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Concepts of Biology Faculty reviewedAuthor(s): Samantha Fowler, Clayton State University , Rebecca Roush, Sandhills Community College, James Wise, Hampton University
Date: Mar 2, 2015
Description: Published by OpenStax College, Concepts of Biology is designed for the single-semester introduction to biology course for non-science majors, which for many students is their only college-level science course. As such, this course represents an important opportunity for students to develop the necessary knowledge, tools, and skills to make informed decisions as they continue with their lives. Rather than being mired down with facts and vocabulary, the typical non-science major student needs inf...[more]
English Literature: Victorians and Moderns Faculty reviewedAuthor(s): Dr. James Sexton, Camosun College
Date: Feb 25, 2015
Description: English Literature: Victorians and Moderns is an anthology with a difference. In addition to providing annotated teaching editions of many of the most frequently-taught classics of Victorian and Modern poetry, fiction and drama, it also provides a series of guided research casebooks which make available numerous published essays from open access books and journals, as well as several reprinted critical essays from established learned journals such as English Studies in Canada and the Aldous Hux...[more]
Precalculus (was College Algebra) Faculty reviewedAuthor(s): Carl Stitz, Ph.D., Jeff Zeager, Ph.D.
Date: Feb 17, 2015
Description: Precalculus (was College Algebra) is an introductory text. The material is presented at a level intended to prepare students for Calculus while also giving them relevant mathematical skills that can be used in other classes. The authors describe their approach as "Functions First," believing introducing functions first will help students understand new concepts more completely. Each section includes homework exercises, and the answers to most computational questions are included in the text (...[more]
Date: Feb 13, 2015
Description: Based on International Financial Reporting Standards, this textbook was written by Henry Dauderis and published by Athabasca University's David Annand, EdD, MBA, CA, Professor of Accounting in the Faculty of Business. It contains 13 chapters and includes discussion questions, cases and comprehension problems. The first four chapters provide a succinct overview of the the financial accounting process before delving into specific topics in later chapters. This second edition has been professional...[more]
Introduction to Financial Accounting Faculty reviewedAuthor(s): David Annand, Henry Dauderis
Date: Feb 12, 2015
Description: Based on International Financial Reporting Standards, this textbook was written by Henry Dauderis and published by Athabasca University's David Annand, EdD, MBA, CA, Professor of Accounting in the Faculty of Business. It contains 13 chapters and includes discussion questions, cases and comprehension problems. An Instructors Manual for this book is available. Please contact the author directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to get access to the Instructors Manual.
Date: Feb 12, 2015
Description: This multidisciplinary resource develops topics of interest to all those who care about and for individuals with co-occurring intellectual disabilities and mental illness. Each chapter presents current evidence informed practice knowledge. Each topic is also presented with audio enabled text boxes emphasizing 'Key Points for Caregivers.' For those who are interested in background knowledge, we provided the comprehensive literature base. And, for those interested mainly in 'what to do,' we provi...[more]
Information Systems for Business and Beyond Faculty reviewedAuthor(s): David T. Bourgeois, Ph.D.
Date: Feb 11, 2015
Description: Information Systems for Business and Beyond introduces the concept of information systems, their use in business, and the larger impact they are having on our world.
Modern Philosophy Faculty reviewedAuthor(s): Walter Ott, Alexander Dunn
Date: Feb 6, 2015
Description: This is a textbook (or better, a workbook) in modern philosophy. It combines readings from primary sources with two pedagogical tools. Paragraphs in italics introduce figures and texts. Numbered study questions (also in italics) ask students to reconstruct an argument or position from the text, or draw connections among the readings. And I have added an introductory chapter (Chapter 0 – Minilogic and Glossary), designed to present the basic tools of philosophy and sketch some principles and p...[more]
Date: Jan 12, 2015
Description: Published by OpenStax College, Principles of Microeconomics covers the scope and sequence for a one-semester economics course. The text also includes many current examples, including; the Keystone Pipeline, Occupy Wall Street, and debates over the minimum wage. The pedagogical choices, chapter arrangements, and learning objective fulfillment were developed and vetted with feedback from educators dedicated to the project. The outcome is a balanced approach to economics and to the theory and ap...[more]
Date: Jan 9, 2015
Description: Introduction to Sociology adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical introductory sociology course. In addition to comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, we have incorporated section reviews with engaging questions, discussions that help students apply the sociological imagination, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. Although this text can be modified and reorganized to suit your needs, the standard version ...[more]