The UCSB Reads program provides faculty and their students the opportunity to participate in a campus and community wide conversation about important issues raised in the selected book. UCSB Reads is a program of UCSB Library, and the Library will provide free copies of the book to all students in courses that incorporate the book. For more information, please write us at email@example.com.
Topics related to the book will be explored in a variety of winter and spring quarter events on campus and in the wider Santa Barbara community. Faculty can have their students engage with these events in a variety of ways including:
See below for a video in which faculty from a variety of disciplines discuss their experience incorporating the UCSB Reads book.
Hear from UCSB faculty across the disciplines who have successfully incorporated the UCSB Reads book into a course and learn how the UCSB Reads program can support your instruction.
Panelists include Tim Dewar (Gervirtz Graduate School of Education), Brian Donnelly (English), Kathy Foltz (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Behrooz Parhami (Electrical & Computer Engineering), and Kathy Patterson (Writing Program). Moderated by Elina Salminen (CITRAL).
If you have decided to incorporate Happy City by Charles Montgomery into a 2023 winter or spring class, please email UCSBReads@library.ucsb.edu with the course title, quarter, expected enrollment, and total number of copies needed.
Faculty who are considering incorporating the book into a winter or spring course can have a copy mailed to their preferred address by writing UCSBReads@library.ucsb.edu.
Free Book Giveaway for UCSB Students: Students can receive a free copy of the book On Friday, January 20 from noon while supplies last. Starting at 12 PM, the University Librarian, Chancellor, and Executive Vice Chancellor will be handing out books during the UCSB Reads Book Giveaway inside UCSB"s Library's Paseo.
For all other questions, please email UCSBReads@library.ucsb.edu.
CS 112 Advanced Research & Practice (Iman Djouini)
COMM 160HC - Special Topics: Communication and the Art of Happiness (Nikki Truscelli)
ED 191W: Health & Wellbeing (Mark Shishim)
ENV S Environmental Leadership Incubator (Erika Zollett)
ENV S2 Environmental Science 2 Honors (Stephanie Moret)
ENGL 106CW: Catalyst Writing Collective (Brian Donnelly)
INT 95B: Intro to Undergrad Research (Mark Shishim)
LING 10: Academic Reading Across the Curriculum (Ingrid Bowman)
WRIT 1 (Kenny Smith)
WRIT 157A (Gina Genova)
WRIT 2 (Christopher Dean)
WRIT 2 ACE (Kathy Patterson)
ENV S 155: The Built World (Summer Gray)
GEOG 130: The Urban Environment (Joe McFadden)
GEOG 200C: Introduction to Geographic Research (Liz Ackert)
ENV S 137: Conservation Planning (Stephanie Moret)