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USG Core Curriculum Courses

Affordable Learning Georgia is funding and supporting efforts to replace commercial learning materials with no-cost-to-student alternatives, with a focus on the high-impact USG Core Curriculum.

The following list is from the USG Core Curriculum list in the Academic and Student Affairs Handbook.

Course Title

USG Courses Implemented

Suggested OER

American Government

eCore Implementation
ALG Grant 02, R1, MGA
* ALG Full Course Ancillaries: MGA
ALG Grant 172, R4, UWG
ALG Grant 218, R5, Dalton
* Using OpenStax American Government
One grant in-progress

USG Open Textbook: Basics of American Government

OpenStax American Government

Adopted by eCore: American Government

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: Lester/Lawrence

MERLOT Open Textbooks on American Government

American Literature (one course)

eCore Implementation

USG Open Textbook: Writing the Nation

Created by eCore: American Literature I

MIT Open CourseWare: American Literature

American Literature I

eCore Implementation

USG Open Textbook: Writing the Nation

Created by eCore: American Literature I

MIT Open CourseWare: American Literature

American Literature II

eCore Implementation

USG Open Textbook: Writing the Nation

Created by eCore: American Literature I

MIT Open CourseWare: American Literature

Astronomy of the Solar System

n/a

n/a

British Literature (one course)

n/a

n/a

British Literature I

n/a

n/a

British Literature II

n/a

n/a

College Algebra

eCore Implementation
ALG Grant 45, R1, GCSU
* ALG Full-Course Ancillaries: GCSU
ALG Grant 113, R2, FVSU
ALG Grant 116, R2, CCGA
* Using ALG Open Course
ALG Grant 125, R2, UNG
ALG Grant 178, R4, UNG (department-wide)
ALG Grant 213, R5, Clayton

Adopted by eCore: Advanced Algebra

OpenStax College Algebra

College of Coastal Georgia: College Algebra

Fort Valley State University: College Algebra

University of North Georgia: College Algebra

American Institute of Mathematics Approved Open Textbooks

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: Goodroe/Kidane

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Algebra

College Trigonometry

ALG Grant 116, R2, CCGA
* Using OpenStax Algebra and Trigonometry
* ALG Full-Course Ancillaries: CCGA
ALG Grant 213, R5, Clayton

OpenStax College Algebra and Trigonometry

College of Coastal Georgia: Trigonometry

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Trigonometry

Communicating in the
Business Environment

One grant in-progress

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative: Biochemistry

MERLOT Open Resources on Biochemistry

Computer Science I

ALG Grant 14, R1, GSU
* Using Adapted OpenStax CNX Textbook

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative: Principles of Computing

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: Johnson/Benson-Slaughter

MIT Open CourseWare: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming

Computer Science II

n/a

n/a

Critical Thinking

ALG Grant 16, R1, VSU
* VSU Open Course

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: James/Holt

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Critical Thinking

Domestic Issues

n/a

n/a

Drawing I

n/a

n/a

Drawing II

n/a

n/a

Elementary French I

ALG Grant 147, R4, UNG
*UNG Open Course

UNG Open Course: FREN 1001

Elementary French II

ALG Grant 147, R4, UNG
*UNG Open Course

UNG Open Course: FREN 1002

Elementary German I

n/a

n/a

Elementary German II

n/a

n/a

Elementary Greek

n/a

n/a

Elementary Greek II

n/a

n/a

Elementary Italian I

n/a

n/a

Elementary Italian II

n/a

n/a

Elementary Latin I

n/a

n/a

Elementary Latin II

n/a

n/a

Elementary Portuguese I

n/a

n/a

Elementary Portuguese II

n/a

n/a

Elementary Spanish I

Two grants in-progress

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative: Elementary Spanish I

Elementary Spanish II

One grant in-progress

n/a

English Composition I

ALG Grant 48, R1, Gordon
* Using ALG/Gordon Open Textbook
ALG Grant 104, R2, GSU
* Using ALG Open Textbook

