The Big Read
All incoming first-year students are to read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline by Aug. 20, 2017, in preparation for Big Read discussion groups following the New Student Convocation.
Big Read Mission
The mission of the Big Read program is to unite incoming CCU freshmen in an enjoyable shared learning experience prior to beginning their academic course work.
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Big Read Purpose
The program's purpose is to create a singular introductory learning forum among our students, across various disciplines, and to facilitate creative and critical thinking from the moment they step foot on campus.
Big Read Goals
The goals of this program are to engage students in a singular academic task, encourage the critical thought process, explore themes and ideas relevant to student life, and challenge students to develop and explore multiple perspectives.
Big Read Committee Charge
The charge of the Big Read committee is to evaluate and select materials each academic year that fulfill the goals of the summer reading program. Members of the committee participate on a volunteer basis and include faculty, staff and students. The committee reviews all materials solicited across campus and makes it's selections based on a set list of criteria.
Big Read Committee Chair
Coastal Carolina University
P.O. BOX 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054
NOTE: Any student citing moral, religious or cultural objections to the current Big Read choice will be able to choose an alternative Big Read. Please contact the Big Read committee chair for more information.