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Data Structures Lecture Notes
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Lecture notes for a data-structures course in computer science with examples in Java. Students in this course should have already taken an intro-programming course in an object-oriented language and have a basic grasp of Java. These are not designed to accompany any specific textbook.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Plymouth State University
Author:
Kyle Burke
Date Added:
01/10/2018
Essentials of Abnormal Psychology
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Abnormal Psychology is an Open Education Resource written by Alexis Bridley, Ph.D. and Lee W. Daffin Jr., Ph.D. and Edited by Carrie Cuttler, Ph.D. through Washington State University. It tackles the difficult topic of psychological disorders in 8 chapters. After the first three foundational chapters, a discussion of psychological disorders ensues to include anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders, and personality disorders.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Washington State University
Author:
Alexis Bridley
Carrie Cutler
Lee W. Daffin Jr.
Date Added:
08/28/2019
Explorations: An Open Invitation to Biological Anthropology
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The first comprehensive, peer-reviewed open access textbook for biological anthropology courses. Produced with support from the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (a section of the American Anthropological Association) and a grant from Minnesota State. Available free of charge for use in any setting.

In February, 2020 ancillary materials will be published, including test banks, PowerPoint slides and study guides. If you (adopting faculty) develop any ancillary materials you would be willing to share as open access materials on this website, please contact us at: explorationstextbook@gmail.com

If you adopt part of all of this textbook, please let us know by filling out our Adoptions survey. This information will help us report back to our funding agencies and, ultimately, help us develop more high quality, open access educational materials.

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Anthropology
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Author:
Team members of the Society for Anthropology in the Community Colleges (SACC)
Date Added:
01/14/2020
Français interactif
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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. Franais 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)

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Languages
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Activity/Lab
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Full Course
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Syllabus
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University of Texas at Austin
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COERLL
Author:
Blyth, Carl
Guilloteau, Nancy
Kelton, Karen
Date Added:
01/17/2012
A Friendly Introduction to Abstract Algebra
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Welcome to abstract algebra, perhaps the pinnacle of your undergraduate mathematical career. To begin our transformative journey, we start by asking a simple question. How can we move a square?

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Plymouth State University
Author:
Emma Norbrothen Wright
Date Added:
05/30/2017
Herzig (Ab)normal Psychology Text
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Open textbook on abnormal psychology. Includes sections on personality disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, schizophrenia, psychopathy, behavioral disorders, autism and disassociative disorders.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Diener Education Fund
Provider Set:
Noba
Author:
Kathleen Herzig
Date Added:
02/24/2020
Interdisciplinary Studies: A Connected Learning Approach
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This open textbook is designed for and by undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies students, with a special concentration on rethinking interdisciplinary education in a digital age.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Plymouth State University
Author:
Robin DeRosa
Date Added:
02/25/2020
Intro to Programming Lecture Notes (Student Version)
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Lecture notes for an introductory programming course in Python (version 3.x). There are many example problems suitable for "flipped" classes. This follows the order of Allen Downey's Think Python text. Some sections are skipped, but the basics are included through inheritance and polymorphism. No prior programming experience is expected.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Plymouth State University
Author:
Kyle Burke
Date Added:
02/25/2020
The Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature: A PSU-Based Project
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In this class, we questioned the very parameters of what counts as American literature. Is American literature defined by geographical boundaries? Experiences? Histories? Themes? What is the difference between American literature and American history? Who determines what counts as American literature? How does the in-depth study of early American literature prompt us rethink representations of American culture today? In our global era, it is clear that past definitions of American literature must be revisited. This anthology moves to answer the question “what is American literature?” by framing the texts in new and provocative ways that fit the modern age.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Plymouth State University
Author:
Abby Goode
Date Added:
02/24/2020
Philosophical and Historical Perspectives on the Child in Society
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This is a place to gather and reflect on knowledge, and to contribute to the knowledge base by making thoughtful analyses and connections that are relevant to the philosophical and historical perspectives on the child in society.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Plymouth State University
Date Added:
02/25/2020
Promoting Health Across the Lifespan
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This document contains health lesson plans on a variety of topics. The content is intended for use by health educators, and the target audience of the materials varies from elementary aged children to older adults.

Each lesson plan has a topic overview, time and format information, Healthy People 2020 Objectives, National Health Education Standards information, learning objectives, key concepts and terms, materials needed, and teaching steps.

This material was developed by Plymouth State University students as a part of their coursework for Promoting Health Across the Lifespan, in fall 2017 with Dr. Barbara McCahan.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Plymouth State University
Author:
Barbara McCahan
Date Added:
02/25/2020
Software Engineering Lecture Notes (Student Version)
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Lecture notes for an upper-level undergraduate software engineering course, with a strong focus on software design. Students taking this course should have already completed a data structures course. These notes are designed to be used with Dale Skrien’s text Object Oriented Design using Java.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Plymouth State University
Author:
Kyle Burke
Date Added:
01/10/2018
The Student Theorist: An Open Handbook of Collective College Theory
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Welcome to Critical Theory! We know that this field probably seems daunting, but now that you’re here, we’re here to help you get more comfortable with concepts such as ideology, constructivism, and the uncanny, to name a few. This handbook is a student-built guide that explains and exemplifies different literary theories. Written in accessible language with modern-day examples, this handbook seeks to make literary theory more manageable.

This handbook is a blend between a traditional textbook and an experimental anthology. It includes a range of pieces that show students grappling with the concepts themselves. Moreover, it’s free and organized according to the theories presented in the syllabus.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Plymouth State University
Author:
Abby Goode
Date Added:
02/24/2020
Tackling Wicked Problems
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This book is an Open Educational Resource (OER) designed specifically for you, a Plymouth State University student enrolled in the “Tackling a Wicked Problem” course. The book contains material written specifically for it as well as material from other openly licensed material including the OER written by the Fall 2017 First Year Seminar Fellows at Plymouth State University.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Plymouth State University
Author:
Cathie LeBlanc
Date Added:
02/18/2020
Theory of Computation Lecture Notes (Student Version)
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Lecture notes for an undergraduate Theory of Computation course. These notes assume some back-ground in discrete math or set theory. The notes deviate from the normal topic order by covering all the machines first, then properties of the language classes, and finally non-inclusion into those classes. Many sections of the notes have yet to be completed.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Plymouth State University
Author:
Kyle Burke
Date Added:
08/06/2018
Writing Mathematical Proofs
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This text is intended to serve as an IBL style workbook to be used in an undergraduate introductory proof writing course. It covers direct, contrapositive, contradiction, biconditional, existence, uniqueness, induction, and set equality proofs while also covering fundamental topics from number theory, elementary real analysis, functions, and sets with infinite cardinality. It is assumed that the audience has attained a degree of mathematical maturity and has had some exposure to sets and logic, but knowledge of calculus or linear algebra is not required.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Plymouth State University
Author:
Justin Wright
Date Added:
02/25/2020