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Writing Guide with Handbook

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Writing Guide with Handbook aligns to the goals, topics, and objectives of many first-year writing and composition courses. It is organized according to relevant genres, and focuses on the writing process, effective writing practices or strategies—including graphic organizers, writing frames, and word banks to support visual learning—and conventions of usage and style. The text includes an editing and documentation handbook, which provides information on grammar and mechanics, common usage errors, and citation styles. Writing Guide with Handbook breaks down barriers in the field of composition by offering an inviting and inclusive approach to students of all intersectional identities. To meet this goal, the text creates a reciprocal relationship between everyday rhetoric and the evolving world of academia. Writing Guide with Handbook builds on students’ life experiences and their participation in rhetorical communities within the familiar contexts of personal interaction and social media. The text seeks to extend these existing skills by showing students how to construct a variety of compelling compositions in a variety of formats, situations, and contexts.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Maria Jerskey, Michelle Bachelor Robinson, Toby Fulwiler

English Composition II

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A required course emphasizing analysis, argumentation, and research. Texts and materials will vary from section to section and will be employed as the basis for a range of essays. Successful completion of a research essay is required to pass this course.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Elle Yarborough

Basic Mathematics

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This course is a continuation of MAT087, Basic Mathematics. Topics include signed numbers, decimal numbers, exponential notation, scientific notation, solving and graphing linear equations, an introduction to polynomials, and systems of linear equations and their graphs. Geometrical topics include lines and angles, closed curves and convex polygons, triangles and similarities, and symmetry and proportion in nature and art. Students may complete this course during the first three weeks of the semester by passing the MyMathLab modules. Students will then be eligible to take either MAT 099 Intermediate Algebra, MAT 114-Quantitative Reasoning or MAT 120-Intro to Statistics the following semester. This course does not satisfy degree requirements.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Jim Sullivan

College Physics II

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This course is designed for the student in science, electronic technology, or a health profession such as physical therapy. Subject matter covered will include: principles of mechanics, concurrent forces, nonconcurrent forces, friction, elasticity, motion, forces and motion, work and energy, power, impulse and momentum, and simple harmonic motion. A non-calculus approach.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Il Yoon

General Chemistry I

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This course deals with inorganic and physical chemistry. The study of the structure of atoms, the periodic nature of the elements, and the examination of the relationship of energy and the elements to form compounds and the three physical states of matter will be investigated.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Michael Cross

Human Biology

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This course is a basic study of the structure and functioning of the human body. Emphasis will be placed on the interrelationships among the systems. This course introduces the major chemical and biological principles through the study of the human body. Note: This course may be taken alone as a 3 credit biology course OR in conjunction with BIO102 Human Biology Laboratory as a 4 credit biology course.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Maria Carles

Introduction to Sociology

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This course provides the student with an understanding of the theories, methods, and approaches to the study of human social and group interactions. It emphasizes the development of sociological thought and the influences of social institutions and cultural factors on human behavior. Among subjects covered are: culture, groups, socialization, methodology, deviance and social inequalities.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Kristi Arford

Public Health Preparedness

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This course provides an overview of public health administration and the public health system. Topics included will be historical perspectives, health care providers and points of service delivery, public health services and payment methodologies. Emphasis will be directed to populations with special needs, the role of technology in health care, health policy and access. A minimum grade of: C must be earned in this course.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Patricia Demers

Stoichiometry Lesson

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The following OER resources have been created by Mike Cross for Chemistry I:Stoichiometry classroom presentationThese presentation slides are meant to be used by an instructor to introduce the concept of stoichiometry in the classroom.  The problems involved can be solved by the instructor on the board or solved by students individually or in groups. The presentation should take approximately 2 ½ hours of class time.Stoichiometry problems (5)These videos show solved the process of solving stoichiometry problems.  The first problem is the simplest and the problems increase in difficulty.  The video links can be given to students in order to help them learn how to complete these types of calculations.

Material Type: Lesson

Author: Sue Tashjian

The story of Phineas Gage: A Critical Review of Psychological Concepts

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Summary: Survey questions used to review Introduction to Psychology concepts in the area of Research Methods, Brain and Brain Imaging, and Psychopathology. These activities are designed to help students master the following course outcomes:MassTransfer Academic PathwaysDiscipline: PsychologyGeneral PsychologyStudent Learning Outcomes Note: The American Psychological Association (2013) provides guidelines for the undergraduate psychology major and, in those guidelines, outlines 5 learning goals for the major.  Introduction to Psychology is a foundational course within the major and, as such, upon completion of the course students will be able to exhibit basic competencies within each of the five areas.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Homework/Assignment

Author: Isabelle Gagne