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Open Educational Resources (OER) at Berkeley City College: OER Adopters at BCC

The BCC Library is assisting faculty in the adoption of OER textbooks and other teaching materials

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OER Textbook Adoptions at Berkeley City College and COA by Our OER Champions (4/20/2018)

Course OER Text Books Adopted (Click to link to this book) Traditional Text Book Last Used for this Course Instructor/Champion Contact Email
Astronomy 10 Fraknoi, Andrew, David Morrison, and Sidney C. Wolff. Astronomy. Houston, OpenStax, 2016.

Arny, Thomas T., and Stephen E. Schneider. Explorations: an introduction to Astronomy. 7th ed., New York, McGraw Hill, 2014. $78.00

Matt Fillingim

mfillingim@peralta.edu

Biology 1A Rye, Connie, Robert Wise, Vladimir Jurukovski, Jean DeSaix, and Jung Choi. Biology. Houston, OpenStax, 2016. Urry, Lisa A., Michael L. Cain, Steven A. Wasserman, Peter V. Minorsky, and Jane B. Reece. Campbell Biology. 11th ed., New York, Pearson, 2016. $159.00 Randy Yang kryang@peralta.edu 
Biology 1B

Rye, Connie, Robert Wise, Vladimir Jurukovski, Jean DeSaix, and Jung Choi. Biology. Houston, OpenStax, 2016.

Reece, Jane B., Lisa A. Urry, Steven A. Wasserman, Michael L. Cain, and Peter B. Minorsky. Campbell Biology. 10th ed., New York, Pearson, 2014. $179.00

Pieter DeHaan​

pdehaan@peralta.edu
Biology 1B Rye, Connie, Robert Wise, Vladimir Jurukovski, Jean DeSaix, and Jung Choi. Biology. Houston, OpenStax, 2016. Reece, Jane B., Lisa A. Urry, Steven A. Wasserman, Michael L. Cain, and Peter B. Minorsky. Campbell Biology. 10th ed., New York, Pearson, 2014. $179.00 Riva Bruen rbruenn@peralta.edu
Biology 10 Fowler, Samantha, Rebecca Roush, James Wise, Nick Reeves, and Jean DeSaix Concepts of Biology. Houston, OpenStax, 2016

Simon, Eric J., Jean L. Dickey, Jane B. Reece, Kelly A. Hogan, and Nel A. Campbell. Campbell Essential Biology. 6th ed., San Francisco, Pearson, 2016. $153.00

Pieter DeHaan pdehaan@peralta.edu
Business 5

Portolese-Diaz, Laura. Human Relations. Boston, Saylor Foundation, Washington D.C., 2017. 

 

Reece, Barry. Effective Human Relations: Interpersonal and Organizational Applications. 12th ed., Mason, OH, Cengage Learning, 2014. $99.00

Rabab Chowdhury rchowdhury@peralta.edu
Business 19 Business Communication for Success. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing, 2015.

Lehman, Carol, Debbie DuFrene, and Robyn Walker. BCOM8. 8th ed., Boston, Cengage Learning, 2017. $75.00

Tracey Coleman tcoleman@peralta.edu
Chemistry 1A  Flowers, Paul, Klaus Theopold, Richard Langley, and William R. Robinson. Chemistry. Houston, Openstax, 2015.

Zumdahl, Stephen S., and Susan A. Zumdahl. Chemistry. 9th ed., Belmont, CA, Cengage Learning, 2014. $95.00

Wentworth, R.A.D., and Barbara H. Munk. Experiments in General Chemistry, Lab Manual by Wentworth. Belmont, CA, Cengage Learning, 2013. $45.00

Siraj Omar somar@peralta.edu
Chemistry 1B

Flowers, Paul, Klaus Theopold, Richard Langley, and William R. Robinson. Chemistry. Houston, Openstax, 2015.

Zumdahl, Stephen S., and Susan A. Zumdahl. Chemistry. 9th ed., Belmont, CA, Cengage Learning, 2014. $95.00

Wentworth, R.A.D., and Barbara H. Munk. Experiments in General Chemistry, Lab Manual by Wentworth. Belmont, CA, Cengage Learning, 2013. $45.00

Neeta Sharma

nsharma@peralta.edu

Chemistry 30A

Bishop, Mark.  Introduction to ChemistryAtoms. Monterey, CA, Chiral Publishing Company, 2009. $20.00

Bishop, Mark. An Introduction to Chemistry. 2nd ed., Monterey, CA, Chiral Publishing Company, 2008. $95.00

Anu Sharma asharma@peralta.edu
Communications 3

A Primer on Communication Studies. v. 1.0., 2013.

