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Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System
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This introductory textbook is unique because it was a collaborative effort by all Criminology and Criminal Justice professors at Southern Oregon University (SOU) in Ashland, Oregon. This book can be used on a quarter or semester system, as well as cover topics that may get left out of some introductory texts such as controversial issues in the criminal justice system. Further, we made it as comprehensive as possible to cover core concepts and areas in the criminal justice system including theory, policing, courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system. Additionally, we created examples that will help make difficult concepts or ideas more relatable. Every section provides an overview of key terms, critical thinking questions for course engagement, assignments, and other ancillaries such as multimedia links, images, activity ideas, and more.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Alison S. Burke
Brian Fedorek
David Carter
Lore Rutz-Burri
Shanell Sanchez
Tiffany Morey
Date Added:
06/15/2019
Library resources as course materials
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Library resources can be one way to lower textbook costs for students. They are high-quality resources that students already pay to access through their tuition and fees. This post explores several strategies that libraries can pursue to encourage the use of library content as course materials. There are three different audiences that are interested in this information: librarians, faculty, and students.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
OpenOregon
Date Added:
12/30/2016
Manufacturing Processes 4-5
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This textbook provides an introduction to the important area of manufacturing processes. This text will explain the hows, whys, and whens of various machining operations, set-ups, and procedures. Throughout this text, you will learn how machine tools operate, and when to use one particular machine instead of another. It is organized for students who plan to enter the manufacturing technology field and for those who wish to develop the skills, techniques, and knowledge essential for advancement in this occupational cluster. The organization and contents of this text focus primarily on theory and practice.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
LamNgeun Virasak
Date Added:
06/15/2019
Nutrition: Science and Everyday Application - beta v 0.1
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This book is designed as an OER text and learning resource for undergraduate students enrolled in FN 225 Nutrition at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. The book covers basic nutrition and metabolism, information literacy, energy balance, nutrition across life stages, dietary supplements, an in-depth look at each of the macronutrients, and major functions of vitamins and minerals.

Subject:
Life Science
Nutrition
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Alice Callahan
Heather Leonard
Tamberly Powell
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Open Math 098
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Carrie and Kelly’s OER grant project will create open materials for Math 098. Community colleges throughout Oregon have been planning and implementing MTH 098 since 2014 based on recommendations from the developmental education redesign workgroup. The course was created to provide a shortened, more appropriate path for students to take MTH 105 and earn an Associate of Arts Transfer degree. Some institutions, such as Clackamas Community College, include the added benefit of allowing for MTH 105 to serve as a prerequisite to MTH 243, extending the pathway for students.

Their goal is to create materials that:

- Are learner-centered
- Readily integrate group work and collaboration
- Create opportunities for students to make critical thinking a habit of mind
- Acknowledge and respect common anxieties, personalities, and professional goals of students in the “alternate pathway”.

Visit their public MTH 098 course on MyOpenMath to learn more.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
OpenOregon
Date Added:
06/15/2019
Oregon’s History: People of the Northwest in the Land of Eden
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This “open textbook” is a social and cultural history of the people of Oregon representing powerful figures from the dominant Euro-American culture, the marginalized and oppressed, and social and political reformers who shaped the historical legacy of the state. It is a story of the diverse array of immigrants who helped build the state and strengthen it. The title is a recollection of the racial fantasies that European-American settlers created in their expansionist vision of the West and the state of Oregon. Initially the Oregon Territory was built on intolerance and racial exclusivity, but eventually Oregon embraces its diversity, but not without struggle and heartache. Our journey through the past starts with an essential question, “Who are the people of Oregon?”

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Athanasios Michaels
Date Added:
11/18/2021
PCC OER: A Digital Workbook for Beginning ESOL
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This book contains three levels of interactive grammar lessons and reading activities for beginning students of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). The grammar section includes a select set of YouTube videos, and the three original readers include short picture or chapter stories. Each lesson is accompanied by self-correcting exercises.

Subject:
Education
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Davida Jordan
Eric Dodson
and Timothy Krause
Date Added:
06/15/2019
Portland People and Places: Stories from the Rose City for Beginner Students of English
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This book contains nine short stories about people and places of Portland, Oregon written for beginner students of English (lexile range of 300-500). Each story has approximately 150-250 words. It is formatted as a picture book with approximately 1-3 sentences per illustration. Each story is accompanied by a set of self-correcting comprehension questions and a speaking prompt. All images are public domain except where noted in the alt text.

Subject:
Education
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Timothy Krause
Date Added:
12/01/2018
Principles of Biology: Biology 211, 212, and 213
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The Principles of Biology sequence (BI 211, 212 and 213) introduces biology as a scientific discipline for students planning to major in biology and other science disciplines. Laboratories and classroom activities introduce techniques used to study biological processes and provide opportunities for students to develop their ability to conduct research.

