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2015 HB 2871 Grant Cohort

CH150: Preparatory Chemistry

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The focus of this textbook is to introduce students to the foundations of General Chemistry and prepare students to be successful in the CH221-222-223 majors level chemistry series. The first part of the textbook focuses on the basic fundamentals of measurements in chemistry, the scientific method, an introduction into atoms, elements and trends of the periodic table. The second part of the textbook focuses on ionic and covalent compounds and their nomenclature, an introduction to chemistry reactions, stoichiometry, and solutions chemistry.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Adam H. Bishop, Hadeel Abozenadah, Patricia Flatt, Scott David Bittner

CH105: Consumer Chemistry

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Welcome to the online text resource for CH105: Consumer Chemistry. The focus of this textbook is to introduce students to the fundamental applications of organic chemistry to society, technology, and the development of consumer products. The first part of the textbook focuses on the basic fundamentals of measurements in chemistry, the scientific method, and an introduction into atoms and elements. The second part of the textbook focuses on an introduction to organic chemistry and how it is applied to our daily lives. Topics include fuels and energy, polymers, fertilizers, pesticides, food and food additives, household cleaners, cosmetics and personal care items, pharmaceuticals, and air and water pollution. Organic concepts covered include an introduction to intermolecular forces and solution dynamics, VESPR and molecular geometry, organic structure and basic chemical reactions.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Adam H. Bishop, Hadeel Abozenadah, Patricia Flatt, Scott David Bittner

CH104: Chemistry and the Environment

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The focus of this textbook is to introduce students to the foundations of General Chemistry and prepare students to be successful in the CH221-222-223 majors level chemistry series. The first part of the textbook focuses on the basic fundamentals of measurements in chemistry, the scientific method, an introduction into atoms, elements and trends of the periodic table. The second part of the textbook focuses on ionic and covalent compounds and their nomenclature, an introduction to chemistry reactions, stoichiometry, and solutions chemistry. Within each chapter, there is also a section entitled ‘Focus on the Environment’ that provides students an opportunity to learn and engage with environmental issues and concerns in the context of scientific studies and chemistry concepts. Within these sections are suggested written and discussion assignments that are appropriate for use in an introductory college-level course in chemistry.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Adam H. Bishop, Hadeel Abozenadah, Patricia Flatt, Scott David Bittner

CH103: Allied Health Chemistry

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The focus of this textbook is to introduce students to the foundations of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry and prepare students to be successful in health-related degree programs. The first part of the textbook focuses on the basic fundamentals of measurements in chemistry, the scientific method, an introduction into atoms, elements and trends of the periodic table. The second part of the textbook focuses on chemical bond formation, stoichiometry and chemical reactions, an introduction to organic chemistry, and the relationship of concepts to biological systems is carried throughout the text with a focus on medical and health-related aspects.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Adam H. Bishop, Hadeel Abozenadah, Patricia Flatt, Scott David Bittner

The (In)Credible Argument: Crafting and Analyzing Arguments in College

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Emphasizes the logical means of supporting claims in argumentative essays, thesis statements and reasoning. Includes logic, style and research. This project was funded by a grant from the Higher Education Coordinating Commission in Oregon, a grant that ran from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The text of the book is complete (though, in the way of these things, still evolving), but moving it online is still in progress. The chapters available here are ready to be used or copied; additional chapters will be added during July as the conversion and final copyedits are completed.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Jenn Kepka

Better writing from the beginning: An open text on the college writing process

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Covers processes and fundamentals of writing expository essays, including structure, organization and development, diction and style, revision and editing, mechanics and standard usage required for college-level writing. This project was funded by a grant from the Higher Education Coordinating Commission in Oregon, a grant that ran from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The text of the book is complete (though, in the way of these things, still evolving), but moving it online is still in progress. The chapters available here are ready to be used or copied; additional chapters will be added during the summer of 2017 as the conversion and final copy edits are completed.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Jenn Kepka