Mclean, Scott. Basics of Communication Studies. 2nd ed., New York, Pearson, 2011. $69.00

Evy Pine epine@peralta.edu
Communications 45

Public Speaking Project, The Public Speaking Project. , 2011, publicspeakingproject.org/psvirtualtext.html. Accessed 27 Jan. 2018.

Fujishin, Randy. The Natural Speaker. 8th ed., New York, Routledge, 2014. $53.00

Evy Pine epine@peralta.edu

English 1A

Customized ZCT teaching materials from Patricia Nelson. 

Writing for Success. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing, 2015, open.lib.umn.edu/writingforsuccess/. Accessed 2 Feb. 2018.

Brandon, Lee, and Kelly Brandon. Paragraphs and Essays: With Integrated Readings. 12th ed., Belmont, CA, Cengage Learning, 2012. $60.00

Patricia Nelson pnelson@peralta.edu
English 201A

Customized ZCT teaching materials from Patricia Nelson. 

Writing for Success. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing, 2015, open.lib.umn.edu/writingforsuccess/. Accessed 2 Feb. 2018.

Brandon, Lee, and Kelly Brandon. Paragraphs and Essays: With Integrated Readings. 12th ed., Belmont, CA, Cengage Learning, 2012. $60.00

Patricia Nelson pnelson@peralta.edu
English 201B

Customized ZCT teaching materials from Patricia Nelson. 

Writing for Success. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing, 2015, open.lib.umn.edu/writingforsuccess/. Accessed 2 Feb. 2018.

Brandon, Lee, and Kelly Brandon. Paragraphs and Essays: With Integrated Readings. 12th ed., Belmont, CA, Cengage Learning, 2012. $60.00

Patricia Nelson pnelson@peralta.edu
English 208A

Customized ZCT teaching materials from Patricia Nelson. 

Writing for Success. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing, 2015, open.lib.umn.edu/writingforsuccess/. Accessed 2 Feb. 2018.

Brandon, Lee, and Kelly Brandon. Paragraphs and Essays: With Integrated Readings. 12th ed., Belmont, CA, Cengage Learning, 2012. $60.00 Patricia Nelson pnelson@peralta.edu
English 5

Krause, Steven D. The Process of Research Writing. 2007. Writing for Success. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing, 2011.

Lunsford, Andrea A., John J. Ruszkiewicz, and Keith Walters. Everything's an Argument with Readings with 2016 MLA Update. 7th ed., Bedford/St. Martin's, 2016. $74.00

Sabrina Nelson snelson@peralta.edu

Geography 1

Lenkeit-Meezan, K. Allison. Physical Geography, Sofia Open Content Initiative, 2004. Accessed 2 Feb. 2018.

Dynamic Earth: Introduction to Physical Geography, edited by R. Adam Dastrup, Open Geography Education, 2016. Accessed 2 Feb. 2018.

Physical Geography. Lumen Learning. 

Ritter, Michael E. The Physical Environment: an Introduction to Physical Geography. 2006. Date visited.  http://www.earthonlinemedia.com/ebooks/tpe_3e/title_page.html

Hess, Darrel. McKight's Physical Geography: a Landscape Appreciation. 3rd Edition, Pearson, 2011. $90.00

Cady Bow cbow@peralta.edu
Geography 1L Customized ZCT teaching materials from Cady Bow Custom ZTC teaching materials from Cady Bow Cady Bow cbow@peralta.edu
Geography 2

Graves, Steve. Introduction to Human Geography: A Disciplinary Approach, Steve Graves, 2017. Accessed 2 Feb. 2018.

Dynamic Earth: Introduction to Physical Geography, edited by R. Adam Dastrup, Open Geography Education, 2016. Accessed 2 Feb. 2018.

Rubenstein, James M. The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography. 12th ed., Harlow, UK, Pearson, 2016. $142.00

Cady Bow cbow@peralta.edu
Geography 14

Schmandt, Michael. "GIS Commons: An Introductory Textbook on Geographic Information Systems." GIS Commons, Michael Schmandt. Accessed 2 Feb. 2018.

DiBiase, David, James L. Sloan II, Ryan Baxter, Wesley Stroh, and Beth Fletcher King. The Nature of Geographic Information, Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Science, 2017. Accessed 2 Feb. 2018.

Campbell, Jonathan, and Michael Shin. "Essentials of Geographic Information Systems." Open Library Textbook, Saylor Foundation, 2011. Accessed 2 Feb. 2018.