USG Open Textbook: Contribute a Verse

USG Open Textbook: Successful College Composition

Gordon State College Writing Handbook

Dalton State College: The Roadrunner’s Guide to English

Adopted by eCore: Exploring Perspectives: A Concise Guide to Analysis

Adopted by eCore: Writing Spaces Volume 1
Writing Spaces Volume 2

BCcampus: Writing for Success

MERLOT Open Textbooks on English Writing and Composition

English Composition II

ALG Grant 104, R2, GSU
* Using ALG Open Textbook

USG Open Textbook: Contribute a Verse

USG Open Textbook: Successful College Composition

Gordon State College Writing Handbook

Dalton State College: The Roadrunner’s Guide to English

Adopted by eCore: Exploring Perspectives: A Concise Guide to Analysis

Adopted by eCore: Writing Spaces Volume 1
Writing Spaces Volume 2

BCcampus: Writing for Success

MERLOT Open Textbooks on English Writing and Composition

Foundations for College Algebra

Implemented in #270: Beginning or Intermediate Algebra

Foundations for English Composition

ALG Grant 128, R3, Dalton

Dalton State #128 LibGuides

Foundations for Mathematical Modeling

eCore Implementation
One grant in-progress

OpenStax Algebra and Trigonometry

Adopted by eCore: Redwoods Intermediate Algebra

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Mathematical Modeling

Foundations for Quantitative Reasoning

ALG Grant 210, R5, Armstrong

OpenStax College Introductory Statistics
MERLOT Open Textbooks on Quantitative Reasoning

Geographic Perspectives on Multiculturalism
in the U.S.

n/a

n/a

Global Issues

n/a

n/a

Human Communication

eCore Implementation

eCore Textbook in-development

Washington Open Course Library: Interpersonal Communication

Introduction to Anthropology

n/a

Washington Open Course Library: Survey of Anthropology

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Anthropology

Introduction to Archaeology

n/a

n/a

Introduction to Business

n/a

Virginia Tech Open Textbook: Fundamentals of Business

Washington Open Course Library: Introduction to Business

Open Textbook Library: Exploring Business

MERLOT Open Resources on Introduction to Business

Introduction to Comparative Politics

n/a

n/a

Introduction to Cultural Diversity

n/a

n/a

Introduction to Ethics

n/a

n/a

Introduction to General Psychology

eCore Implementation
ALG Grant 23, R1, GSW
* Using OpenStax Psychology
ALG Grant 29, R1, EGA
* Using ALG Open Textbook
ALG Grant 92, R2, ASU
* Using OpenStax Psychology
ALG Grant 102, R2, GSW (department-wide)
* Using OpenStax Psychology
ALG Grant 118, R2, UGA
* Using OpenStax Psychology
ALG Grant 130, R3, Clayton
* Using OpenStax Psychology
ALG Grant 141, R3, GHC
* Using OpenStax Psychology
ALG Grant 168, R4, Dalton
* Using OpenStax Psychology
ALG Grant 169, R4, UWG
* ALG Partial-Course Materials: UWG
* Using OpenStax Psychology
ALG Grant 221, R5, Augusta
* Using OpenStax Psychology

Implemented by eCore: OpenStax College Psychology
University of Georgia: Elementary Psychology

Clayton State University: Introduction to General Psychology

Georgia Highlands College: Introduction to General Psychology

Georgia Southwestern State University: Introduction to General Psychology

NOBA Customized Textbook: General Psychology: An Introduction

BCcampus: Introduction to Psychology

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Psychology

Introduction to Human Development

ALG Grant 160, R4, GSW
One grant in-progress

n/a

Introduction to Human Geography

One grant in-progress

n/a

Introduction to Landforms

n/a

n/a

Introduction to Marriage and Family

n/a

n/a

Introduction to Mathematical Modeling

eCore Implementation
One grant in-progress

OpenStax Algebra and Trigonometry

Adopted by eCore: Redwoods Intermediate Algebra

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Mathematical Modeling

Introduction to Philosophy

n/a

Washington Open Course Library: Introduction to Philosophy

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Introductory Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy of Art

n/a

n/a

Introduction to Physical Anthropology

n/a

n/a

Introduction to Physical Geography
(Earth Science Survey)

n/a

n/a

Introduction to Political Science

n/a

n/a

Introduction to Public Administration

n/a

n/a

Introduction to Social Anthropology

n/a

n/a

Introduction to Social Problems

ALG Grant 177, R4, GSW One grant in-progress

Open Textbook Library: Social Problems: Continuity and Change

OpenStax College Introduction to Sociology

BCCampus: Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World

Introduction to Sociology

eCore Implementation
ALG Grant 102, R2, GSW
* Using OpenStax Introduction to Sociology
ALG Grant 127, R3, Dalton
* Using OpenStax Introduction to Sociology
ALG Grant 143, R3, KSU
* Using OpenStax Introduction to Sociology
ALG Grant 225, R5, GHC
(data update in progress, draft final report)
* Using OpenStax Introduction to Sociology

Open Textbook Library: Social Problems: Continuity and Change

OpenStax College Introduction to Sociology

BCCampus: Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World

Introduction to the Psychology of Adjustment

One grant in-progress

n/a

Introduction to the Universe

n/a

n/a

Introduction to Weather and Climate

One grant in-progress

MIT Open CourseWare: Weather and Climate Laboratory

World Meteorological Organization: Online Training Publications

Introductory Biology (one course)

eCore Implementation
ALG Grant 142, R3, ASU
ALG Grant 219, R5, GHC
* Using OpenStax Concepts of Biology

