Students learn the basic accounting principles needed to effectively make business decisions as a manager. The course begins with a review of basic math and accounting principles, ensuring students are prepared for the material that follows. Students will learn how to make financial decisions, including decisions around budgeting, financial statements, and cost and profit analysis.
A series of Poweroint presentations dealing with guidelines on how to acquire research and organisational skills for first-year undergraduate level essays and presentations in the History of Art
Biology for Non-Majors II introduces students to the basics of the scientific process and covers some of biology’s most compelling topics surrounding the history and diversity of life, including discussion on the different kingdoms of life, with focus on plants and animals, as well as an introduction to ecology. Designed for non-life science majors, this course is the first in a two-part series that completes a survey of biological principles.
This is an Open Educational Resource created by University College Groningen (The Netherlands) students taking the course Biopsychology in Spring 2021.
In small teams, students were tasked with creating, composing, and curating an online portfolio dedicated to an interdisciplinary exploration of a topic of their choice. Their portfolio needed to be grounded in neuroscience, incorporate peer-reviewed research, and propose active learning exercises for future students and viewers.
- A trip through the world of psychedelics
- Alzheimer's disease
- Animal minds
- Biopsychological aspects of sexuality
- Go with the flow: an interdisciplinary exploration of the flow state
- Happiness and well-being
- Intergenerational trauma
- Lucid dreaming
- Machine learning for mind reading
- Social and cultural neuroscience of prejudice
- Our sense of self
- Out of body experiences
- You and aesthetics
Please enjoy exploring their work!
This course systematically examines the elements of an effective speech and goes through an element-by-element examination of the essentials of public speaking, while also identifying traits of the individual speaker and how they affect preparation and presentation. This course also demonstrates specific, performance-oriented aspects of public speaking. The themes of information and ethics tie these elements together and are emphasized in every part of the course because they are vitally important to all communicators.
Chansons françaises is the integrated music component of Français interactif. Chansons features a French or Francophone song, related to each chapter's cultural or pedagogical focus, presented via audio or video. Accompanying pdfs provide additional information, as well as comprehension exercises. Songs act as a portal to various Francophone cultures and musical genres. Aural comprehension and study of lyrics afford students practice with culturally authentic text and expression. Students discover yet another reason to be passionate about studying French!
Communications: Small Group Communication Canvas Commons Course
Provides theory and practice in teamwork, leadership, and conflict management through participation in small group situations. The emphasis will be on task-oriented, decision-making groups like those found in various workplaces.
1. Explain the transactional model of communication and describe how messages may be sent and received at both conscious and unconscious levels.
2. Describe the behaviors and attitudes used by the competent communicator who adapts appropriately to various workplace, professional, and personal contexts, other people with diverse perspectives and experiences, and the communicator's goals.
3. Explain and analyze the differences between a "me" orientation and a "we" orientation to problem-solving.
4. Recognize the cyclical nature of team development and create appropriately negotiated norms for team maintenance and performance enhancement.
5. Recognize and describe roles necessary for task performance and team maintenance, including the role of leader.
6. Analyze and report on the communication skills needed for managing conflict and tension in diverse teams.
Funded by Achieving the Dream, this text covers Corrections, Criminal Justice Systems and Processes, Research Methods, Theories of Behavior/Punishment, Justice and the Law, Policing, Courts, and Sentencing.
This course will provide you with a basic understanding of the principles of microeconomics. At its core, the study of economics deals with the choices and decisions we make to manage the scarce resources available to us. Microeconomics is the branch of economics that pertains to decisions made at the individual level, such as the choices individual consumers and companies make after evaluating resources, costs, and tradeoffs.
This course is designed to extend your knowledge of the basic microeconomic principles that will provide the foundation for your future work in economics and give you insight into how economic models can help us think about important real-world phenomena. Topics include the interaction of supply and demand, utility and profit maximization, elasticity, perfect competition, monopoly power, imperfect competition, and game theory.
Module 11 of the 16-module ESL course explores the importance and relevance of law in the community. The lessons consist of critical thinking discussions on laws and scenarios dealing with the absence of laws. Conditionals are practiced as the grammar component. Reading and comprehension is on Veterans Day.
This module entitled, Buy This Buy That, is the seventh of 16 modules in the ESL course. Students learn names of shopping items for different purposes – groceries, clothing, home, garden, etc. Higher level critical thinking activities and discussions are included in the lesson plans. Extensive vocabulary is provided to strengthen students’ word power especially to name everyday items to buy. The role-play activity mirrors actual experience at the store. Descriptive writing opportunities are provided in this module.
