Results: 34 Open Textbooks
  • Democracy in Brief

    Author(s): United States Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs

    Updated: Apr 1, 2019

    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.

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  • Principles of Sociological Inquiry: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

    Author(s): Amy Blackstone, University Of Maine-ME-Orono

    Updated: Mar 28, 2019

    Description: Principles of Sociological Inquiry: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods emphasizes the relevance of research methods for the everyday lives of its readers, undergraduate students. Each chapter describes how research methodology is useful for students in the multiple roles they fill: (1) as consumers of popular and public information, (2) as citizens in a society where findings from social research shape laws, policies, and public life, and (3) as current and future employees. Connections to th...[more]

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  • Research Methods in Psychology - 2nd Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Dr. Rajiv S. Jhangiani, Dr. I-Chant A. Chiang, Dr. Paul C. Price

    Updated: Mar 28, 2019

    Description: Psychology, like most other sciences, has its own set of tools to investigate the important research questions of its field. Unlike other sciences, psychology is a relatively new field with methods and practices that are evolving at a rapid rate. With this textbook, we introduce students to the fundamental principles of what it is like to think like a psychology researcher. We also hope to connect with the Canadian audience to show them the fantastic research being generated in Canada as well a...[more]

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  • The History of Our Tribe: Hominini

    Author(s): Barbara Helm Welker, SUNY Geneseo

    Updated: Mar 28, 2019

    Description: Where did we come from? What were our ancestors like? Why do we differ from other animals? How do scientists trace and construct our evolutionary history? The History of Our Tribe: Hominini provides answers to these questions and more. The book explores the field of paleoanthropology past and present. Beginning over 65 million years ago, Welker traces the evolution of our species, the environments and selective forces that shaped our ancestors, their physical and cultural adaptations, and the p...[more]

  • Introduction to Sociology - 2nd Canadian Edition

    Author(s): William Little, Thompson Rivers University, Ron McGivern, Thompson Rivers University, Nathan Keirns, Zane State College , Eric Strayer, Hartnell College, Heather Griffiths, Fayetteville State University, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Georgia Perimeter College , Gail Scaramuzzo, Lackawanna College , Tommy Sadler, Union University, Sally Vyain, Ivy Tech Community College

    Updated: Mar 28, 2019

    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]

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  • Global Women's Issues: Women in the World Today - Extended version

    Author(s): United States Department of State, Bureau of International Information Programs , Dr. Janni Aragon, Dr. Mariel Miller, University of Victoria

    Updated: Mar 28, 2019

    Description: We cannot solve global challenges unless women participate fully in efforts to find solutions. Female participation in the private sector is a crucial economic driver for societies worldwide. Economic security benefits every facet of a woman’s life, with positive effects on the health, education and vitality of families. Learn about women who are changing their societies for the better. This book is based on the twelve critical areas of concern identified in the Beijing Declaration and Platform...[more]

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  • Nationalism, Self-determination and Secession

    Author(s): Geoff Andrews, Open University, Michael Saward, Open University

    Updated: Mar 28, 2019

    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 about the...[more]

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  • Discover Psychology 2.0: A Brief Introductory Text

    Author(s): Edward Diener, Robert Biswas-Diener (eds)

    Updated: Mar 27, 2019

    Description: This textbook presents core concepts common to introductory courses. The 15 units cover the traditional areas of intro-to-psychology; ranging from biological aspects of psychology to psychological disorders to social psychology. This book can be modified: feel free to add or remove modules to better suit your specific needs.

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  • Human Rights in Brief

    Author(s): United States Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs

    Updated: Mar 27, 2019

    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 online version of this book is availabe in several languages: Arabic, French, Farsi, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

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  • Introduction to Psychology - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Jennifer Walinga, Royal Roads University, Charles Stangor, University of Maryland

    Updated: Mar 27, 2019

    Description: This book is designed to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. The focus on behaviour and empiricism has produced a text that is better organized, has fewer chapters, and is somewhat shorter than many of the leading books. The beginning of each section includes learning objectives; throughout the body of each section are key terms in bold followed by their definitions in italics; key takeaways, and exercises and critical thinking activities end each secti...[more]

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