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Architectural Design: Intentions, Spring 2004
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" This is the second undergraduate design studio. It introduces a full range of architectural ideas and issues through drawing exercises, analyses of precedents, and explored design methods. Students will develop design skills by conceptualizing and representing architectural ideas and making aesthetic judgments about building design. Discussions regarding architecture's role in mediating culture, nature and technology will help develop the students' architectural vocabulary."

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Lukez, Paul
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Biology
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Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. It is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, some content has been strategically condensed while maintaining the overall scope and coverage of traditional texts for this course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

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Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
08/22/2012
Biology, The Chemistry of Life, The Study of Life, The Science of Biology
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Identify the shared characteristics of the natural sciencesSummarize the steps of the scientific methodCompare inductive reasoning with deductive reasoningDescribe the goals of basic science and applied science

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Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
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Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
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Biology, The Chemistry of Life, The Study of Life, The Science of Biology
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Identify the shared characteristics of the natural sciencesSummarize the steps of the scientific methodCompare inductive reasoning with deductive reasoningDescribe the goals of basic science and applied science

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Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Tina B. Jones
Boundless Business Online Course/Textbook
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This is an entire course/e-textbook that was formerly the Boundless Business text that was purchased by Lumen Learning and maintained in its current form.

The material presented in this resource is generally accurate especially considering that it reflects standard business practices and concepts that have changed little. A few of the examples given in the text could be a bit dated, which indicates that its utility may come from linking to specific parts of the course rather than using it as an entire textbook substitute. There does not appear to be a great deal of bias with this work, since its positioning is relatively generic to the facts and figures and it typically steers clear of opinions and judgments. An instructor could easily remix this with more current, relevant, and culturally deeper examples.

The text includes detailed images and graphs that are well done and help drive home visual concepts. It is limited in terms of interactivity and is still a text heavy presentation. This material is published as CC-Sharealike so it can be remixed but not revised. Lumen has taken some responsibility for the fact that it can still be edited but likely not updated to increase its currency. Since Lumen owns this material, it is likely to be here in this state for a long while.

Most of the material is relevant to any Introductory Business course with concepts that would apply for a long period of time. This material generally ages well, it just needs to be paired with continually more updated and relevant examples as technologies and markets change. Student could likely meet their learning goals and interests with this material as a support (curated by the instructor) to an existing course but it likely does not standalone as a full course resource. It seems most useful for providing depth to key points with direct links to sub-pages within this course.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Date Added:
08/30/2018
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Chemistry 100 - Chapter 2 - Measurements
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This course is an OER section developed by Dr. Ara Kahyaoglu for Bergen Community College.  The primary text was developed for the Saylor Academy and is modified to better serve the course objectives for BCC students.Chapter 2, selected pages are included in the attached file2.1 Expressing NumbersLearning Objective: Learn to express numbers properly2.2  Expressing UnitsLearning ObjectivesLearn the units that go with various quantities.Express units using their abbreviations.Make new units by combining numerical prefixes with units2.3 Significant FiguresLearning ObjectivesApply the concept of significant figures to limit a measurement to the proper number of digits.Recognize the number of significant figures in a given quantity.Limit mathematical results to the proper number of significant figures.2.4 Converting UnitsLearning ObjectiveConvert from one unit to another unit of the same type.2.5 Other Units: Temperature and DensityLearning ObjectivesLearn about the various temperature scales that are commonly used in chemistry.Define density and use it as a conversion factor.   

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Chemistry
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Author:
Ara Kahyaoglu
Date Added:
06/07/2017
Chemistry 100 - Chapter 2 - Measurements
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This course is an OER section developed by Dr. Ara Kahyaoglu for Bergen Community College.  The primary text was developed for the Saylor Academy and is modified to better serve the course objectives for BCC students.Chapter 2, selected pages are included in the attached file2.1 Expressing NumbersLearning Objective: Learn to express numbers properly2.2  Expressing UnitsLearning ObjectivesLearn the units that go with various quantities.Express units using their abbreviations.Make new units by combining numerical prefixes with units2.3 Significant FiguresLearning ObjectivesApply the concept of significant figures to limit a measurement to the proper number of digits.Recognize the number of significant figures in a given quantity.Limit mathematical results to the proper number of significant figures.2.4 Converting UnitsLearning ObjectiveConvert from one unit to another unit of the same type.2.5 Other Units: Temperature and DensityLearning ObjectivesLearn about the various temperature scales that are commonly used in chemistry.Define density and use it as a conversion factor.   

