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Beyond Happiness: Flourishing
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This open short course is offered through Oregon State University (OSU) Open Oregon State. The learning modules in this short course are open, self-study learning modules with no live instructor, facilitator, or enrollment requirements, as these self-paced modules are made publicly visible (student data will remain private) in Canvas. Modules include mental health and well-being, purpose(career) well-being, mindset, personal strengths, and mindfulness meditation

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Michele Ribeiro
Open Oregon State
Oregon State University
Date Added:
06/03/2021
Classical Sociological Theory and Foundations of American Sociology
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There are a few major themes that come up over and over again during the course of classical sociological theory’s development. All three classical theorists were writing at a time when sociology was a new and emerging discipline. This new discipline was called forth by momentous social changes taking place in European (and American) society during this time period. These changes were related to the rise of capitalism, industrialization, and new political representation for the majority of people (or, at least, a desire for such by many). Calls for socialism emerged as a response to recognition of new social divisions. Each of the three theorists you will read here weighed in on these historical changes, theorizing the contours and dynamics of this new “modern” society.

Subject:
Sociology
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Oregon State University
Author:
Allison L. Hurst
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Colorblind racism
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Students will define colorblind racism; identify the four frames through which colorblind racism operates; discern the effects of colorblindness in practice-particularly its negative aspects; and identify alternatives to colorblindness

Subject:
Political Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Module
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Open Oregon State
Oregon State University
Date Added:
05/19/2021
Intermediate Microeconomics
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Intermediate Microeconomics is a comprehensive microeconomic theory text that uses real world policy questions to motivate and illustrate the material in each chapter. Intermediate Microeconomics is an approachable yet rigorous textbook that covers the entire scope of traditional microeconomic theory and includes two mathematical approaches, allowing instructors to teach the material with or without calculus. With real-world policy topics as an entree into each subject, Intermediate Microeconomics will help students engage with the material and facilitate learning not only the concepts, but their importance and application as well.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Patrick M. Emerson
Date Added:
03/16/2021
Nuclear Security: Countering the Threat From States and Non-State Actors
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This edited volume brings together a number of articles and books written on the subject of nuclear security to provide the reader with a broad and deep understanding of the many issues that surround the subject. It is divided into three parts, covering the challenges associated with nuclear security as it pertains to countries, non-state actors/terrorism, and civilian nuclear facilities. Each of these areas poses its own unique problems and challenges.

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Political Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Ben Wickizer
David Bernell
Meredith Bowers
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Open Judicial Politics - 2nd Edition
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The impetus for this volume was a multitude of conversations regarding pedagogy and teaching related to our judicial process courses. Based on these conversations, we identified four main threads or needs of our colleagues: First, many of us bring or want to bring more “political science” into our classes, though we also want to avoid the high costs of reinventing successful existing courses to do so. Second, our programs all require a political methodology course, and we want to reinforce those lessons in our substantive courses. We want to encourage our students’ understanding of how to read and understand research studies as well as how to craft their own research questions. Third, we want to keep our courses as current as possible. And fourth, we wanted to find a way to bring the cost of our courses down, as we see so many students struggle with the high costs of a college degree. This volume (as well as any future editions) addresses each of these concerns. Open Judicial Politics is a compilation of new and original research in judicial politics written specifically for the undergraduate audience, thus providing accessible examples of political science research that also address some of the more current concerns and controversies in our field. Additionally, every article is accompanied by some type of classroom activity—from basic discussion questions to full-blown simulations—that makes it easier for instructors to adapt the material to their courses and enhance classes with interactives. The chapters of the volume generally follow the well-worn path of most textbooks of judicial politics, making the volume an easy companion for adoption, and the material should fit seamlessly into the preestablished structures of most courses. Finally, the volume is an open-source resource, and adoption of the text adds no cost for our students. Whether one uses one or ten articles, the cost remains nil. This volume includes twenty-two original contributions that we have grouped into nine parts. The studies cover the breadth and scope of the field of judicial politics, with attention to appellate and trial courts, national high courts and intermediate appellate courts, and US courts and their international counterparts, thus providing a large range of materials to complement any judicial process course or text. We are especially pleased that undergraduate students played key roles in the creation of several of these studies, performing data collection and analysis as well as complete authorship from stem to stern. For the second edition, we have added fifteen articles that continue to illustrate key concepts and aspects of judicial politics, following the same formula of empirical research tailored to an undergraduate audience, accompanied by a variety of classroom activities.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Eric Waltenburg
Jennifer Segal Diascro
Rorie Spill Solberg
Date Added:
03/16/2021
Oregon's Untold Stories: A Timeline Diversity at OSU and beyond
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An interactive timeline telling the historical stories, activism, and accomplishments of underserved and underrepresented communities at Oregon State University

Subject:
Cultural Geography
Political Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Open Oregon State
Oregon State University
Date Added:
05/19/2021
State and Local Government and Politics: Prospects for Sustainability - 2nd Edition
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Our book represents a unique opportunity for three generations of scholars to reflect upon and collectively consider their decades’ long research, and the meaning of that research to both the broader society and to students of contemporary politics. Nicholas Lovrich served as a graduate school mentor to Brent Steel, and Brent in turn mentored Christopher A. Simon as an undergraduate and guided him to study with Lovrich. Steel and Lovrich have collaborated on research for over 30 years, while Simon has frequently collaborated with Steel and Lovrich for nearly 20 years.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Brent S. Steel
Christopher A. Simon
Nicholas P. Lovrich
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Weber towers: Social inequality
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A kind of graphic novel within a mobility table where students can explore processes of mobility, discrimination, privilege, and power -- whatever maintains, grows or reduces social inequality.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Simulation
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Austin Spaeth
Mark Edwards
Open Oregon State
Oregon State University
Date Added:
05/19/2021
Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives
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During the past few years, we’ve witnessed how interconnected our world is. These instances of global interconnection—both positive and negative—have differing impacts on people based on gender while also creating and reinforcing the ways people experience gender. We see that experiences of gender are always shaped by nationality, race/ethnicity, sexual identity, social class, ability, age, and religion. This social construction of gender, its shaping of the world, and its effects on individuals and groups of people are at the core of this textbook.

Subject:
World History
Sociology
Women's Studies
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Baker Marcela Rodrigues-sherley
Janell Hobson
Jayamala Mayilsamy
Khatera Afghan
Luhui Whitebear
Paula Sheridan
Shannon Garvin
Sharadha Kalyanam
Susan Shaw
Tracy Butts
Date Added:
05/23/2022