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Table Of Contents About Dallas TeleLearning Courseware Formats, Options and Licensing Digital Resource Repository
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Course descriptions Business Accounting in Action Principles I Principles II Financial Managerial Choices & Change Macroeconomics Microeconomics It’s Strictly Business
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English The Writer’s Circle The Writer’s Odyssey
Government U.S Government Online Texas Government Online
Health & Wellness Journey to Health Nutrition Pathways Nutrition Pathways Concepts
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History Shaping America (To 1877) Transforming America (Since 1877)
Science Physical Geology
Sociology Exploring Society
Physical Fitness Becoming Physically Fit
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About Dallas TeleLearning What We Have To Offer Who We Are Dallas courses are integrated learning systems that Dallas TeleLearning, housed in use multiple media to deliver an academically sound the R. Jan LeCroy Center for course that can fit all institutions’ distance learning Educational Telecommunications, programs. These comprehensive courseware packages include broadcast quality videos, textbook, student part of the Dallas County course guide, testbank, faculty guide and online activities. Dallas TeleLearning’s instructional design Community College District, development process supports the educational has been providing award-winning and quality and instructional integrity which are the hallmarks of our products. Dallas courseware is produced distance learning courses using cognitive theory and proven scientific research; since 1972. the rigorous design and development process takes 18 months to 24 months to complete. We enlist experts on three different levels in our design: • Course development team consisting of: content specialist, instructional designer, video producer, web producer and various other production professionals • Local and national advisory committees consisting of professionals and experts within the discipline • Nationally recognized authorities in their field Our Digital Resource Repository, winner of the DCCCD’s Learning Technology Innovation of the Year award, features abbreviated versions of our traditional videos, edited to fit into instructor’s online, hybrid or face-to-face-lessons. We utilize student-centered instructional design that gives distance learning students a quality learning experience that accommodates different learning styles. The rich media used in the courseware keeps students engaged and motivated, thereby promoting retention. We design our courses according to faculty needs by developing scalable, cost-effective courses that can be taught by multiple faculty teaching multiple sections, each with the capability to customize the courseware to fit their instructional styles.
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All About Dallas TeleLearning Courseware Interactive Course is a student-centered instructional design that brings video programs, interactive exercises and project-based activities to the student’s desktop while providing students with a means of monitoring, measuring and documenting their learning through pre and post self-assessment tools.
Media options: • Online format that includes a web link to the course content and a password assigned to each licensed institution. • DVD-ROM format that alleviates the need for a continuous Internet connection. (not available for Physical Geology or new U.S. Government courses). • Video-based course is an integrated learning system that uses multiple media to deliver academically sound, course content. These courses combine videos, textbook, student course guide, testbank and faculty guide. GETTING STARTED Order forms are available on our website under “How to Order”
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Dallas TeleLearning Courseware Continued Step 3: Course Media, Visit our website under “How to Order” Media Formats: • Video • Video DVD sets (not duplicable) • Videostreaming • Video Masters: WMV files, DVD-R, Beta SP, DVCAM, DVC Pro • Interactive course • Web link and password access assigned by Dallas TeleLearning • DVD-ROM masters for duplication • Print materials from publisher to include textbook, student course guide and faculty test bank. Visit our website for current listing of print editions, ISBNs and contact information.
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The Digital Resource Repository
Dallas TeleLearning’s Digital Resource Repository is a vast library of 2500+ video and interactive learning objects for your course development needs. English Composition Dangling participles and improper use of semicolons are a thing of the past. Select segments from Dallas TeleLearning’s award-winning “The Writer’s Circle” and “The Writer’s Odyssey” have been added to the repository. Faculty can choose from almost 200 video clips and 79 interactive exercises to reinforceconcepts and strengthen students’ writing.
In a partnership with San Bernardino Community College District, we are providing a robust media repository designed to meet the needs of higher education. Features of the repository include:
Behavioral and Social Sciences Lively and engaging stories and situations dramatizing human conflicts are the core of our 211 sociology clips while our 144 government clips bring the democratic process right to the students’ finger tips. Nearly 400 history clips are divided into events that shaped the United States prior to the 19th-century, and events that framed our modern world. Students can play games, match sociological perspectives to experts, and are challenged to classify media as factual or biased from a selection of 109 interactiveflash exercises.
More than 2500 video clips and interactive exercises vetted by indus try experts and instructional designers across multiple disciplines
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Business Today our economy begins its next recession-to-expansion cycle. The repository lays the foundation to understanding the principles of business through 173 clips and 61 exercises. The repository offers more than 400 clips to help faculty delve into the micro and macroeconomics of our changing business environment, while breaking down the accounting principles that guide it. Choose from more than 165 activities that reinforce these concepts. 1-866-DISTLRN
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Health and Wellness This subject encompasses health, nutrition and physical fitness. Instead of describing how the digestive system works or telling students how to boost their metabolism to improve overall physical health, the repository gives you 242 media clips to show them. Supported by 103 exercises to keep them motivated, students are given cardiovascular endurance tests, flexibility tests, and instructions on how to log their progress. The health and nutrition clips offer supplemental tools to strengthen a solid foundation for nursing or dietetics.
