign a reading for your group. Please check your Whittier College email for details.

INTD (Creley) and INTD 101 (O’Connor-Gomez)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Writing About the Future), Professor Scott Creley, Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
  • INTD 101: Your Whittier College Experience, Professor Doreen O’Connor-Gomez, mentor, Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Professor O’Connor Gomez requires you to read This Is (Not) L.A.: An Insider's Take on the Real Los Angeles, by Jen Bilik.

INTD 100 (Creley) and INTD 101 (Gonzalez)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Mass Culture, Message, and Ideology: Writing about Contemporary Media), Professor Scott Creley, Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
  • INTD 101: Your Whittier College Experience , Professor Gil Gonzalez, mentor, Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Professor Gonzalez requires you to read Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

INTD 100 (Boria-Rivera) and INTD 101 (Householder)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Mass Culture, Message, and Ideology: Writing about Contemporary Media), Evelyn Boria-Rivera, Tuesday & Thursday 1:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
  • INTD 101: Your Whittier College Experience, Professor Melanie Householder, Thursday, 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

A summer reading has not been determined for this group.

INTD 100 (Albers) and INTD 101 (Herrick)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Photography & Identity), Professor Katherine Albers, Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
  • INTD 101: Your Whittier College Experience, Professor Jenny Herrick, mentor, Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Professor Herrick requires you to read "The Matthew Effect" and "10,000 Hours" from Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell.

INTD 100 (Boria-Rivera) and SPAN 120 (Herrera)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Writing Women’s History), Evelyn Boria-Rivera,  Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
  • SPAN 120: Elementary Spanish I, Professor Lizardo Herrera, mentor, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Professor Herrera will assign a reading or viewing for your group. Please check your Whittier College email for details.

INTD 100 (Boria-Rivera) and INTD 101 (Colcord)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Writing Women’s History), Evelyn Boria-Rivera, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
  • INTD 101: Your Whittier College Experience, Professor Lizardo Herrera, mentor, Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Professor Colcord requires you to watch the film Adam.

INTD 100 (Killian) and INTD 101 (Dmohowski)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (The Bildungsroman), Jennifer Killian, Tuesday & Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
  • INTD 101: Your Whittier College Experience, Joe Dmohowski, mentor, Friday 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Joe Dmohowski requires you to watch Friendly Persuasion (1956).

INTD 100 (Killian) and INTD 101 (McCAslin)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (The Bildungsroman), Jennifer Killian, Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
  • INTD 101: Your Whittier College Experience, David McCaslin, mentor, Friday 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

David McCaslin requires you to watch Friendly Persuasion (1956).

INTD 100 (Herrold) and INTD 101 (Rehn)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar, Megan Herrold, Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
  • INTD 101: Your Whittier College Experience, Andrea Rehn, mentor, Thursday 3:00 p.m - 3:50 p.m.

Professor Rehn requires you to read The Marrow Thieves.

INTD 100 (I. Hashmi) and INTD 101 (I. Hashmi)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar (Monotheisms), Professor Irfana Hashmi, mentor, Tuesday, Thursday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
  • INTD 101: Your Whittier College Experience, Professor Irfana Hashmi, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Professor Hashmi requires you to watch 13th, directed by Ava Duvernay. Please check your Whittier College email for details.

INTD 100 (Garbarchuck) and INTD 101 (Muller)

  • INTD 100: College Writing Seminar, Professor Alexandra Grabarchuck, Tuesday, Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
  • INTD 101: Your Whittier College Experience, Professor David Muller, Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Professor Muller requires you to read Quiet, by Susan Cain.