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Affordable and Open Educational Resources (A&OER): Spring 2021 Courses

ECC Course with Free or Reduced Textbooks

These Spring 2021sections of courses at East Central College are requiring textbook(s) that are affordable and/or open.  It may be an electronic online only option or be a printed copy of less than $50.00.  Please pay special attention to the course section as not all sections require the same materials at this time.  Your course may also require texts, lab manual, etc that must be purchased in print.  These will also be included on this page and the new price listed, make your purchase at ECC Bookstore as there may be a used copy is available for purchase at a lower price.

Contact your course instructor if you have any questions about the textbook.  You will find their contact information in online course page. 
Check with ECC Library for a printed version of your textbook on Instructor's Course Reserve.  Many A&OERs are available for 2 hour check out. 

ART 101 - Frohling - Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation  - ART 101 - WEB

Instructor - K. Frohling

REQUIRED - one

  1. Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning by Pamela Sachant, online FREE or purchase at ECC Bookstore, $30.75

CLICK TITLE FOR LINK of TEXTBOOK - online FREE or print, $30.75

ART 131 and 132 - ALL SECTIONS - Figure Drawning 1 and 2

Figure Drawing 1 and 2   - ART 131 and ART 132 - ALL SECTIONS

Instructor - Swafford-Green, Anne

REQUIRED - one

  1. Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist by Peck, purchase at ECC Bookstore, $15.35

May be purchased at ECC Bookstore, $15.35

BIO101 -ALL sections - Intro Life Science

Intro Life Science Bio101 - All sections

Instructor - varies

REQUIRED - one

  1. Concepts of Biology by Samantha Fowler; Rebecca Roush; James Wise, online FREE or print, $29.75

OPTIONAL - none

CLICK TITLE FOR LINK of TEXTBOOK - online FREE or print, $29.75

BIO 111 - certain sections - General Biology

General Biology - BIO 111 - Certain Sections, R70, 71, 31

Instructor - K. Pulles or P. Govindaswamy

REQUIRED - two

  1. Concepts of Biology by Samantha Fowler; Rebecca Roush; James Wise, online FREE or print, $29.75
  2. East Central College General Biology Lab Manual, print only, purchase at ECC Bookstore, $28.65

OPTIONAL - none

CLICK TITLE FOR LINK of TEXTBOOK - online FREE or print, $29.75
Lab Manual must be purchased at ECC Bookstore, $28.65

CIS 110 - ALL SECTIONS - Technical and Digital Literacy

Technical and Digital Literacy - CIS 110 - ALL SECTIONS

Instructor - varies

REQUIRED - A variety of current, online and free links are used in place of a traditional textbook.  Please login to ECC's Online Learning (Canvas) and the course to find resources.

COM 110 - ALL sections - Public Speaking

Public Speaking - COM 110 - 10 ALL SECTIONS

Instructors - varies

REQUIRED - one

  1. Exploring Public Speaking: 3rd Edition by Barbara Tucker and Kris Barton online Ebook FREE

OPTIONAL - none

CLICK TITLE FOR LINK of TEXTBOOK - online FREE

ENG 090 - ALL sections - Intro to Writing

Intro to Writing - ENG 090 - ALL SECTIONS 

Instructor - varies

REQUIRED - one

  1. Successful Writing, online Ebook FREE

CLICK TITLE FOR LINK of TEXTBOOK - online FREE

ENG 101 - ALL sections - English Comp 1

English Comp 1 - ENG 101 - ALL SECTIONS 

Instructor - varies

REQUIRED - two

  1. Seagull Reader: Essays by Joseph Kelly, print only, purchase at ECC Bookstore, $34.60
  2. Writing for Success 2015 edition, online Ebook FREE

OPTIONAL - none

Seagull Reader may be purchased at ECC Bookstore, $34.60
CLICK TITLE FOR LINK of TEXTBOOK - online FREE

ENG 104 - ALL sections - Technical Writing

Technical Writing - ENG 104- ALL SECTIONS 

Instructor - varies

REQUIRED - one

  1. Professional and Technical Writing by Suzie Baker, online Ebook FREE

OPTIONAL - none

CLICK TITLE FOR LINK of TEXTBOOK - online FREE

ENG 146 - ALL sections - Literature of Science Fiction

Literature of Science Fiction - ENG 146- ALL SECTIONS 

Instructor - J. Hardecke

REQUIRED - three

  1. The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction by Arthur B. Evans print only, purchase at ECC Bookstore, $48.40
  2. 1984 by George Orwell, MOBIUS for a 4 week borrowing.
  3. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, MOBIUS for a 4 week borrowing.

