The "Common Read" is part of the First-Year Experience designed to introduce you to the academic and intellectual culture of Detroit Mercy through a shared reading experience.
All first-year students are expected to read the book over the summer before their first term at Detroit Mercy, so you can participate in discussions during the Prologues, Transitions, and Viewpoints (PTV) program and assignments in your fall English courses for ENL1300 and ENL 1310.
The reading selection for Fall 2017 is Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay. StoryCorps, often broadcast on NPR, is a collection of oral history interviews. Callings is a collection of those interviews focused on vocation, occupation, and work.