*This is a partial list of textbooks adopted by faculty at Wright. Please reach out to department chairs and colleagues for the most current materials. If you are using OER in your classes, email Tineka Scalzo (tscalzo@ccc.edu) to have materials added to this list.*

- Perspectives by Nina Brown (Editor); Laura Tubelle de Gonzalez (Editor); Thomas McIlwraith (Editor)ISBN: 9781931303552Publication Date: 2018-04-13Anthropology 202

Used by Professor Jo Zalea Matias.

"Perspectives does an excellent job of meeting my student learning outcomes by providing students with a knowledge and understanding of basic anthropological concepts and vocabulary, as well as basic anthropological approaches to concepts like sex and gender, religion, etc." - Introduction to Anthropology by Jennifer Hasty; David G. Lewis; Marjorie M. SnipesISBN: 9781951693992Publication Date: 2022-02-23Anthropology 202
- Concepts of Biology by Samantha Fowler; Rebecca Roush; James WiseISBN: 1938168119Publication Date: 2013-01-01Biology 121

Used by Professor Alicia Anzaldo.

"This textbook provides all of the content needed for introductory biology along with chapter summaries, review questions, and great figures." - Anatomy and Physiology by James A. Wise; Mark Womble; Kelly A. Young; J. Gordon Betts; Peter DeSaix; Eddie Johnson; Jody E. Johnson; Oksana Korol; Dean H. Kruse; Brandon PoeISBN: 9781938168130Publication Date: 2013-06-01Biology 226 and Biology 227

Used by Professors Mira Kolodkin, Noah Marshall, Erin Lambers, and Darlene Attiah.

"This book is offered as a low-cost alternative if students choose not to purchase the textbook. The book has strong descriptions and illustrations. The book aligns very well with course objectives." - Online Open Genetics by Todd Nickle and Isabelle Barrette-NgPublication Date: 2024Biology 241

Genetics is the scientific study of heredity and the variation of inherited characteristics. It includes the study of genes, themselves, how they function, interact, and produce the visible and measurable characteristics we see in individuals and populations of species as they change from one generation to the next, over time, and in different environments. - Chemistry 2e by Paul Flowers; Klaus Theopold; Richard Langley; Edward J. Neth; William R. RobinsonISBN: 9781947172623Publication Date: 2019-02-14Used by Professor Warren Menezes for Chemistry courses
- Think Python by Allen DowneyISBN: 9781491939369Publication Date: 2016-01-26If you want to learn how to program, working with Python is an excellent way to start. This hands-on guide takes you through the language a step at a time, beginning with basic programming concepts before moving on to functions, recursion, data structures, and object-oriented design. This second edition and its supporting code have been updated for Python 3.
- Python for Everybody by Charles Severance; Aimee Andrion (Cover Design by); Sue Blumenberg (Editor); Elliott Hauser (Editor)ISBN: 9781530051120Publication Date: 2016-04-09CIS 103

Python for Everybody is designed to introduce students to programming and software development through the lens of exploring data. You can think of the Python programming language as your tool to solve data problems that are beyond the capability of a spreadsheet.Python is an easy to use and easy to learn programming language that is freely available on Macintosh, Windows, or Linux computers. So once you learn Python you can use it for the rest of your career without needing to purchase any software.This book uses the Python 3 language. - Bad Ideas about Writing by Edited by Cheryl E. Ball & Drew M. LoeweISBN: 0998882003Publication Date: 2017English 102
- Math in Society by David LippmanISBN: 1479276537Publication Date: 2012-09-07Math 118

Used by Professor Julius Nadas.

"Two of the twenty five SLO's are not covered in the book, so I have had to supplement it with information on these topics: (1) Use z-scores (standard scores) to compare the relative position of data from different distributions. (2) Apply the principles of a normal distribution to real-life data that is normally distributed. But the book does a great job with the other 23 SLO's and it has many useful examples." - Introductory Statistics 2e by Barbara Illowsky; Susan DeanISBN: 9781961584327Publication Date: 2023-12-13Math 125
- Mostly Harmless Statistics, 2nd ed. by Rachel L. WebbPublication Date: 2021Math 125

This text is for an introductory level probability and statistics course with an intermediate algebra prerequisite.The focus of the text follows the American Statistical Association’s Guidelines for

Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE). Software examples provided for Microsoft Excel, TI-84 & TI-89 calculators. A separate document is provided on the website with examples in SPSS. - Statistics Using Technology by Kathryn KozakPublication Date: 2021Math 125

Statistics With Technology, Second Edition, is an introductory statistics textbook. It uses the TI-83/84 calculator and R, an open source statistical software, for all calculations. Other technology can also be used besides the TI-83/84 calculator and the software R, but these are the ones that are presented in the text. This book presents probability and statistics from a more conceptual approach, and focuses less on computation. Analysis and interpretation of data is more important than how to compute basic statistical values. - Applied Discrete Structures by Ken Levasseur; Al DoerrISBN: 9781105559297Publication Date: 2012-02-25Math 146

Used by Professor Hellen Colman

"This is the perfect textbook for an entry level Discrete Math course which includes all topics we teach in Math 146 plus some extra material no needed in our class. Content is accurate and the text is very clear. Offers examples with solutions as well as a list of exercises which includes Sage cells. The use of the open source Sage is clearly a plus since it is a free book that does not requires expensive proprietary software. " - Calculus Volume 1 by Gilbert Strang; Edwin "Jed" HermanISBN: 9781947172135Publication Date: 2016-03-30Math 207

Used by Professor Vartuyi Manoyan.

