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2019 Course Redesign Sprint

WR 122 open/free syllabus

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Course description: WR 122 continues the focus of WR 121 in its review of rhetorical concepts and vocabulary, in the development of reading, thinking, and writing skills, along with metacognitive competencies understood through the lens of a rhetorical vocabulary. Specifically, students will identify, evaluate, and construct chains of reasoning, a process that includes an ability to distinguish assertion from evidence, recognize and evaluate assumptions, and select sources appropriate for a rhetorical task. Students will employ a flexible, collaborative, and appropriate composing process, working in multiple genres, and utilizing at least two modalities. They will produce 3500-4500 words of revised, final draft copy or an appropriate multimodal analog for this amount of text. If the focus is primarily multimodal, students will produce at least one essay of a minimum of 1500 words, demonstrating competence in both research and academic argumentation.

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Author: Amy Beasley

RC 631 Syllabus

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Syllabus of open, free, and low-cost readings. Course description: Professional rehabilitation counselors who work with clients who are Deaf or have disabilities at various points in their lifespan will often also work with family members. Therefore, the purpose of this course is to provide graduate students with information that will provide an understanding of the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels, from birth to old age. Family systems and how families who have members who are Deaf or who have disabilities will be explored. Topics for this course will include the following: (a) a general overview of the expanded family life cycle; (b) an explanation of six developmental stages; (c) an introduction of family counseling theories and clinical application; (d) a demonstration of how to use genograms to track family history through the family life cycle; and (e) an understanding of how diverse characteristics including gender, spirituality, age, ethnic or cultural background, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status impact the family throughout the lifespan.

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Author: Chungfan Ni

IS 278 Syllabus: Networks

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Texts: Bonaventure, O., Computer Networking: Principles, Protocols and Practice, Release 0.25, Saylor Foundation, 2011. http://www.saylor.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Computer-Networking-Principles-Bonaventure-1-30-31-OTC1.pdf Dordal, P., An Introduction to Computer Networks, Release 1.9.16, 2019. http://intronetworks.cs.luc.edu/current/ComputerNetworks.pdf Course description: A comprehensive examination of how computers can be linked together to share resources and information. Emphasis will be given to understanding packet switched networks and how they enable contemporary enterprises. Topics include network hardware, software and protocols. Prerequisites: CS13X or CS161 (or concurrent). Learning Outcomes: After completing this course: Students will have practical experience using protocols to enable communication between computing devices connected to each other, Students will have configured an IT infrastructure solution for a small organization, including a network based on standard technology components, servers, security devices, and several different types of computing clients, Students will apply core concepts underlying IP networks to solve simple network design problems, including IP subnetting.

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Author: Thaddeus Shannon

Public Speaking Course Documents

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Folder of documents includes syllabus, readings, activities, worksheets, and videos. COCC Catalog’s Course Description: “Emphasizes enhancing the relationship between speaker and audience through the content, organization and delivery of short oral presentations. Helps relieve student speech anxiety.” Comm111 offers basic instruction in public speaking. The ability to speak successfully in public will benefit your professional, academic, and social life. Much like good writing, good public speaking requires preparation, organization and structure. This course will provide you with the tools for presenting your thoughts and ideas to others, orally, as you practice speaking to your peers. This course will also enable you to become a more discerning consumer of speeches – including political oratory.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Syllabus

Author: Lilli Ann Linford-Foreman

OER Syllabus for WR121

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Course Description: Introduces academic writing as a means of inquiry. Employs critical reading, discussion and the writing process to explore ideas, develop cultural awareness and formulate positions. Emphasizes development of a variety of strategies to present evidence in support of a thesis.

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Author: Jenn Kamrar

Open Women's Health Syllabus and Reading List

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Course Description: This course examines selected health issues and their physical and emotional effects on women. Examples of topics include: body image, eating disorders, reproductive life, violence, menopause, cancer, depression, heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s and the politics of women’s health. Performance Based Learner Outcomes Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: 1. Identify key health issues as they relate to women. 2. Access community resources as they relate to women’s health issues. 3. Differentiate women’s chronic conditions from a treatment and prevention perspective. 4. Identity the components and influences of psychological health from a gender perspective. 5. Contrast current and historical treatment of women in the health care system.

