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Early Childhood Education / ECE-102 Child, Family and Community

Examines the developing child in a societal context focusing on the interrelationship of family, school, and community and emphasizing historical and socio cultural factors. The processes of socialization and identity development will be highlighted, showing the importance of respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families.

Subject:
Education
Early Childhood Development
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Rebecca Laff
Wendy Ruiz
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Child Growth and Development
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The Word version of the book (to be downloaded for easy editing) can be accessed at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wjD-vdmYPhdirIWczCCqEDxqmeMzaA4-

The PDF version of the book can be accessed at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1B4e6oKPTFeUE9tXsJMcjsczb6Kj7EfEb

Welcome to Child Growth and Development. This text is a presentation of how and why children grow, develop, and learn. We will look at how we change physically over time from conception through adolescence. We examine cognitive change, or how our ability to think and remember changes over the first 20 years or so of life. And we will look at how our emotions, psychological state, and social relationships change throughout childhood and adolescence.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Alexa Johnson
Antoinette Ricardo
College of the Canyons
Dawn Rymond
Jennifer Paris
Date Added:
07/11/2019
Cognitive Psychology
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Explores the theory and research related to information processing, focusing on attention, perception, memory storage and information retrieval. Also highlights work in artificial intelligence and cognitive neuroscience which serves to describe and explain cognitive processes.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Mehgan Andrade
Neil Walker
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Counseling 110: Career and Life Planning
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Career and life planning is a lifetime process and this course is designed to equip you with the tools necessary to navigate each step of the way. This course is divided into six units to guide you through the career exploration and planning process.

Unit 1: Getting Started: Creating Your Career & Life Planning Vision:
Introduces the career exploration and planning process and highlights important success factors such as mental outlook, self-confidence and the power of positive thinking as you develop your personal vision.

Unit 2: Engaging in Self-Exploration:
Valuable career assessments will be administered and interpreted to help identify core values, personality preferences, interests, skills, abilities and character strengths.

Unit 3: Conducting Career Research:
Research techniques and tools for exploring the world of work, current job market trends, and online resources for career information will be covered.

Unit 4: Decision Making and Goal Setting:
Steps involved in the decision making process will be explored while identifying obstacles and challenges faced when making decisions. Goal Setting and educational planning tools will be introduced to help identify next steps and develop a personalized academic and skills based educational plan.

Unit 5: Developing your Self-Marketing Campaign:
The job search process, networking, resume and cover letter writing and interviewing techniques will be addressed to help create a strong marketing campaign.

Unit 6: Turning your Career and Life Planning Vision into Reality:
Creating a personal career vision statement and action plan is the focus of this unit. Staying motivated and determined to making the vision a reality.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Elizabeth Shaker
Graciela Martinez
Date Added:
01/29/2020
Creating Intercultural Communication Competence
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Examines intercultural communication, including cultural patterns, verbal and nonverbal communication codes and their practical application in today's diverse society.

Chapter 1 - Foundations of Culture
Chapter 2 - Understanding Cultural Identity
Chapter 3 - Social Construction of Cultural Identity
Chapter 4 - Cultural Biases
Chapter 5 - Taxonomies of Cultural Patterns
Chapter 6 - Understanding Intercultural Communication
Chapter 7 - Intercultural Communication Competence
Chapter 8 - Striving for Engaged and Effective Intercultural Communication

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Tammera Stokes Rice
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
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Examines the principles and practices of public speaking, communication theory, and techniques for public speaking. Includes speech organization, development, research, audience analysis, reasoning, and presentation skills for the development of informative and persuasive speeches.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Public Speaking
Chapter 2: Ethics
Chapter 3: Speaking With Confidence
Chapter 4: Listening Effectively
Chapter 5: Audience Analysis
Chapter 6: Organizing and Outlining
Chapter 7: Introductions and Conclusions
Chapter 8: Delivering Your Speech
Chapter 9: Visual Aids
Chapter 10: Supporting Your Ideas
Chapter 11: Using Language Well
Chapter 12: Informative Speaking
Chapter 13: Critical Thinking & Reasoning
Chapter 14: Persuasive Speaking
Occasion Speaking

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Lauren Rome
Tammera Stokes Rice
Victoria Leonard
Date Added:
04/30/2020
General Biology Laboratory Manual
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Course: Explores the structure, function and development of living systems from cells to ecosystems.