This is Module 4 of the 16 modules in the ESL course. Students learn more about where they live – neighborhood, city, state, country. Focus is on California. Vocabulary on different names for roads, and landscapes expands students understanding of their environment. Grammar focus is on nouns. Extensive discussions using prompts strengthen students’ understanding and perception of where they live.
This Family and Friends Module 5 of 16 in the ESL course brings class discussions close to what students know and are familiar with. There is extensive discussion on vocabulary of the different relationships and titles of family members. Activities give students adequate practice with the vocabulary. One-paragraph and three-paragraph writing samples are modeled for the writing assignment.
Entitled Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, this is Module 8 of 16 modules for the ESL course. Verbal and written discussions, in-class and LMS assignments, and group activities reinforce the vocabulary related to health and wellness. Grammar focus is on simple present and simple past tense verbs. hrough charts, and worksheets, students reflect on their lifestyles – diet, exercise for physical health. Emotional, spiritual, and mental health aspects are also discussed in this module.
American Heritage, American Experience is the title of Module 12 of the ESL course. Lessons on American symbols, celebrations, school systems, states, capitals are among topics covered in this module. Discussions on the meaning of ‘heritage’ and assignments sharpen student awareness of the American culture. Prompts also urge students to compare and contrast their different native cultures to American culture.
Module 13 of the 16 modules of the ESL course is all about Places to visit in America. Verbal and written discussions, and group activities provide opportunities for students to share their experiences travelling in America. Prepositions are infused into the discussions and worksheets on propositions give further practice for students. Students also get an opportunity to do presentations of their travels in America. Reading and comprehension skills are offered through “The Story of the First Thanksgiving”.
Money Matters with its dual meaning is the title of Module 9 of the 16 modules in the ESL course. Students focus on the financial aspect of their lives. Discussions, assignments, class activities support student comprehension of concepts in the module. Students connect how values and decisions influence financial goals. What are needs and wants? Pronouns and possessive adjectives are the grammar components of the module.
Module 6 of the 16 modules of the ESL course is all about House and Home. Verbal and written discussions, in-class and LMS assignments, and group activities reinforce the vocabulary related to house and home. Writing samples in the descriptive genre affords opportunities for students to write a one-paragraph or a three-paragraph piece about their house and home.
This is the final module in the ESL course. Students discuss what is fun and healthy fun, and share different ways they have fun. Hobbies are explored. The module generates extensive vocabulary and students role-play to bring the words to life. Fun is brought into the class through games and activities. The discussions and assignments give students opportunities to speak, exchange and share ideas, and with writing and listening skills.
Module 14 – Jobs and Careers, looks at the job search process. Students reflect on their personal traits and qualities, together with skills they have to search different media for jobs. Emphasis is given to the job interview aspect of jobs and careers. Class discussions, assignments, activities, mock interviews, etc. give students information on the process of looking for a job and then keeping the job in the American context. Grammar focus is on adverbs and verbs.
Goals Revisited is the name of Module 15 of the ESL course. Students looked at their goals briefly in Module 1 and in this module, more in-depth class discussions, worksheets, and assignments give students more structure in their goal setting and achieving plans. Students use relevant future, and infinitive ‘to’ verb tenses in the speaking, reading, and writing activities. Role-play hones in on their writing and speaking skills.
This is Module 10 of 16 modules in the ESL course. Students learn about civic engagement, civic duties, and giving back to the community. Higher level thinking on advantages and disadvantages of civic engagement are offered as whole-class discussions. Grammar focus is on conjunctions, cause and effect, and the infinitive ’to’ verb tense. Extensive discussions using prompts strengthen students’ understanding and perception of civic consciousness leading to civic engagement.
This course is a comprehensive English Composition course, covering all of the essential content about the writing process, rhetorical styles, and writing successfully for college. Students learn about critical thinking, analysis, argumentation, reflection, and making sound rhetorical choices to write effective academic essays. Students also learn techniques for reading, interpreting, and utilizing a variety of sources in their writing. The course content covers key grammatical concepts, multimodal writing, collaboration, research skills, and proper documentation. The course design allows students a way to master concepts and skills in small bites, through engaging practice activities and frequent questioning with targeted feedback.
This course is a comprehensive English Composition Corequisite course, covering all of the essentials for writing successfully in college (in English Composition 1, https://courses.lumenlearning.com/englishcomp1/), with additional practice on key concepts. Students learn about critical thinking, reflection, reading, the writing process, analysis, argumentation, the research process, citation, and grammar.
English Composition II offers comprehensive support for college research writing, from planning and research to drafting and revising. Eight core modules cover the complete research, writing, and editing process, while two optional modules, “Beyond the Research Paper” and “Working with Literature,” allow for greater flexibility in course design and coverage.