Material Type: Syllabus

Author: Raschel Larsen

WR 121—Academic Composition, Schedule and Readings

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Syllabus of free/open course readings. Course description: WR 121 focuses on rhetorical reading, thinking, and writing as a means of inquiry. Students will gain fluency with key rhetorical concepts and utilize these in a flexible and collaborative writing process, reflecting on their writing process with the goal of developing metacognitive awareness. They will employ conventions, including formal citations, appropriate for a given writing task, attending to the constraints of audience, purpose, genre, and discourse community. Students will compose in two or more genres. They will produce 3000-3500 words of revised, final draft copy or an appropriate multimodal analog for this amount of text. If the focus is primarily multimodal, students will produce at least one essay that integrates research and demonstrates an understanding of the role of an assertive thesis in an academic essay of at least 1000 words.

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Author: Jennifer Forbess

Shakespeare: The Later Plays - Syllabus

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Course description: Provides a sampling of Shakespeare’s contributions to the three primary genres of early modern theater with a focus on the later comedies, tragedies, histories, and non-dramatic poetry. Introduces the study of Shakespeare’s dramatic techniques, character development, historical and cultural setting, and language. Explores interpretations of Shakespeare’s works by contemporary filmmakers. Prerequisite: MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 121. Audit available.

Material Type: Syllabus

Author: Katy Jablonski

BI 101 OER Syllabus and Lab Pack

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Syllabus and lab manual to accompany course using OpenStax Concepts of Biology (https://openstax.org/details/books/concepts-biology). Course description: Centers on concepts of unity of living organisms including evolution, biochemistry, cell biology (morphology and physiology), genetics and development. Lab manual begins on p. 11.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Syllabus

Author: Laurie Harrer

CSE 624: Internet for Educators Reading & Resource List

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Materials below are selected for a graduate level course, CSE 624: Internet for Educators. The course is intended for MS: Education students who require a course that gives them an overview of diverse, and primarily web-based, technologies. A second goal is to offer hands on experience working with web technologies and curating content directly relevant to graduates’ teaching/learning environments. Additionally, this course is meant to help address a sore point for many educators: understanding copyright and related issues. Thus determining which resources (books, movies, videos, etc.) they can use, as well as learning about alternative sources of content and resources, are key components of this course. Since different people teach this course, this collection of resources is meant to suggest a set of common resources for faculty to integrate into their courses while allowing them to personalize themes and emphases. Hopefully, faculty will also add materials to this content as well.

Material Type: Syllabus

WR 122 Syllabus – Argument, Research, & Multimodal Composition

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Course Description WR 122 continues the focus of WR 121 in its review of rhetorical concepts and vocabulary, in the development of reading, thinking, and writing skills, along with metacognitive competencies understood through the lens of a rhetorical vocabulary. Specifically, students will identify, evaluate, and construct chains of reasoning, a process that includes an ability to distinguish assertion from evidence, recognize and evaluate assumptions, and select sources appropriate for a rhetorical task. Students will employ a flexible, collaborative, and appropriate composing process, working in multiple genres, and utilizing at least two modalities. Prerequisites: WR 121.

Material Type: Syllabus

Author: Mike Cooper

Intro to Human Geography Syllabus with Readings

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Course Description: The main purpose of this course is to give students an introduction to the field of human geography - the study of human activity, politic, culture, and society in specific places. We live in a varied and dynamic world, and this course will expose participants to a variety of topics related to people’s relationship with the planet and each other. This course fulfills the race, gender, and ethnicity requirement.

Material Type: Syllabus

Author: Adam Lake

BI 234: Microbiology

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Syllabus for Microbiology course at Clackamas Community College. Course Description: An introductory microbiology lab course required for health science and science majors. Includes characteristics, physiology and growth requirements of microorganisms, interactions between humans and microorganisms, immunology, infection, and principles of microbial control. This course emphasizes critical thinking and analytical skills in a collaborative laboratory environment.

Material Type: Syllabus

Author: Polly Schulz