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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:

BIO105 - General Biology (Professor Y. B. Kim)

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)

Communication Skills
COM100 - First Year Experience (Professor D. Santos)
COM100 - First Year Experience (Professor D. Cady Arbeau)

Computer Science
CPS170 - Database Theory and Applications (Professor A. Hassan)

Criminal Justice
CRJ208 - Critical Issues in Criminal Justice (Professor R. Roesler)

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)
HIS132 - World History 2 (Professor R. Lavoie)
HIS136 - The History of Sexuality (Professor K. Kaufman)

Interdisciplinary Studies
IDS128 - Environmental Law and Policy (Professor K. Mackin)
IDS142 - Global Conflicts and Human Behavior (Professor L. Davis*)

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)

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)

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