Non Majors Biology

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Collection of ancillary course materials for non-majors biology sequence. BI 101 course description: A survey course in biological science which fulfills the laboratory science requirement for non-science majors. Topics include biochemistry, cells, genetics, and evolution. BI 102 course description: A part of the general biology sequence. Topics covered include: cell physiology, taxonomy of microorganisms (viruses, bacteria, protists) fungi and plants, plant anatomy and physiology and ecology. BI 103 course description: A part of the general biology sequence. Topics covered include animal taxonomy, physiology, and behavior.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Case Study

Author: Sascha McKeon

Repository of SOC 204 materials

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Klamath Community College, Blue Mountain Community College, and Columbia Gorge Community College partnered on developing a database of resources for General Sociology: Sociology in Everyday Life. The team adopted an outcomes-based approach to prioritize academic freedom. Course Description: Introduces the sociological frame of reference, which focuses on sociology as a science, and examines concepts related to human social behavior such as social structure, culture, socialization, sex roles, statuses, roles, groups, organizations, social stratifications, and racial and ethnic relations. Course Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Analyze society, including social issues, at the microscopic and macroscopic scale in the context of the three main sociological perspectives. Evaluate the impact of social inequalities and forms of social stratification on societies. Cite relevant examples of sociological concepts in everyday life. Explain the diversity of global social structures and the ways in which they interact.

Material Type: Reading

Authors: Blue Mountain Community College, Columbia Gorge Community College, Klamath Community College

Precalculus: An Active Reading Approach: Elementary Functions

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This book is a collection of activities, a digital workbook, that replaces traditional textbook reading with an interactive, guided-lesson approach to learning. The workbook covers common topics of precalculus that are otherwise delivered as passive reading assignments or lectures. Each chapter begins with activities which introduce students to the basics of a topic. Activities can be assigned, graded and recorded through the use of WeBWorK, an open-source online homework system. Many exercises include dynamic GeoGebra graphs for students to manipulate. Following the activities, each chapter has a Gist section which resembles the expository content in a traditional textbook, though it still has interactive components such as found in the activities.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Jack Green, Nick Chura

APEX Calculus in MathBook XML

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Textbook for Portland Community College Calculus sequence. MTH 251: Includes limits, continuity, derivatives and some applications of derivatives. MTH 252: Includes antiderivatives, the definite integral, topics of integration, improper integrals, and applications of differentiation and integration. MTH 253: Includes infinite sequences and series (including Taylor series), vectors, and geometry of space. MTH 254: Includes multivariate and vector-valued functions from a graphical, numerical, and symbolic perspective. Applies integration and differentiation of both types of functions to solve real world problems.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Alex Jordan, Carly Vollet, Gregory Hartman, Jennifer Bowen

OpenIntro Statistics ancillary materials

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Materials created by Larry Shrewsbury when he piloted the open source textbook “OpenIntro Statistics” during Fall 2016 through Spring 2017. These are MS Word documents so you can edit them to suit you. MTH 243: Emphasizes the basic concepts and techniques of probability, descriptive, and inferential statistics. Topics include describing the distribution of data graphically and numerically, standard scores, normal distribution, empirical rule, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing of both one and two populations, and linear regression. Introduces appropriate technology to display and analyze data. MTH 244: Presents an assortment of tools from inferential statistics with an emphasis on applications. Reviews the concepts of hypothesis testing and confidence intervals. Introduces probability distributions of test statistics for various inferential statistical problems. Includes Analysis of Categorical Data (Chi-Square Goodness of Fit Test), Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Nonparametric Statistics, and a brief introduction to Multiple Linear Regression. Applies the concepts and procedures with appropriate software tools for data analysis.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Homework/Assignment, Lecture Notes

Author: Larry Shrewsbury

HST 201-203 US History course materials

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Grant team used Canvas Commons to point to materials for US History course sequence. History 201 provides a broad overview of the historical events that helped create the United States, as well as their causes. The goal is to acquaint students with major events of the region, their chronology and to stimulate creative and critical thought about the history of US. HST 202: This course begins with expansion and slavery, covers the Civil War and Reconstruction and concludes with the rise of the industrial state and the Progressive Era. The course will cover the period from c. 1815 to 1917. HST 203: This course begins with the Progressive Era and covers development through the Twentieth Century to the present.

Material Type: Reading

Author: blue mountain community college