OPTIONAL - none

May be purchased at ECC Bookstore, $48.40, $7.70, $11.55 or try MOBIUS for a 4 week borrowing.

MCM 111, 112 & 211 - ALL sections - Applied Journalism, 1,2,3

Applied Journalism, 1,2,3 - MCM 111,112,211 - ALL SECTIONS

Instructor - Leigh Kolb

REQUIRED - two

  1. The Associated Press Guide to News Writing, 2 Edition by Peterson's, print, $12.25
  2. AP - Associated Press Style Guide by Lila Stromer, print, $10.20

May be purchased at ECC Bookstore, print, $12.25 & $10.20

MUS 101 - ALL sections - Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation - MUS 101 - ALL SECTIONS

Instructor - varies

REQUIRED - one

  1. Understanding Music by N. Alan Clark; Thomas Heflin; Jeffrey Kluball; Elizabeth Kramer , online FREE or print, $50.10

OPTIONAL - none

CLICK TITLE FOR LINK of TEXTBOOK - online FREE or print, $50.10

HST 101- CERTAIN sections - U.S. History to 1877

U.S. History to 1877  - HST 101 - CERTAIN SECTIONS

Instructor - varies

REQUIRED - one

  1. Exploring American Histories, Volume 1 by Nancy A. Hewitt; Steven F. Lawson, print only, purchase at ECC Bookstore, $37.80

May be purchased at ECC Bookstore, $37.80

HST 101- Henderson, Russ - U.S. History to 1877

U.S. History to 1877  - HST 101 - 10, 21, 40 sections only

Instructor - Henderson, Russ

REQUIRED - one

  1. Building the American Republic, Volume 1 by Harry L. Watson, online FREE or purchase at on textbooks website, $30.00

CLICK TITLE FOR LINK of TEXTBOOK - online FREE or print, $30.00

HST 102- certain sections - U.S. History from 1877

U.S. History to 1877  - HIS 101 - WEB, 21, 40

Instructor - Dr. Derifield

REQUIRED - one

  1. Exploring American Histories, Volume 2 by Nancy A. Hewitt; Steven F. Lawson, print only, purchase at ECC Bookstore, $37.80

OPTIONAL - none

May be purchased at ECC Bookstore, $37.80

HST 102 - Henderson, Russ - U.S. History from 1877

U.S. History to 1877  - HIS 101 - 11 and 20 sections only

Instructor - Henderson, Russ

REQUIRED - one

  1. Building the American Republic, Volume 2 by Jane Daily, online FREE or purchase at on textbooks website, $30.00

OPTIONAL - none

CLICK TITLE FOR LINK of TEXTBOOK - online FREE or print, $30.00

HST 202 - 41 - World History Since 1300

World History since 1300  - HIS 202 - WEB

Instructor - Dr. Derifield

REQUIRED - one

  1. A HISTORY OF WORLD SOCIETIES  print only, purchase at ECC Bookstore, $37.80

May be purchased at ECC Bookstore, $37.80

REL 103 - ALL SECTIONS - World Religion

World Religions - REL 103 - ALL SECTIONS

Instructor - varies

REQUIRED - one

  1. World Religions by LibreTexts, online Ebook FREE

CLICK TITLE FOR LINK of TEXTBOOK - online FREE

PSY 101- ALL sections - General Psychology

General Psychology - PSY 101 - ALL sections

Instructor - varies

REQUIRED - one

  1. Psychology 2e by Rose M. Spielman, online FREE or print, $39.50

OPTIONAL - none

CLICK TITLE FOR LINK of TEXTBOOK - online FREE or print, $39.50

SOC 101- ALL sections - General Sociology

General Sociology - SOC 101 - ALL SECTIONS

Instructor - varies

REQUIRED - one

  1. Introduction to Sociology 2e by Jeff Bry, online FREE or print, $29.75

OPTIONAL - none

CLICK TITLE FOR LINK of TEXTBOOK - online FREE or print, $29.75

SOC 104 - ALL - American Social Problems

American Social Problems - SOC 104 - ALL

Instructors - varies

REQUIRED - one

  1. Social Problems: Continuity and Change (version 2.0) by Steven E. Barkan online Bronze Pass Price: $38.40

OPTIONAL - none

CLICK TITLE FOR LINK of TEXTBOOK - online $38.40