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Top 100 Undergraduate Courses

Affordable Learning Georgia is funding and supporting efforts to replace commercial learning materials with no-cost-to-student alternatives, with a focus on the most-enrolled USG undergraduate courses, especially those in the Core Curriculum.

The following list includes the top-enrolled 100 USG courses with course numbers 1000-4000, as determined by the USG total enrollments for the 2014-2015 academic year. Sequential courses are grouped together when appropriate, and courses must be taught within at least three USG institutions to make the list.

Course Title

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Abnormal
Psychology

n/a

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American
Government

ALG Grant 02, R1, MGA
* ALG Full Course Ancillaries: MGA
Three grants in-progress

USG Open Textbook: Basics of American Government

OpenStax American Government

Adopted by eCore: American Government

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: Lester/Lawrence

MERLOT Open Textbooks on American Government

American
Literature I

n/a

USG Open Textbook: Writing the Nation

Created by eCore: American Literature I

MIT Open CourseWare: American Literature

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Art
Appreciation

n/a

USG Open Textbook: Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning

Washington Open Course Library: Art Appreciation

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Art Appreciation

Business
Communications

One grant in-progress

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative: Biochemistry

MERLOT Open Resources on Biochemistry

Business Information
Systems

n/a

MERLOT Open Resources on Business Information Systems

Business Statistics

n/a

MERLOT Open Resources on Corporate Finance

Calculus I

ALG Grant 24, R1, Armstrong
* Using ALG Open Textbook
ALG Grant 125, R2, UNG
Five grants in-progress

OpenStax Calculus

American Institute of Mathematics Approved Open Textbooks

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: Schlieper/Tiemeyer

Valdosta State University: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

University of North Georgia: Calculus I

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Calculus

Calculus II

ALG Grant 7, R1, KSU
* ALG Full Course Ancillaries: KSU
ALG Grant 24, R1, Armstrong
* Using ALG Open Textbook
ALG Grant 178, R4, UNG
Two grants in-progress

OpenStax Calculus

American Institute of Mathematics Approved Open Textbooks

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: Schlieper/Tiemeyer

Valdosta State University: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

University of North Georgia: Calculus I

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Calculus

Calculus III

ALG Grant 24, R1, Armstrong
* Using ALG Open Textbook

OpenStax Calculus

American Institute of Mathematics Approved Open Textbooks

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: Schlieper/Tiemeyer

Valdosta State University: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

University of North Georgia: Calculus I

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Calculus

Choices for
Life / Wellness

One grant in-progress

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College Algebra

ALG Grant 45, R1, GCSU
* ALG Full-Course Ancillaries: GCSU
ALG Grant 113, R2, FVSU
ALG Grant 116, R2, CCGA
* Using ALG Open Course
ALG Grant 125, R2, UNG
ALG Grant 178, R4, UNG (department-wide)
One grant in-progress

Adopted by eCore: Advanced Algebra

OpenStax College Algebra

College of Coastal Georgia: College Algebra

Fort Valley State University: College Algebra

University of North Georgia: College Algebra

American Institute of Mathematics Approved Open Textbooks

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: Goodroe/Kidane

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Algebra

Comparative
Culture

n/a

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Computing for
Engineers

n/a

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Critical and
Contemporary Issues
in Education

ALG Grant 8, R1, MGA
ALG Grant 108, R2, UNG
ALG Grant 114, R2, UGA
* ALG Full-Course Ancillaries: UGA

University of Georgia: OpenEDUC

University of Georgia: Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: Syllabus from Sartin/Kimsey in Final Report

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Critical Thinking

n/a

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: James/Holt

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Critical Thinking

Differential Equations

Two grants in-progress

American Institute of Mathematics Approved Open Textbooks

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Differential Equations

Economics in a
Global Society

n/a

MIT Open CourseWare: German I

MIT Open CourseWare: German II

MERLOT Open Resources on German Language

Elementary
French I

One grant in-progress

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative: Elementary French I & II

MERLOT Open Resources on French Language

Elementary
Spanish I

Two grants in-progress

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative: Elementary Spanish I

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Spanish

Elementary
Spanish II

One grant in-progress

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Engineering Statics

n/a

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative: Engineering Statics

MERLOT Open Resources on Statics and Mechanics

English
Composition I

ALG Grant 48, R1, Gordon
* Using ALG/Gordon Open Textbook
ALG Grant 104, R2, GSU
* Using ALG Open Textbook

