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Course Materials

Effectiveness in Writing (ENGL102)

The cover of Effectiveness in Writing features a student between two library shelves, reading a book.

Effectiveness in Writing (ENGL102)

by Helen Beth Driver, Natascha Gast, and Susan Lowman-Thomas

In Effectiveness in Writing, readers will learn how to evaluate and write argumentative essays and continue to develop and strengthen knowledge of research and citation. Chapters include:
  1. Introduction
  2. Developing Strong Research Techniques
  3. Constructing Credible Arguments, Reading Critically, and Writing Effectively
  4. Negotiating the Opposition and Using the Toulmin Method of Argumentation
  5. Using the Toulmin Method Continued, Creating Argumentative Claims, and Using Reliable Sources
  6. Using the Rogerian Method of Argumentation
  7. Using the Rogerian Method Continued
  8. Using the Middle Ground Method of Argumentation

Introduction to Music Appreciation (MUSI200)

The cover of Introduction to Music Appreciation features a sepia-toned photo of a piano keyboard.

Introduction to Music Appreciation (MUSI200)

by Bethanie Hansen, David Whitehouse, and Cathy Silverman

Introduction to Music Appreciation is about listening, appreciating, understanding, and discussing music. It explores the history, aesthetics, and criticism of Western music for an enhanced understanding of the topic. Chapters include:
  1. Musical Elements, Critical Listening, and Course Overview
  2. Early Western Art Music
  3. The Baroque Era
  4. The Classical Era
  5. The Romantic Period
  6. Twentieth-Century Music
  7. Jazz
  8. Music of the World

Research, Analysis, and Writing (COLL300)

The cover of Research, Analysis, and Writing features a notepad and pencil.
Research, Analysis, and Writing (COLL300)

by Denise Snee, Kristin Houlton, and Nancy Heckel

Research, Analysis, and Writing explores the different stages of a research project, from defining an issue and developing a research question to creating an essay that incorporates critical sources. Chapters include:
  1. Writing and Research in the Academic Sphere
  2. Research Proposals and Thesis Statements
  3. Asking the Right Questions: Academic Honesty, Critical Thinking, Rhetorical Analysis, and Writing Surveys
  4. Critical Thinking, Source Evaluations, and Analyzing Academic Writing
  5. Using Materials from Sources
  6. Let the Writing Begin
  7. Drafts, Conclusions, and Abstracts
  8. It's Not Over 'til the Revising, Editing, & Proofreading Are

World Literature Anthology

The cover of Vol. 1 of the World Literature Anthology has an ancient artwork of a woman in an ornate headdress.

World Literature Anthology: Through the Renaissance

Edited by Linda Silva and William Overton

This anthology includes the following three volumes:
  • Volume One: Includes works from Ancient Greece and Rome, following heroes Odysseus, Achilles, and Aeneas.
  • Volume Two: Explores the folk tales of Africa, the mythical heroes of India, and the works of Confucius in Ancient China.
  • Volume Three: Uncovers adventures with the Knights of King Arthur's Courts and other medieval princes as well as Dante and his guide.