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

Summer Reading

Adolescence Education

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

Biology

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

Communication Studies

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

Criminal Justice

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

Education (IECE; IEE)

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

English

"The Awakening" by Kate Chopin

Environmental Biology

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

Fashion Design

"Fugitive Denim" by Rachel Louise Snyder

Human Services

"Ghostbread" by Sonja Livingston

Interior Design

"Chicago Architecture and Design" by Jay Pridmore

Liberal Studies

"The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch

Management: Accounting

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

Management: Business Management

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

Management: Equine Business Management

"How Good Riders Get Good" by Denny Emerson

Management: Fashion Merchandising

"Fugitive Denim" by Rachel Louise Snyder

Management: Sport Management

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

Psychology

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

Social Science

"The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch

Studio Art: Studio Art

"Humans of New York" by Brandon Stanton

Studio Art: Photography

"Humans of New York" by Brandon Stanton

Visual Communications

"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.