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ACCOUNTING IN ACTION Principles I Principles II
OBJECTIVES Discuss the purpose and nature of accounting and how accountants help decision makers use financial accounting information. •
Identify the objectives of financial reporting uses and limitations. •
Identify and perform the steps in the accounting cycle beginning with recording daily transactions in the journal to the post-closing trial balance. •
Product Codes AA1 and AA2
The Principles of Accounting courses/ format information is split 65% Financial and 35% Managerial. The focus of this series is on the use ofaccountinginformationfordecision making in contemporary business environments and emphasizes critical thinking,analysis,problemsolvingand communication skills. 27 half-hour videos, Closed Captioned Interactive Course, Video-based Course
Identify and discuss management issues related to merchandise inventory, shortterm liquid assets, long-term operating assets and a variety of liabilities. •
Principles I TITLES
1. The Dynamic World of Accounting introduces the purpose and nature of financial accounting. 2. Business Transactions and Financial Reporting discusses the objectives of financial reporting including basic assumptions and principles. Characteristicsofbusinesstransactions,use of the accounting equation and flow of transactions to financial statements are covered.
3. Analyzing and Recording Transactions presents analysis of business transactions, connections between transactions, the recording process, financial statements and the distinction between cash basis and accrual basis accounting.
Explain and account for revenue and capital expenditures related to long-term operating assets.
4. Year End: Adjusting the Accounts compares and contrasts accrual and cash accounting, emphasizing goals and techniques of adjusting accounts and preparing adjusted financial statements.
Prepare financial statements for service and merchandise businesses. •
Explain the nature of long-term operating assets, and account for their acquisition, depreciation and disposal. •
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of partnerships and corporate forms of ownership. •
5. Year End: Completing the Accounting Cycle discusses goals and techniques of the closing process and its place in business and accounting cycles. 6. Accounting for a Merchandise Business introduces the managing and accounting for merchandise inventory, use of the income statement for recording transactions and ways of measuring inventory.
The Accounting in Action series is packaged in two formats (consisting of four courses) to accommodate the balance of applications in financial and managerial accounting required in a variety of settings, including manufacturing, merchandising and service organizations:
7. Merchandise Inventory and Cost of Goods Sold discusses the nature and impact of merchandise inventory on financial performance, including the effects of inventory errors, choices between cost and market value, and use of estimates for valuing inventory.
SUGGESTED PRINT MATERIALS (from McGraw-Hill/Irwin) Textbook: Principles 1 uses Fundamental Accounting Principles by Larson, Wild & Chippetta Student Course Guide: Student Course Guide For Accounting in Action, Vol. 1 by Korman, Wallace &, McCoy.
8. Accounting Information Systems introduces design principles and compares manual and computer-based accounting systems, their selection and impact. 9. Internal Control and Cash presents goals, characteristics and techniques of internal control, illustrating cash controls such as reconciling bank accounts and the impact of Electronic Funds Transfer. 10. Short Term Liquid Assets Other Than Cash discusses business and management issues related to short term liquid assets, recording and reporting such assets. Customer receivables, including bad debt, are covered. 11. Long Term Operating Assets (property, plant and equipment, natural resources, and intangible) and their nature and impact on a company’s financial performance are discussed. 12. Current and Long Term Liabilities illustrates recognition, recording and reporting of commonplace current liabilities and contingent liabilities, distinguishing between current and long term liabilities. 13. Partnership and Corporate Accounting investigates the nature and characteristics of ownership. Accounting transactions affecting partner equity accounts and the issuing of capital stock for corporations are discussed.
Principles II OBJECTIVES Explain the rationale, form and content of a comprehensive corporate income statement, including earnings per share. •
Explain the connection between market (effective) interest rates and stated interest rates, and their impact. •
Prepare and interpret a statement of cash flows (indirect method). •
Compare and contrast the purpose, scope and nature of managerial and financial information. •
Identify and discuss the impact of contemporary management principles. •
Prepare a manufacturing statement and link it to the income statement and balance sheet of a manufacturer. •
Discuss the importance, challenges, and approaches to allocating overhead to products and services. •
Identify relevant costs and revenues to a variety of short-term management decisions. •
Principles II TITLES 14. Corporate Reporting: Dividends, Income and Retained Earnings shows the rationale and accounting for cash, stock dividends and treasury stock. A comprehensive corporate income statement, retained earnings, earnings per share and related ratios are presented. 15. Bonds and Long Term Notes Payable examines tradeoffs between debt and equity financing. Bonds, their recording and reporting, including those issued at a premium or discount are covered.
16. Investing Long Term in Other Corporations discusses investing long term in the voting stock and debt of other corporations. Levels of long term equity investments and various ownership levels are illustrated. 17. The Statement of Cash Flows discusses the purpose and format of the statement, showing how it is prepared using the indirect method and evaluating cash flow. 18. Analyzing Financial Statements discusses the rationale and limitations of analyzing financial statements, using vertical and horizontal analyses. Liquidity, solvency and profitability ratios are calculated and interpreted. 19. Introduction to Managerial Accounting Concepts and Principles introduces and compares purposes and characteristics of managerial accounting to financial accounting, illustrating the role of management accountants. 20. Manufacturing and Job Order Cost Accounting introduces characteristics and uses of cost accounting systems and establishes connections between manufacturing activities and accounting for costs. 21. Manufacturing and Process Order Cost Accounting compares process and job order systems, illustrating related journal entries. Equivalent units of production and costs are calculated and tracked, and management uses of this information are discussed. 22. Cost Allocation and Performance Measures discusses centralized vs. decentralized organization and single vs. two-stage allocation of overhead. A departmental income statement, controllable costs, responsibility accounting and departmental performance reports are investigated.
