Description Art Appreciation thoroughly investigates how quality is determined and created by artists in order to evaluate and appreciate art on a deeper level. This course emphasizes why each topic contributes to valuing a piece of art and provides the necessary knowledge to do so. Students are first introduced to the elements and principles of art and the importance of artists’ context and perspective. The course then covers different periods in art history, different techniques in art, and how to research and evaluate art. This course, based on Christopher Gildow’s Art Appreciation, includes additional open resources developed by Wendy Riley from Columbia Basin College and Lumen Learning.
Description Basic Reading and Writing builds a solid foundation around core aspects of the writing process: critical reading; methodical writing; research and documentation; practical grammar and punctuation. An optional module introduces core principles for college success that help students understand and develop good habits to improve their performance in this and other college courses. As the first in a three-course sequence that culminates in Composition I (college-level composition), Basic Reading and Writing focuses on helping students identify and apply foundational concepts and skills in reading and writing. Course content may be used for standard instruction or diagnostically to discover and address gaps in student understanding/skill. This course was developed by Lumen Learning in conjunction with Cerritos College and incorporates material from multiple open sources.
Description This course covers topics including linear equations and inequalities, systems, polynomials, and factoring, as well as an introduction to functions and modeling. Based on a remix of text materials from CK-12, this course includes text, videos, and online assessments.
Description Beginning Algebra builds concepts and skills needed for student success in subsequent college math courses. Course content includes a review of basic mathematical concepts and operations; solving equations and inequalities; graphing; solving systems of equations and inequalities; exponents; polynomials; factoring; rational expressions and equations; and an introduction to roots and rational exponents. This course offers a complete set of resources including editable e-text with embedded videos, practice, online assessments, and powerpoint slides. Course materials are curated from a variety of sources. Primary sources include the NROC Developmental Math materials and mathispower4u.com tutorials by James Sousa.
Description This course covers topics from both beginning and intermediate algebra including solving linear equations, solving inequalities, solving systems, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, radicals, quadratics, and functions. Based on Beginning and Intermediate Algebra by Tyler Wallace, this course includes text, videos, video lessons, workbook, powerpoint slides, and online assessments.
Description The first of a two-course sequence, this course provides a strong foundation of the principles of biology for students majoring in the life sciences, medical, and healthcare fields. Primary topics include biochemistry, cellular structure and function, cell membrane and transport, genetics, heredity, the theory of evolution, and modern applications of biology.
Description The second in a two-course sequence, this gateway biology course provides a strong foundation in principles of biology for students majoring in life science, medical, and healthcare fields. Primary topics include the history of life; viruses, prokaryotes, protists, and fungi; plant diversity, structure and functions; animal diversity and body systems (nervous, endocrine, reproductive, sensory, circulatory, respiratory, immune, digestive, excretory, musculoskeletal, and integumentary), and the ecology of life. The course incorporates Cerego practice sets to aid students as they learn relevant vocabulary.
Description Biology for Non-Majors I introduces students to the basics of the scientific process, the chemical foundations of life, cell structure and function, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, genetics and inheritance, and evolution. Designed for non-life science majors, this course is the first in a two-part series that completes a survey of biological principles.
Description Biology for Non-Majors II introduces students to the basics of the scientific process and covers some of biology’s most compelling topics surrounding the history and diversity of life, including discussion on the different kingdoms of life, with focus on plants and animals, as well as an introduction to ecology. Designed for non-life science majors, this course is the first in a two-part series that completes a survey of biological principles.
Description This set of Biology I lab assignments ensures students have the opportunity to apply the concepts and information they learn as they work through Biology I course content. Content includes lab assignments for students, as well as Instructor Materials Preparation for each lab with detailed lists of what faculty members need for each lab. The materials required are broken down by student (or groups of students). These lab materials were developed by faculty at College of the Redwoods and Tidewater Community College.
Description This set of Biology II lab assignments ensures students have the opportunity to apply the concepts and information they learn as they work through Biology II course content. Content includes lab assignments for students, as well as Instructor Materials Preparation for each lab with detailed lists of what faculty members need for each lab. The materials required are broken down by student (or groups of students). These lab materials were developed by faculty at Tidewater Community College.
Description In Business Communication Skills for Managers, students learn how to effectively communicate in business, with an emphasis on the use of these skills as a manager. The course introduces important elements of successful communication, providing examples of effective communication and providing students opportunities to practice the same. The course covers the essentials of communication including professional writing, visual aids, presentations, speeches, phone and online communication, and both getting hired and finding new hires.
Description Based on the open textbook, Calculus by Dale Hoffman, this expansive course covers topics including limits, derivatives, integration, applications, introduction to differential equations, inverse trigonometric functions, improper integrals and integration techniques, polar and parametric coordinates, sequences and series, and vectors.
Description This course provides an opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of chemistry and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them, meeting the scope and sequence of most general chemistry courses. Topics include stoichiometry, thermodynamics, and nuclear chemistry. This course is designed to be taught over a series of two semesters. This course, based on OpenStax Chemistry, is supplemented by faculty resources developed by Jessica Garber-Morales of Tidewater Community College and Shawn Shields of Germanna Community College.
Description In this alternate arrangement of Chemistry for Majors, students are first introduced to the structure and arrangement of atoms. This course provides an opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of chemistry and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them, meeting the scope and sequence of most general chemistry courses. Topics include stoichiometry, thermodynamics, and nuclear chemistry. This course is designed to be taught over a series of two semesters. This course, based on OpenStax Chemistry: Atoms First, is supplemented by faculty resources developed by Jessica Garber-Morales of Tidewater Community College and Shawn Shields of Germanna Community College.
Description This lab manual accompanies the college chemistry courses and is used to support and assess knowledge acquired in the classroom setting to be applied in the real world. Labs include activities such as measuring the density of a sucrose solution, calculating the percent composition, stoichiometry, determining limiting reactants and more to complement an introductory chemistry course. This lab manual was developed by Jessica Garber Morales at Tidewater Community College.
Description This course provides an interactive exploration of College Algebra topics, laying a firm groundwork for success in subsequent math courses. With Desmos interactives as well as embedded algorithmically generated practice, the text is a great resource for active learning in and out of the classroom.
Description Based on the open textbook, College Algebra, by Carl Stitz and Jeff Zeager, this College Algebra course includes complete text, videos, practice problems, powerpoint slides, paper quizzes, and online assessments. This textbook takes a rigorous, mathematical approach and covers content at a level that is also appropriate for the first part of a Precalculus class.
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.
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