OpenStax Concepts of Biology

Introductory Biology I

eCore Implementation
ALG Grant 142, R3, ASU
ALG Grant 219, R5, GHC
* Using OpenStax Concepts of Biology

OpenStax Concepts of Biology

Introductory Biology II

ALG Grant 219, R5, GHC
* Using OpenStax Concepts of Biology

OpenStax Concepts of Biology

Introductory Chemistry (one course)

n/a

OpenStax Chemistry

Introductory Chemistry I

n/a

OpenStax Chemistry

Introductory Chemistry II

n/a

OpenStax Chemistry

Introductory Geosciences I
(institutional option name,
such as Physical Geology)

eCore Implementation

USG Open Textbook: Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology

Washington Open Course Library: Introduction to Physical Geology

Introductory Geosciences II
(institutional option name,
such as Historical Geology)

n/a

n/a

Introductory Physics I

ALG Grant 98, R2, GHC
* Using OpenStax College Physics
ALG Grant 175, R4, MGA
* Using OpenStax College Physics
ALG Grant 181, R4, VSU
* VSU Full Ancillary Materials Set
* Using OpenStax College Physics

OpenStax College Physics
* VSU Full Ancillary Materials Set for OpenStax College Physics

Georgia Highlands College: Introduction to Physics

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: Saha/Zheng 2 ALG Grant-Supported Materials: Saha/Zheng 1

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Physics

Introductory Physics II

ALG Grant 175, R4, MGA
* Using OpenStax College Physics
ALG Grant 181, R4, VSU
* VSU Full Ancillary Materials Set
* Using OpenStax College Physics

OpenStax College Physics
* VSU Full Ancillary Materials Set for OpenStax College Physics

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Physics

Music Appreciation

eCore Implementation
ALG Grant 150, R4, Clayton
ALG Grant 167, R4, GSW
* GSW Open Course
ALG Grant 196, R5, GGC
* GGC Open Textbook

USG Open Textbook: Understanding Music

GGC Open Textbook: Music Appreciation

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Music Appreciation

Physical Science I

n/a

n/a

Physical Science II

n/a

n/a

Pre-calculus

eCore Implementation
ALG Grant 96, R2, ASU
* Using OpenStax Precalculus
ALG Grant 113, R2, FVSU
* Using OpenStax Precalculus
ALG Grant 116, R2, CCGA
* Using OpenStax Precalculus
* ALG Full-Course Ancillaries: CCGA
ALG Grant 125, R2, UNG
ALG Grant 178, R4, UNG
* Using OpenStax Precalculus
ALG Grant 213, R5, Clayton

OpenStax College Precalculus

Adopted by eCore: Precalculus: An Investigation of Functions

American Institute of Mathematics Approved Open Textbooks

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Precalculus

Principles of Accounting I

n/a

Washington Open Course Library: Principles of Accounting I

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Accounting

Principles of Accounting II

n/a

Washington Open Course Library: Principles of Accounting 2

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Accounting

Principles of Biology I

ALG Grant 132, R3, GTech
* Created by Georgia Tech: Biological Principles
ALG Grant 145, R4, GSW

OpenStax College Biology

Created by Georgia Tech: Honors Biological Principles

Dalton State College: Principles of Biology I

Dalton State College: Principles of Biology II

Valdosta State University: Principles of Biology I

ALG Grant-Supported Lab Manual: Burran/DesRochers

ALG-Supported Created Powerpoints: Reece et al.

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Biology

Principles of Biology II

ALG Grant 145, R4, GSW
ALG Grant 132, R3, GTech
* Created by Georgia Tech: Honors Biological Principles

OpenStax College Biology

Created by Georgia Tech: Honors Biological Principles

Dalton State College: Principles of Biology II

ALG Grant-Supported Lab Manual: Burran/DesRochers

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Biology

Principles of Chemistry I

eCore Implementation
ALG Grant 140, R3, Clayton

Implemented by eCore: OpenStax College Chemistry

Savannah State University: Principles of Chemistry I

University of North Georgia: Principles of Chemistry I

Open Textbook Library: Introductory Chemistry

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Chemistry

Principles of Chemistry II

eCore Implementation
ALG Grant 81, R3, Clayton
* Using ALG Open Course: UNG
ALG Grant 140, R3, Clayton