SUGGESTED PRINT MATERIALS (from McGraw-Hill/Irwin) Textbook: Principles II uses Fundamental Accounting Principles, Vol. II by Larson, Wild & Chippetta Student Student Course Guide: Student Course Guide for Accounting in Action, Vol. II by Korman, Wallace & McCoy.
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23. Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis discusses cost behavior applied to situations such as break-even analysis, impact on net income of changes in cost structure and implications of cost structure on profit risk and volatility. 24. Master Budgets and Profit Planning examines advantages and procedures of developing a master budget and discusses technical and “human factor” challenges of budget preparation. 25. Flexible Budgets and Standard Costs compares fixed and flexible budgets, establishes connections between flexible budgets and performance reports and discusses the challenges, benefits and limitations of standard costs. 26. Capital Budgeting Decisions examines the importance and risks of capital budgeting and investing in contemporary business environments. Analytical tools, including payback, net present value and internal rate of return, are presented and applied to capital budgeting proposals.
Experts Interviewed for this series include:
ACCOUNTING IN ACTION Financial & Managerial
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Chief Accountant, Enforcement Division Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, DC Managing Director, Corporate Accounting American Airlines, Fort Worth, TX Accounting Professors from: Univ. of Illinois (Chicago); Nassau Community College (New York); Southern Methodist Univ. (Dallas, TX); University of Washington (Seattle)
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PRINCIPLES II • Director, Production Finance, Disney Feature Animation, Burbank, CA • •
The Financial and Managerial courses/format information is split 50% Financial and 50% Managerial
Controller, AT&T, Basking Ridge, NJ Director, Patient Care, Baylor Medical Center - Grapevine, TX
28 half-hour videos, Closed Captioned Interactive Course, Video-based Course
27. Relevant Costs for Decision Making introduces the characteristics of information relevant to short term operating decisions and analyzes management decisions to keep or drop a product, accept a special order, and optimize scarce resources.
Financial OBJECTIVES •
Discuss the purpose and nature of accounting and how accountants help various decision makers use financial accounting information. Identify the objectives of financial reporting, and the uses and limitations of financial accounting information. Apply evaluation techniques to a company’s financial position and operating performance. Prepare a variety of adjusting journal entries and closing entries for service and merchandise businesses. Describe the overall financial accounting communication process, identifying who is involved and what information is communicated.
Calculate inventory costs using a variety of methods and discuss their impact on the financial statements. Explain the nature of long-term operating assets and account for their acquisition, depreciation, and disposal. Identify and discuss the reasons, methods, and sources of information used in analyzing financial statements.
Financial TITLES 1. The Dynamic World of Accounting introduces the purpose and nature of financial accounting. 2. Business Transactions and the Balance Sheet introduces objectives of financial reporting, including basic assumptions and principles. Characteristics of business trans-actions, use of the accounting equation and double entry accounting are covered. 3. Business Transactions and the Income Statement focuses on recording operating transactions, operating and accounting cycles, accrual accounting and the income statement. Discusses related accounting principles of revenue recognition, timing of expenses, the matching principle, periodicity. 4. Year End: Adjusting and Closing the Accounts compares accrual and cash accounting, emphasizing goals and techniques of adjusting accounts and preparing financial statements. The closing process, its place in business and accounting cycles are discussed. 5. Communicating Accounting Information identifies roles and responsibilities of participants in the accounting information communication process, presenting ways in which the process works. 6. Accounting for Revenue, Accounts Receivable and Cash investigates recording and reporting revenue and collecting customer accounts. Presents internal control and its application to cash, reconciling the bank statement and the impact of Electronic Funds Transfer.
7. Merchandise Inventory and Cost of Goods Sold discusses the nature and impact of merchandise inventory on financial performance and the valuation of inventory using cost flow methods. 8. Long Term Operating Assets discusses the nature and impact of operating assets (property, plant and equipment, natural resources, and intangibles) on a company’s financial performance. Accounting for acquisition cost, depreciation, operating and disposal of these assets is covered. 9. Current and Long Term Liabilities illustrates recognition, recording and reporting of commonplace current and contingent liabilities and distinguishes between current and long term liabilities. Value computations and use of credit are demonstrated.
13. The Statement of Cash Flows discusses the purpose and format of the statement, and shows preparing the statement using the indirect method and evaluating cash flow. 14. Analyzing Financial Statements discusses the rationale and limitations of analyzing financial statements, using vertical and horizontal analyses.
