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Read more about Introduction to Data Science

Introduction to Data Science

Publisher: University of Arkansas

An overview of data science for first-year data science students. The text provides a basic understanding of the disciplines within data science such that they can function on an interdisciplinary team. It also provides the knowledge needed to make an informed selection of a Concentration within the data science program.


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Technical Mathematics

Contributors: Heinrichs, Brown, and Rehberger

Publisher: TRAILS

a textbook for technical mathematics specifically for the Machining Industry. This text will include not only the basic math principles required for technical and machining mathematics, but also business math concepts to best prepare students for optimal job placement.


Read more about Chemistry for Non-Majors

Chemistry for Non-Majors

Contributor: Cooper

Publisher: Michigan State University

Our goal is to present concepts and skills in various ways, ask students to talk about and work with their understanding, and then ask questions about what students actually mean when they use specific words and ideas. Critical to the success of this approach is time: the time required to understand what students think before, during, and after reading the text and working with the applets and activities; the time required for students to recognize and talk about their assumptions; the time required to listen to them, to ask them what, exactly, they mean, and for them to explain, analyze, and where appropriate reconsider, their ideas.


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Elementary Earth and Space Science Methods

Contributors: Dunn, Haley, McDonald, Smith, and Neal

Publisher: University of Iowa

This content knowledge book is meant for future science teachers. It is divided into four parts which align with the Science Methods II course at the University of Iowa: Space Science, Earth Science, Climate Change, and Pedagogy. Within each part, the material is broken down into smaller chapters. Here you will find written explanations, video links, glossary terms, key takeaways, and practice quizzes to help you understand the material. This book is designed to be a flexible resource; use it as much or as little as you need throughout the course.


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Our Sexual Selves

Contributors: Rahman and Dimopoulos

Publisher: College of Marin

A Human Sexuality Reader for the Behavioral Sciences


Read more about Critical Feminist Methodologies

Critical Feminist Methodologies

Contributors: Bailey and Essmiller

Publisher: Oklahoma State University

This resource will be the initial product of an open pedagogy project completed as part of a graduate level critical feminist methodologies course. The introduction to the book will set the stage by providing the epistemological and theoretical grounding of the course materials, describe the materials the students read, and provide information about the exemplar assignment. The main body of of the text will include scholarly discussions and analyses of thematically grouped exemplar work representative of critical feminist methodologies. Complementary to each scholarly analysis will be pieces focused on the work created from the perspective of the population and voices addressed in the exemplar.


Read more about A Guide to the Gothic

A Guide to the Gothic

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributor: Laredo

Publisher: University of North Texas

License: CC BY

A Gothic anthology of selections from more than 200 years of Gothic works in the public domain, this textbook covers major trends, tropes and periods in the development of Gothic literature from 1764 to the present.


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Art History

Contributor: McCune Bruhn

Publisher: The Pennsylvania State University

Art History 111 is broken up into 12 units of unequal size, based upon time periods and civilizations. Prehistoric art is a unit, for example, as is Greek art (and Greek art is one of the longest units). The transition from Greek to Roman marks a roughly halfway point. In order, these units are:


Read more about The New Soviet Person: How to read 1920’s and 1930’s

The New Soviet Person: How to read 1920’s and 1930’s

Contributor: Friedberg

Publisher: Portland State University Library

This open textbook is designed to teach students how to read Russian literature from the 1920’s and 1930’s. It will teach students to develop stylistic intuitions in reading that native Russian speakers already have by dint of the fact that they were raised in the culture. They will learn to identify irony, what is ideologically pro-Soviet or anti-Soviet (and learn to read between the lines), analyze metaphors, colloquialisms, Soviet cliche and catchphrases, and also learn to use these devices by writing parodies of certain writers (so the course would have a creative writing component). In other words, this textbook helps students bridge the gaps between their understanding of the world and the Soviet one that non-native speakers are almost never able to bridge using currently available resources.


Read more about Foundational Concepts for Understanding Families in Society

Foundational Concepts for Understanding Families in Society

Contributor: Zaman

Publisher: Portland State University Library

The purpose of this open access textbook will be to explore family issues from diverse perspectives. Current social, cultural, and political forces will be emphasized in creating a knowledge foundation for the study of families from varied academic disciplines, including history, sociology, psychology, education and social work. University Studies (UNST) goals focus on increasing skills in diversity, ethics and social responsibility, critical thinking, and communication. This textbook will provide the opportunities to explore the diversity of human experience in the context of the family and community and promote social responsibility through addressing contemporary issues and promoting resilience in families and communities. Articles will be written by an interdisciplinary community of experts (social workers, academics, educators, activists) who study and/or work with families, the essays in this book will draw on the latest in social work research, feminist and queer theory, social science research and clinical expertise.