Subject:
Biology
Life Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Catherine Creech
Lisa Bartee
Walter Shriner
Date Added:
04/15/2021
Principles of Economics: Scarcity and Social Provisioning (3rd Ed.)
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Principles of Economics: Scarcity and Social Provisioning takes a pluralistic approach to the standard topics of introductory economics courses. The text builds on the chiefly neoclassical (or orthodox economics) material of the OpenStax Principles of Economics text, adding extensive content from heterodox economic thought. Emphasizing the importance of pluralism and critical thinking, the text presents the method and theory of neoclassical economics alongside critiques thereof and heterodox alternatives in both method and theory. This approach is taken from the outset of the text, where contrasting definitions of economics are discussed in the context of the various ways in which orthodox and heterodox economists study the subject. The same approach–of theory and method, critique, and alternative theory and method–is taken in the study of consumption, production, market exchange, macroeconomic equilibrium, fiscal and monetary policy, as well as in the applied theory chapters. Historical and contemporary examples are given throughout, and both theory and application are presented with a balanced approach.

This textbook will be of interest especially to instructors and students who wish to go beyond the traditional approach to the fundamentals of economic theory, and explore the wider spectrum of economic thought.

Subject:
Economics
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Benjamin Wilson
Erik Dean
Justin Elardo
Mitch Green
Richard Dadzie
Sebastian Berger
Date Added:
06/28/2023
Principles of Microeconomics: Scarcity and Social Provisioning
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Principles of Economics covers scope and sequence requirements for a two-semester introductory economics course. The authors take a balanced approach to micro- and macroeconomics, to both Keynesian and classical views, and to the theory and application of economics concepts. The text also includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way.

Subject:
Economics
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Benjamin Wilson
Erik Dean
Justin Elardo
Mitch Green
Sebastian Berger
Date Added:
06/15/2019
Psychology of Human Relations
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This Psychology of Human Relations textbook aids readers in understanding their own behaviors and the behaviors of others with the intent of engaging in positive interactions in personal and professional spaces. I was motivated to develop this textbook as a resource for my Psychology of Human Relations courses as I was unable to find a free open educational resource (OER) already available in human relations that emphasized the practical application of psychological concepts and also addressed the ways in which culture and diversity impact human relations, to help students engage in positive interactions with others in their personal and professional lives.

This textbook covers:
Chapter 1: Self-Concept
Chapter 2: Cultural Diversity
Chapter 3: Behavioral Change
Chapter 4: Personality Development
Chapter 5: Emotions
Chapter 6: Perception
Chapter 7: Interpersonal Communication
Chapter 8: Stress
Chapter 9: Conflict Resolution
Chapter 10: Workplace Success

Included are 10 assignments to help students develop skills.

Subject:
Psychology
Social Science
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Stevy Scarbrough
Date Added:
06/28/2023
Seven Wonders of Oregon: A Travel Book for High-Beginner/Low-Intermediate ESOL Students
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This book contains nine short stories about natural wonders of Oregon written for high-beginner/low-intermediate students of English (lexile range of 500-600). Each story is approximately 225-250 words long and features a picture, a set of self-correcting comprehension questions, a writing prompt, and full citations of sources with links.

Subject:
Education
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Timothy Krause
Date Added:
09/01/2018
Teaching about Difference and Power: A Guide for Instructors
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Teaching about difference and power: a guide for instructors. Intended to help instructors teach United States: Difference, Inequality and Agency courses at the University of Oregon.

Subject:
Education
Higher Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Jason Schreiner
Date Added:
06/28/2023
Technical Writing
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This open textbook offers students of technical writing an introduction to the processes and products involved in professional, workplace, and technical writing. The text is broken up into sections reflecting key components of researching, developing, and producing a technical report. Readers will also learn about other professional communication, designing documents, and creating and integrating graphics. Written especially for an academic setting, this book provides readers with guidance on information literacy and documenting sources. This book was collected, adapted, and edited from multiple openly licensed sources.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Annemarie Hamlin
Chris Rubio
Michele DeSilva
Date Added:
01/01/2016
Technical Writing for Technicians
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Technical Writing for CTE is an open source e-textbook designed specifically for use in LBCC’s WD4 (Technical Writing for Welders) and all versions of IN4 (Technical Writing for CTE).

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Composition and Rhetoric
English Language Arts
Welding
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Will Fleming
Date Added:
04/15/2021
The Word on College Reading and Writing
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Written by five college reading and writing instructors, this interactive, multimedia text draws from decades of experience teaching students who are entering the college reading and writing environment for the very first time. It includes examples, exercises, and definitions for just about every reading- and writing-related topic students will encounter in their college courses.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Carol Burnell
Jaime Wood
Monique Babin
Nicole Rosevear
Susan Pesznecker
Date Added:
06/15/2019