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No or Low Cost Textbook Courses

The high cost of commercial print textbooks is a major concern for both students and their parents. To address these concerns, NSCC started an Open Textbook Initiative in the Spring of 2015. The Open Textbook Initiative is a program that encourages the use of existing low-cost or free information resources to support our students' learning.

Courses at NSCC using OER materials are designated in the Find Courses search on the College's website with the note: "This course uses textbooks and course materials that are available at no or low cost."

The following courses meet that criteria:

CMP101, Composition 1: Professor D. Santos *
CMP112, Composition 2: The Short Story, Professor T. Whitney
CMP120, Composition 2: Mass Media in Communications, Professor A. Sears

Computer Science
CPS124, Web Fluency: Professor S. Carriker
CPS170, Database Theory and Applications: Professor A. Hassan

Criminal Justice
CRJ208, Critical Issues in Criminal Justice: Professor R. Roesler

Drug and Alcohol Rehab
DRG101, Addiction and Society: Professor S. Chisholm *
DRG106, Addiction Prevention

Environmental Studies
EVS112, Protecting and Managing Water Resources: Professor K. Mackin
EVS114 Environmental Policy: Professor K. Mackin

First Year Foundational Literacy
FFL100, First Year Experience: Professor D. Santos
FFL100, First Year Experience: Professor D. Cady Arbeau *

HIS124, African-American History: Professor N. Chio
HIS126, The World in the 20th Century: Professor L. Davis
HIS131, World History 1: Professor K. Kaufman
HIS132, World History 2: Professor L. Davis
HIS132, World History 2: Professor N. Chio
HIS132, World History 2: Professor K. Kaufman *
HIS136, The History of Sexuality: Professor K. Kaufman

Human Services
HUS140, Introduction to Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Care: Professor E. Gilmore

Interdisciplinary Studies
IDS142, Global Conflicts and Human Behavior: Professor L. Davis *
IDS172, Secrets, Sins, and Salem: Professor T. Whitney

LIT206, World Literature 1: Professor T. Whitney *
LIT210, American Literature 1: Professor C. Keebaugh

MAT140, Liberal Arts Mathematics: Professor W. Jackson
MAT143, Introduction to Statistics: Professor S. Amritkumar *

Mental Health
MEH105, Introduction to Mental Health Work: Professor B. Ciaramella

PSY102, Introductory Psychology: Professor M. Vazquez
PSY102, Introductory Psychology: Professor S. Graham
PSY204, Human Growth and Development: Professor M. Vazquez

SOC202, Race, Gender, and Class: Professor C. Marin
SOC206, Social Problems in a Globalized Word: Professor C. Marin

SPN100, Conversational Spanish: Professor P. Godfrey *
SPN101A, Elementary Spanish 1: for the Health Professional, Professor I. Fernandez *
SPN201, Intermediate Spanish 1: Professor I. Fernandez
SPN202, Intermediate Spanish 2: Professor I. Fernandez

* This course uses textbooks and course materials that are available at a low cost.

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