Calculus is designed for the typical two- or three-semester general calculus course, incorporating innovative features to enhance student learning. The book guides students through the core concepts of calculus and helps them understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. Due to the comprehensive nature of the material, we are offering the book in three volumes for flexibility and efficiency. Volume 1 covers functions, limits, derivatives, and integration. - Calculus Volume 2 by Gilbert Strang; Edwin "Jed" HermanISBN: 9781947172142Publication Date: 2016-03-30Math 208

Used by Professor Hellen Colman.

"This book meets all standard evaluation criteria: is mathematically sound and written in standard English, proofread and edited. It has many exercises, provides answers to some and has a robust community of users. OpenStax provides a clear mechanism to suggest corrections and it is overall more accurate than any commercial book. This book covers all Calculus topics in a typical Calculus course, in particular it covers all SLO in our syllabus. Moreover, Minnesota State University created a course cartridge for this book to integrate into Brightspace." - A First Course in Linear Algebra by Robert A. BeezerISBN: 9780984417551Publication Date: 2012-12-01Math 212

Used by Professor Hellen Colman.

"An introduction to the basic concepts of linear algebra, along with an introduction to the techniques of formal mathematics. Numerous worked examples and exercises, along with precise statements of definitions and complete proofs of every theorem, make the text ideal for independent study." - College Physics 2e by Paul Peter Urone; Roger HinrichsISBN: 9781951693602Publication Date: 2022-07-13Physics 221

Used by Professors Soma Dey and Justin Lowry. - American Government 2e by Glen Krutz; Sylvie WaskiewiczISBN: 9781947172654Publication Date: 2019-02-21Political Science 201

Used by Professor Merry Mayer.

"I find this textbook to be both remarkably succinct and thorough on what needs to be covered. And since the textbook is free and concisely written, it enables me to incorporate at least one non-textbook that is both fun and informative about a particular aspect of our governing system." - International Relations by Stephen McGlincheyISBN: 9781910814178Publication Date: 2017-01-02Political Science 204

Used by Professor Merry Mayer.

"What makes this book different from many other IR textbooks is that each chapter is written by a different scholar and only one is from the U.S. This gives the students the perspectives from a wide range of international scholars, which I think is an incredible plus when we are studying the subject." - Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies by Deborah Peters AmoryISBN: 9781438491707Publication Date: 2022-11-01Sociology 207

This textbook offers accessible, academically sound information on a wide range of LGBTQ+ topics. The 12 chapters cover LGBTQ+ history, culture, and Queer Theory, but also explore LGBTQ+ relationships, families, parenting, health, and education - as well as a separate chapter on how to conduct research on LGBTQ+ topics. - Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies by Millian Kang; Sonny Nordmarken; Donovan Lessard; Laura HestonISBN: 9781945764028Publication Date: 2017-06-30Sociology 207

Used by Professor Sydney Hart

This textbook introduces key feminist concepts and analytical frameworks used in the interdisciplinary Women, Gender, Sexualities field. It unpacks the social construction of knowledge and categories of difference, processes and structures of power and inequality, with a focus on gendered labor in the global economy, and the historical development of feminist social movements. The book emphasizes feminist sociological approaches to analyzing structures of power, drawing heavily from empirical feminist research.

Open source software used in all my courses (Prof. Hellen Colman):

Mathematical software: Sage

Typesetting system: LaTeX

Online course management and assessment system: MyOpenMath

- Precalculus by David Lippman; Melonie RasmussenISBN: 9781955576000Publication Date: 2022-07-14Math 143

Used by Professor Vartuyi Manoyan

This is an open textbook covering a two-quarter pre-calculus sequence including trigonometry. The first portion of the book is an investigation of functions, exploring the graphical behavior of, interpretation of, and solutions to problems involving linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. The second portion of the book introduces trigonometry, introduced through an integrated circle/triangle approach.

CCC Faculty Testimonials

On adopting OER...

I have been a strong supporter of OER for several years and, since spring of 2019, I am letting students know that they don't need to purchase a paper copy of the OER textbook. Even though it only costs $15.00 new or $5.00 used, a PDF version is available for free online. Either option is much less expensive than the My Math Lab book for $126.75.

Julius Nadas, Distinguished Professor

Department of Mathematics, Wright College

On creating OER…

The best textbook I found for one of my courses is over $200. I knew that I could deliver the same information, but I was worried if students missed a class, how would they read and get the information without a textbook? I attended meetings on OER at conferences, and the best lesson I learned was that you should start small. I began by making PowerPoints that could act as a textbook for the key-terms and concepts. Do not try to change an entire course and write an entire textbook at first. Start with a handout or activity. Look at OpenStax, OER Commons and others to see what is already available. You could be surprised at what is out there that would work for you, your classes, and your students.

Nancy Wyss, Assistant Professor

Department of Social Sciences, Wright College

For my sabbatical project, I thought it was important to begin creating an OER Spanish 101 manual for students. My two main reasons were a more personalized text and cost to students. The latter is very appealing because students can access the text online for free or print the text for the cost of photocopies. The former reason is even more significant in that I was able to create a text that had the goals, organization, and orientation that I desired. I did not want culture to be an "add-on" but incorporated into the text. I wanted a text that would speak to our (Wright, CCC, community college, Chicago, Latinx) population and OER allowed me to create a manual that could hopefully provide more interest to students and more representation and equity among them.

The biggest challenges were accessing non-copyright images and articles to incorporate. However, I did find already posted OER materials - other textbooks and guides - that proved really useful in terms of content and layout.

Anna Proffit, Assistant Professor

Department of Humanities & World Languages, Wright College

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