Description 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.
Description This course blends Introductory Statistics from OpenStax with other OER to offer a first course in statistics intended for students majoring in fields other than mathematics and engineering. This course assumes students have been exposed to intermediate algebra, and it focuses on the applications of statistical knowledge rather than the theory behind it. The foundation of the OpenStax text is Collaborative Statistics, by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean. Robert Carroll from Montgomery College has generously shared his customized assessments for this course, which have been tested in the classroom.
Description 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).
Description 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.
Description This course takes a unit circle approach to introducing trigonometry. Topics include unit circle trigonometry, right triangle trigonometry, periodic functions, trigonometric equations and identities, applications of trigonometry, and conics.
Description Based on the open textbook Trigonometry by CK-12, this course takes a right triangle approach to introducing trigonometry. Topics include right triangle trigonometry, angles, trigonometric Identities & equations, circular functions, and polar equations & complex numbers. This course includes complete text, videos, and online assessments.
Description 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.
Description “History is our ongoing conversation with the past.” So say the authors of American Yawp. This course takes an approach to history that fosters a method of critical thought and a rigorous questioning of the history of the United States. Key topics include Reconstruction, Industrial America, conquering the West, capital and labor, the American empire, the progressive era, World War I and its aftermath, the 1920s, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, post-war affluence, the 1960s, cultural and societal conflicts, the rise of the right and conservatism, and the recent past from 1990 to the Great Recession.
Description 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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