Comment: Topic for the class was The Road. I wasn't that interested in the material/focus on this class, so my low expectations may have something to do with my okay experience in the class. Don't have to read all the books. Just read the one you will write your papers on. Sometimes class is heavily discussion based and it can get awkward if no one read the book. Graded on 4 papers, a student presentation, participation and the final paper.