This is a resource designed to accompany a course on American Literature II. It has been found to be appropriate for California Community College courses with the following C-ID: ENGL 135
Four chapters at the end of this book are presented using a functional approach, which means that the material is organized around physiological functions, such as fluid and electrolyte balance, antioxidant function, bone health, energy and metabolism, and blood health, instead of organizing it strictly by nutrient (as done in the earlier chapters).
Analytical chemistry spans nearly all areas of chemistry but involves the development of tools and methods to measure physical properties of substances and apply those techniques to the identification of their presence (qualitative analysis) and quantify the amount present (quantitative analysis) of species in a wide variety of settings.
There is a quote that has been passed down many years and is most recently accounted to P.T. Barnum, “There is a sucker born every minute.” Are you that sucker? If you were, would you like to be “reborn?” The goal of this book is to help you through that “birthing” process. Critical thinking and standing up for your ideas and making decisions are important in both your personal and professional life. How good are we at making the decision to marry? According to the Centers for Disease Control, there is one divorce in America every 36 seconds. That is nearly 2,400 every day. And professionally, the Wall Street Journal predicts the average person will have 7 careers in their lifetime. Critical thinking skills are crucial.
Art Appreciation thoroughly investigates how quality is determined and created by artists in order to evaluate and appreciate art on a deeper level. This course emphasizes why each topic contributes to valuing a piece of art and provides the necessary knowledge to do so. Students are first introduced to the elements and principles of art and the importance of artists’ context and perspective. The course then covers different periods in art history, different techniques in art, and how to research and evaluate art.
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of biology focusing on humans as biological organisms. Topics include chemistry; cell and tissue structure; human body structure and function; human reproduction and development; human genetics, heredity and evolution; and human ecology. An emphasis is placed on the application of principles to current issues, including common human diseases, genetic engineering, and the impact of humans on the world's ecosystems.
Physical activity and/or exercise confers many benefits. It improves our mental outlook and capacity, our self-image and self-confidence, and provides independence for the elderly. Moving can also increase lean body mass and decrease body fat, increases bone mass, and improve heart, lung, and muscle function. Morbidity and mortality are lower in people who are physically active compared to people who are sedentary. Also, the risk is reduced for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke, type II diabetes, cancer, particularly colon and breast, osteoporosis, and gallbladder disease.
Basic Reading and Writing builds a solid foundation around core aspects of the writing process: critical reading; methodical writing; research and documentation; practical grammar and punctuation. An optional module introduces core principles for college success that help students understand and develop good habits to improve their performance in this and other college courses. As the first in a three-course sequence that culminates in Composition I (college-level composition), Basic Reading and Writing focuses on helping students identify and apply foundational concepts and skills in reading and writing. Course content may be used for standard instruction or diagnostically to discover and address gaps in student understanding/skill.
The University of North Georgia Press and Affordable Learning Georgia bring you Becoming America: An Exploration of American Literature from Precolonial to Post-Revolution. Featuring sixty-nine authors and full texts of their works, the selections in this open anthology represent the diverse voices in early American literature. This completely-open anthology will connect students to the conversation of literature that is embedded in American history and has helped shaped its culture.
This text introductory chemistry text is aimed for a single semester or quarter beginning experience to the field. The textmaps survey some of the basic topics of chemistry. This survey should give student enough knowledge to appreciate the impact of chemistry in everyday life and, if necessary, prepare student for additional instruction in chemistry.
Biological anthropology, also known as physical anthropology, is a scientific discipline concerned with the biological and behavioral aspects of human beings, their related non-human primates and their extinct hominin ancestors. It is a subfield of anthropology that provides a biological perspective to the systematic study of human beings. This textbook explores evolutionary theory, including the core concepts of basic genetics and the modern synthesis of evolution. Students will examine, critically evaluate and explain scientific claims about the origins of humankind and modern human variation as well as biocultural evolution. Students will develop critical thinking and communication skills through the application of essential anthropological approaches, theories, and methods.
