Who Should Take This Course
Anyone who wants to better understand the struggles of America’s white working class from the perspective of someone who experienced the poverty and isolation of Kentucky’s Appalachia region, moving to Ohio, and eventually graduating from Yale University.
What You Will Learn
In this study, we will discuss J.D. Vance’s book Hillbilly Elegy in which he takes a probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class through his own story of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town. It is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.
This is a Non-Facilitated Self Study Course
This course is a self study course and does not include teacher facilitation. You will work independently. The course is self guiding with readings and assignments to complete. With a score of 80% or higher you will receive a certificate of completion.
Prior to enrolling it is necessary for you to decide which version of the course you need to take depending on your desired outcome. If you are looking for graduate credits visit the section “Seattle Pacific University” or if you are seeking PDU’s visit the section “Brandman University”. Both provide access to courses that are facilitated by an instructor who will issue grades.
If you are seeking a certificate of completion and do not require facilitation, you can access the courses in the open enrollment section of our “All Courses” page. These courses are self paced and without instructor facilitation. Prior to enrolling it is necessary for you to decide which version of the course you need to take depending on your desired outcome.