Lab 1: Lab Safety and the Scientific Method.
Lab 2: Scientific Measurements
Lab 3: Macromolecules and Nutrition
Lab 4: Enzymes.
Lab 5: Photosynthesis and Respiration
Lab 6: Microscopes and Cells
Lab 7: Microbes
Lab 8: Microbe Analysis
Lab 9: Analysis of DNA
Lab 10: Plant Diversity
Lab 11: Animal Diversity
Lab 12: Ecology
Lab 13: Senses

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Dilek Sanver-Wang
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Grammar Guide
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Grammar guide for English 101. This course builds critical reading and expository writing skills through the analysis and evaluation of college-level texts and the composition of well-organized, full-length essays containing properly documented evidence.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Adam Kaiserman
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Health Education
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Readers will learn about the nature of health, health education, health promotion and related concepts. This will help to understand the social, psychological and physical components of health.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Health
Chapter 2: Psychological Health
Chapter 3: Stress Management
Chapter 4: Relationships and Communication
Chapter 5: Gender and Sexuality
Chapter 6: Sexual Health
Chapter 7: Infectious diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's)
Chapter 8: Substance Use and Abuse
Chapter 9: Basic Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Chapter 10: Weight Management
Chapter 11: Physical Fitness
Chapter 12: Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, and Cancer
Chapter 13: Environmental Health
Chapter 14: Health Care Choices

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Open Textbook Network
Author:
Garrett Rieck
Justin Lundin
Date Added:
12/05/2019
Interpersonal Communication
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Examines theories and topics within interpersonal communication, such as verbal and nonverbal communication, perception, self-concept, communication climate, relationship satisfaction, conflict, and self-disclosure within different communication contexts.

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Communication
Chapter 2 Communication and the Self
Chapter 3 - Emotions and Interpersonal Communication
Chapter 4 - Interpersonal Communication and Listening
Chapter 5 - Conflict and Interpersonal Communication
Chapter 6 - Communication in Relationships

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Tammera Stokes Rice
Victoria Leonard
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Intimate Relationships and Families
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Examines the various forms of intimate partner relationships that exist within a diverse, multicultural society. Social, cultural, and political constructs that apply to the definition, status, and legality of human partnerships are analyze.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Paul Cheney
Ron Hammond
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Introduction to College and Strategies for Success
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COUNS 111 at College of the Canyons. This course focuses on the various components necessary for college planning and academic success. Readiness for college will be explored with special attention given to students' responsibilities, study skills assessment, personal values, motivation, and goal setting. Topics include values clarification, decision making, study skills, choosing a major, the responsible student, and educational planning. Students will identify their educational goals and develop a personal plan to reach those goals.

CHAPTER 1: YOU AND YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
CHAPTER 2: STAYING MOTIVATED, ORGANIZED, AND ON TRACK
CHAPTER 3: STUDY SKILLS
CHAPTER 4: CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
CHAPTER 5: HEALTH & MONEY MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 6: MONEY MATTERS
CHAPTER 7: CAREER EXPLORATION
CHAPTER 8: ACADEMIC PLANNING

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Erika Torgeson
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory Manual
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An introduction to the biology and ubiquity of microorganisms (for example, bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi), including morphology, anatomy, physiology, classification, and identification. The significance and role of microorganisms in human affairs will also be explored.

