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IDS 101: Communication, Action, and Impact: Getting Started

Helping hands and the continents behind








Communication, Action, and Impact

What is your personal mission statement? When you take your last breath, how will this world be better for you having been here? Together we will explore our own personal values, unique ways of manifesting purpose, and how we can impact our community. We will explore successes and struggles of both large and micro social movements kickstarted by visionaries that have resulted in positive changes in the world. We will delve into the powerful role that communication plays in attracting others to join a mission-driven endeavor. And we will discover what inspires us to take action that goes beyond dreaming and planning.

Course taught by: Karen McFarlane Holman                                                                                                    Colloquium Associate: Oscar Figueroa

Authoritative Reference Sources vs Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a great resource for getting general info about something, but because anyone can contribute or change its content, it is sometimes considered unreliable.  It is a good place to start your research, but it is best to double check what you find against other sources.  

Consider consulting the library's print or electronic encyclopedias, dictionaries, or other reference books to backup the basic information of your paper.  Reference books can provide a general overview of a topic and help identify synonyms, related terms, or basic data; these sources often include references and lists of further readings.  Additionally, these resources have typically gone through an editorial process to check for accuracy.  To the right and below are some resources that may be of use.

Reference E-books

Reference Books (Print)

Online Collection of Reference Resources