Classes at my university start today, and tomorrow I will be meeting with my First Year Seminar class for the first time. The theme for the semester? Jack Kerouac.
This will be my fourth time teaching the course, so I have a pretty good idea about what we'll be reading and doing. However, I'm curious about what knowledge, skills, and dispositions that readers of The Daily Beat would expect students to come away with from an introductory course on Kerouac.
I look forward to your comments.