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2019 Course Redesign Sprint

Into to the Visual Arts Open Source

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Syllabus for ART 101 with free/open readings. Catalog Course Description: Introduces approaches to the understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. Provides a foundation in the basic concepts, vocabulary of the elements and principles of design as well as materials, methods and processes. A wide variety of artworks are explored. Projects and assignments include hands-on experience with various mediums.

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Author: Ian Factor

Oral Interpretation of Literature

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Open Moodle course for TA 121. Course description: Students will be able to foster an appreciation of literature and develop creative skills in public speaking and performance. Students will analyze various literary forms (poetry, novels, plays, letters, diaries, etc.) as texts for oral presentation. Students will explore oral traditions and other nonliterary sources and events as oral presentation material. Class exercises introduce vocal, physical and other speaking techniques to effectively communicate a point of view. Recommended: College-level reading and writing skills are highly recommended for success in this course.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Tinamarie Ivey

Creative Drama

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Open Moodle course shell. Course description: This course is designed to train prospective teachers, theater students and those interested in broadening their creativity, in the skills of leading creative drama sessions in the classroom, studio or recreational facility. Students explore and develop theories and concepts of Creative Drama through active learning. All classes involve movement-based exercises ranging from improvisational games to rigidly set up activities. Class activities are designed to promote drama as an art, a discipline, as well as a means of supporting a curriculum unit.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Tinamarie Ivey

Stress Management Syllabus

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Openly licensed syllabus assigns low-cost textbook (The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal, ISBN: 9781101982938) Course description: Course Description: The course is designed for students interested in a comprehensive approach to the management of stress. The class will examine the historical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, psychological, and physiological foundations of the stress concept. This broad understanding of stress will be the basis for the study of the role that stress plays in health and disease. Students will explore a wide variety of stress management/relaxation techniques. The course will include lectures, critical thinking exercises, class discussions, workbook activities, quizzes, exams, and practical applications of various stress management techniques.

Material Type: Syllabus

Author: Daniel Montoya

Shop Practices Syllabus

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Syllabus of open/free readings. Course description: This course addresses the general lab skills and knowledge required to function safely and effectively in an electronics laboratory or shop environment. The student will be introduced to concepts in electronic circuit assembly, wire termination, and soldering. Included is an overview of various electrical schematics and diagrams used in the design, assembly, and repair of electrical and electronic systems. The proper use of common lab equipment and hand tools will be covered. This is a hands-on course intended to give the student experience performing tasks that are best taught by practice.

Material Type: Syllabus

Author: Doug Weiss

Reading List for ED 231D

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Reading list with open/free readings for Typical and Atypical Child Development course. Course description: Overview of typical and atypical development in young children from 3 years - 4th grade. Traditional and current theories of development are discussed with an ecological framework and an emphasis on brain research, risk factors, culture and the implications of atypical development as it relates to developmental appropriate practices in inclusive early childhood environments.

Material Type: Syllabus

Author: Natalie Danner