Social & Behavioral Sciences

Social & Behavioral Sciences

A selection of peer reviewed and/or widely used openly licensed resources for courses and programs in this discipline area. This is only a selection. Search for materials using tools on the Finding Sources page.

Denotes materials currently in use at COD.

Political Science

American Government 2e By Glen Krut American Government 2e is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American Government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American Government and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. Changes made in American Government 2e are described in the preface to help instructors transition to the second edition. The first edition of American Government by OpenStax is available in web view here.

Economics

Principles of Economics 2e By Steven A. Greenlaw , et al. Principles of Economics 2e covers the scope and sequence of most introductory economics courses. The text includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to increase clarity, update data and current event impacts, and incorporate the feedback from many reviewers and adopters.Changes made in Principles of Economics 2e are described in the preface and the transition guide to help instructors transition to the second edition. The first edition of Principles of Economics by OpenStax is available in web view here.

Principles of Macroeconomics 2e By Steven A. Greenlaw, et al. Principles of Macroeconomics 2e covers the scope and sequence of most introductory economics courses. The text includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to increase clarity, update data and current event impacts, and incorporate the feedback from many reviewers and adopters. Changes made in Principles of Macroeconomics 2e are described in the preface and the transition guide to help instructors transition to the second edition. The first edition of Principles of Macroeconomics by OpenStax is available in web view here.

Principles of Macroeconomics for AP® Courses 2e By Steven A. Greenlaw, et al. Principles of Macroeconomics for AP® Courses 2e covers the scope and sequence requirements for an Advanced Placement® macroeconomics course and is listed on the College Board’s AP® example textbook list. The second edition includes many current examples and recent data from FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data), which are presented in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts. The second edition was developed with significant feedback from current users. In nearly all chapters, it follows the same basic structure of the first edition. General descriptions of the edits are provided in the preface, and a chapter-by-chapter transition guide is available for instructors. The first edition of Principles of Macroeconomics for AP® Courses by OpenStax is available in web view here.

Principles of Microeconomics 2e By Steven A. Greenlaw, et al. Principles of Microeconomics 2e covers the scope and sequence of most introductory microeconomics courses. The text includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to increase clarity, update data and current event impacts, and incorporate the feedback from many reviewers and adopters. Changes made in Principles of Microeconomics 2e are described in the preface and the transition guide to help instructors transition to the second edition. The first edition of Principles of Microeconomics by OpenStax is available in web view here.

Principles of Microeconomics for AP® Courses 2e By Steven A. Greenlaw, et al. Principles of Microeconomics for AP® Courses 2e covers the scope and sequence requirements for an Advanced Placement® microeconomics course and is listed on the College Board’s AP® example textbook list. The second edition includes many current examples and recent data from FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data), which are presented in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts. The second edition was developed with significant feedback from current users. In nearly all chapters, it follows the same basic structure of the first edition. General descriptions of the edits are provided in the preface, and a chapter-by-chapter transition guide is available for instructors. The first edition of Principles of Microeconomics for AP® Courses by OpenStax is available in web view here.

The Western World: Daily Readings on Geography By Joel Quam and Scott Campbell
This text is in use at COD. In brief essay format, this textbook considers examples of various sub-categories of Geography in combination with five regions of the Western World. The maps used in this text were developed by COD GIS students and beautiful images. This book is in constant revision with “hot off the press” news.

Human Services

Foundations of Addiction Studies By Jason Florin & Julie Trytek This textbook is in use in the Human Services program at COD. The authors utilized information from open textbooks, government documents, and original writing to address the objectives for this course. This text includes interactive elements using HP5, embedded video, and images.

Psychology

Introduction to Psychology By Ken Gray, et al.
This text is currently  in use in Psychology 1100 courses at COD. It includes ancillary materials that are available from the authors.

Sociology

Introduction to Sociology 2e  By Heather Griffiths, et al. Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories. The textbook presents section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition has been updated significantly to reflect the latest research and current, relevant examples. Changes made in Introduction to Sociology 2e are described in the preface to help instructors transition to the second edition. The first edition of Introduction to Sociology by OpenStax is available in web view here.