First Year Summer Reading

First Year Program - Summer Reading

The Program Director in your major/career field has chosen has a summer book for you to read before the fall orientation in August.

Major

Program Director

Summer Reading

Adolescence Education

Nancy Barno Reynolds

"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie

Biology

Thad Yorks

"Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body" by Neil Shubin

Communication Studies

Maureen Louis

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" by J.K. Rowling

Criminal Justice

Clairissa Breen

"Sacco & Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind" by Bruce Watson

Education (IECE; IEE)

Erica Miller

"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie

English

Eric Boyer

"The Awakening" by Kate Chopin

Environmental Biology

Thad Yorks

"Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body" by Neil Shubin

Fashion Design

Karen Steen

"Fugitive Denim" by Rachel Louise Snyder

Human Services

Mary Handley

"Ghostbread" by Sonja Livingston

Interior Design

Grace Baker

"Chicago Architecture and Design" by Jay Pridmore

Liberal Studies

Bruce Roig

"The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch

Management: Accounting

Kathleen Allen

"Getting from College to Career" by Lindsey Pollack (ISBN 978-0-06-206927-6)

Management: Business Management

Joe Adamo

"Getting from College to Career" by Lindsey Pollack (ISBN 978-0-06-206927-6)

Management: Equine Business Management

Barb Lindberg

"How Good Riders Get Good" by Denny Emerson

Management: Fashion Merchandising

Karen Steen

"Fugitive Denim" by Rachel Louise Snyder

Management: Sport Management

Timothy Williams

"Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game" by Michael Lewis

Liberal Studies

Rachel Dinero

"The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch

Psychology

Rachel Dinero

"50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology" by Scott O. Lilienfeld

Social Science

John Greene

"The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch

Studio Art: Studio Art

Anita Welch

"Humans of New York" by Brandon Stanton

Studio Art: Photography

Sarah Cross

"Humans of New York" by Brandon Stanton

Visual Communications

Scott Jensen

"Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative" by Austin Kleon

Undecided

 

"The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch

If you have any questions about the First Year Program, please contact Jesse Lott, Dean of the First Year Program at 315-655-7161.