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OER: Open Educational Resources

Textbooks

book cover      Biology 2nd Edition by Various Authors (2020): OpenStax.

Biology 2e is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester biology course for science majors. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens. Biology includes rich features that engage students in scientific inquiry, highlight careers in the biological sciences, and offer everyday applications. The book also includes various types of practice and homework questions that help students understand—and apply—key concepts.


book cover      Concepts of Biology (for non-majors) by Various Authors (2020): OpenStax.

Concepts of Biology is designed for the typical introductory biology course for nonmajors, covering standard scope and sequence requirements. The text includes interesting applications and conveys the major themes of biology, with content that is meaningful and easy to understand. The book is designed to demonstrate biology concepts and to promote scientific literacy.


book cover      General Biology I: Survey of Cellular Biology by Lisa Bartee and Christine Anderson (2019): Open Oregon Educational
      Resources.

BI101A is a survey course that introduces the discipline of cellular biology, exploring topics including the scientific method, parts of a cell, and how cells function. This book focuses on putting those topics into an appropriate context for students who are not biology majors.


book cover       General Biology II: Survey of Molecular Life and Genetics by Christine Anderson and Lisa Bartee (2019): Open Oregon
       Educational Resources.

BI102A is a survey course that introduces the discipline of molecular biology and genetics, exploring topics including cell division, protein production, inheritance and gene regulation. This book focuses on putting those topics into an appropriate context for students who are not biology majors. 


book cover      Human Biology by Suzanne Wakim & Mandeep Grewal (2020): Butte College/ASCC OERI. 

Human biology is an interdisciplinary area of study that examines humans through the influences and interplay of many diverse fields such as genetics, evolution, physiology, anatomy, epidemiology, anthropology, ecology, nutrition, population genetics, and sociocultural influences; it is closely related to physical anthropology.


book      Human Biology by Douglas Wilkin (2015): CK12 Foundation. 

This open licensed textbook is part of full series of anatomy and physiology content provided by ck12.org.  Full table of contents and subjects available at the book homepage. 


book cover      Microbiology by Various Authors (2020): OpenStax. 

Microbiology covers the scope and sequence requirements for a single-semester microbiology course for non-majors. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. The pedagogical features of the text make the material interesting and accessible while maintaining the career-application focus and scientific rigor inherent in the subject matter. Microbiology’s art program enhances students’ understanding of concepts through clear and effective illustrations, diagrams, and photographs.


book cover      Microbiology by Peggy O'Sullivan (2019): Alberta Open Educational Resources/Medicine Hat College. 

This Microbiology textbook, adapted from the Boundless version, is intended to provide health care professionals with a working knowledge of infectious disease. Much of the book is devoted to the structure/function relationships in pathogenic microorganisms and how these relationships are expressed in host-parasite interactions. The text also examines Microbial diseases of specific organ systems as well as host response mechanisms.


book cover      Microbiology for Allied Health Students by Molly Smith & Sara Selby (2017): University System of Georgia. 

Microbiology for Allied Health Students is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements for the single semester Microbiology course for non-majors and allied health students. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. The pedagogical features of Microbiology for Allied Health Students make the material interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the career-application focus and scientific rigor inherent in the subject matter.


book cover       Cell and Molecular Biology: What We Know and How We Found Out by Gerald Bergtrom (2020): UWM Digital
       Commons.

A grasp of the logic and practice of science is essential to understand the rest of the world around us. To that end, this text remains focused on experimental support for what we know about cell and molecular biology, and on showing students the relationship of cell structure and function. Rather than trying to be a comprehensive reference book, the Basic text selectively details investigative questions, methods and experiments that lead to our understanding of cell biology.


undefined      Introductory Statistics for the Life and Biomedical Sciences by Julie Vu and David Harrington (2020): OpenIntro. 

Introduction to Statistics for the Life and Biomedical Sciences discusses the important ideas used to support an interpretation (such as the notion of a confidence interval), rather than the process of generating such material from data (such as computing a confidence interval for a particular subset of individuals in a study). This allows students whose main focus is understanding statistical concepts.

Lab Manuals

book cover      Biology I Lab Manual (SUNY BioLabs via Lumen/OER Services)

      

 


book cover       Biology I Lab Manual (Lumen)

       

 


book cover      Biology II Lab Manual (Lumen)

     

 


book cover      General Biology Lab Manual (College of the Canyons)

      

 

 


book cover      Introduction to Microbiology Lab Manual (College of the Canyons) 

      

 

 


book cover      Principles of Biology I Lab Manual (Dalton State College) 

      

 

 


book cover      Principles of Biology II Lab Manual (Dalton State College) 

      

Courses

Additional Resources

AP Biology (Khan Academy)

Biology (Khan Academy)

Biology Bookshelf (LibreTexts)

Biology Courses (Saylor)

Biology Images (Flickr/ASCCC Open Education Resources Initiative)

Coursera Biology Course List (Coursera)

edX Biology Course List (edX)

General Biology (WikiBooks)

High School Biology (Khan Academy)

MIT OpenCourseWare Biology Course List (MIT)

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