English Literature: Victorians and Moderns is an anthology with a difference. In addition to providing annotated teaching editions of many of the most frequently-taught classics of Victorian and Modern poetry, fiction and drama, it also provides a series of guided research casebooks which make available numerous published essays from open access books and journals, as well as several reprinted critical essays from established learned journals such as English Studies in Canada and the Aldous Huxley Annual with the permission of the authors and editors. Designed to supplement the annotated complete texts of three famous short novels: Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, each casebook offers cross-disciplinary guided research topics which will encourage majors in fields other than English to undertake topics in diverse areas, including History, Economics, Anthropology, Political Science, Biology, and Psychology. Selections have also been included to encourage topical, thematic, and generic cross-referencing. Students will also be exposed to a wide-range of approaches, including new-critical, psychoanalytic, historical, and feminist.
In addition, each selection is accompanied by a variety of study questions and stable internet links to enriching dramatic adaptations, as well as broadcast discussions of selected works and authors. Some of the units afford students the opportunity to explore archival documents and to use them in their own research.
Finally, the open text contains 3 practical appendices: a glossary of literary terms, detailed instruction in writing about literature; and thorough guidance in documenting the research paper in accordance with current MLA guidelines.
This folder currently includes Environmental Science: People to Know Lab, Environmental Science: Ethnobotany Lab, and Example: Pacific Northwest Ethnobotany: Native Plants & Their Uses Slides for ESR 171 Fall 2020.
ESR 171 Environmental Science: Biological Perspectives
Covers environmental topics that are primarily biological in nature, including ecosystem functions, biodiversity, human population issues, agricultural practices, and environmental ethics. Laboratory exercises illustrate these topics and may include fieldwork.
This is a specific lesson plan for an in-class constructivist learning activity. It lives on a website with a wide menu of assessments and pedagogical approaches to teaching students introductory geoscience.
The following are included for each module Student’ learning outcomes, vocabulary items, cultural component, reading, grammatical structures, pronunciation, and audio transcripts ( to give instructors flexibility to use their own voice recording). Activities (and testing) proposed for each include: vocabulary, grammar exercises, cultural perspectives, reading comprehension. For each writing (French composition) and oral proficiency practice, there is a corresponding grading rubrics.
Suitable for first year Japanese students in college and/or three to four years in high school Japanese program. Some parts can be used in middle school levels, too. Slide style text books with a lot of graphic images and classroom activities, outcome check worksheets to go with the lessons, and kana/kanji practice worksheets. Other materials and source files are available upon request by email.
This set goes with First Year Japanese I - JPN101 text by Yoko Sato. It includes Kana charts, Kana practice sheets, some lecture notes, drills and activities.
Français interactif is a unique, award-winning 1st-year French curriculum used by learners all over the world. Students explore French language and culture by following the lives of real students who have participated in the UT Summer Program in Lyon, France. The online curriculum includes over 320 videos, vocabulary and phonetics audio, online grammar reference with self-correcting exercises and audio dialogues, verb conjugation and practice tools, internet activities, and a textbook of classroom exercises. Franais interactif was awarded the 2009 CALICO Esperanto Access to Language Education Award and the National Endowment for the Humanities EDSITEment Best of Humanities on the Web award (2005)
This course examines representations of race, class, gender, and sexual identity in the media, with a particular focus on new media and how digital technologies are transforming popular culture. We will be considering issues of authorship, spectatorship, (audience) and the ways in which various media content (film, television, print journalism, blogs, video, advertising) enables, facilitates, and challenges these social constructions in society.
This subject examines the paradoxes of contemporary globalization. Through lectures, discussions and student presentations, we will study the cultural, linguistic, social and political impact of globalization across broad international borders.
We will pay attention to the subtle interplay of history, geography, language and cultural norms that gave rise to specific ways of life. The materials for the course include fiction, nonfiction, audio pieces, maps and visual materials.
This book is based on the idea that there is a particular framework used by economists to interpret observed reality. This framework has been called the economic way of thinking, the economic approach, and the method of economics. This book is different from the many other books that attempt to teach microeconomics in three ways: It explicitly applies the recipe of the economic approach in every example; it uses concrete examples via Microsoft Excel in every application, which enables the reader to manipulate live graphs and learn numerical methods of optimization; and the majority of the content is in the Excel workbooks which the reader uses to create meaning. You learn by doing, not by reading.
Includes more traditional curricular elements alongside social media considerations and intimacy/self-disclosure. Some content unfinished, some well-developed. Good for remixing.