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Additional Course Resources

With the time limitations of a 10-week course, we can briefly introduce you to each topic discussed. If you’re interested in learning more, here are some additional resources recommended by our campus partners.

Making the Most of the Classroom

Academic Integrity and Research Literacy

Personal Wellbeing and Academic Success


  • A Primer in Positive Psychology by Christopher Peterson
    • “Chapter 4 - Happiness”
    • “Chapter 5 - Positive Thinking”
    • “Chapter 6 - Character Strengths”
    • “Chapter 7 - Values”
    • “Chapter 8 - Interests, Abilities, and Accomplishments”
  • The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
  • Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown
  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown
  • Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too by Jenni Schaefer (with Thom Rutledge)



Enhancing Your Communication Skills in the Classroom

  • The Art of Public Speaking by Stephen Lucas
  • Burden of Proof by Mark Crossman


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Understanding Yourself and Others



  • “Stereotype Threat” by Claude Steele from Stanford University who wrote Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affects Us and What We Can Do
  • “Microaggressions” by Derald Wing Sue from Columbia University who wrote Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation

Choosing and Committing to a Major


  • Focus 2 will help you select the right major and plan your career based on your talents, interests, values and aspirations
  • Click here for instructions on how to get to the Focus 2 portal


  • You Majored In What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career by Katharine Brooks - Offers a practical and proven approach to reframing experiences, discovering overlooked opportunities, and finding a true calling, regardless of your undergraduate major or the state of the job market.
  • The Unwritten Rules of Highly Effective Job Search by Orville Pierson - This insider’s guide covers every phase of the job search, leading you step by step through the process of creating a clear cut plan - essential to every job search.
  • Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazi

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Research Opportunities, Experiential Learning, and Faculty Engagement

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