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Chemistry
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Annemarie Roscello
Date Added:
06/07/2017
Chemistry Online Resource Essentials: Introduction to course
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This collection of videos, animations and documents comes from the NCSSM AP chemistry online course. This introduction provides practice and demonstrations of basic concepts of chemistry such as significant figures and the distinction between physical and chemical changes.

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Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Simulation
Provider:
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
Provider Set:
Chemistry Online Resource Essentials
Date Added:
01/01/2002
Communication Skills: Orientation (PDF)
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An introductory chapter from the textbook, Communication Skills, developed by the Language Communication for Development Department at Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Malawi, Bunda College of Agriculture
Author:
Gulule, M
Maulidi,F
Mkandawire, M, Chisoni, E
Salanje, G
Samu, S
Sitima, J
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Communication Skills: Orientation (Word)
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An introductory chapter from the textbook, Communication Skills, developed by the Language Communication for Development Department at Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Malawi, Bunda College of Agriculture
Author:
Gulule, M
Maulidi,F
Mkandawire, M, Chisoni, E
Salanje, G
Samu, S
Sitima, J
Date Added:
02/27/2012
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Exposito
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This resource is to introduce the research process, how to find relevant information, and how to compile a varied source list for your argumentative essay. The second portion focuses on thesis statement/claim crafting, outlining, introductions and conclusion drafting.

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Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Reading
Author:
Rachael Denessen
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Identifying Themes and Supporting Details in Writing
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This lesson can be used by adult learners to gain experience in identifying the strength of themes in writing passages. Upon conclusion of the lesson students will be able to not only identify the theme of an piece of writing but also key details used to support the author’s argument.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
J Weingart
Date Added:
06/30/2016
Interactive Outdoor School Journal
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This resource will primarily be used prior to going to outdoor school for a 5th grade class. Though some of the resources might seem like a stretch for that age range it allows for some differentiation for those students that are looking to expand their knowledge base. In addition, this journal covers some basic rules and guidelines for living within a group of people which is why we include some dining etiquette.

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Environmental Science
Reading Informational Text
Life Science
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Student Guide
Author:
Melissa Thiel-Stinson
Date Added:
03/19/2019
Introducing Social Work Practice
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Social work is a vital element in how our society cares for those in need. This unit looks at the meaning of"social work values' as well as the different approaches to social work and the skills involved.

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Social Work
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Author:
The Open University
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Introducing a Topic
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In this seminar you will learn how to develop and introduce an informational writing piece.  Sometimes figuring out what you want to write about is the hardest part. You will learn how to find a topic that interests you. You will recognize the importance of knowing your audience and who will be reading your writing. You will also learn how to hook the reader in the beginning of your writing piece. StandardsCC1.4.4B Identify and introduce a topic in informative writing.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Tracy Rains
Date Added:
01/29/2018
Introductie in energie- en industriesystemen
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Deze cursus geeft een introductie op de massa- en energienetwerken die de ruggengraat vormen van de economie. De belangrijkste energie- en industriesystemen worden vanuit verschillende perspectieven besproken.

- Kaartkennis van energie- & industriesystemen, met name in Nederland
- Voorraden en stromen, elektriciteitsinfrastructuur, elektriciteitstransport, aardgasinfrastructuur, drink- en afvalwater, industrie, warmte- en CO2-netwerken, toekomstige energie- & industriesystemen
- Vraag- en aanbodfluctuaties, balanshandhaving

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Reading
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr.ir. E.J.L. Chappin
Date Added:
10/21/2014
Introduction to Business
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This ready-to-adopt Introduction to Business course develops students’ understanding of business fundamentals with learning design structured around timely, real-world case studies and examples. Key topics include the role of business, the global economic and legal environment, ethics, marketing, accounting and finance, and managing processes and operations. Enriched OER content (text, video, simulations, etc.) orients students to the shifting business landscape and prepares them for success in business program curriculum and the workplace.

This course was written by Linda Williams of Tidewater Community College and Lumen Learning and is supplemented by content from OpenStax Principles of Economics, Boundless Business, and videos from multiple sources.

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Accuracy and Currency
How accurate is the material, based on current standards in the field?
If the material is inaccurate, does it acknowledge conflicts in perspectives and changes over time?
If the material is outdated, does it serve other purposes (to provide historical perspective, to provoke discussion, or to serve as an example)?

