This textbook supports the Impact of Materials on Society course and teaching materials, developed with the Materials Research Society. The textbook offers an exploration into materials (including ceramics, clay, concrete, glass, metals, and polymers) and the relationship with technologies and social structures. The textbook was developed by an interdisciplinary team from Engineering and Liberal Arts and Sciences, including anthropologists, sociologists, historians, media studies experts, Classicists, and more.
Adapted from Introduction to World Literature Anthology by Christian Beck under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution license.
This is a collection of peer-reviewed journal articles from a sophisticated multi-phased mixed methods evaluation study on a Chinese women cancer screening program. This edited book consists of articles discussing the three key phases of this mixed methods evaluation program of study. It introduces the Chinese Cervical Cancer Screening Program as an exemplar of mixed methods research (MMR) application and showcases MMR integration through the reporting dimension. Study methodology can be applied to international researchers and scholars from interdisciplinary fields beyond public health.
This anthology is divided into five major sections, starting with the Colonial period and ending with the publication of Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl on the eve of the Civil War. Each section includes an overview and framework for approaching the readings, as well as overarching questions to help students think about the connections between the texts. There is also a brief introduction to each of the authors featured in these sections, followed by discussion questions based on the texts. The textual introductions do not include a great deal of biographical material; instead, I have used them to provide a frame (typically connected to the larger section introduction) that I hope will help students to navigate from. The discussion questions could also easily be used as open-ended exam questions or as essay prompts. Some of the discussion questions are also invitations for students to make intertextual connections, or to consider how the literary landscape changes from its “beginnings” to the Civil War.
Political Philosophy is a collection of public domain works compiled by the UCF Wiki Knights student organization to provide a free / open resource for instructors to use in their courses and for others interested in the subject matter.
University Physics Volume 2 is the second of a three book series that (together) covers a two- or three-semester calculus-based physics course. This text has been developed to meet the scope and sequence of most university physics courses (in terms of what Volume 2 is designed to deliver) and provides a foundation for a career in mathematics, science, or engineering. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of physics and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and to the world around them.