10. Bonds Payable examines tradeoffs between debt and equity financing. Bonds, their recording and reporting, including those issued at a premium or discount, and investment in bonds are covered. 11. Corporate Owners’ Equity covers the corporate form of ownership, classes of stock, cash, stock dividends and evaluating of corporate capital structure. SUGGESTED PRINT MATERIALS (from McGraw-Hill/Irwin) Textbook: Financial uses Financial Accounting by Libby, Libby & Short Student Course Guide: Student Course Guide for Accounting in Action: Financial Accounting by Frank Korman
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12. Equity Investments in Other Corporations discusses investing in the voting stock of other corporations, distinguishing between levels of investment and a variety of ownership levels.
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Managerial OBJECTIVES Identify the information needs of managers and how managerial accountants address them. •
Identify, measure, and report the cost of raw materials, work in process, and finished goods inventories. •
Compute equivalent unit costs, and prepare a cost summary of completed and not completed products. •
Calculate and report break-even, and how changes in cost, volume, or price affect profit. •
Discuss how flexible budgets and standard costs are used to control and evaluate operations. •
Apply numerous methods for determining selling prices. •
Discuss the just-in-time operating environment and how it helps managers make decisions in competitive situations. •
Identify the types of financial and non-financial information used to evaluate performance in a competitive environment. •
Managerial TITLES 1. Managerial Accounting and Today’s
Business Environment compares characteristics of managerial accounting to those of financial accounting, and the role of management accountants. Just-in-Time inventories, Total Quality Management, and the Theory of Constraints are related to a globally competitive environment. 2. Manufacturing Costs and Classifications analyzes the balance sheet and income statement for a manufacturing firm with emphasis on inventories, cost of goods sold and manufacturing schedule. 3. Manufacturing and Job Order Cost Accounting introduces characteristics and uses of manufacturing cost accounting systems. A job cost accounting system is developed and applied in a manufacturing setting, along with overhead rates. 4. Manufacturing and Process Order Cost Accounting compares process and job order systems. Units of production and costs are calculated and tracked and management’s uses are discussed. 5. Cost Behavior and Variable Costing introduces cost behavior and analyzes mixed costs. Variable versus absorption product costing information is discussed and evaluated, as well as the impact of changes in production volume on net income under variable and absorption cost reporting. 6. Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis discusses cost behavior applied to situations such as break-even analysis, the impact on net income of changes in cost structure and implications of cost structure on profit risk and volatility.
7. Activity-Based-Costing examines trends influencing the costing of products and services, comparing ABC to more traditional costing. Examines activity-based costing and implementation, and the connection to activity-based-management. 8. Master Budgets and Profit Planning examines advantages and procedures for developing a master budget and discusses the technical and “human factor” challenges of budget preparation. Proforma financial statements are prepared. 9. Standard Costs, Operating Performance and the Balanced Score Card discusses advantages and challenges of establishing cost standards, presenting material, labor and variable overhead variances. Non-financial operating measures are reviewed and related to the balanced score card. Delivery cycle time, manufacturing cycle efficiency, and value added versus nonvalue added activities are covered. 10. Flexible Budgets and Overhead Analysis compares flexible and static budgets and shows the variable overhead report. Calculation and interpretation of overhead application rates in a standard cost system are reviewed, as well as the limitations of standard costing.
SUGGESTED PRINT MATERIALS (from McGraw-Hill/Irwin) Textbook: Managerial uses Managerial Accounting by Garrison & Noreen. Student Course Guide: Student Course Guide for Accounting in Action: Managerial Accounting by Frank Korman
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Experts Interviewed for this series include: Financial Accounting •
Director Gross Margin Accounting, Sprint Long Distance, Kansas City, MO Audit Manager, Deloitte and Touche,
LLP, Dallas, TX
11. Segment Reporting, Profitability and Decentralization discusses centralized vs. decentralized operations and the challenges of assigning overhead costs to business segments. 12. Relevant Costs for Decision Making introduces the characteristics of information relevant to short term operating decisions and analyzes management decisions to keep or drop a product, accept a special order and optimize scarce resources. 13. Capital Budgeting Decisions examines the importance and risks of capital budgeting and investing in contemporary business environments. A variety of analytical tools, such as payback, net present value and internal rate of return are presented and applied to capital budgeting proposals.
Director Financial Operations, Institute of Management Accountants, Montvale, NJ Managerial Managerial Accounting
Vice President/Manager, Accounting Services, Texas Instruments, Dallas, Texas • Finance Resource, Clorox Products Manufacturing Company, Aberdeen, MD • Professor of Economics, University of North Texas, Denton, TX • Managing Director, Finance and Administration, Institute of Management Accountants, Montvale, NJ •
14. Pricing Products and Services reviews using price elasticity of demand and variable cost to maximize profits. The selling price and markup percentage are calculated using absorption costing. Target cost for a new product or service is introduced.
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CHOICES & CHANGE Macroeconomics & Microeconomics
OBJECTIVES Demonstrate mastery of the macroeconomics theory.
Identify macroeconomic problems confronting the U.S. economy. •
Identify and explain the primary causes of these problems. •
Identify and explain the principal economic effects of these problems. •
Identify and explain appropriate policy options for resolving these problems. •
Product Code Mac
Evaluate the validity of policies proposed for resolving these problems. •
Macroeconomics focuses on the economy as a whole. Economic principles are studied within the framework of Classical, Keynesian, Monetarist and emerging alternative models. Emphasis is given to national income determination, money and banking, and the role of monetary and fiscal policy in economic stabilization and growth. International aspects are integrated throughout the course.
