Open Educational Resources (OER)

Information and resources on Open Educational Resources (OER) available to faculty & students free of cost.

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STCC OER Course List

The following courses use free and/or openly licensed resources.

Course Number Course Name Faculty
ART 120 Art History 1 D. Ross
ART 121 Art History: Renaissance & Baroque D. Ross
ART 123 Art & Culture F. Riddle
ART 160 Experimental Computer Imaging 1 D. Ross
ART 221 History of Modern Art D. Ross
ART 260* Experimental Computer Imaging 2 D. Ross
BIO 101 Principles of Biology R. Randhir
BIO 141 Environmental Biology S. Trueman, N. Rich
BIO 231* Anatomy & Physiology 1 B. Poe, R. Randhir
BIO 232* Anatomy & Physiology 2 R. Randhir
BUS 105 Personal Finance R. Belemjian
CET 230 Transportation Engineering C. DeSellier
CHM 101 Survey of Chemistry 1 J.M. Magnier
DMP 101 Digital Media Production D. Misco
ENG 101  English Composition 1 J. Stefaniak
ENG 105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication K. Perry
IND-115 Health & Welness L. Fuller
LAN 200 Sustainable Landscape Design J. Werner
LAN 250 Sustainable Pest Control J. Werner
MAT 087 Algebra 1 J.M. Magnier
MAT 097* Algebra 2 A. Simao
MAT 100* Contemporary Math Applications A. Simao
MAT 101* Math in Modern Society A. Simao
MAT 115* Statistics J.M. Magnier
MAT 130* Precalculus Mathematics J.M. Magnier
MAT 220* Discrete Structures J.M. Magnier
MAT 240* Linear Algebra J.M. Magnier
MGT 101 Principles of Management C. Atwater
MGT 230* Business Ethics C. Atwater
MKT 220* Customer Service and Sales C. Atwater
MKT 250* Marketing for the Internet D. Sabato
MKT 260* Consumer Behavior G. Olmstead
OIT 110  Communications and Editing 1 E. Cusick
OIT 111 Communications and Editing 2  
PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy A. Travis
PHY 116* Physics of Green Energy B. Washburn
PSY 201 Human Growth & Development T. Przybylowicz
RCH 100 Basic Research C. Contrada, M. Packard, D. Paquette, D. Moore
THR 101 Fundamentals of Acting P. O'Donoghue
THR 212 College Theater Workshop P. O'Donoghue

* denotes courses with prerequisites

The following courses use materials that cost $50 or less.

Course Number Course Name Faculty
ART 101 Intro to Art/Basic Design F Riddle
ART 101 Intro to Art/Basic Design T Vouros
ART 104 Drawing Composition F Riddle
ART 206 Figure Drawing F Riddle
COL 101 College Success K Perry
CRJ 260* Criminal Justice Capstone S Dupuis
DMP 102 Internet Multimedia D Misco
GAT 125 Typography & Layout Design C Lukas
GAT 155 Macintosh Operating Systems C Lukas
GAT 225* Advanced Typography & Layout Design C Lukas
GAT 245* Digital Portfolio Workshop C Lukas
PHY 231* Classical Physics 1 S Thavanthri

*denotes courses with prerequisites

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