USG Open Textbook: Contribute a Verse

USG Open Textbook: Successful College Composition

Gordon State College Writing Handbook

Dalton State College: The Roadrunner’s Guide to English

Adopted by eCore: Exploring Perspectives: A Concise Guide to Analysis

Adopted by eCore: Writing Spaces Volume 1
Writing Spaces Volume 2

BCcampus: Writing for Success

MERLOT Open Textbooks on English Writing and Composition

English
Composition II

ALG Grant 104, R2, GSU
* Using ALG Open Textbook

USG Open Textbook: Contribute a Verse

USG Open Textbook: Successful College Composition

Gordon State College Writing Handbook

Dalton State College: The Roadrunner’s Guide to English

Adopted by eCore: Exploring Perspectives: A Concise Guide to Analysis

Adopted by eCore: Writing Spaces Volume 1
Writing Spaces Volume 2

BCcampus: Writing for Success

MERLOT Open Textbooks on English Writing and Composition

Environmental Biology

n/a

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Environmental Science

ALG Grant 109, R2, GCSU
* ALG Open Textbook: GCSU

Georgia College and State University: Introduction to Environmental Science

Adopted by eCore: Introduction to Environmental Science

MERLOT Open Resources on Environmental Science

Exploring Socio-
Cultural Issues
in Education

ALG Grant 10, R1, UGA
* Using ALG Open Course: UGA
ALG Grant 108, R2, UNG
ALG Grant 114, R2, UGA
* Using Expanded ALG Open Course: UGA
One grant in-progress

University of Georgia: Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives in Education

University of Georgia: OpenEDUC

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Exploring Teaching
and Learning

ALG Grant 13, R1, Dalton
* Using ALG Open Case Studies: Dalton
ALG Grant 108, R2, UNG
One grant in-progress

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: Zhou/Brown

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Teaching and Learning

Financial Management

n/a

MIT Open CourseWare: Financial Management

MIT Open CourseWare: Finance Theory

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First-Year
Seminar &
College Success

Pre-ALG: SSU OER Project
* Using External Open Textbook
ALG Grant 39, R1, GHC
* Using ALG Open Course
ALG Grant 139, R3, KSU

Implemented by Savannah State University: College Success

Kennesaw State University: Tomorrow’s World Today

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: Wheeler/Hepler

Genetics

n/a

MERLOT Open Resources on Genetics

Global Economics

n/a

MIT Open CourseWare: Global Strategy and Organization

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Global Issues

n/a

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History of Film

n/a

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Human Anatomy
and Physiology I

[ALG Grant 34, R1, ASU] * Using OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology
* ALG Partial-Course Ancillary
ALG Grant 47, R1, Dalton
* Using OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology
ALG Grant 120, R2, ASU (department-wide)
* Using OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology
ALG Grant 174, R4, UGA
* Using OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology
One grant in-progress

Implemented by Georgia Highlands College: OpenStax College Anatomy and Physiology

Albany State University: Human Anatomy and Physiology I

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Human Anatomy
and Physiology II

ALG Grant 47, R1, Dalton
* Using OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology
ALG Grant 174, R4, UGA
* Using OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology
One grant in-progress

Implemented by Georgia Highlands College: OpenStax College Anatomy and Physiology

Albany State University: Human Anatomy and Physiology I

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Human
Communication

n/a

eCore Textbook in-development

Washington Open Course Library: Interpersonal Communication

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Intermediate
Spanish I

n/a

eCore Textbook in-development

Washington Open Course Library: Spanish III

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Spanish

Interpersonal
Communication

n/a

Washington Open Course Library: Interpersonal Communication

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Introduction to
Anthropology

n/a

Washington Open Course Library: Survey of Anthropology

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Anthropology

Introduction to
Business

n/a

Virginia Tech Open Textbook: Fundamentals of Business

Washington Open Course Library: Introduction to Business

Open Textbook Library: Exploring Business

MERLOT Open Resources on Introduction to Business

Introduction to
Computing

ALG Grant 14, R1, GSU * Using Adapted OpenStax CNX Textbook

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative: Principles of Computing