Apply the theory of macroeconomics to subsequent courses in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. •
1. The Study of Choice focuses on utilizing scarce resources. Los Angeles school district representatives discuss the dilemma faced by organizations competing for resources, options and conflicting opinions concerning NAFTA. 2. Confronting Scarcity develops the Production Possibilities Curve (PPC) to illustrate conflict from potential vs. actual uses of the South American rainforests and the benefits of trade derived from a country’s ability to reach beyond its production possibilities. 3. Supply and Demand develops and uses supply and demand curves to analyze how surpluses and shortages are eliminated. Price controls and their potential effects on markets are graphed and analyzed. 4. The Business Cycle is illustrated in segments on unemployment and inflation. Job seekers portray causes and types of unemployment. Causes and effects of inflation and how to calculate the rate are explained.
14 Half-Hour Videos, Closed Captioned
5. Measuring Economic Growth uses a simple circular flow model to outline economic activity between businesses and households in a small community. Components and methods of calculating GDP are presented.
Interactive Course, Video-Based Course
The Choices & Change series is comprised of two courses: Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
6. Aggregate Supply and Demand develops the AS/AD model graphically and shows how recessionary and inflationary gaps are created. Experts debate government policies aimed at eliminating or reducing these gaps and the range of U.S. citizen opinion is highlighted.
SUGGESTED PRINT MATERIALS (from Worth Publishers) Textbook: Macroeconomics by Krugman & Wells Student Course Guide: Student Course Guide for Choices & Change: Macroeconomics by Ranita Wyatt
7. Economic Growth addresses the desire to increase standards of living, examining savings rates, technological advances and investments. Challenges faced by the countries of the former Soviet Union and others are explored.
11. Aggregate Expenditures provides insight into the Aggregate Expenditures model, its components, and the determining variables. Multiplied effects on income and output from a change in spending or taxing are illustrated.
8. The Nature of Money presents a brief history of money and explains the structure and functions of the Federal Reserve, how it creates and measures the money supply, and its goal to maintain the stability of the economy.
12. Fiscal Policy utilizes a historical approach to fiscal policy and the creation of the national debt. The AS/AD model illustrates the economic effects of different fiscal policies, highlighted by interviews with economists and politicians.
9. Financial Markets uses supply and demand to analyze bond and currency markets, emphasizing factors that cause changes in bond markets. Examines government affects on currency prices, and bond and currency market affects on aggregate demand. 10. Monetary Policy focuses on the Federal Reserve’s actions to maintain economic stability through discretionary monetary policy and their expected effects throughout the economy. Potential problems with activist policies and barriers to successful outcomes are illustrated.
13. Schools of Thought presents theories for economic stabilization as influenced by existing conditions of the times. Historical examples of problems of unemployment and inflation are provided to help students understand major economic ideas. 14. Economies in Transition presents the political and economic situations in the former Soviet Union and the struggle to achieve stability after a near collapse. It shows why transformation to a market system from a command system is challenging, and offers possible solutions. EXPERTS INTERVIEWED for this series include: MACROECONOMICS •
Professors of Economics: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL and University of Notre Dame, IN Lead Economist, The World Bank, Washington, DC Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, TX
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OBJECTIVES Demonstrate knowledge of microeconomic theory. •
Identify microeconomic problems confronting the U.S. economy. •
Identify and explain the primary causes of these problems. •
Product Code MIC
Identify and explain the principal economic effects of these problems. •
Microeconomics focuses on the various input and output markets. Principles of microeconomics include theory of demand and supply, price of the factors of production and theory of income distribution. Emphasis is given to microeconomic applications of international trade as well as other contemporary microeconomic problems.
Identify and explain appropriate policy options for resolving these problems. •
Evaluate the validity of policies proposed for resolving these problems. •
Apply the theory of microeconomics to subsequent courses in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. •
1. The Study of Choice focuses on choices that must be made in using scarce resources. Distinctions between macro and micro and the interrelationship of these two branches of economics are addressed.
14 half-hour videos, Closed Captioned Interactive Course, Video-based Course
The Choices & Change series is comprised of two courses, Macroeconomics and Microeconomics.
2. Confronting Scarcity develops the Production Possibilities Curve (PPC) to demonstrate potential use of resources in the Gulf of Mexico, examining conflicts with using and sustaining these resources, and illustrating economic growth in terms of the PPC trade benefits gained.
3. Supply and Demand curves are developed and used for analytical purposes, examining how surpluses and shortages are eliminated in a market basedeconomy.Non-pricedeterminants of supply and demand and potential effects on markets are graphically illustrated.
Silver Screen Award, U.S.
SUGGESTED PRINT MATERIALS (from Worth Publishers) Textbook: Microeconomics by Krugman & Wells Student Course Guide: Student Course Guide for Choices & Change: Microeconomics by Ranita Wyatt
8. Competitive Markets presents the perfectly competitive market that results in an efficient outcome, emphasizing MA=MC as the profit maximizing/ loss minimizing level of output. Also explores short-run and long-run profit possibilities. 9. Monopoly explores the creation of a monopoly through a city’s newspaper war, highlighting the differences between perfect competition and monopoly and the similarity that profit maximizing/loss minimizing level of output occurs where MA=MC.