University of North Georgia: Principles of Chemistry II

Open Textbook Library: Introductory Chemistry

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Chemistry

Principles of Macroeconomics

ALG Grant 103, R2, Clayton
* Using OpenStax Macroeconomics

USG Open Textbook: Principles of Macroeconomic Literacy

Clayton State University: Principles of Macroeconomics

OpenStax Principles of Macroeconomics

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Macroeconomics

Principles of Microeconomics

ALG Grant 103, R2, Clayton
* Using OpenStax Microeconomics

OpenStax Principles of Microeconomics

Clayton State University: Principles of Microeconomics

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Microeconomics

Principles of Physics I

eCore Implementation
ALG Grant 140, R3, Clayton
Two grants in-progress

OpenStax College Physics

Adopted by eCore: Light and Matter

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Physics

Principles of Physics II

ALG Grant 140, R3, Clayton

OpenStax College Physics

Public Speaking

ALG Grant 129, R3, Dalton
* Using ALG Open Textbook
ALG Grant 133, R3, Clayton
* ALG Full Course Ancillaries: Clayton

USG Open Textbook: Exploring Public Speaking

Washington Open Course Library: Public Speaking

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Public Speaking

Quantitative Reasoning

ALG Grant 210, R5, Armstrong

OpenStax College Introductory Statistics
MERLOT Open Textbooks on Quantitative Reasoning

Resources, Society, and
the Environment

One grant in-progress

MERLOT Open Resources on Environmental Science

State and Local Government

n/a

n/a

Stellar and Galactic Astronomy

n/a

n/a

Support for College Algebra

ALG Grant #125, R2, UNG

OpenStax Elementary Algebra

Support for English Composition

ALG Grant #128, R3, Dalton

n/a

Support for Mathematical Modeling

n/a

n/a

Support for Quantitative Reasoning

One grant in-progress

OpenStax College Introductory Statistics
MERLOT Open Textbooks on Quantitative Reasoning

Survey of Chemistry I

ALG Grant 111, R2, MGA

OpenStax College Chemistry

Middle Georgia State University: Survey of Chemistry I

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Chemistry

Survey of Chemistry II

ALG Grant 111, R2, MGA
* ALG Adapted Open Text: MGA

OpenStax College Chemistry

Middle Georgia State University: Survey of Chemistry II

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Chemistry

Survey of U.S. History (one course)

eCore Implementation

n/a

Survey of U.S. History I

eCore Implementation

USG Open Textbook: History in the Making
OpenStax College U.S. History

MERLOT Open Textbooks on United States History

Survey of U.S. History II

n/a

MERLOT Open Textbooks on United States History

Survey of Western Civilization (one course)

n/a

n/a

Survey of Western Civilization I

n/a

n/a

Survey of Western Civilization II

n/a

n/a

Survey of Western Civilization III

n/a

n/a

Survey of World History (one course)

eCore Implementation

USG Open Textbook: World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500

Survey of World History I

eCore Implementation
Three grants in-progress

USG Open Textbook: World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500

OpenStax CNX: A Comprehensive Outline of World History

MERLOT Open Textbooks on World History

Survey of World History II

eCore Implementation

OpenStax CNX: A Comprehensive Outline of World History

MERLOT Open Textbooks on World History

Survey of World History III

n/a

n/a

Symbolic Logic

ALG Grant 16, R1, VSU
* VSU Open Course

VSU Open Course: Principles of Logic and Argumentation

The Environment of Business

ALG Grant 46, R1, GCSU
* Using ALG Open Course: GCSU
ALG Grant 61, R2, GSU
* Using ALG Open Modules: GSU
One grant in-progress

Georgia State University: Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: Roessing/Dowdy

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: Willey/Salloom

Saylor Foundation: Business Law and Ethics

MERLOT Open Textbooks on Business and Ethics

Theatre Appreciation

ALG Grant 135, R3, Dalton
* ALG Open Course: Dalton

Darton State College: Theatre Appreciation

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: Liss-Green et al.

Three Dimensional Design

n/a

n/a

Two Dimensional Design

n/a

n/a

World Literature (one course)

ALG Grant 33, R1, CSU
* ALG Open Anthology: CSU

USG Open Textbook: World Literature I

USG Open Textbook: Compact Anthology of World Literature

Columbus State University: Open Anthology of World Literature
Created by eCore: World Literature II

MERLOT Open Textbooks on World Literature

World Literature I

eCore Implementation
ALG Grant 33, R1, CSU
* ALG Open Anthology: CSU

USG Open Textbook: World Literature I

USG Open Textbook: Compact Anthology of World Literature

Columbus State University: Open Anthology of World Literature
Created by eCore: World Literature II

MERLOT Open Textbooks on World Literature

World Literature II

eCore Implementation
One grant in-progress

USG Open Textbook: World Literature I

USG Open Textbook: Compact Anthology of World Literature

Columbus State University: Open Anthology of World Literature
Created by eCore: World Literature II

MERLOT Open Textbooks on World Literature