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Arts and Humanities OER
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The CORE Syllabus Collection
CORE: Open Access for the Humanities is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary, broad-ranging alternative to commercial networks. CORE includes over 300 open access syllabi in the humanities. Check the license on each for information on how it may be used.
UW Arts and Humanities OER
Bate-Papo: An Introduction to Portuguese by
This book was developed having in mind university students who speak English as their first language. We also took into consideration speakers of Spanish by highlighting some key similarities and differences between the two languages. Although this material was developed for university students, we hope that most of its content is also applicable to high school students, adolescents, and adults learning Portuguese, including immigrants in Brazil. The main focus of this edition is on Brazilian Portuguese. Occasionally, we highlight main differences between Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese spoken in Africa and Asia, and European Portuguese.
Arts and Humanities OER Examples
Moving Pictures: An Introduction to Cinema by
Publication Date: May 18, 2020
A free and open-source introduction to the art and science of moving pictures, offering in-depth exploration of how cinema communicates, and what, exactly, it is trying to say.
Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics by
Publication Date: December 9, 2019
We often make judgments about good and bad, right and wrong. Philosophical ethics is the critical examination of these and other concepts central to how we evaluate our own and each others' behavior and choices. This text examines some of the main threads of discussion on these topics that have developed over the last couple of millenia, mostly within the Western cultural tradition.
Histoires d'Avenirs: Science-fiction pour le cours de français niveaux intermédiaire et avancé by
Publication Date: 2017
Histoires d'Avenirs est un manuel basé sur neuf nouvelles de science fiction française qui s'adresse à un public d'apprenants étrangers (de niveaux intermédiaire et avancé) mais aussi à un public natif voulant approfondir ses connaissances de la science-fiction moderne - après un chapitre préliminaire qui rappelle les bases historiques du genre. Le manuel propose une approche holistique (stylistique, linguistique, et interculturelle) et sollicite une pensée critique au travers d'activités de lecture, interprétation, conversation, recherche et présentations, dans un double objectif : développer les compétences en français sur des sujets contemporains au travers de la fiction; et faire découvrir la science-fiction française et francophone aux apprenants étrangers.
Interpreting Love Narratives in East Asian Literature and Film by
Publication Date: 2019-06-16
This book explores the role of traditional East Asian worldviews, ethical values, and common practices in the shaping of East Asian narratives in literature and film. It offers a specific method for this analysis. The interpretive goal is to arrive at interpretations that more accurately engage cultural information so that narratives are understood more closely in terms of their native cultural rather than that of the reader/interpreter. Current neuroscience related to processes of perception and the attribution of meaning form the basis for the theory of interpretation offered in the first half of the volume.
La lingüística hispánica: Una introducción by
Publication Date: July 18, 2019
Este libro, todavía en desarrollo, se dirige a estudiantes de español en universidades estadounidenses y pretende ofrecer una breve y simple introducción a la lingüística hispánica. Incluye conceptos básicos de la lingüística, brinda ensayos que abarcan temas de interés social conectando la lingüística con la vida diaria, y ejercicios para practicar los conceptos. También hay enlaces a materiales relevantes disponibles en la red. El libro está creado enteramente por textos escritos y materiales compartidos por estudiantes mayoritariamente de pregrado y también cuenta con el trabajo y esfuerzo de estudiantes-editoras en un proyecto a largo plazo de pedagogía abierta.
Introduction to Cultural Analytics & Python by
This website hosts the course materials for “Introduction to Cultural Analytics: Data, Computation & Culture,” an undergraduate course taught at Cornell in the spring of 2020. It also includes an online textbook, which offers an introduction to the programming language Python that is specifically designed for humanities students and scholars with no previous programming experience. It demonstrates how Python can be used to study cultural materials such as song lyrics, short stories, newspaper articles, tweets, Reddit posts, and film screenplays.
Student Created Humanities OER
The Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature by
Publication Date: October 13, 2015
This is an anthology of public domain texts from earlier American literature, collected by students, faculty, and alumnae of Plymouth State University as an OER alternative to expensive commercial anthologies. The project is now developing through the Rebus Community, under the direction of managing editor Timothy Robbins, so users are encouraged to visit Rebus online
to find additional information about and subsequent iterations of this book:
Antología abierta de literatura hispana by
Publication Date: August 2, 2017
The Open Anthology of Hispanic Literature is a critical anthology of literary texts from the Spanish-speaking world. A focus on canonical authors and an attempt to include voices that have been marginalized. Each text includes an introduction and annotations created by students of the University of Oklahoma, la University of South Carolina y William Jewell College.