4. Applications of Supply and Demand expands the use of supply and demand analysis to illustrate efficient markets and examines causes preventing markets from reaching equalibrium. This is illustrated through the OPEC oil embargo and resulting changes in automobile markets and consumer behavior. 5. Elasticity explores the different types related to demand curves and business revenues. Calculations of elasticity and the price, income, and cross-price elasticities of demand are explored.
10. Imperfect Competition makes comparisons between perfect and monopolistic competition and between monopoly and oligopoly. Advertising, its use in these markets and the desirability of advertising expenses is explored. 11. Wages and Employment utilizes supply and demand curves to determine the profit maximizing level of hiring, and a demand curve of labor is developed through marginal revenue product curves. Uses a real world scenario relating to the health care industry and profit maximizing behavior.
12. Alternative Markets for Resources presents a monopsonistic labor market and the effects of market power on the demand side. Market power on the supply side is addressed through representatives of unions and other organizations that aim to increase the demand for labor and/or decrease the supply of labor. 13. Public Finance and Public Choice focuses on poverty, discrimination and attempts to reduce or eliminate these problems. Analyzes government programs designed to increase equity in this country and potential improvements to existing programs. 14. Environmental and Global Issues depicts a U.S. Congressman addressing the pros and cons of restricting international trade. Cost/benefit analysis is used to analyze pollution problems and potential solutions. EXPERTS INTERVIEWED for this series include: MICROECONOMICS •
6. Consumer Choice analyzes diminishing marginal utility and its role in utility maximizing consumer behavior. Profit maximizing behavior of businesses and an efficient outcome of these concepts are presented, as well as market failures and the inability to reach efficient outcomes.
Director and Professor of Economics, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV Foster Care Provider, Marta’s Foster Home, Milwaukee, OR Professor of Economics, University of Memphis (Tennessee) Shrimp Boat Captain, Corpus Christi, TX
7. Production and Cost development of cost curves are the foundation for understanding market structures. Simple real world examples are used to illustrate the mathematical and graphical development of cost curves.
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IT’S STRICTLY BUSINESS Introduction to Business
OBJECTIVES Define the basic concept of business and types of companies that constitute the world of business.
Define and compare capitalism with the principal planned economic systems used in the world of business. •
Identify the laws that are applicable to business operations. •
Describe the basic economic, political, social, and cultural factors that companies must accommodate to compete successfully in a global market. •
Product Code ISB
Describe the three basic forms of business ownership (i.e., sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation). •
Business is a vital and constantly changing force in our society that impacts virtually everything we do today and will do in the future. This course brings the world of business to life for introductory business students through realistic scenarios and expert interviews. It provides students with a general survey of business on a national and international scale, identifies the roles and responsibilities of businesses in modern society and focuses on selected disciplines and processes within the business community.
Describe the process of building and refining an organization structure to meet business objectives. •
Illustrate the influence of environmental forces, such as cultural diversity and federal legislation, on the human resources management function. •
Explain how the supply of money influences the marketplace and how it is controlled in the business world. •
26 half-hour videos, Closed Captioned Interactive Course, Video-Based Course
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2. Exploring e-Business focuses on processes and challenges associated with adding a web component to an existing storefront business or beginning a business that operates solely on the Internet. It explores the application of basic e-business, activities, the challenges involved, keys to success and addresses the inherent dangers found in an e-business. 3. Defining Economic Systems explains how business is influenced by various economic factors, defines and compares capitalism with other systems, explains the role of competition and describes techniques for measuring performance. 4. Accommodating Business Law describes the general structure of the U.S. legal system, explains the impact of laws on business operations, and summarizes legal considerations of contracts, property, bankruptcy, etc. 5. Contending with Government Involvement summarizes the scope and influence of government involvement in business activities and the role of the U.S. as referee regulator and major consumer. Taxes and their impact on business decisions are explained.
7. Competing in a Global Environment distinguishes between domestic and international business and explains alternative approaches used to operate in international markets. Special agencies and agreements that promote international business are described.
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It’s Strictly Business was produced by Dallas TeleLearning in association with PBS.
1. Introducing Business defines basic concepts and motivations of business, the four basic resources used by business, and explains international business.
6. Promoting Social Responsibility explains the role of business in promoting social responsibility and ethical behavior and the approaches companies use to address these issues.
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22. Understanding Money defines the functions and characteristics of money and credit, and commercial banking operations. The roles, structure and services of banking and the Federal Reserve System, including federal insurance agencies and the foreign currency exchange process are explained. 8. Managing Business Information summarizes the importance of information in managing a business, and identifies types, characteristics, and resources of usable information. It describes the processes for collecting, storing, analyzing, communicating and presenting information to support business decisions. 9. Selecting a Form of Business Ownership identifies and describes the three principle types of business ownership, explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each. 10. Highlighting Small Business defines small business and its role in global operations. The advantages and disadvantages of small business, the start up process, causes of failures and franchising are described. 11. Managing a Business defines the concept and importance of management and explains functions, levels, styles and roles of management. The three principal styles of management and the process of decision-making are described. 12. Establishing a Business Organization explains reasons for having a formal structure and describes the process of building and refining an organization to meet its goals. Concepts of authority, responsibility, accountability and chain of command are examined. 13. Managing Human Resources explains the importance and functions of management, describes processes and addresses key issues impacting operations. Related government regulations are described.