Students will need an assigned text to assist with these activities, identify bone and features, understand the proper use of Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium, significance of primate taxonomy, and specific information about various early human forms.
Chemical Biology research uses the tools of chemistry and synthesis to understand biology and disease pathways at the molecular level. Advanced Biological Chemistry interests include diverse topics such as nucleic acids, DNA repair, bioconjugate chemistry, peptides and peptidomimetics, glycoscience, biomolecular structure and function, imaging, and biological catalysis. Biophysical Chemistry represents the union of Chemistry, Physics, and Biology using a variety of experimental and theoretical approaches to understand the structure and function of biological systems.
It has always seemed to me that the many parts that make up the subject of biology are related to each other more like the nodes of a web than as a linear collection of independent topics. So I believe that the power of hypertext will be better suited to learning about biology than is the linear structure of a printed textbook. Another disadvantage of printed textbooks is the inevitable delay between the time that new advances in biology are reported and the time that they can become incorporated in a printed book (often several years). Material here can be updated promptly. So although some of this information has been drawn from the sixth edition of the author's text Biology published in 1994 by Wm. C. Brown, every effort has been made to adapt the material to the opportunities provided by an online text.
Why Should Americans Study World Politics?
1. It can kill you.
2. It costs you money.
3. It affects your job.
4. It affects your shopping.
5. It affects your health.
6. The world is becoming more and more globalized, more and more quickly.
Whether we like it or not, world politics affects us greatly. So it is a good idea for us to know what is going on out there.
Introduction to Health OER Textbooks
TABLE OF CONTENTS
About this Book
1: Introduction to Health and Wellness
1.1: Dimensions of Wellness
1.2: Healthy People 2020
1.3: Major Health Concerns
1.4: Risk Factors and Levels of Disease Prevention
1.5: Behavior Change and Goal Setting
2: Exercise and Physical Activity
2.1: Health Benefits of Physical Activity
2.2: Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults
2.3: Developing a Personal Exercise Program
3.1: Nutrition Basics
3.2: Dietary Guidelines for Americans
3.3: Disease Risk and Nutrition
3.4: Nutrition Facts Label
3.5: Organic Foods
4: Weight Management
4.1: Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity
4.2: Balancing Calories
4.3: Measuring Obesity
4.4: Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity
5: Stress Management
5.1: Stress Overview
5.2: Yerkes-Dodson Law
5.3: The Stress Response
5.4: Health Effects of Stress
5.5: Managing Stress
6: Emotional and Mental Health
6.1: Mental Health Overview
6.2: Psychological Constructs
6.3: Anxiety Disorders
6.5: Suicide Prevention
6.6: Eating Disorders
7: Alcohol and Tobacco
7.1: Alcohol Facts
7.2: Health Effects of Alcohol Abuse
7.3: Rethinking Drinking
7.4: Tobacco Use
7.5: Quitting Smoking
8: Drugs and Addiction
8.1: Understanding Drug Use and Addiction
8.2: Health Effects of Drug Abuse
8.3: Consequences of Drug Abuse
8.4: Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction
8.5: Synthetic Drugs
9: Unintentional Injuries and Violence
9.1: Unintentional Injuries
9.2: Intentional Injuries- Violence
9.3: Intimate Partner Violence
10: Relationships, Sexuality, and Contraception
10.1: Healthy Relationships
10.2: Love and Attraction Theory
10.3: Effective Communication
10.4: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
10.5: LGBT Health
11: Immune System, Infectious Diseases, and STD’s/STI’s
11.1: The Immune System
12: Cardiovascular Disease
12.1: The Cardiovascular System
12.2: Cardiovascular Diseases
12.3: Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease
13.1: Cancer Overview
13.2: Types of Cancer
13.3: Risk Factors for Cancer
13.4: Cancer Prevention
14: Environmental Wellness- A Healthy Planet
14.1: The Importance of a Healthy Planet
14.2: The Impact of the Environment on Public Health
14.3: Creating a Healthier Planet