Within this review of Lumen's Open Educational Resource (OER) Introduction to Business by Linda Williams, I chose to pick one part of the course content to review - Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The material is based on current standards within the business ethics foundation. This portion of CSR goes over current terminology such as "green-washing" and connects to current controversies within CSR, which is important to students going forward in business. Thus far, I see that this information serves discussion purposes, as well as historical relevance. The chapter starts with President Calvin Coolidge's vantage to of business not being a part of business, outside of people being a foundation to business.

Bias
How does the material acknowledge perspectives (of the authors, of other experts in the field, of critical voices, etc.)?
How does the material present facts, opinions, and judgments?
How does the licensing of the material allow the instructor to remix or revise biased content?

The material doesn't acknowledge the author's perspective, which doesn't give a bias. It does present facts within the chapter. In my review, I am unsure if educators can revise the content; but, educators can add portions of the course OER to their classrooms, i.e. CANVAS or Blackboard.

Ability to Overcome Barriers to Engagement
How does the material engage students? Does the material reflect student experience and views?
How do students access the material? Does it require technology skills? Can it be accessed in multiple ways through multiple means?
How does the material/resource respond to accommodative and adaptive technologies?

In reviewing the CSR chapter, I was happy to see video supporting "Increased Pressure from Consumers" subsection of the chapter. This could be a great reflection of students views. This material does require technology skills in order for access to this chapter and OER book. In my review, I was able to connect to the OER course and chapter through a desktop computer, but I did not connect via a mobile phone. For accessibility (ADA) purposes, it is possible to use "talk to text" or "speechnotes" with this OER.

Publishing Process & Licensing
How was the material published? What kind of review/editing process was used?
How is the material licensed and stored? Can it be remixed and revised as needed? Is it subscription-based and if so, who pays for the subscription?
What is the 'permanence' of this material? Is it temporal (likely to be removed or taken down)? What would be the back-up plan if license/access to this material is lost?

Depending if the educator uses "Waymaker", "OHM", or "Candela", each student could pay between $10 to $25 per student as a subscription, in comparison to over $100 for a textbook. Lumen offer workshops and training within their OER program.

Relevant to Course & Institution
How does this material align with course objectives and learning activities?

At the beginning of the CSR chapter, it gives student outcomes such has the definition of CSR, describe the impact of CSR to its stakeholders, and give examples to students of what CSR is within business. This material is align to "Introduction to Business" student outcomes, as well as to AACSB International accreditation.

Relevant to Students
How does the material reflect student interests and learning goals?
How does the material give student autonomy in their learning?
How does the material encourage interaction, critical thinking, and deeper learning/processing

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Assessment
Case Study
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Author:
Linda Williams
Date Added:
08/29/2018
Introduction to Sport Business
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Welcome to Sport Business. This course is designed to introduce students to basic economic and financial concepts within the sport industry. Particular attention will be given to budgeting, financial statements, and the funding structures of intercollegiate, professional, and non-profit sport entities. In addition, students will learn about facilities and debt management, learn to assess the financial feasibility of new projects, and apply strategy when making financial decisions.

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Business and Communication
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Module
Author:
Brendan Dwyer
Introduction to VR in Unity & Unreal
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Welcome to an overview of using Unity and Unreal engines to get started with Virtual Reality. This documentation was originally compiled and utilized for the Pittsburgh VR Meetup group at Community College of Allegheny County.

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Arts and Humanities
Career and Technical Education
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Rebecca Elinich
Date Added:
04/15/2019
Introductory Algebra Student Workbook - Fourth Edition
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This workbook was created by mathematics instructors at Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is designed to lead students through Introductory Algebra, and to help them develop a deep understanding of the concepts. The included curriculum is broken into twelve lessons. 303 pages. Also contains links to video mini-lessons.

