New Student Summer Reading Form The first academic assignment of every new student for the Wagner College class of 2017 is to complete the New Student Summer Reading. The book will be discussed during Orientation and in each First Year Learning Community. Over the summer, each new student is required to read the book and submit reflection questions online. The reflection questions will be used as a writing sample in the First Year Learning Community. **Please select 4 of the 8 questions to respond to.** Name* FirstLast Email* Student ID #* Learning Community* LC 1: American Dreams: Leadership and Innovation in a Diverse Nation LC 2: Developing Leadership Through Ethics LC 3: Money Where Your Mouth Is: Debates on Love, Power, and Money in the Public Forum LC 4: Global Traditions and Material Expression LC 5: Spanish at Work: Language and Business in the 21st Century LC 6: Emerging Global Health Concerns LC 7: Human Rights and Human Wrongs LC 8: Remembering and Representing America LC 9: Minds, Machines, and Human Beings LC 10: The American Experience through African American Eyes LC 11: The Love-Hate Relationship Between Humans, Microbes, and Chemicals LC 12: Place, Culture, and Community Living: Living Local in Global Times LC 13: Being Human: Biological and Anthropological Perspectives LC14: Society and the City LC 15: Creative Advocacy LC 16: Scripts and Scores LC 17: Healthy People, Healthy Communities: Exploring Health Behaviors, Risks, and Outcomes in the U.S. LC 18: Global Travel through Cultural Studies. Response Questions New Students must choose 4 of the 8 reflection questions below and submit their responses online by August 11, 2013. 1. What is your overall impression of the book? Has this book changed your way of thinking or any of your actions? 2. Who was the intended audience for this book? Who do you think needs to read this book and who would you recommend it to? 3. What are some of the lessons from the book that you can draw from and relate to your everyday life? 4. After reading this book, how will your actions, or even interactions with others, change? 5. In the final section, Raj Patel offers ways as individuals can begin to change the state of the world’s food system. a. Which suggestions do you think are most effective? b. Which are most important? c. Are there any you disagree? 6. With modern technology and extended food services, the time preparing food has decreased significantly. What are the consequences of cooking less in the home and spending less time preparing food? 7. How are consumers controlled and tracked in supermarkets? How does this affect you? 8. What are the pros and cons of genetically modified crops?