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Open Educational Resource Courses

Making educational opportunities accessible

Open Educational Resources (OER) is a grant-based program that can make education more accessible and save students money by encouraging the use of low or no cost textbook alternatives.

OER utilizes materials for teaching and learning that are freely accessible and reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license. These materials can include text, media and digital assets.

UC offers a variety of OER courses to help support your educational goals.

 

FAQs about the OER Program

 

What is the benefit to enrolling in an OER course? 

OER is a grant-based program that encourages the use of low or no cost textbook alternatives.

Will I never be required to have a textbook in an OER course?

This varies depending upon the assigned faculty.  If an OER course requires a textbook the cost will not exceed $50.00.

Where do I find a list of available OER courses?

The OER course schedule will be updated annually on this page.  Be sure to consult with your academic advisor prior to any OER or non-OER course registration.

 

 

UC Open Educational Resource courses currently available for registration:

 

SUMMER 2021 – Open Educational Resource Courses (OER)
COURSE SECTION(S) TITLE CREDITS FACULTY
HIST 212 02N World Cultures II 3 Charles Reed
HIST 212 04N World Cultures II 3 Charles Reed
NSCI 117 05N Why Science Matters 3 Alison Saul
NSCI 117 06N Why Science Matters 3 Denise Stiglich
OLFR 316 02AN Ethical Responsibility & Diversity Awareness 3 Dale Retzlaff & Anthony Giaimo
FALL 2021 – Open Educational Resource Courses (OER)
COURSE SECTION(S) TITLE CREDITS FACULTY
COMM 101 02C Freshman Writing I 3 Catherine Wright
COMM 101 01C Freshman Writing I 3 Joseph Janisch
COMM 101 09C Freshman Writing I 3 Catherine Wright
FLDR 150 01AN Leadership Journey 3 Steven Horsley
HIST 251 01C Foundations of the American Republic 3 Charles Kenney & Brad Deel
HNRS 101 01C Freshman Honors Seminar 1 Kara Fisher & Hallie Chillag
NSCI 117 01C Why Science Matters 3 Jay Wildt
NSCI 117 01N Why Science Matters 3 Denise Stiglich
NSCI 117 02N Why Science Matters 3 Alison Saul
NSCI 220 01C Statistics in Science & Research 3 Aida Jiminez Esquilin
OTA 209 01B Modalities in OTA 3 Terry Bennett & Jackie Hurt
OTA 209 01C Modalities in OTA 3 Traci Turley & Jackie Hurt
PSYC 101 01N Introduction to Psychology 3 Indre Cuckler
RADI 201 01C Radiographic Positioning I 3 Kristi Barnette

 

Previously Offered OER courses:

SPRING 2021 – Open Educational Resource Courses (OER)
COURSE SECTION(S) TITLE CREDITS FACULTY
COSC 120 01C Computer Science II 3 Md. Nawaz Ali
COMM 101 01N/81AN Freshman Writing I 3 Amy Taylor