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BIO

Biology (2nd edition) Biology 2e is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester biology course for science majors. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens. Biology includes rich features that engage students in scientific inquiry, highlight careers in the biological sciences, and offer everyday applications https://cnx.org/contents/jVCgr5SL@15.1:IjCrkDE3@9/Introduction
Concepts of Biology Concepts of Biology is designed for the typical introductory biology course for nonmajors, covering standard scope and sequence requirements. The text includes interesting applications and conveys the major themes of biology, with content that is meaningful and easy to understand. The book is designed to demonstrate biology concepts and to promote scientific literacy. https://cnx.org/contents/s8Hh0oOc@14.1:Pj8cW7X1@8/Introduction
Microbiology Microbiology covers the scope and sequence requirements for a single-semester microbiology course for non-majors. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. https://cnx.org/contents/5CvTdmJL@5.28:rFziotaH@5/Introduction
Bio-Interactive Video, lectures, animation, interactive exploration, interactive online labs, and more from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. https://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/

COM

COM 1110 Interpersonal Communication I  
Interpersonal Communication The conceptual issues and practical implications of interpersonal communication. The course is designed to provide a holistic and self-contained, although not comprehensive, introduction to the study and practice of communication within interpersonal encounters. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByY99dUFqZgHMUlITTdmZWVSLU0
Principles of Human Communication An introduction to the human communication concentration in the communications major. This course will introduce you to communication principles, common communication practices, and a selection of theories to better understand the communication transactions that you experience in your daily life. https://www.oercommons.org/courses/principles-of-human-communication/view
An Introduction to Interpersonal Commuinication By its very nature communication is not a skill we are born with. Our journey in interpersonal communication will be to take the senses that we have and learn better to use them. We will look into ourselves at a deep level. Only when individuals understand themselves better, can they improve their own communication skills. http://www.canyons.edu/Offices/DistanceLearning/OER/
Documents/COMS%20246%20DRAFT%203.pdf

 

COM 1120 Public Speaking I  
Interpersonal Communication This is a Personal Communications textbook that contains the following chapters: Overview of Communication, Communicating Identity, Perception and Emotion, Verbal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Listening, Relationships and Social Exchange, Intimacy and Self-Disclosure

https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1377587
Communication in the Real World This book overviews the time-tested conceptual foundations of the field, while incorporating the latest research and cutting-edge applications of these basics. https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=918176
Communication Skills for Personal and Professional Development: The Seven Challenges Approach The Seven Challenges course workbook introduces students to some of the most important processes in interpersonal communication, supported by readings, references and exercises.  https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1350390

 

ECO

ECO 2210

Principles of Macroeconomics

 
Course Modules  A full course from Ohiolink composed of various modules

https://ohiolink.oercommons.org/courseware/15

Principles of Macroeconomics Principles of Macroeconomics 2e covers the scope and sequence of most introductory economics courses. https://cnx.org/contents/J_WQZJkO@8.5:3ZlSW1C7@6/Introduction
Additional Options A list of Macroeconomics related materials via the OER Commonds https://www.oercommons.org/search?f.search=macroeconomics&f.general_subject=&f.sublevel=community-college-lower-division&f.alignment_standard=

 

ECO 2220

Principles of Microeconomics

 
Full Course  Microeconomics provides an introduction to economic principles and market forces including supply and demand, labor and financial markets, elasticity, consumer choices, cost and industry structure, competition, monopoly, negative and positive externalities, economic inequality, financial markets, international trade, globalization and protectionism. https://www.oercommons.org/courses/microeconomics
Principles of Microeoncomics 2e Principles of Microeconomics 2e covers the scope and sequence of most introductory microeconomics courses. https://cnx.org/contents/5c09762c-b540-47d3-9541-dda1f44f16e5
Additional options A list of Microeconomics related materials via the OER commons https://www.oercommons.org/search?f.search=microeconomics&f.general_subject=&f.sublevel=&f.alignment_standard=

 

ENG

ENG 1111

English 1

 

Rhetoric and Composition: A Guide for the College Writer

Designed for use as a textbook in first-year college composition programs, written as a practical guide for students struggling to bring their writing up to the level expected of them by their professors and instructors.

https://www.oercommons.org/courses/rhetoric-and-composition-a-guide-for-the-college-writer

About Writing: A Guide Robin Jeffrey, Klamath Community College

https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/about-writing-a-guide

English Composition 1 English 101 focuses on the analysis of basic human issues as presented in literature with an emphasis on analytic reading, writing and discussion, and on development of argumentative essays based on textual analysis, with attention to style, audience and documentation. By writing several analytical, thesis-driven essays which show engagement with and understanding of a variety of texts, students will practice the critical thinking, reading and writing skills which comprise an important component of college and university studies as well as clear, audience-appropriate communications in other professional settings. http://opencourselibrary.org/engl-101/
Guide to Grammar and Writing  This website provides everything from the basic parts of speech all the way to writing the Argumentative essay and using proper MLA format. This site also contains excellent powerpoints for teaching grammar (especially when it comes to teaching the comma). http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/Grammar/

 

ENG 1112 English II  
English Composition 2 Composition 2 is an expository writing course requiring more advanced writing skills than Composition 1, yet reviewing and incorporating some of the same skills. This course teaches research skills by emphasizing the development of advanced analytical/critical reading skills, proficiency in investigative research, and the writing of persuasive prose including documented and researched argumentative essays. A major component of this course will be an emphasis on the research process and information literacy.
Overview: 
https://www.oercommons.org/courses/english-composition-2
English Composition II This course teaches research skills by emphasizing the development of advanced analytical/critical reading skills, proficiency in investigative research, and the writing of expository and persuasive prose including properly documented and researched argumentative essays. A major component of this course will be an emphasis on the research process or “information literacy.”

