Common Read

Starting in Fall 2014, a new college - wide common read program will be launched at Clark College. This First Year Experience (FYE) initiative, is aimed at new students, but will also be promoted throughout the campus. Across the nation, college - wide reading programs integrate one book and its themes into coursework, events and activities to build community via shared intellectual experiences. The chosen text will be used for two academic years, and faculty will be encouraged to use the book in their coursework.


Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash by Edward Humes will be the common read book for 2014-16:


For further information about the First Year Experience, including the Common Read, contact Janette Clay at or 360-992-2618.