14. Managing the Work Environment defines the concept and factors that influence the work environment, how it affects operations and ways to improve them, including employee motivation. 15. Handling Labor Relations explains the relationship between labor and management, the activities of unions and the government’s role as intermediary. Bargaining tools available to union and management are identified. 16. Marketing Products defines the concept of marketing processes and its importance to a company’s success. The importance in providing a company with a competitive edge is explained. 17. Defining Products describes how products are defined, developed and marketed. Identifies various classes of products and elements of their identification. 18. Managing Operations defines the concept of operations management as it applies to various types of businesses and describes how people, materials, equipment and resources are used in the process. 19. Pricing Products explains the importance of pricing for profits and describes how people, materials, equipment and other resources are used.
24. Managing Long-Term Financing differentiates between debt and equity capital and explains the processes of obtaining capital through the sale of stocks and bonds. 25. Accounting for Management explains how accounting processes support planning and control activities and describes specific application of reports, budgets and financial analyses. 26. Managing Risk explains the concept of risk in business operations, describing approaches for avoiding and minimizing risk, including insurance and international operations. EXPERTS INTERVIEWED for this series include: •
Group Manager, Field Marketing, Coca-Cola USA Operations, Dallas, TX President, Tootsie Roll Industries, Chicago, IL Regional Administrator, Region VI, Small Business Administration, Fort Worth, TX Executive Vice President, AFL-CIO, Austin, TX
20. Promoting Products defines the concept of promotion, and describes the characteristics and uses of promotional techniques and media. 21. Distributing Products describes how products are moved, identifying principal distribution channels, wholesale and retail characteristics and rationale for selecting alternatives. 1-866-DISTLRN
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23. Managing Short-Term Financing describes types, sources and applications used by companies.
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THE WRITER’S CIRCLE English Composition I
OBJECTIVES Generate, explore and refine original topics suitable for analytical writing; •
Apply organizational and rhetorical strategies that support a logical progression of ideas; •
Revise writing to deepen the analysis, clarify the argument, and enhance individual expression. •
Product Code WCIR
Achieve a higher sophistication in writing and a greater appreciation of how writing can affect the world around them. •
The Writers Circle: English Composition I Introduces the basic approaches to essay writing: narration description, observation and research. Students follow the writing processes of invention, delivery (rhetorical tools, organizational strategies, voice) and revision. Each lesson builds upon the preceeding lesson honing student skills in analysis, synthesis and basic rhetoric. 26 Lessons with 26 Half-Hour Videos, (13 Per Course) Closed Captioned Interactive Course, Video-Based Course
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The Writer’s Circle TITLES
Teach distance learning students college-level writing skills for success in academics.
1. Exploring the Process introduces the writing process, focusing on invention, delivery and revision.
Video programs for both courses incorporate direct instruction, dramatization and ongoing interviews with a diverse group of working writers. The three elements work together to teach the basic concepts and skills of composition, model a variety of successful approaches to the writing process and motivate students to become better thinkers and writers. Lessons are anchored by short, lively instruction segments in which writing tools, concepts and approaches are explained and illustrated.
2. Explaining Relationships examines the elements of narrative writing: developing a thesis, exploring beginnings, paragraphing and concluding.
In accompanying dramatizations five recurring characters undertake the actual writing assignments, modeling the writing process and focusing attention on key elements in each lesson. Interviews with working writers play a critical role as they discuss their strategies and solutions to the real challenges that arise in the writing process. “Quick Tips” occur throughout the series, offering useful pointers for beginning writers.
3. Observing Details explains the importance of observation: describing unique details of a subject and communicating them in sharp, specific terms. 4. Analyzing Concepts explores the meaning of concepts underlying various events and institutions. 5. Analyzing Images examines images to explore their relationship to and impact on viewers. 6. Building Arguments provides the basic tools of argument: thesis; evidence, examples and appeals; counterarguments, concessions and qualifiers. 7. Responding To Arguments develops logical strategies to respond to arguments external to the writer.
SUGGESTED PRINT MATERIALS (from Wadsworth Cengage Learning) Textbook: The Composition of Everyday Life and Inventing Arguments by Mauk and Metz Student Course Guide: Student Course Guide for The Writer’s Circle and The Writer’s Odyssey by Diane Martin
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THE WRITER’S ODYSSEY English Composition II
5. Voicing An Argument explores the unique voice of the writer through delving into underlying meanings. 6. Gathering Research introduces the process of selecting primary and secondary sources for research on a specific topic.
