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A Monthly Culture Matrix For the Cosmopolitan Traveler

The Open Syllabus Project

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Worldwide, the plays most assigned for reading in college classes are A Doll’s House, A Raisin in the Sun, and Death of a Salesman. In classics? The Sophocles tragedy Oedipus the King and Aristotle’s Poetics. In psychology? Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire. College reading lists can be trendy and politicized, but some texts are eternal—William Strunk’s The Elements of Style, for instance, looms large. If you’ve a yen to know what students in our institutions of higher learning are reading, check out Open Syllabus, a fascinating “galaxy” of books. With a drag and a click you’ll find the most assigned texts around the globe, by subject. —L.J.

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