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Affordable and Open Educational Resources (A&OER): Spring 2023 Courses

ECC Course with Free or Reduced Textbooks

These Spring 2023 sections 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. 

Underconstruction

This page is Under Construction.

Please double check with ECC Bookstore for your specific course and section.

ART 101 - ALL - Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation  - ART 101 - ALL

Instructor - varies

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 - Nicholson, Zoe

REQUIRED - none

OPTIONAL - one

  1. Figure and Form by Lu Bro, purchase at ECC Bookstore, $ TBD

May be purchased at ECC Bookstore, $ TBD

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

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 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. They Say I Say by Gerald Graff; Cathy Birkenstein  print only, purchase at ECC Bookstore, $29.50

May be purchased at ECC Bookstore, $29.50

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, $37.20
  2. Writing for Success 2015 edition, online Ebook FREE

Seagull Reader may be purchased at ECC Bookstore, $37.20

 

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

GRYT 101- ALL - World Geography

World Geography  - GRY 101 - ALL Sections

Instructor - Aramburu, Ellen

REQUIRED - one

  1. World Regional Geography by Caitlin Finlayson, online FREE or purchase at ECC Bookstore, $41.90

CLICK TITLE FOR LINK of TEXTBOOK - online FREE or print, $41.90

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 - 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

MCM 111, 112 & 211, 212 - ALL sections - Applied Journalism, 1,2,3,4

Applied Journalism, 1,2,3,4 - MCM 111,112,211, 212 - ALL SECTIONS

Instructor - Leigh Kolb

REQUIRED - two

  1. The Associated Press Guide to News Writing, 4 Edition by Peterson's, print, $21.75
  2. AP - Associated Press Style Guide by Lila Stromer, print, $10.20

May be purchased at ECC Bookstore, print, $21.75 & $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, $50.15

OPTIONAL - none

CLICK TITLE FOR LINK of TEXTBOOK - online FREE or print, $50.15

PHL 203 - ALL - Ethics

Ethics - PHL 203 - ALL SECTIONS

Instructor - Gifford, Matthew

REQUIRED - one

  1. A New History of Western Philosophy by Anthony Kenny , online FREE via EBSCO ebooks login or print, purchase at ECC Bookstore, $29.95

CLICK TITLE FOR LINK of TEXTBOOK.  Login required for free access by ECC students.  A New History of Western Philosophy may be purchased at ECC Bookstore, $29.95

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

REL 213 - ALL SECTIONS - New Testament

New Testament  - REL 213 - ALL SECTIONS

Instructor - TBD

REQUIRED - one

  1. Survey of the New Testament, 5th ed by Gundryd , print only, purchase at ECC Bookstore, $47.85

Survey of the New Testament, 5th ed. may be purchased at ECC Bookstore, $47.85

SOC 101- ALL sections - General Sociology

General Sociology - SOC 101 - ALL SECTIONS

Instructor - varies

REQUIRED - one

  1. Introduction to Sociology 3e by Jeff Bry, online FREE or print, $29.75

OPTIONAL - none

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