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Geology
Author: Lumen Learning
Source: SUNY OER Services Lumen Catalog
Type: Course
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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.
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Guide to Writing
Author: Lumen Learning
Source: SUNY OER Services Lumen Catalog
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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.
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Introduction to Business
Author: Lumen Learning
Source: SUNY OER Services Lumen Catalog
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This ready-to-adopt 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.
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Introduction to College Composition
Author: Lumen Learning
Source: SUNY OER Services Lumen Catalog
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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/knowledge.
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Introduction to Literature
Author: Lumen Learning
Source: SUNY OER Services Lumen Catalog
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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.
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Introductory Statistics
Author: Lumen Learning
Source: SUNY OER Services Lumen Catalog
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Using highly interactive learning design, this Concepts in Statistics course provides students with a strong understanding of fundamental principles that guide the study of statistical inference. Drawing from Open Learning Initiative (OLI) source content, this course’s simulations and lab-style synthesis activities invite hands-on exploration of statistical concepts. Students learn to summarize data graphically and numerically; examine relationships among quantitative data; understand the role of probability and probability distributions; link probability to statistical inference; and conduct foundational statistical calculations and analyses. This course offers a complete set of resources including e-text with embedded videos, practice, and interactives along with StatTutor labs, quiz bank, and online assessments. Primary source material for this course is the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) source content.
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Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
Author: Lumen Learning
Source: SUNY OER Services Lumen Catalog
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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.
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Macroeconomics
Author: Lumen Learning
Source: SUNY OER Services Lumen Catalog
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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.
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Management
Author: Lumen Learning
Source: SUNY OER Services Lumen Catalog
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Regardless of setting, there is value in practicing effective management principles. This course teaches students how to think as managers and actively manage organizations and teams using effective practices around planning, decision making, organizational structure, culture, leadership, motivation, and communication. The course begins by addressing foundational management principles, including primary functions of managers, types of management, and types of strategy, and develops toward addressing more complex topics such as ethics, control, and global business management.
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Marketing
Author: Lumen Learning
Source: SUNY OER Services Lumen Catalog
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Designed to teach students the foundational principles of marketing in the digital age, this course uses current case studies and engaging, real-world scenarios to help students recognize and analyze marketing in business as well as in everyday life. Curated OER readings, videos, simulations and other learning activities introduce students to the principles of marketing. Unlike some marketing texts that treat digital marketing as an add-on, these course materials incorporate the use of data, digital communications and digital marketing strategies throughout the course, reflecting modern marketing in practice.
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Microeconomics
Author: Lumen Learning
Source: SUNY OER Services Lumen Catalog
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This course provides a strong foundation in microeconomic theory, whether preparing for further study in economics, the social sciences, business, or other disciplines. Designed to help students think like economists, course materials use engaging, real-world examples to explore how individuals and firms make economic choices. Key topics include supply and demand, elasticity, utility, production and costs, and an analysis of types of markets: perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly. Content coverage also includes public goods and externalities, labor markets, income distribution, globalization and trade, and exchange rates and international finance. An orientation module helps students refresh skills around modeling, graphing, and algebra for economic problem-solving.
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Psychology
Author: Lumen Learning
Source: SUNY OER Services Lumen Catalog
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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.
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Public Speaking
Author: Lumen Learning
Source: SUNY OER Services Lumen Catalog
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In Principles of Public Speaking, students learn how to prepare and deliver effective oral presentations, with an emphasis on informative and persuasive public speaking. The course introduces important elements of successful presentations including effective listening, presentation organization, and logical structure; informative and persuasive speech; use of visual aids, research, and evidence; ethical considerations; and techniques for building confidence in public speaking.
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Reading Anthologies
Author: Lumen Learning
Source: SUNY OER Services Lumen Catalog
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This anthology is a curated collection of openly licensed primary texts, organized thematically, designed to be used as a reader in English composition. Includes personal essays, literature, video and audio files, Web writings, and long-form journalism, along with customizable assignments and instructor resources.
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Retail Management
Author: Lumen Learning
Source: SUNY OER Services Lumen Catalog
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This Retail Management course was developed to align with the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) learning outcomes for their Retail Management Certificate. It is intended to be a capstone course and covers various aspects of retail management and store operations including merchandising, operations, layout, store organization, site location, and customer service.
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Sociology
Author: Lumen Learning
Source: SUNY OER Services Lumen Catalog
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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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Technical Writing
Author: Lumen Learning
Source: SUNY OER Services Lumen Catalog
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Technical Writing teaches the organization, development, and refinement of technical communications, with an emphasis on business context and practical application. Students learn about the importance of audience-centered communication, language and tone, and the mechanics and formats of standard business communication (e.g., websites, letters, memos, reports, and presentations).
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United States History I
Author: Lumen Learning
Source: SUNY OER Services Lumen Catalog
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Romanticism and myth surround United States history in contemporary popular culture. This course encourages students to develop a critical understanding of the history of our nation. This course will guide students through a wealth of primary sources, and view videos tied to clear learning objectives designed to improve their critical thinking skills. Sample assignments are included. Key topics include early globalization and European exploration, colonial societies, the English Empire, America’s War for Independence, the creation of the American Republic, the industrial transformation, Jacksonian democracy, westward expansion, “King” Cotton and idealism in the antebellum South, the troubled 1850s, and the Civil War to Reconstruction.
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United States History II
Author: Lumen Learning
Source: SUNY OER Services Lumen Catalog
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What does it mean to be informed? To know our history? This course encourages students to develop a critical understanding of the history of our nation. United States History II covers the chronological history of the United States from Reconstruction through the beginning of the twenty-first century and introduces key forces and major developments that together form the US experience, providing a balanced approach that considers the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience), with particular attention paid to issues of race, class, and gender.
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Writing Skills Lab
Author: Lumen Learning
Source: SUNY OER Services Lumen Catalog
Type: Course
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Designed to supplement college composition courses, the Writing Skills Lab focuses on the rhetorical content and strategies that are the baseline of effective college writing but also tend to give students trouble. The skills lab gives students a way to master these concepts and skills in small bites, through practice opportunities and targeted feedback. Instructors can have students work through the material at their own pace or assign portions that align with what they're covering in class.
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