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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
ALG Grant 240, R6, GGC
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
Open Textbook Library: 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

Two grants in-progress

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
Open Mathematics in Action
ALG Grant 344, R10, ABAC

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
Open Textbook Library: Algebra

College Trigonometry

ALG Grant 116, R2, CCGA
* Using OpenStax Algebra and Trigonometry
* ALG Full-Course Ancillaries: CCGA
ALG Grant 213, R5, Clayton
ALG Grant 344, R10, ABAC

OpenStax College Algebra and Trigonometry
College of Coastal Georgia: Trigonometry
Open Textbook Library: Trigonometry

Communicating in the
Business Environment

n/a

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative: 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
Open Textbook Library: Computer Science

Computer Science II

Two grants in-progress

Open Textbook Network: Computer Science

Critical Thinking

ALG Grant 16, R1, VSU
* VSU Open Course

ALG Grant-Supported Materials: James/Holt
Open Textbook Library: 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 Open Textbook Library: Languages

Elementary French II

ALG Grant 147, R4, UNG
*UNG Open Course

UNG Open Course: FREN 1002
Open Textbook Library: Languages

Elementary German I

n/a

Open Textbook Library: Languages

Elementary German II

n/a

Open Textbook Library: Languages

Elementary Greek

n/a

Classical Greek Online
New Testament Greek Online
Open Greek and Latin
Open Textbook Library: Languages

Elementary Greek II

n/a

Classical Greek Online
New Testament Greek Online
Open Greek and Latin
Open Textbook Library: Languages

Elementary Italian I

One grant in-progress

Open Textbook Library: Languages

Elementary Italian II

One grant in-progress

Open Textbook Library: Languages

Elementary Latin I

n/a

Latin Online
Open Greek and Latin
Open Textbook Library: Languages

Elementary Latin II

n/a

Latin Online
Open Greek and Latin
Open Textbook Library: Languages

Elementary Portuguese I

n/a

Open Textbook Library: Languages

Elementary Portuguese II

n/a

Open Textbook Library: Languages

Elementary Spanish I

ALG Grant #234, R6, UNG
ALG Grant 281, R8, GGC
One grant in-progress

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative: Elementary Spanish I
Open Textbook Library: Languages

Elementary Spanish II

ALG Grant 281, R8, GGC
One grant in-progress

Open Textbook Library: Languages

English Composition I

ALG Grant 48, R1, Gordon
* Using ALG/Gordon Open Textbook
ALG Grant 104, R2, GSU
* Using ALG Open Textbook
ALG Grant 315, R9, KSU
* Using ALG Open Resources
Two grants in-progress

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
Open Textbook Library: Composition

English Composition II

ALG Grant 104, R2, GSU
* Using ALG Open Textbook
Two grants in-progress

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
Open Textbook Library: Composition

Foundations for College Algebra

ALG Grant 270, R7, EGSC

Implemented in #270: Beginning or Intermediate Algebra
Open Textbook Library: Algebra

Foundations for English Composition

ALG Grant 128, R3, Dalton
ALG Grant 255, R7, GSU (ESL Students)

Dalton State #128 LibGuides
Open Textbook Library: Composition

Foundations for Mathematical Modeling

eCore Implementation
ALG Grant 312, R9, UNG

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
Two grants in-progress

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

Washington Open Course Library: Interpersonal Communication
Open Textbook Library: Communication

Introduction to Anthropology

One grant in-progress

Washington Open Course Library: Survey of Anthropology
MERLOT Open Textbooks on Anthropology

Introduction to Archaeology

n/a

n/a

Introduction to Business

One grant in-progress

Virginia Tech Open Textbook: Fundamentals of Business
Washington Open Course Library: Introduction to Business
Open Textbook Library: 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
ALG Grant 242, R6, CCGA
ALG Grant 291, R8, UWG
ALG Grant 332, R10, Dalton

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
Open Textbook Library: Psychology

Introduction to Human Development

ALG Grant 160, R4, GSW
ALG Grant 323, R9, GHC
* Using USG Open Course

n/a

Introduction to Human Geography

ALG Grant 279, R8, GGC
ALG Grant 355, R11, KSU

UNG Press Partner Text: Introduction to Human Geography

Introduction to Landforms

n/a

n/a

Introduction to Marriage and Family

n/a

n/a

Introduction to Mathematical Modeling

eCore Implementation
ALG Grant #312, R9, UNG

OpenStax Algebra and Trigonometry
Adopted by eCore: Redwoods Intermediate Algebra
MERLOT Open Textbooks on Mathematical Modeling

Introduction to Philosophy

ALG Grant #361, R11, GHC

BCcampus: The Originals: Classic Readings in Western Philosophy
Washington Open Course Library: Introduction to Philosophy
Open Textbook Library: 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 ALG Grant 313, R9, KSU

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
ALG Grant 341, R10, GSU

Open Textbook Library: Social Problems: Continuity and Change
OpenStax College Introduction to Sociology
BCCampus: Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World
Open Textbook Library: Sociology

Introduction to the Psychology of Adjustment

ALG Grant 329, R9, EGSC

n/a

Introduction to the Universe

n/a

n/a

Introduction to Weather and Climate

ALG Grant 272, R7, VSU

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
Open Textbook Library: 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
Open Textbook Library: Biology

Introductory Biology II

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

OpenStax Concepts of Biology
Open Textbook Library: Biology

Introductory Chemistry (one course)

n/a

OpenStax Chemistry
Open Textbook Library: Chemistry

Introductory Chemistry I

n/a

OpenStax Chemistry
Open Textbook Library: Chemistry

Introductory Chemistry II

n/a

OpenStax Chemistry
Open Textbook Library: 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

