Description This course provides new students with an orientation to the college environment. It works to build more capable lifelong learners by combining conceptual knowledge with practical strategies and skills. With engaging content and a focus on applying course concepts to real-world situations, College Success is particularly helpful for first-generation students and those entering college underprepared, academically or otherwise. This course was developed by Lumen Learning with contributing work from Linda Bruce of Goucher College, Ronda Dorsey Neugebauer and Zack Varpness of Chadron State College, and others.
Description This course is aimed at beginning to intermediate computer users. It teaches a range of computer skills from the basics of using Windows to creating projects using Microsoft Office. Assignments show step-by-step visuals to help students complete projects. This course was developed by Lumen Learning in conjunction with Cerritos College, with contributing work from Sherri Pendelton and Shelli Carter, as well as videos from multiple sources.
Description This OER economics assignment library is a community site intended to house and share openly licensed assignments for micro and macroeconomics courses. These assignments are designed to work well with the Lumen Microeconomics and Macroeconomics courses, but may be useful for anyone teaching economics. We welcome submissions of all types and encourage faculty to use, personalize, revise, and redistribute assignments. They may be quantitative or qualitative in nature, including discussions, projects, essays, problem sets, in-class materials, or more.
Description This course teaches educators how to handle the many psychological struggles of today’s day and age as an educator. Topics such as student diversity, students with special educational needs, and student motivation will be covered to provide educators with the tools they need to help their students achieve success.
Description This English Composition I course, structured around the writing process, develops students’ critical reading, writing, and research skills at the college level; the course materials are structured around the essential parts of the academic writing process. Key topics include reading strategies; rhetorical modes, multiple stages of the writing process; how to conduct research and cite relevant sources; grammar and mechanics; and success strategies. Engaging, curated OER content includes text, video, interactive self-check activities, and more. Content works well for standard instruction or diagnostically to reinforce areas that need attention. This course may be used alone or as the final part of a three-level sequence that prepares students for college-level work.
Description This English Composition I course, which is structured around different rhetorical modes in composition, develops students’ writing at the college level, using materials organized around essential parts of the academic writing process. Key topics include rhetorical situations; the editing process; types and modes of academic writing; the research process; citation practices; informative and persuasive writing.
Description English Composition II is an expository writing course that helps students develop more advanced writing skills than English Composition I. The course also reviews and incorporates some of the same skills. This course teaches research skills by emphasizing the development of advanced analytical/critical reading skills, proficiency in investigative research, and the writing of persuasive prose including documented and researched argumentative essays. A major component of this course will be an emphasis on the research process and information literacy.
Description English Literature I is a survey of English literature from Old English poetry to works of the Restoration and early Romanticism. The course covers important concepts and developments of the English literary tradition while helping students to refine their critical reading and writing skills. Includes primary texts (many accompanied by video/audio options), historical analysis, and literary criticism.
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 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 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 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 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 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 As the second of a three-course sequence that culminates in English Composition I (college-level composition), Introduction to College Composition focuses on helping students practice and strengthen the basic concepts and skills of the writing process: critical reading; process-based writing; 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 diagnostically to discover and address gaps in students’ skills and knowledge.
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 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 Foundations of social stratification are shifting rapidly in the United States and the world. The sociology discipline introduces new college students to a social awareness not easily found in other areas of study. This course opens the door to students in their understanding of how to research and engage with the field of sociology. A wealth of performance assessments and writing assignments qualify students’ understanding of the material. Key concepts include the sociological imagination and perspectives, scientific research methods, culture and society, socialization and interaction, deviance, crime and social control, inequality, race and ethnicity, gender, sex and sexuality, marriage and family, religion and education, health and aging, urbanization, the environment, government, work and the economy, and media. Faculty members may also readily adapt the course’s OER content to include new developments and research to equip students with what that they need to have success in their sociological journey.
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