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: Johnson/Benson-Slaughter

MIT Open CourseWare: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming

Introduction to
Criminal Justice

One grant in-progress

Open Textbook Library: Criminal Law

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Introduction to
Economics

n/a

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Introduction to
Film

n/a

MIT Open CourseWare: The Film Experience

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Introduction to
Financial Accounting

n/a

Saylor Foundation: Introduction to Financial Accounting

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Financial Accounting

Introduction to
General Psychology

ALG Grant 23, R1, GSW
* Using OpenStax Psychology
ALG Grant 29, R1, EGA
* Using ALG Open Textbook
ALG Grant 92, R2, ASU
* Using OpenStax Psychology
ALG Grant 102, R2, GSW (department-wide)
* Using OpenStax Psychology
ALG Grant 118, R2, UGA
* Using OpenStax Psychology
ALG Grant 130, R3, Clayton
* Using OpenStax Psychology
ALG Grant 141, R3, GHC
* Using OpenStax Psychology
ALG Grant 168, R4, Dalton
* Using OpenStax Psychology
ALG Grant 169, R4, UWG
* ALG Partial-Course Materials: UWG
* Using OpenStax Psychology
Three grants in-progress

Implemented by eCore: OpenStax College Psychology
University of Georgia: Elementary Psychology

Clayton State University: Introduction to General Psychology

Georgia Highlands College: Introduction to General Psychology

Georgia Southwestern State University: Introduction to General Psychology

NOBA Customized Textbook: General Psychology: An Introduction

BCcampus: Introduction to Psychology

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Psychology

Introduction to
Human Development

ALG Grant 160, R4, GSW

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Introduction to
Mathematical Modeling

n/a

OpenStax Algebra and Trigonometry

Adopted by eCore: Redwoods Intermediate Algebra

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Mathematical Modeling

Introduction to
Philosophy

n/a

Washington Open Course Library: Introduction to Philosophy

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Introductory Philosophy

Introduction to Social Problems

ALG Grant 177, R4, GSW

Open Textbook Library: Social Problems: Continuity and Change

OpenStax College Introduction to Sociology

BCCampus: Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World

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Introduction to
Sociology

ALG Grant 102, R2, GSW
* Using OpenStax Introduction to Sociology
ALG Grant 127, R3, Dalton
* Using OpenStax Introduction to Sociology
ALG Grant 143, R3, KSU
* Using OpenStax Introduction to Sociology
ALG Grant 225, R5, GHC
(data update in progress, draft final report)
* Using OpenStax Introduction to Sociology

Implemented by eCore: OpenStax College Introduction to Sociology 2nd Edition

Dalton State College: Introduction to Sociology

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Sociology

Introduction to
Statistics

ALG Grant 83, R2, CSU * Using OpenStax Introductory Statistics
ALG Grant 116, R2, CCGA
* Using OpenStax Introductory Statistics
* ALG Full-Course Ancillaries: CCGA
ALG Grant 159, R4, ASU
* Using OpenStax Introductory Statistics
ALG Grant 178, R4, UNG
ALG Grant 183, R4, Armstrong
One grant in-progress

Adopted by eCore: CNX Collaborative Statistics
American Institute of Mathematics Approved Open Textbooks

OpenStax College Introductory Statistics

Armstrong State University: Elementary Statistics

College of Coastal Georgia: Introduction to Statistics

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Statistics

Introduction to Weather
and Climate

One grant in-progress

MIT Open CourseWare: Weather and Climate Laboratory

World Meteorological Organization: Online Training Publications

Introductory
Physics I

ALG Grant 98, R2, GHC
* Using OpenStax College Physics

OpenStax College Physics

Georgia Highlands College: Introduction to Physics

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: Saha/Zheng

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Physics

Microbiology

One grant in-progress

OpenStax Microbiology

Washington Open Course Library: Microbiology

Music Appreciation

Three grants in-progress

USG Open Textbook: Understanding Music

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Music Appreciation

Operations Management

n/a

MIT Open CourseWare: Introduction to Operations Management

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Organic Chemistry I

ALG Grant 140, R3, Clayton
* Labs Only (Collection In-Progress)
One grant in-progress

MIT Open CourseWare: Organic Chemistry I

MIT Open CourseWare: Organic Chemistry II

MERLOT Open Resources on Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry II

ALG Grant 140, R3, Clayton
* Labs Only (Collection In-Progress)
One grant in-progress

