This textbook covers a variety of topics related to how lifestyle can influence disease prevention.
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. The development choices for this textbook were made with the guidance of many faculty members who are deeply involved in teaching this course. These choices led to innovations in art, terminology, and practical applications, all with a goal of increasing relevance and accessibility for students. We strove to make the discipline meaningful, so that students can draw from it a working knowledge that will enrich their future studies and help them make sense of the world around them.
This course will focus on essay writing, including such issues as development using specific support, coherence (making sure everything supports a thesis) organizational skills and correct grammatical form. It is an overview of the writing process – how you get from an idea to a complete, thorough essay. It will also include a detailed look at researched writing: how to find sources, cite sources and incorporate sources into text.
This textbook focuses on principles of writing, critical reading and essay composition using rhetorical styles common in college-level writing (narrative, example/illustration, compare/contrast, cause-and-effect, argument).
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 second in a two-part series that completes a survey of biological principles.
An introduction to biology intended for non-science majors. Focus areas include chemical foundations, cell structure and division, genetics, and evolution.
This text is written for a composition fundamentals course that focuses on social issues in the United States.
This course will assist the student to master the skills required of speaking in today's workplace. It will focus on the organization, preparation, research, and evidence needed for a presentation that is tailored to fit the audience. This course will enhance the student's listening skills which will assist them in everyday situations
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.
This is the full course content for a course on General Psychology. It contains eight modules: Foundations of Psychology; Biopsychology; Consciousness and Sleep; Sensation and Perception; Learning, Memory, and Intelligence; Motivation and Emotion; Personality, Developmental Psychology, and Social Psychology; Psychological Disorder and Treatment, Abnormal Behavior and Health Psychology
This course was created specifically for the study of music, but the contents can be adapted for internships in most curricula.
This textbook introduces students to the role of interpersonal relationships in business, with an emphasis on communication.