Subject:
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Lecture
Textbook
Provider:
Scottsdale Community College
Provider Set:
Scottsdale Community College Open Textbooks
Author:
Donna Guhse
Jenifer Bohart
Judy Sutor
William Meacham
Date Added:
04/02/2015
Introductory Chemistry
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This survey should give you enough knowledge to appreciate the impact of chemistry in everyday life and, if necessary, prepare you for additional instruction in chemistry. Throughout each chapter, I present two features that reinforce the theme of the textbook—that chemistry is all around you. The first is a feature titled, appropriately, “Chemistry Is Everywhere.” Chemistry Is Everywhere” focuses on the personal hygiene products that you may use every morning: toothpaste, soap, and shampoo, among others. These products are chemicals, aren’t they? Ever wonder about the chemical reactions that they undergo to give you clean and healthy teeth or shiny hair? I will explore some of these chemical reactions in future chapters. But this feature makes it clear that chemistry is, indeed, everywhere. The other feature focuses on chemistry that you likely indulge in every day: eating and drinking. In the “Food and Drink App,” I discuss how the chemistry of the chapter applies to things that you eat and drink every day. Carbonated beverages depend on the behavior of gases, foods contain acids and bases, and we actually eat certain rocks. (Can you guess which rocks without looking ahead?) Cooking, eating, drinking, and metabolism—we are involved with all these chemical processes all the time. These two features allow us to see the things we interact with every day in a new light—as chemistry.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
David W. Ball
Date Added:
11/28/2014
NWP Essentials: NWP and Forecasting
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This lesson introduces forecasters to the complex and multifaceted process for creating a forecast. It also discusses how NWP fits into that process. In addition, the lesson provides a broad overview of the basic components of NWP and how they combine to produce a model forecast.

Subject:
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
COMET MetEd Collection
Author:
COMET
Date Added:
04/08/2015
NWP Essentials: Precipitation and Clouds
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Both the processes of convection and of rainfall formation are typically subgrid scale, and require parameterisation. This lesson examines two types of precipitation parameterisation used by models: Convective parameterisation Microphysics The lesson also discusses how to identify when these parameterisations are not performing well and steps to address the issues that arise.

Subject:
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
COMET MetEd Collection
Author:
COMET
Date Added:
04/08/2015
OER-UCLouvain: CS1-Java: Introduction à la programmation avec Java
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Ensembles d'exercices autocorrigés INGInious pour apprendre la programmation en Java.

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Computer Science
Information Science
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Université catholique de Louvain
Provider Set:
OER-UCLOUVAIN
Author:
BONAVENTURE Olivier
DE BELS Tanguy
DUBRAY Alexandre
GEGO Anthony
GOLETTI Olivier
MARTIN Olivier
MICHEL François
MUNYABARENZI Clémentine
NAITALI Brandon
TAFFIN Ludovic
Date Added:
03/24/2018
PSY101 - Topic 1 - Introduction to Psychology
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Topic 1 - Introduction to Psychology: Definition, Theoretical Perspectives, & SubfieldsThis course utilizes the OpenStax Psychology textbook provided by Rice University.  The book is available for free in many formats.  Use the links below to access the textbook in a format best suited to your needs.Textbook readings: pp. 5–7; pp.10-25.Watch:  Past, Present, and Promise is the first program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series. It provides an introduction to and overview of psychology, from its origins in the nineteenth century to current study of the brain's biochemistry. You'll explore the development of psychology in general and some of the paths scientists take to determine relationships among the mind, the brain, and behavior.©2001 WGBH Educational Foundation All Rights ReservedLearning objectives:1.      Define psychology.2.      Describe how psychoanalytic, behavioral, humanistic, cognitive, and multicultural perspectives view human behavior and mental process.3.      Define these current “subfields” in psychology: biopsychology, evolutionary, developmental, industrial-organizational, health, clinical, and forensic.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Annemarie Roscello
Date Added:
06/07/2017
Polar Satellite Products for the Operational Forecaster (POES) Module 1: POES Introduction
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This Web-based module is a component of the Integrated Sensor Training (IST) Professional Development Series (PDS) Professional Competency Unit #6-Satellite Data and Products. Dr. Stan Kidder of the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University is the principal science advisor for this module with significant assistance from Dr. Gary Hufford (NWS Alaska Region). The module provides an overview of current polar satellite products and their applications in forecasting situations and also contains a summary of instruments currently in use and a short history of the U.S. polar satellite program. The module is the first in a series focusing on polar satellite products and applications.

Subject:
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
COMET MetEd Collection
Author:
COMET
Date Added:
03/25/1999
Psychology
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Psychology is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of core concepts, grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research. The text also includes coverage of the DSM-5 in examinations of psychological disorders. Psychology incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across the globe.Senior Contributing AuthorsRose M. Spielman, Formerly of Quinnipiac UniversityContributing AuthorsKathryn Dumper, Bainbridge State CollegeWilliam Jenkins, Mercer UniversityArlene Lacombe, Saint Joseph's UniversityMarilyn Lovett, Livingstone CollegeMarion Perlmutter, University of Michigan

Subject:
Social Science
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
02/14/2014