GS 554 — Coming of Age in America: Contemporary Issues

Our discussion today began with the following texts: In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason, and Born on the Fourth of July (1989).


  • The lasting and growing impact of war on our youth and their experience.


  • ¬†How can we foster a meaningful and nuanced understanding of issues related to war without relying on cliches that oversimplify and limit meaning?

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