NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

Course Descriptions

The Culture Code

HNES 2000

This course is intended to increase student awareness and understanding of the contemporary issues in sport and education.


  1. Students will identify and discuss the meaning of ‘culture code’ in relation to success in education and sport settings.
  2. Students will learn how to build safety in their setting.
  3. Students will learn how to share vulnerability in their setting.
  4. Students will learn how to establish purpose in their setting.
  5. Students will apply book concepts by intergrating them into a personal reflection paper.


Coyle, D. (2018). The Culture Code. Random House, New York.