Law, Michael, and Amy Collins. Getting to Know ArcGIS. 4th ed., New York, Esri Press, 2015. $45.00

Cady Bow cbow@peralta.edu
History 7A Corbett, P. Scott, Volker Janssen, John M. Lund, Todd Pfannestiel, and Paul Vickery. U.S. History. Houston, OpenStax, 2014.

Nash, Gary B., Julie Roy Jeffrey, John R. Howe, Allan M. Winkler, and Allen F. Davis. The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society: Concise Edition, Volume 1. 8th ed., Pearson, 2016. $52.00

Binder, Fredrick, and David Reimers. The Way We Lived: Essays and Documents in American Social History, Volume I: 1865 - Present. 7thth ed., vol. 1, Belmont, CA, Wadsworth Publishing, 2012, 2 vols. $72.00​

Tim Rose trose@peralta.edu
History 7B Corbett, P. Scott, Volker Janssen, John M. Lund, Todd Pfannestiel, and Paul Vickery. U.S. History. Houston, OpenStax, 2014.

Nash, Gary B., Julie Roy Jeffrey, John R. Howe, Allan M. Winkler, and Allen F. Davis. The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society: Concise Edition, Volume 1. 8th ed., Pearson, 2016. $52.00

Binder, Fredrick, and David Reimers. The Way We Lived: Essays and Documents in American Social History, Volume II: 1865 - Present. 7thth ed., vol. 2, Belmont, CA, Wadsworth Publishing, 2012, 2 vols. $72.00​

Tim Rose  trose@peralta.edu
History 7B

Corbett, P. Scott, Volker Janssen, John M. Lund, Todd Pfannestiel, and Paul Vickery. U.S. History. Houston, OpenStax, 2014.

Foner, Eric. Give Me Liberty!: An American History. Vol. 1. 5th ed., New York, W. W. Norton, 2016. $122.00

Foner, Eric. Voices of Freedom: A Documentary History. 5th ed., New York, W. W. Norton, 2016. $30.00​

Susan Khan

skhan@peralta.edu

Math 3B Trench, William F., "Elementary Differential Equations" (2013). Faculty Authored Books. 8. https://digitalcommons.trinity.edu/mono/8 Boyce, Richard, C DiPrima, and Douglas B. Meade. Elementary Differential Equations. 11th ed., Hoboken, Wiley & Sons, 2017. $77.00 Khalilah Beal kbeal@peralta.edu
Math 3F

Trench, William F., "Elementary Differential Equations" (2013). Faculty Authored Books. 8. https://digitalcommons.trinity.edu/mono/8

Boyce, Richard, C DiPrima, and Douglas B. Meade. Elementary Differential Equations. 11th ed., Hoboken, Wiley & Sons, 2017. $77.00 Khalilah Beal kbeal@peralta.edu
Math 13  

Brase, Charles H., and Corrinne P. Brase. Understandable Statistics: Concepts and Methods. 11th ed., Boston, Cengage Learning, 2014. $119.00

Chad Montgomery cemontgomery@peralta.edu
Political Science 20 Customized content curated by Charlotte Lee from open web resources

Payne, Richard J., Global Issues: Politics, Economics, and Culture. 4th edition, New York: Pearson, 2013. $41.00

Charlotte Lee clee@peralta.edu
Physics 4A Ling, Samuel J., Jeff Sanny, and William Moebs. University Physics Volume 1. Houston, Openstax, 2016. Giancoli, Douglas C. Physics for Scientists & Engineers Volumes 1-3. 4th ed., Pearson, 2010. $268.00 Benjamin Stahl bstahl@peralta.edu
Physics 4C Ling, Samuel J., Jeff Sanny, and William Moebs. University Physics Volume 3. Houston, Openstax, 2016.

Giancoli, Douglas C. Physics for Scientists & Engineers Volumes 1-3. 4th ed., Pearson, 2010. $268.00

Andrew Park bpark@peralta.edu

 

If one individual bought 1 copy each of the traditionally published textbooks listed above (less the duplicated identical class sections), the total cost savings (using January 2018 "new" prices from Amazon) would be:

 $2,850.00

Total amount of savings based on student enrollment in classes with OER adoptions since Fall 2016 based on 658 students enrolled assuming each would have purchased a new textbook (7 instructors reporting as of 3/23/2018):

$85,473.00

 

OER MEANS FREE! - Let Us Know!

BCC faculty, if you've adopted OER materials for your classes, or are using zero cost textbooks (ZCT, meaning - zero cost to students) teaching materials, please let us know! We'd like publicize that fact here. Thank you for your efforts as an "early adopter."