Gavilan College

Collaborative OER group for Gavilan College
8 members | 21 affiliated resources

All resources in Gavilan College

Criminal Justice: An Overview of the System

(View Complete Item Description)

This book provides an overview of the criminal justice system of the United States. It is intended to provide the introductory student a concise yet balanced introduction to the workings of the legal system as well as policing, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice. Six chapters, each divided into five sections, provide the reader a consistent, comfortable format as well as providing the instructor with a consistent framework for ease of instructional design.

Material Type: Reading, Textbook

ANTH101: Free textbook and hub for teaching cultural anthropology

(View Complete Item Description)

* a free alternative to expensive Introduction to Cultural Anthropology textbooks * includes a full textbook and several original videos * includes 10 "challenges" (assignments) * a hub of original and found resources for teaching and learning anthropology * a “connected course” of many faculty around the world sharing instructional materials * an open course freely available to anyone online * an emerging producer of original anthropological videos and other digital content

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Michael Wesch, Ryan Klataske, Tom Woodward

Child Growth and Development

(View Complete Item Description)

Welcome to Child Growth and Development. This text is a presentation of how and why children grow, develop, and learn. We will look at how we change physically over time from conception through adolescence. We examine cognitive change, or how our ability to think and remember changes over the first 20 years or so of life. And we will look at how our emotions, psychological state, and social relationships change throughout childhood and adolescence.

Material Type: Full Course

Authors: Alexa Johnson, Antoinette Ricardo, Dawn Rymond, Jennifer Paris

Psychology, Lifespan Development, Stages of Development

(View Complete Item Description)

By the end of this section, you will be able to:Describe the stages of prenatal development and recognize the importance of prenatal careDiscuss physical, cognitive, and emotional development that occurs from infancy through childhoodDiscuss physical, cognitive, and emotional development that occurs during adolescenceDiscuss physical, cognitive, and emotional development that occurs in adulthood

Material Type: Module

Human Nutrition

(View Complete Item Description)

This textbook serves as an introduction to nutrition for undergraduate students and is the OER textbook for the FSHN 185 The Science of Human Nutrition course at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. The book covers basic concepts in human nutrition, key information about essential nutrients, basic nutritional assessment, and nutrition across the lifespan.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Alan Titchenal, Allison Calabrese, Cheryl Gibby, Marie Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla, William Meinke

Education, Society, & the K-12 Learner

(View Complete Item Description)

A web-based textbook/course created by Lumen Learning. Part 1 concerns Educational History and Policy, covering common educational policies from 1770's to the present; Part 2 is Educational Psychology, covering topics such as human brain, language and physical development, Nature v. Nurture, and theories and practices for working with K-12 youth.

Material Type: Full Course, Interactive, Lesson, Reading, Textbook

Authors: Ann Monroe, Joel Amidon, Mark Ortwein

Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education

(View Complete Item Description)

To provide children with a safe and nurturing learning environment and to maintain program effectiveness, teachers must incorporate observation, documentation and assessment into their daily routines. To truly be effective, teachers must develop skills and strategies that are grounded in best practices. This textbook covers topics such as observation methods and techniques, implicit bias, ethics of observation, quality, analyzing data, monitoring, screening and evaluation, meaningful curriculum, and using documentation and assessment to communicate with families.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: College of the Canyons, Emily Elam, Gina Peterson

Research Methods in Psychology - 4th American Edition

(View Complete Item Description)

This fourth edition (published in 2019) was co-authored by Rajiv S. Jhangiani (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Carrie Cuttler (Washington State University), and Dana C. Leighton (Texas A&M University—Texarkana) and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Revisions throughout the current edition include changing the chapter and section numbering system to better accommodate adaptions that remove or reorder chapters; continued reversion from the Canadian edition; general grammatical edits; replacement of “he/she” to “they” and “his/her” to “their”; removal or update of dead links; embedded videos that were not embedded; moved key takeaways and exercises from the end of each chapter section to the end of each chapter; a new cover design. In addition, the following revisions were made to specific chapters:

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Carrie Cuttler, Dana C. Leighton, Rajiv S. Jhangiani

Spreadsheet-based Statistics Labs

(View Complete Item Description)