MIT Open CourseWare: Organic Chemistry II

MERLOT Open Resources on Organic Chemistry

Physical Geology

n/a

USG Open Textbook: Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology

Washington Open Course Library: Introduction to Physical Geology

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Precalculus

ALG Grant 96, R2, ASU
* Using OpenStax Precalculus
ALG Grant 113, R2, FVSU
* Using OpenStax Precalculus
ALG Grant 116, R2, CCGA
* Using OpenStax Precalculus
* ALG Full-Course Ancillaries: CCGA
ALG Grant 125, R2, UNG
ALG Grant 178, R4, UNG
* Using OpenStax Precalculus
One grant in-progress

OpenStax College Precalculus

Adopted by eCore: Precalculus: An Investigation of Functions

American Institute of Mathematics Approved Open Textbooks

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Precalculus

Principles of
Accounting I

n/a

Washington Open Course Library: Principles of Accounting I

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Accounting

Principles of
Accounting II

n/a

Washington Open Course Library: Principles of Accounting 2

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Accounting

Principles (Concepts) of Biology (1-semester)

n/a

OpenStax College Biology

Dalton State College: Principles of Biology I

Dalton State College: Principles of Biology II

Valdosta State University: Principles of Biology I

ALG Grant-Supported Lab Manual: Burran/DesRochers

ALG-Supported Created Powerpoints: Reece et al.

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Biology

Principles (Concepts)
of Biology I

ALG Grant 43, R1, CSU
* Using OpenStax Concepts of Biology
ALG Grant 76, R2, Dalton
* Using OpenStax Concepts of Biology
* Using ALG Open Lab Manual: Dalton
ALG Grant 122, VSU
* Using OpenStax Biology
* ALG Full Course Ancillaries: VSU
Two grants in-progress

OpenStax College Biology

Dalton State College: Principles of Biology I

Valdosta State University: Principles of Biology I

ALG Grant-Supported Lab Manual: Burran/DesRochers

ALG-Supported Created Powerpoints: Reece et al.

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Biology

Principles (Concepts)
of Biology II

ALG Grant 43, R1, CSU
* Using OpenStax Concepts of Biology
ALG Grant 76, R2, Dalton
* Using OpenStax Concepts of Biology
* Using ALG Open Lab Manual: Dalton
ALG Grant 165, R4, VSU
* Using OpenStax Concepts of Biology

OpenStax College Biology

Dalton State College: Principles of Biology II

ALG Grant-Supported Lab Manual: Burran/DesRochers

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Biology

Principles of
Chemistry I

ALG Grant 44, R1, KSU
ALG Grant 81, R2, MGA
* Using OpenStax Chemistry
* ALG Full Course Ancillaries: UNG
ALG Grant 140, R3, Clayton
* Labs Only (Collection In-Progress) ALG Grant 162, R4, SSU
* Using OpenStax Chemistry
Three grants in-progress

Implemented by eCore: OpenStax College Chemistry

Savannah State University: Principles of Chemistry I

University of North Georgia: Principles of Chemistry I

Open Textbook Library: Introductory Chemistry

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Chemistry

Principles of
Chemistry II

ALG Grant 81, R3, Clayton
* Using ALG Open Course: UNG
ALG Grant 140, R3, Clayton
* Labs Only (Collection In-Progress) Three grants in-progress

University of North Georgia: Principles of Chemistry II

Open Textbook Library: Introductory Chemistry

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Chemistry

Principles of
Macroeconomics

ALG Grant 103, R2, Clayton
* Using OpenStax Macroeconomics

USG Open Textbook: Principles of Macroeconomic Literacy

Clayton State University: Principles of Macroeconomics

OpenStax Principles of Macroeconomics

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Macroeconomics

Principles of
Management

n/a

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Introduction to Management

Principles of
Marketing

n/a

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Marketing

Principles of
Microeconomics

ALG Grant 103, R2, Clayton
* Using OpenStax Microeconomics

OpenStax Principles of Microeconomics

Clayton State University: Principles of Microeconomics

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Microeconomics

Principles of
Physics I

ALG Grant 140, R3, Clayton
* Labs Only (Collection In-Progress)
Two grants in-progress

