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Open Educational Resources FAQ

This guide is designed to answer some frequently asked questions about Open Educational Resources.

Resources in use at Folsom Lake College

Managerial Accounting (ACCT 311)

Principles of Accounting, Volume 2: Managerial Accounting, by Mitchell Franklin, Patty Graybeal, and Dixon Cooper. CC BY-NC-SA

Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professions (AH 311)

Building a Medical Terminology Foundation, by Kimberlee Carter and Marie Rutherford. CC BY

Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion (ANTH 330)

Beliefs: An Open Invitation to the Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion, by Amanda Zunner-Keating, Madlen Avetyan, and Ben Shepard. CC BY

General Microbiology (BIOL 440)

Microbiology, by Nina Parker, Mark Schneegurt, Anh-Hue Thi Tu, Philip Lister, and Brian M. Forster. ISBN: 9781947172234. CC BY

Managing Diversity in the Workplace (BUS 330)

Business Ethics, by Stephen M. Byars, Kurt Stanberry, David Shapiro, Barbara Boerner, Robert Brancatelli, Wade Chumney, Laura Dendinger, Bill Nantz, and Mark Poepsel. ISBN: 9781947172579. CC BY

Introduction to Business, by Lawrence J. Gitman, Carl McDaniel, Amit Shah, Monique Reece, Linda Koffel, Bethann Talsma, and James C. Hyatt. ISBN: 9781947172555. CC BY

Intercultural Communication (COMM 325)

Exploring Intercultural Communication, by Tom Grothe. CC BY

Group Discussion (COMM 331)

Small Group Communication, by Jasmine Linabary. CC BY-NC-SA

Mass Media and Society (COMM 351)

Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication. CC BY-NC-SA

Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 302)

Principles of Macroeconomics 2e, by Steven A. Greenlaw, David Shapiro, Eric Dodge, Cynthia Gamez, Andres Jauregui, Diane Keenan, Dan MacDonald, Amyaz Moledina, Craig Richardson, and Ralph Sonenshine. ISBN: 9781947172395. CC BY

Statistics for Business and Economics (ECON 310)

Introductory Business Statistics, by Alexander Holmes, Barbara Illowsky, Susan Dean, and Kevin Hadley. ISBN: 9781947172470. CC BY

College Composition (ENGWR 300)

88 Open Essays – A Reader for Students of Composition & Rhetoric, edited by Sarah Wangler and Tina Ulrich. CC BY

Authoring America: A Survey of American Literature from the Beginnings to 2020: An Open Anthology, edited by Christine Grogan. CC BY-SA

Oregon Writes Open Writing Text, edited by Jenn Kepka. CC BY

Bad Ideas About Writing, by Cheryl E Ball and Drew M Loewe. CC BY

Writing Guide with Handbook, by Michelle Bachelor Robinson, Maria Jerskey, Toby Fulwiler, Michelle Baker, Mark Bernheim, Sheila Carter-Tod, Bryan Flynn, Victoria Friedrich, William Gary, Carol Hollar-Zwick, Craig A. Meyer, Cynthia Mwenja, and Susie Thurman. ISBN: 9781951693473. CC BY

College Composition and Literature (ENGWR 301)

Approaching Shakespeare, University of Oxford Podcasts. CC BY-NC-SA

Great Works of African American Literature, edited by Margaret Alma Cox and Patricia Ann West. CC BY-NC-SA

Writing and Critical Thinking Through Literature, by Heather Ringo and Athena Kashyap. CC BY-NC

Writing and Literature - Composition as Inquiry, Learning, Thinking, and Communication, by Tanya Long Bennett. CC BY-SA

Physical Geography (GEOG 300)

The Physical Environment: An Introduction to Physical Geography, by Michael E. Ritter. CC BY-SA

History of the United States (To 1877) (HIST 310)

American Environmental History, by Dan Allosso. CC BY-NC-SA

The American Yawp: A Massively Collaborative Open U.S. History Textbook, edited by Joseph Locke and Ben Wright. CC BY-SA

Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach, edited by Deborah P. Amory, Sean G. Massey, Jennifer Miller, and Allison P. Brown. CC BY

Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, by Miliann Kang, Donovan Lessard, Laura Heston, and Sonny Nordmarken. CC BY

Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science, edited by Gloria Snively and Wanosts'a7 Lorna Williams. CC BY-NC-SA

Native Peoples of North America, by Susan Stebbins. CC BY-NC-SA

Slavery to Liberation: The African American Experience, edited by Joshua Farrington, Norman W. Powell, Gwen Graham, Lisa Day, and Ogechi E. Anyanwu. CC BY-NC

History of the United States (1865 - Present) (HIST 311)

The American Yawp: A Massively Collaborative Open U.S. History Textbook, edited by Joseph Locke and Ben Wright. CC BY-SA

Sage American History, by Henry J Sage. CC BY-NC-SA

Introduction to World Music (MUFHL 330)

Music in World Cultures, by Justin R. Hunter and Matthew Mihalka. CC BY-NC

Music Appreciation (Georgia Gwinnett College), by Todd Mueller, Elizabeth Whittenburg Ozment, Irina Escalante-Chernova, Marc Gilley, Catherine Kilroe-Smith, and Rachael Fischer. CC BY-NC-ND

World Music Textbook, edited by Kristina Nielsen, Jessie Vallejo, and Christopher Witulski. CC BY-NC-ND

Music: Its Language, History, and Culture, by Douglas Cohen. CC BY-NC-SA

Nutrition (NUTRI 300)

Nutrition: Science and Everyday Application, by Alice Callahan, PhD; Heather Leonard, MEd, RDN; and Tamberly Powell, MS, RDN. CC BY-NC

General Principles (PSYC 300)

Psychology 2e, by Rose M. Spielman, William J. Jenkins, and Marilyn D. Lovett. CC BY

American Sign Language 1 (SILA 305)

ASL Signbank, by Julie A. Hochgesang, Onno Crasborn, and Diane Lillo-Martin. CC BY-NC-SA

Intermediate Spanish (SPAN 412)

Intermediate/Advanced Spanish Manual (Entrada Libre), by Nancy Ballesteros, Alejandro Lee, Nicolás Cristoso, and Cristina Moon. CC BY-NC-SA

Introduction to Film (TAFILM 300)

Moving Pictures: An Introduction to Cinema, by Russell Leigh Sharman. CC BY-NC-SA

Exploring Movie Construction & Production: What’s so exciting about movies?, by John Reich. CC BY-NC-SA


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