This collection of spreadsheet-based labs was funded as part of the Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN) made possible by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The labs were adapted from the Statistics book, “Introduction to Statistics,” published by OpenStax College. The original labs used graphing calculators and were found within the book after each chapter. These interactive spreadsheet-based labs are effective for online and face-face courses. They may also be used with the book (see Resource: Lab Mapping to Book Chapters) or stand-alone.Authors: Barbara Illowsky PhD, Foothill-De Anza Community College District; Larry Green PhD, Lake Tahoe Community College; James Sullivan, Sierra College; Lena Feinman,College of San Mateo; Cindy Moss, Skyline College; Sharon Bober, Pasadena Community College; Lenore Desilets, De Anza Community College.Lab Mapping to Book ChaptersGrading RubricLabsUnivariarate Data Normal DistributionCentral Limit TheoremHyporhesis Test - Single MeanHyporhesis Test - Single ProportionGoodness of FitLinear Regression 

Material Type: Module

Authors: lenore desilets, Barbara Illowsky

Introduction to Waters Systems Technology

(View Complete Item Description)

Introduction to Water Systems Technology is a general overview textbook for the Water Systems Technology program. Topics covered include the requirements to obtain a career in the water and wastewater industries, water quality, water distribution systems and operations, water treatment facilities and operations, water supply and use, and recycled water and conservation. This text will provide the student with enough information to determine if “water” is the type of career for them.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: College of the Canyons

Waterworks Mathematics

(View Complete Item Description)

This text is designed to provide you with a basic knowledge and background of elementary mathematical problems and an understanding of typical entry level and intermediate mathematical problems in the waterworks field. Most units in the text include both practice problems and exercises. This text is designed to help you understand how to solve water related mathematic problems.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: College of the Canyons, Mike Alvord, Regina Blasberg

Water Distribution Operator I

(View Complete Item Description)

This textbook is designed to provide the reader with a general understanding of many of the drinking water distribution systems topics. It will also help prepare you for the California Certification Examinations. This textbook includes and introduction to the Operator Certification; and covers the topics of water distribution systems, sources and characteristics of water, regulations, system design, pipelines, valves, wells, pumps, and meter services.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: College of the Canyons, Mike Alvord

Water Treatment Plant Operation Processes II

(View Complete Item Description)

Water Treatment Plant Operation Processes II builds off the knowledge and information from Water Treatment Plant Operation Processes I This text further covers the subjects of Chemical Feed Calculation in Water Treatment Processes, Contact Time Calculations, Disinfection By-Products and Alternative Disinfectants, Chloramination, Fluoridation, Corrosion, Iron and Manganese, Lime Softening, Ion Exchange, Activated Carbon, Membrane Filtration, UV Disinfection and Scada Operation.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: College of the Canyons, John Rowe

Water Treatment Plant Operation Processes I

(View Complete Item Description)

Supplying water to the public is an extremely important function in society as water is the basic building block of life. Because water quality is of the utmost importance new regulations and water quality standards are continually changing and evolving to make sure the public has safe sources of drinking water. The first drinking water standards were written in the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which was signed into law by President Ford in 1974. Throughout the text new concepts will be introduced and an acronym will be given and used subsequently. You are going to learn to love acronyms if you become a certified operator. This text covers topics such as the Earth’s Hydrologic Cycle, sources of groundwater and Surface Water, Water Math, Water Chemistry and Standards, Microorganisms, Coagulation and Flocculation, Sedimentation, Filtration, Disinfection, Chlorine, Chloramination and Nitrification, Laboratory equipment and safety.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: College of the Canyons, Vincent Titiriga

Wastewater Treatment and Disposal I

(View Complete Item Description)

Chapter 1: Basic Overview/Introduction To Wastewater Treatment 4 Chapter 2: Wastewater Quality 8 Chapter 3: Wastewater Collection 14 Chapter 4: Preliminary Treatment 18 Chapter 5: Primary Treatment 21 Chapter 6: Biological Treatment Overview 26 Chapter 7: Biological Treatment Methods 28 Chapter 8: Activated Sludge 30 Glossary 34 Acknowledgments We’d like to extend appreciation to the following people and organizations for allowing this textbook to be created: California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Chancellor Dianne G. Van Hook Santa Clarita Community College District College of the Canyons Distance Learning Office

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Nick Steffen