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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

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

Open Math 098

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Carrie and Kelly’s OER grant project will create open materials for Math 098. Community colleges throughout Oregon have been planning and implementing MTH 098 since 2014 based on recommendations from the developmental education redesign workgroup. The course was created to provide a shortened, more appropriate path for students to take MTH 105 and earn an Associate of Arts Transfer degree. Some institutions, such as Clackamas Community College, include the added benefit of allowing for MTH 105 to serve as a prerequisite to MTH 243, extending the pathway for students. Their goal is to create materials that: - Are learner-centered - Readily integrate group work and collaboration - Create opportunities for students to make critical thinking a habit of mind - Acknowledge and respect common anxieties, personalities, and professional goals of students in the “alternate pathway”. Visit their public MTH 098 course on MyOpenMath to learn more.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Biology 101-103 Lab Manual

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This lab manual is designed to support classrooms without specialized lab equipment. Recommended as a supplement to the Blue Mountain Community College adaptation of OpenStax Concepts of Biology: Concepts of Biology, available at https://www.oercommons.org/courses/concepts-of-biology-2

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Sascha McKeon

Conventions 101: A Functional Approach to Teaching (and Assessing!) Grammar and Punctuation

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This is a collection of cumulative units of study for conventional errors common in student writing. It's flexible, functional, and zeroes in problems typically seen in writing of all types, from the eternal "there/they're/their" struggle to correct colon use. Units are organized from most simple to most challenging.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Chauna Ramsey

CS 120: Computer Literacy

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Computer Literacy complete course is available via Canvas. Course description: Students in this course will study computers and their applications (note: this is not a "first" or "beginning" computer course). Student will develop an understanding of concepts and terminology related to computer systems and develop skills and understanding in the use of software. Concepts include an overview of computer systems, system & applications software, networks, the Internet, and societal & ethical issues. Hands-on experience may include intermediate to advanced word processing, spreadsheets, database, graphics, presentation graphics, and web publishing.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Gary Parker

Introduction to Psychology: Mind & Body

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This textbook is designed for Chemeketa Community College's PSY 201. NOBA provides ancillary materials, and a common course cartridge is also available by request with more quiz questions for this content. Print copies are available from http://www.lulu.com/shop/noba-project/introduction-to-psychology-mind-body/paperback/product-22882311.html.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Adam John Privitera

Introduction to Psychology: Mind & Society

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This textbook is designed for Chemeketa Community College's PSY 202. NOBA provides ancillary materials, and a common course cartridge is also available by request with more quiz questions for this content. Print copies are available from http://www.lulu.com/shop/noba-project/introduction-to-psychology-mind-society/paperback/product-22882321.html.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Adam John Privitera