Description This macroeconomics course prepares students to think like economists and analyze decisions made by individuals, businesses, and governments. Students will learn about the key macroeconomic indicators of GDP, unemployment, and inflation, then apply these concepts to analyze economic behavior. Content coverage includes choice and scarcity; supply and demand; elasticity; applications of supply and demand; elasticity; gdp and economic growth; unemployment and inflation; the aggregate demand-aggregate supply model; Keynesian economics and neoclassical economics; the income-expenditure model; fiscal policy; money and banking; monetary policy; policy applications; globalization and trade; exchange rates and international finance.
Description Logic is a remarkable discipline. It is deeply tied to mathematics and philosophy, as correctness of argumentation is particularly crucial for these abstract disciplines. Logic systematizes and analyzes steps in reasoning: correct steps guarantee the truth of their conclusion given the truth of their premise(s); incorrect steps allow the formulation of counterexamples, i.e., of situations in which the premises are true, but the conclusion is false.
Description This course is designed for students of all fitness levels, and provides an introduction to the study of fitness and wellness, as well as their relationship to a healthy lifestyle. Students assess their own lifestyle and are motivated to incorporate physical fitness and wellness principles into daily living.
Description This course covers the growth and development through the lifespan—including physical, cognitive and socioemotional changes through each stage of life. Students come to better understand psychological theories and concepts as they learn about key topics in each of these stages, including genetics, attachment, education, learning, disabilities, parenting, family life, moral development, illnesses, aging, generativity, and attitudes towards death and dying.
Description This course provides a comprehensive overview of key sociological topics and encourages students to think critically about the social world. Students develop the sociological imagination and examine society through each of the main sociological paradigms and through multiple social institutions. Key topics include research, culture, socialization, society, deviance, crime, stratification, inequality, race, ethnicity, gender and sex, family, religion, education, health, aging, politics, work, economics, the environment, population, urbanization, and social change. Faculty members may readily adapt the course’s OER content to include new developments and research to equip students with what they need to have success in their sociological journey.
Description This comprehensive, ready-to-adopt Introduction to Psychology course provides thorough coverage of all topics covered in a typical introductory course, including biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social and personality psychology, and mental and physical health.
Description As the name suggests, Introduction to Psychology offers students an engaging introduction to the essential topics in psychology. Throughout this study of human behavior and the mind, you will gain insight into the history of the field of psychology, as well as explore current theories and issues in areas such as cognition, motivation, and wellness. The course has been updated to align with DSM-5.
Description This course is designed to introduce students to the study, analysis, and interpretation of literature across multiple genres. Key topics include literary genres and conventions; how to read and write about literature; literary analysis; and readings and responses in the genres of poetry, drama, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Primary literary works and critical responses are included, as well as a collection of writing assignments aligned with course content and learning outcomes.
Description English Composition I – Co-requisite Design focuses on helping students practice and strengthen the basic concepts and skills of the writing process. This course focuses on critical reading strategies, process-based writing skills, research and documentation, and practical grammar and mechanics. An optional module introduces “college success” strategies that help students understand and develop good habits to improve their performance in this and other college courses. Course content may be used for standard instruction, or as a support course which address gaps in students’ skills and knowledge in Co-requisite courses.
Description This Introduction to Business course develops students’ understanding of business fundamentals with learning design structured around timely, real-world case studies and examples. Key topics include the role of business, the global economic and legal environment, ethics, marketing, accounting and finance, and managing processes and operations. Enriched OER content (text, video, simulations, etc.) orients students to the shifting business landscape and prepares them for success in business program curriculum and the workplace.
Description This introductory course defines biology and its relationship to other sciences. Examines the overarching theories of life from biological research and also explores the fundamental concepts and principles of the study of living organisms and their interaction with the environment. We will examine how life is organized into hierarchical levels; how living organisms use and produce energy; how life grows, develops, and reproduces; how life responds to the environment to maintain internal stability; and how life evolves and adapts to the environment.
Description This Intermediate Algebra course provides a friendly yet in-depth review of algebra skills and concepts in preparation for college-level math courses. Content coverage includes: real numbers and algebraic expressions; linear inequalities and graphing of linear equations and inequalities; functions and function notation; linear functions; linear systems; exponents; polynomials and polynomial functions; factoring; rational expressions and equations; roots and rational exponents; quadratic equations and complex numbers; exponential and logarithmic functions; and exponential and logarithmic equations.
Description This intermediate algebra course covers polynomials, radicals, quadratics, rationals, exponentials, and logs. Based on a remix of materials from CK-12, this course includes text, videos, and online assessments.
Description Carnegie Mellon University and The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) have collaborated to offer this Healthcare Technology Foundations (HTF) course. The course offers an overview of healthcare, health information technology, and health information management systems. The focus is on the role and responsibilities of entry-level health IT specialists in each phase of the health information management systems lifecycle. The curriculum is intended to be similar to the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) certification administered by HIMSS. This course is designed for students who have previous experience in IT or healthcare and it is designed to serve as a pathway into health IT careers. It also provides a broad understanding of health IT for individuals in non-IT related roles in healthcare.
Description This writing style guide covers the fundamentals of English usage and writing. It includes sections on grammar and mechanics, editing, formatting, academic citation and research documentation, including the latest MLA and APA style guidelines. A useful supplement to any academic writing course.
Description This survey course covers the fundamentals of geology and earth science, helping students understand how the Earth was formed and the forces shaping its continued evolution. It also introduces students to how geological resources are used in human civilization. Key topics include rock and mineral formation; weathering and soil formation; plate tectonics; Earth’s interior; crustal deformation; earthquakes and volcanoes; mass movement; hydrology; and applications of geological resources for human use.
Description To successfully use this course, you should be a motivated student with a sincere desire to learn about French language and francophone cultures, and be comfortable with computer technologies.
Description Elementary French I is a carefully sequenced and highly interactive presentation of French language and culture in a media-rich course environment. The latest update includes a self-paced version of the course with scored assessments for independent learners, and new video shot in France and Québec with young professional actors. It is designed to be used as a full course of study.
Description This course covers precalculus topics including linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and also finite math topics including linear programming, finance, sets, and probability, with emphasis towards business application examples as appropriate. This course includes complete text, videos, homework, and quizzes, along with a weekly “show your work” assignment for hand grading.
Description The basic premise behind evidence-based management (EBM) is that good decisions require both critical thinking and use of “best available evidence.” This “evidence” may come from scientific research, but good internal business information and mindful professional experience also constitute “evidence.” All practitioners use evidence in their decisions, but most pay little attention to the quality of the evidence and base their decisions on too few sources of evidence. The result is business decisions based on fads, so-called “cutting edge” solutions, and the pop concepts promoted by consulting firms and management gurus. The bottom line is bad decisions, poor outcomes, and no understanding of why things go wrong. EBM evolved in response to this problem with its goal of improving the quality of decision making by using critically evaluated evidence from multiple sources – organizational data, professional expertise, stakeholder values, and the scientific literature.
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