https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=602730

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https://cnx.org/contents/nqv7_Wg5@1/Open-Course-Library-English-Composition-II

English Composition 2 This course teaches research skills by emphasizing the development of advanced analytical/critical reading skills, proficiency in investigative research, and the writing of persuasive prose including documented and researched argumentative essays. A major component of this course will be an emphasis on the research process and information literacy. This is a course that is offered by Lumen Learning. https://courses.lumenlearning.com/englishcomp2kscopexmaster/

 

ENG 1600 Introduction to Literature  
Composition 1 Anthology This Composition Reader is an edited, curated collection of OER material for you to use as you see fit in your course.  It consists of personal essays, literature, video and audio files, web writing, and long-form journalism.
Overview: 
https://ohiolink.oercommons.org/courses/composition-i-anthology
The Literature Collection The Literature Collection is a multilayered grouping of works in literature and the humanities. From medieval to modern, scholarly to satirical, there is something for everyone. Diversity rules: there are texts translated from Nordic languages, texts left untranslated from Spanish, poetry old and new, and a rich vein of information about the writer James Joyce.
Overview: 
https://www.oercommons.org/courses/the-literature-collection
Introduction to Literary Studies Introductory survey of the history and practice of English literary and cultural expression, exploring the major genres of poetry, the novel, drama, and the critical essay.
Overview: 
https://www.oercommons.org/courses/introduction-to-cultural-and-literary-studies

 

ENG 2500 American Literature  
American Literature I This course is a survey of American Literature from 1650 through 1820. It covers Early American and Puritan Literature, Enlightenment Literature, and Romantic Literature. It teaches in the context of American History and introduces the student to literary criticism and research.
Overview: 
https://www.oercommons.org/courses/american-literature-i
Survey of American Literature II Examines American literary works from the late-nineteenth century to the present, emphasizing the ideas and characteristics of American national literature. Involves critical reading and writing.
Overview: 
https://www.oercommons.org/courses/survey-of-american-literature-ii
African-American Literature This course considers the impact of storytelling and spirituals on the literary production of African American authors from the Colonial period to the current day, examining the cultural, historical, and political contexts of the literature, as well as how the issues of gender, race, and class affect the production and meaning of these works
Overview: 
https://www.oercommons.org/courses/african-american-literature
Writing the Nation: A Concise Introduction to American Literature 1865 to Present Writing the Nation: A Concise Guide to American Literature 1865 to Present is a text that surveys key literary movements and the American authors associated with the movement. Topics include late romanticism, realism, naturalism, modernism, and modern literature.
Overview: 
https://www.oercommons.org/courses/writing-the-nation-a-concise-introduction-to-american-literature-1865-to-present

 

ENG 2610 British Literature to 1800
Survey of English Literature I Examines major British texts from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 18th century, emphasizing the ideas and characteristics of the British literary tradition. Involves critical reading and writing
Overview:
https://www.oercommons.org/courses/survey-of-english-literature-i
British Literature OER Textbook This is an OER textbook with historical background on many great works of British literature, from the Anglo-Saxon period through the twentieth century.  It contains links to free online versions of the texts, but the actual texts are not included in this book. https://2012books.lardbucket.org/pdfs/british-literature-through-history.pdf
British Literature I: Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century and Neoclassicism The University of North Georgia Press and Affordable Learning Georgia bring you British Literature I: From the Middle Ages to Neoclassicism and the Eighteenth Century. Featuring over 50 authors and full texts of their works, this anthology follows the shift of monarchic to parliamentarian rule in Britain, and the heroic epic to the more egalitarian novel as genre.  https://oer.galileo.usg.edu/english-textbooks/17/
An Introduction to British Literature The world about which Chaucer wrote was a very different world from that which produced Beowulf. Developments in language, new structures in society, and changes in how people viewed the world and their place in it produced literature unlike the heroic literature of the Old English period. https://2012books.lardbucket.org/books/an-introduction-to-british-literature/
British History Timeline Explore all of British history, from the Neolithic to the present day, with this easy-to-use interactive timeline. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/launch_tl_british.shtml
ENG 2620 British Literature 1800 to present  
British Literature II: Romantic Era to the Twentieth Century and Beyond The University of North Georgia Press and Affordable Learning Georgia bring you British Literature II: Romantic Era to the Twentieth Century and Beyond. Featuring 37 authors and full texts of their works, the selections in this open anthology represent the literature developed within and developing through their respective eras.
Overview:
https://www.oercommons.org/courses/romantic-era-to-the-twentieth-century-and-beyon-by-bonnie-j-robinson
Introduction to Literary Theory This course will introduce you to the field of literary theory by identifying and engaging with the key problems and questions that animate theoretical discussion among literary scholars and critics, including issues pertaining to ideology, cultural value, the patriarchal and colonial bases of Western culture. https://www.oercommons.org/courses/introduction-to-literary-theory

Contemporary Literature: British Novels Now

MIT Open Course Ware

What is Britain now? Its metropolises are increasingly multicultural. Its hold over its distant colonies is a thing of the past. Its sway within the global political arena is weak. Its command over Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland is broken or threatened. What have novelists made of all this? What are they writing as the old empire fades away and as new social and political formations emerge? These are the questions that will concern us in this course. https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/literature/21l-488-contemporary-literature-british-novels-now-spring-2007/

 

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