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  • Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation BC faculty reviewed

    Author(s): Tom Theis, University of Illinois, Jonathan Tomkin, University of Illinois
    Date: Aug 19, 2014

    Description: With “Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation”, first and second-year college students are introduced to this expanding new field, comprehensively exploring the essential concepts from every branch of knowledge – including engineering and the applied arts, natural and social sciences, and the humanities. As sustainability is a multi-disciplinary area of study, the text is the product of multiple authors drawn from the diverse faculty of the University of Illinois: each chapter is writt...[more]

  • Nationalism, self-determination and secession

    Author(s): Geoff Andrews, Open University, Michael Saward, Open University
    Date: Aug 19, 2014

    Description: What makes a ‘nation’ and what makes peoples strive for nationhood? This unit will provide you with an introduction to studying political ideas by looking at how people who see themselves as nations challenge the existing order to assert their right to a state of their own. After studying this unit you should be able to: grasp the concepts of nation, nationalism and self-determination; have a better understanding of the role they play in current political disputes; think...[more]

  • Project Management

    Author(s): Adrienne Watt
    Date: Aug 14, 2014

    Description: This book covers the basics of project management. This includes the process of initiation, planning, execution, control and close out that all projects share. This book has been adapted by the author as of August 15, 2014. The adaptation includes Canadianized content, PowerPoints, Audio Files, and Chapter Questions.

  • Human Rights in Brief

    Author(s): United States Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs
    Date: Aug 14, 2014

    Description: In all civilized nations, attempts are made to define and buttress human rights. The core of the concept is the same everywhere: Human rights are the rights that one has simply because one is human. They are universal and equal. The following pubilcation gives an overview of Human Rights across the globe.

  • The NGO Handbook

    Author(s): Hilary Binder-Aviles
    Date: Aug 14, 2014

    Description: Have you ever seen a problem and wanted to do something about it? Of course you have. The schools, police, government welfare offices, churches and families aren’t handling it. Others share your concerns and want to do something. That’s why you would start a nongovernmental organization, or NGO. This handbook will guide you through the steps of starting and operating an NGO.

  • Democracy in Brief

    Author(s): United States Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs
    Date: Aug 14, 2014

    Description: Democracy in Brief touches on topics such as rights and responsibilities of citizens, free and fair elections, the rule of law, the role of a written constitution, separation of powers, a free media, the role of parties and interest groups, military-civilian relations and democratic culture.

  • Women in the World Today

    Author(s): United States Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs
    Date: Aug 14, 2014

    Description: Global Women’s Issues and the Beijing Platform for Action. This book is based on the 12 critical areas of concern identified at the Beijing Conference: 1 The persistent and increasing burden of poverty on women 2 Inequalities and inadequacies in and unequal access to education and training 3 Inequalities and inadequacies in and unequal access to health care and related services 4 Violence against women 5 The effects of armed or other kinds of conflict on women, including those living und...[more]

  • Information Systems for Business and Beyond BC faculty reviewed

    Author(s): David T. Bourgeois, Ph.D.
    Date: Aug 13, 2014

    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.

  • College Physics BC faculty reviewed

    Author(s): Dr. Paul Peter Urone, California State University Sacramento, Dr. Roger Hinrichs, State University of New York, College at Oswego, Dr. Kim Dirks, University of Auckland, New Zealand, Dr. Manjula Sharma, University of Sydney, Australia
    Date: Aug 12, 2014

    Description: Published by OpenStax College, this introductory, algebra-based, two-semester college physics book is grounded with real-world examples, illustrations, and explanations to help students grasp key, fundamental physics concepts. College Physics includes learning objectives, concept questions, links to labs and PhET simulations, and ample practice opportunities to solve traditional physics application problems.

  • Introduction to Sociology BC faculty reviewed

    Author(s): Nathan Keirns, Zane State College, Eric Strayer, Hartnell College, Heather Griffiths, Fayetteville State University, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Georgia Perimeter College, Gail Scaramuzzo, Lackawanna College, Sally Vyain, Ivy Tech Community College
    Date: Aug 12, 2014

    Description: Published by OpenStax College, Introduction to Sociology was written by teams of sociology professors and writers and peer-reviewed by college instructors nationwide. This free online text meets standard scope and sequence requirements and incorporates current events, such as the Occupy Wall Street movement. The text is designed for the Introduction to Sociology course at any two- to four-year school.