Social Sciences

 

The following is a curated list of OER materials available in your particular subject area. The items you see here are generally well-developed, effectively structured, and are used and recommended by faculty in the SUNY system.

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Psychology

Additional Offerings

Beyond what’s already hosted inside the SOS platform, many OER collections contain useful material for Psychology courses. If you have suggestions to add here, please contact us.

TitleSourceLicense Notes
Noba PsychologyThe Noba ProjectCC-BY-NC-SA
  • contains detailed information on content for over 100 modules. Easily customizable. Many instructor resources also available (discussions, in-class activities, and powerpoints)
PsychologyOpenStaxCC-BY
  • this is the foundation text for Lumen’s template course, Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to PsychologyBoundlessCC-BY-SA
  • Peer-reviewed journal
  • Open access
  • all articles published with open licensing
Psych 101: Introduction to Psychology Saylorvaried
  • mostly a compilation of OpenStax and Noba texts with a few additions
  • licenses explained here: https://learn.saylor.org/mod/page/view.php?id=8021
Psych 110: Introduction to PsychologyYaleCC-BY-NC-SA
  • Lectures by Paul Bloom
Intro to PsychologyMITCC-BY-NC-SA
  • Lectures by John Gabrieli
Psych 406: Gender and SexualitySaylorCC-BY
  • older course consisting of links to various readings, lectures, and YouTube videos
Educational PsychologyKelvin Seifert and Rosemary SuttonCC-BY
  • this book was the foundation for the Educational Psychology course in Candela
Adolescent Health and DevelopmentJHSPH Open coursewareCC-BY-NC-SA
  • Robert W. Blum course consists of a compilation of audio lectures and slides
Social Intelligencefrom NobaCC-BY-NC-SA
  • Candela course compiled from Noba materials
Sociology 150: Social Psychology lecturesUC Berkeley: Robb WillerCC-BY-NC-SA
  • engaging, but full-class length lectures

 

 

Sociology

Additional Offerings

Beyond what’s already hosted inside the SOS platform, many OER collections contain useful material for Public Speaking and Communication courses. If you have suggestions to add here, please contact us.

TitleSourceLicense Notes
Sociology 2eOpenStaxCC-BY
  • the basis for the Lumen textbook
SociologyBoundlessCC-BY-SA
  • course with shorter chunks of information, 21 chapters
The Sociology DictionaryOpen Education Sociology DictionaryCC-BY-SA
  • alphabetical listing of sociological terms
Open Textbooks: SociologyCollege of the CanyonsCC-BY-SA
  • From site: “Examines small group interactions and cultural patterns of American and other societies using the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological principles and applications to explain how values, roles, norms, social interaction, and social inequality as well as other concepts influence individuals, groups and society.”
Sociology 103: Intimate Relationships and FamiliesCollege of the CanyonsCC-BY-SA
  • From site: “Examines the various forms of intimate partner relationships that exist within a diverse, multicultural society. Social, cultural, and political constructs that apply to the definition, status and legality of human partnerships are analyzed. “
Introduction to SociologyWikibooksCC-BY-SA
  • Content in modules with examples and additional charts and graphs
Sociology of the FamilyRon Hammond, Paul Cheney, Raewyn PearseyOpen, currently working on CC license
  • Free Online textbook with 18 chapters of detailed content
Introduction to Sociology-1st Canadian EditionWilliam Little, OpenStaxCC-BY
  • OpenStax base content with additional examples and adjustments by BC Open Campus

 

 

Political Science

Additional Offerings

Beyond what’s already hosted inside the SOS platform, many OER collections contain useful material for Public Speaking and Communication courses. If you have suggestions to add here, please contact us.

TitleSourceLicense Notes
American GovernmentOpenStaxCC-BY
  • comprehensive text organized into 5 modules and 17 total chapters
Political ScienceBoundlessCC-BY-SA
  • short chunks in complete text
Basic Political ConceptsThe Global Textbook ProjectCC-BY
  • 36-page text on basic political concepts

 

Economics

 

Microeconomics

TitleSourceLicense Notes
MicroeconomicsOpenStaxCC-BY
  • contains detailed information on content for over 100 modules. Easily customizable. Many instructor resources also available (discussions, in-class activities, and powerpoints)
EconomicsBoundlessCC-BY-SA
  • basic micro and macroeconomics course presented in small chunks
Econ 201: MicroeconomicsOpen Course LibraryCC-BY
  • course, contains some activities and discussions
VideosMary J. McGlasson CC-BY-NC-ND
  • concise, interesting videos on certain concepts

Macroeconomics

TitleSourceLicense Notes
MacroeconomicsOpenStaxCC-BY
  • contains detailed information on content for over 100 modules. Easily customizable. Many instructor resources also available (discussions, in-class activities, and powerpoints)
Econ 202: MacroeconomicsOpen Course LibraryCC-BY
  • course, contains some activities and discussions