On the first class session of the Spring 2016 semester I asked each of you to write down the associations you have with California. Below is a representation of the terms you wrote down. The frequency of the terms is captured in the corresponding size of the fonts.


This is a small sample for sure, and in no way definitive. But it is an interesting way to represent what thirty students are thinking about the subject of this course as we begin our work exploring the California dream.