OpenStax College Physics

Adopted by eCore: Light and Matter

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Physics

Public Speaking

ALG Grant 129, R3, Dalton
* Using ALG Open Textbook
ALG Grant 133, R3, Clayton
* ALG Full Course Ancillaries: Clayton

USG Open Textbook: Exploring Public Speaking

Washington Open Course Library: Public Speaking

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Public Speaking

Quantitative Skills
and Reasoning

One grant in-progress

OpenStax College Introductory Statistics
MERLOT Open Textbooks on Quantitative Reasoning

Research Methods
(General and Subject-
Specific)

ALG Grant 6, R1, KSU (Nursing)
ALG Grant 68, R2, CSU (Psychology)
* Using ALG Open Course: CSU
ALG Grant 151, R4, Clayton/GSU (Criminal Justice)
ALG Grant 177, R4, GSW (Sociology)
One grant in-progress

OpenSUNY: The Information Literacy User’s Guide

ALG Grant-Supported Materials in Psychology: DaSilva/White

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Science, Society,
and the Environment I

One grant in-progress

MERLOT Open Resources on Environmental Science

Science, Society,
and the Environment II

n/a

MERLOT Open Resources on Environmental Science

Scientific Foundation
of Health

n/a

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Social Psychology

n/a

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Strategic Management

ALG Grant 107, R2, CSU

Columbus State University: Strategic Management

Saylor Academy: Strategic Management

MIT Open CourseWare: Strategic Management I

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Strategic Management

Survey of
Calculus

n/a

OpenStax Calculus

American Institute of Mathematics Approved Open Textbooks

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: Schlieper/Tiemeyer

Valdosta State University: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

University of North Georgia: Calculus I

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Calculus

Survey of
Chemistry I

ALG Grant 111, R2, MGA

OpenStax College Chemistry

Middle Georgia State University: Survey of Chemistry I

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Chemistry

Survey of
Chemistry II

ALG Grant 111, R2, MGA
* ALG Adapted Open Text: MGA

OpenStax College Chemistry

Middle Georgia State University: Survey of Chemistry II

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Chemistry

Survey of
U.S. History
(1-semester)

n/a

USG Open Textbook: History in the Making
OpenStax College U.S. History

MERLOT Open Textbooks on United States History

Survey of
U.S. History I

One grant in-progress

USG Open Textbook: History in the Making
OpenStax College U.S. History

MERLOT Open Textbooks on United States History

Survey of
U.S. History II

One grant in-progress

MERLOT Open Textbooks on United States History

The Environment
of Business

ALG Grant 46, R1, GCSU
* Using ALG Open Course: GCSU
ALG Grant 61, R2, GSU
* Using ALG Open Modules: GSU
One grant in-progress

Georgia State University: Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: Roessing/Dowdy

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: Willey/Salloom

Saylor Foundation: Business Law and Ethics

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Business and Ethics

Theatre
Appreciation

ALG Grant 135, R3, Dalton
* ALG Open Course: Dalton

Darton State College: Theatre Appreciation

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: Liss-Green et al.

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Trigonometry

ALG Grant 116, R2, CCGA
* Using OpenStax Algebra and Trigonometry
* ALG Full-Course Ancillaries: CCGA

OpenStax College Algebra and Trigonometry

College of Coastal Georgia: Trigonometry

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Trigonometry

Walking and
Jogging

One grant in-progress

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Weight and
Strength Training

n/a

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World History I

Three grants in-progress

USG Open Textbook: World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500

OpenStax CNX: A Comprehensive Outline of World History

MERLOT Open Textbooks on World History

World History II

n/a

OpenStax CNX: A Comprehensive Outline of World History

MERLOT Open Textbooks on World History

World Literature
(1-semester)

n/a

USG Open Textbook: World Literature I

USG Open Textbook: Compact Anthology of World Literature

Columbus State University: Open Anthology of World Literature
Created by eCore: World Literature II

MERLOT Open Textbooks on World Literature

World
Literature I

ALG Grant 33, R1, CSU
* ALG Open Anthology: CSU

USG Open Textbook: World Literature I

USG Open Textbook: Compact Anthology of World Literature

Columbus State University: Open Anthology of World Literature
Created by eCore: World Literature II

MERLOT Open Textbooks on World Literature

World
Literature II

n/a

MERLOT Open Textbooks on World Literature

World Regional
Geography

n/a

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World Religions

n/a

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