Open Educational Resources (OER)

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Open Educational Resources (OER) are defined as:

Teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.

In an effort to contribute to the effort of sharing educational information so that everyone has access to learning, Schoolcraft College currently offers sections of the following Online courses with low-cost/no-cost materials:

Schoolcraft College Online Courses Using OER

Course Title OER Resource(s) and Provider(s)
ART 201: Art Appreciation Introduction to Art : Design, Context, and Meaning from Fine Arts Open Textbooks
BUS 202: Business Ethics Business Ethics from OpenStax and a Custom E-Text on the ethics of financial disclosure and transparency
CAB 102: Student Success and Career Development Student Success and Career Development E-Text based on Six Steps to Job Search Success from Saylor and College Success from The University of Minnesota
CHEM 104: Fundamentals of Chemistry CHEM 104 E-Text based on various resources
CHEM 111: General Chemistry 1 Chemistry: Atoms First from OpenStax
 CIS 120: Software Applications Computer Applications for Managers from Lumen Learning
ENG 101: English Composition 1 ENG 101 E-Text based on various resources
ENG 102: English Composition 2 Various resources
HIST 134: Ancient World World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500 from the University System of Georgia
HIST 137: Early Modern World History 137 E-Text (Various resources)
HIST 151: Early America - U.S. History History 151 E-Text from Uhistory.org
HIST 153: Contemporary America - U.S. History History 153 E-Text from (Various resources)
HUM 106: Introduction to Art and Music
HUM 212: Mass Media and Popular Culture  Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication from The University of Minnesota
MATH 047: Prealgebra Prealgebra from OpenStax in combination with Lumen Online Homework Manager (OHM)
MATH 111: Applications of Math Math 111 E-Text (various resources)
MATH 122: Elementary Statistics Online Statistics Education from the OpenStatBookProject
PHYS 104: Introduction to Astronomy  Various resources
POLS 105: Survey of American Government American Government from OpenStax
PSYCH 201: Introductory Psychology Psychology from OpenStax
 PSYCH 249: Educational Psychology Educational Psychology by Kelvin Seifert and Rosemary Sutton from PressBooks and Trauma-Informed School Practices by Anna A. Berardi and Brenda M. Morton from PressBooks
SOC 201: Principles of Sociology Introduction to Sociology from OpenStax

Other Schoolcraft College Courses Using OER

Schoolcraft College also offers some sections of the following traditional face-to-face courses that use low-cost/no-cost textbooks. 

Course Title OER Resource(s) and Provider(s)
BIOL 050: Basic Biology Concepts of Biology from OpenStax
BIOL 101: General Biology Concepts of Biology from OpenStax
BIOL 243: Microbiology Microbiology from OpenStax 
CHEM 104: Fundamentals of Chemistry CHEM 104 E-Text based on various resources
CHEM 111: General Chemistry 1  Chemistry: Atoms First from OpenStax