Table of Contents:
Safety
The Metric System, Measurement, and Lab Equipment Review
Microscopy
Environmental Sampling
Survey of Eukaryotic Microorganisms: The Protists Algae
Parasitic Helminths
Fungi
Pure Cultures: Aseptic Transfer Techniques and Streak Plates for Isolation
Bacterial Growth Patterns: Building your Stock Cultures and Observing Culture Characteristics
Bacterial Growth Patterns: Direct Count, The Standard Plate Count, and Indirect Turbidimetric Methods
Environmental Effects on Growth: Tempature
Environmental Effects on Growth: pH
Environmental Effects on Growth: Osmotic Pressure
Oxygen Requirements: FTM and the Anaerobe Jar
Environmental Effects on Growth: Antimicrobial Sensitivity Testing
Transformation 1
Smear Prep and Simple Stains
Negative Stain
Gram Stain
Endospore Stain
Acid-Fast Stain: Kinyoun Method
Physiological Tests for Characterization and Identification of Bacteria
Unknown #1
Unknown #2: Mixed Culture
Bacterial Examination of Food: Standard Plate Counts
Bacterial Examination of Water: Multiple Tube Test, Standard Plate Count, and Membrane Filter Technique
Immunology: ELISA-Simulation, StaphTEX-Agglutination Reaction
Microbescopes and Observation of Natural Samples

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Kelly C. Burke
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Introduction to Sociology
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Intro to Sociology / SOCI 101

Examines small group interactions and cultural patterns of American and other societies using the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological principles and applications to explain how values, roles, norms, social interaction, and social inequality as well as other concepts influence individuals, groups, and society.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Paul Cheney
Ron Hammond
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Introduction to Water Systems Technology
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Explores the entire Water Systems Technology program, which includes the class and degree offerings. Reviews the State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water operator certification requirements (California). Various topics include water supply, water quality, drinking water treatment and distribution, wastewater and recycled water and other related topics.

Subject:
Applied Science
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Ian Joslin
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Introduction to Women’s Studies
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Provides an overview of the academic field of women’s studies, including the social and cultural consequences of living in a "gendered world." Socialization, communication, politics, crime, sexuality, and religion are examined, as well as the historical and cross-cultural aspects of gender relationships.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Katie Coleman
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Learning to Learn
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COUNS 142 at College of the Canyons
Focuses on brain-based learning strategies that develop self-regulatory learning: discovering self-motivation; gaining self-awareness; developing emotional intelligence; employing interdependence; accepting personal responsibility; applying active listening; reading and note-taking; monitoring performance; and developing a growth mindset that believes in self. Students will combine theory and practice to become successful learners and successful college students.

Lesson 1: Successful Learning Strategies, Mindsets, & Basic Brain Facts (Plasticity)
Lesson 2: Motivation, Locus of Control, and Goal Setting
Lesson 3: Self-Regulated Learning and Student Engagement
Lesson 4: Use of Time
Lesson 5: Critical Thinking, Metacognition, and Bloom’s Taxonomy
Lesson 6: Active Listening and Note-Taking from Lectures
Lesson 7: Reading to Learn
Lesson 8: Preparing for and Taking Tests
Lesson 9: Memory and Information Processing Theory
Lesson 10: The Amazing Brain
Lesson 11: Learning Theories
Lesson 12: A Healthy Mindful Brain
Lesson 13: Managing Stress, Self-Talk, and Emotional Intelligence

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Aivee Ortega
Anh Nguyen
Julie Hovden
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Liberal Arts Mathematics
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Chapter 1: Mathematics and Problem-Solving
Chapter 2: Mathematics and Numbers
Chapter 3: Mathematics and Finance
Chapter 4: Probability and Odds
Chapter 5: Data and Statistics
Chapter 6: Growth and Decay
Chapter 7: Mathematics and the Arts
Chapter 8: Mathematics and Politics
Chapter 9: Selected Topics

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Saburo Matsumoto
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education
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ECE 103: Observation and Assessment

Focuses on the appropriate use of assessment and observation strategies to document development, growth, play and learning. Explores recording strategies, rating systems, portfolios, and multiple assessment tools.

Subject:
Education
Early Childhood Development
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Emily Elam
Gina Peterson
Date Added:
04/30/2020