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
Two grants in-progress

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
Two grants in-progress

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
One grant in-progress

USG Open Textbook: Understanding Music
GGC Open Textbook: Music Appreciation
MERLOT Open Textbooks on Music Appreciation

Physical Science I

n/a

Open Textbook Library: Physics

Physical Science II

ALG Grant 337, R10, ASU

Open Textbook Library: Physics

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
Open Mathematics in Action

OpenStax College Precalculus
Adopted by eCore: Precalculus: An Investigation of Functions

American Institute of Mathematics Approved Open Textbooks

Open Textbook Library: Precalculus

Principles of Accounting I

n/a

UNG Press: Principles of Financial Accounting
UNG Press: Principles of Managerial Accounting Washington Open Course Library: Principles of Accounting I
Open Textbook Library: Accounting

Principles of Accounting II

n/a

UNG Press: Principles of Financial Accounting
UNG Press: Principles of Managerial Accounting Washington Open Course Library: Principles of Accounting 2
Open Textbook Library: Accounting

Principles of Biology I

ALG Grant 132, R3, GTech
* Created by Georgia Tech: Biological Principles
ALG Grant 145, R4, GSW
ALG Grant 245, R6, EGSC
ALG Grant 370, R10, GHC
1 grant in-progress

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.
Open Textbook Library: 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
Open Textbook Library: Biology

Principles of Chemistry I

eCore Implementation
ALG Grant 140, R3, Clayton
ALG Grant 259, R7, CCGA
ALG Grant 261, R7, GA Southern
ALG Grant 304, R8, GHC
One grant in-progress

Implemented by eCore: OpenStax College Chemistry
Savannah State University: Principles of Chemistry I
University of North Georgia: Principles of Chemistry I
Open Textbook Library: Chemistry)

Principles of Chemistry II

eCore Implementation
ALG Grant 81, R3, Clayton
* Using ALG Open Course: UNG
ALG Grant 140, R3, Clayton
ALG Grant 259, R7, CCGA
ALG Grant 261, R7, GA Southern
ALG Grant 304, R8, GHC
One grant in-progress

University of North Georgia: Principles of Chemistry II
Open Textbook Library: Chemistry

Principles of Macroeconomics

ALG Grant 103, R2, Clayton
* Using OpenStax Macroeconomics
One grant in-progress

USG Open Textbook: Principles of Macroeconomic Literacy
Clayton State University: Principles of Macroeconomics
OpenStax Principles of Macroeconomics
Open Textbook Library: Macroeconomics

Principles of Microeconomics

ALG Grant 103, R2, Clayton
* Using OpenStax Microeconomics
ALG Grant 285, R8, GA Southern

OpenStax Principles of Microeconomics
Clayton State University: Principles of Microeconomics
Open Textbook Library: Microeconomics

Principles of Physics I

eCore Implementation
ALG Grant 140, R3, Clayton
ALG Grant 175, R4, MGA
ALG Grant 243, R6, VSU

OpenStax College Physics
Adopted by eCore: Light and Matter
Open Textbook Library: Physics

Principles of Physics II

ALG Grant 140, R3, Clayton
ALG Grant 243, R6, VSU

OpenStax College Physics
Open Textbook Library: 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
One grant in-progress

OpenStax College Introductory Statistics
MERLOT Open Textbooks on Quantitative Reasoning

Resources, Society, and
the Environment

ALG Grant 244, R6, GHC
ALG Grant 330, R9, VSU

GCSU: Introduction to Environmental Science, 2nd Edition
Open Textbook Library: Environmental Science

State and Local Government

n/a

n/a

Stellar and Galactic Astronomy

n/a

OpenStax Astronomy

Support for College Algebra

ALG Grant #125, R2, UNG

OpenStax Elementary Algebra

Support for English Composition

ALG Grant #128, R3, Dalton

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
Open Textbook Library: Composition

Support for Mathematical Modeling

ALG Grant #312, R9, UNG

n/a

Support for Quantitative Reasoning

ALG Grant 210, R5, Armstrong

OpenStax College Introductory Statistics
MERLOT Open Textbooks on Quantitative Reasoning

Survey of Chemistry I

ALG Grant 111, R2, MGA
Two grants in-progress

OpenStax College Chemistry
Middle Georgia State University: Survey of Chemistry I
Open Textbook Library: 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
Open Textbook Library: Chemistry

Survey of U.S. History (one course)

eCore Implementation
ALG Grant 300, R8, GHC

n/a

Survey of U.S. History I

eCore Implementation
ALG Grant 300, R8, GHC
One grant in-progress

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

Survey of U.S. History II

ALG Grant 300, R8, GHC
One grant in-progress

Survey of Western Civilization (one course)

n/a

n/a

Survey of Western Civilization I

ALG Grant #237, R6, EGSC
One grant in-progress

Open Textbook Library: Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 1

Survey of Western Civilization II

ALG Grant #357, R11, EGA
* Using USG Open Course

Open Textbook Library: Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 2

Survey of Western Civilization III

n/a

Open Textbook Library: Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 3 (to 2017)

Survey of World History (one course)

eCore Implementation
Two grants in-progress

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

Survey of World History I

eCore Implementation
ALG Grant #280, R7, GA Southern
ALG Grant #276, R7, Clayton
One grant 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
ALG Grant #349, R11, GA Southern
* Using USG Open Course

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
ALG Grant 232, R6, Clayton

OpenStax Business Ethics
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
ALG Grant 318, R9, UNG
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
Open Textbook Library: 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
Open Textbook Library: Literature

World Literature II

eCore Implementation
ALG Grant 318, R9, UNG

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
Open Textbook Library: Literature