Product Code WODY
8. Evaluating And Organizing introduces skills for developing criteria to make an argument of value. 9. Integrating Research provides guidelines for research using MLA or APA format. 10. Searching For Causes investigates the causes of behaviors, events or trends. 11. Imaging Solutions analyzes the causes of a problem and applies the elements of argument to seeking out solutions. 12. Discovering Voice interprets the skills necessary to judge and respond to works of art. 13. Thinking Radically communicates an effort to escape conventional thought patterns to imagine and write about something outside common intellectual activity.
The Writer’s Odyssey: English Composition II Focuses on argumentation and research. Students review narration, description, observation, evaluation and analysis skills. Students follow the writing processes of invention, arrangement (rhetorical tolls, organizational strategies, voice) and revision. The goal of the course is to teach students college-level writing skills, argument and research for success in their professions and the everyday world. Each lesson builds upon the preceeding lesson honing student skills in analysis, synthesis and basic rhetoric.
The Writer’s Odyssey TITLES 1. Everyday Research employs narration, observation, evaluation, analysis and argument in writing for an everyday purpose. 2. The Elements Of Argument reviews the basic elements of argumentative writing, concentrating on an unresolved event from the past. 3. Refining A Thesis deepens the examination of a central idea, through investigating the origins of an event or trend. 4. Building Support develops argumentative skills through exploring definitions. 1-866-DISTLRN
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7. Integrating Research provides tools for integrating external sources into the writing of a research paper, using MLA or APA format. 8. Documenting Research presents skills and standards for documenting argumentative research papers, in-text and in Works Cited/Reference pages. 9. Arguing With Agility further develops rhetorical skills emphasizing counterargument, concessions and qualifiers, in writing an argument of value. 10. Arguing With Complexity explores the Hegelian dialectic, in developing an argument of crisis. 11. Arguing With Intensity balances a writer’s credibility and intensity in arguing the future. 12. Arguing Arguments provides tools for writers to move beyond agreement or disagreement, toward more complex arguments of others. 13. Finding Hidden Arguments reveals the disguises of hidden arguments and introduces particular strategies for seeing through the disguises. EXPERTS INTERVIEWED for this series include: • •
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U.S. Government ONLINE
OBJECTIVES Understand the theory and practice of politics and government in America at the national, state, and local levels. •
Relate how political ideology and American political culture shape our government institutions and policies. •
Examine the origin and development of U.S. constutional democracy. •
Product Code USGOV
This media-rich online course introduces students to the institutions and processes of American government and politics, communicating essential facts while provoking critical thought issues and themes. Short issue-oriented documentary videos relate real world situations to political themes and the foundations of government. The “Virtual Roundtable” challenges students with a variety of competing ideas and values presented by academic experts and national politicians. 37 Videos, Closed-Captioned Online Course
Course features include: • Lesson summaries • Interactive activities • Integrated videos • Course glossary • Faculty guide • Resources • Self-assessment progress checks • Discussion board questions
Recognize the distribution of power in our federal system and the events that produce power shifts. •
Explore the origins of modern party politics, political socialization, and political behavior. •
TITLES Government and Politics in the United States examines how societies create different political systems, such as democracies, monarchies, and theocracies, based on their concept of what a government should do. Emphasizes the importance of comparing American institutions and politics with other democracies. American Political Culture examines the ideals of American political culture, equality, personal liberty, and individualism reflected in our government’s institutions and policies. Illustrates how political ideologies of conservatism, liberalism, populism, and socialism shape an individual’s belief about government’s role.
Origins of American Nationhood explains the development of a shared political culture among the original thirteen colonies and discusses how it led to the establishment of a weak, centralized government in the Articles of Confederation. Explores how the 1787 Constitutional Convention delegates abandoned the articles for a more workable form of government. The U.S. Constitution: Separation of Powers describes and examines the form of government established by the U.S. Constitution, with its emphasis on federalism and separation of powers among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The Federal System defines federalism and illustrates its characteristics by comparing it to unitary and confederate systems. Highlights three kinds of power found in American federalism: (1) enumerated powers granted to Congress in the U.S. Constitution, (2) implied powers that result from the Necessary and Proper Clause and, (3) concurrent powers. Issues in Federalism uses contemporary issues to examine implications of federal involvement (or non-involvement) in areas traditionally reserved to the states. The Legislative Branch: Congress explains the Constitutional roots of the legislative branch of government. Describes how Congress is organized, the rules governing each chamber, and Congress’ legislative and oversight functions. Discusses the impact apportionment, redistricting, and gerrymandering have on the composition of the House of Representatives. The Executive Branch: The Presidency explains the Constitutional roots of the executive branch of government, describing its structure, qualifications for becoming president, and leadership roles assumed by modern presidents. Highlights formal and
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informal powers exercised by the president and the president’s role in the legislative process. Examines events that have enhanced or undermined presidential power. The Judiciary Branch: The Supreme Court explains the Constitutional roots of the judicial branch of government and the origins of judicial review. Discusses the structure and jurisdiction of federal courts, describing the process and politics in selecting federal judges. The Bureaucracy describes the structure and function of the federal bureaucracy. Explains the transition from a spoils system to a merit system. Examines factors contributing to the bureaucracy’s expansion as well as the presidential, Congressional, and judicial controls that temper expansion and increase accountability. Analyzes the problems a bureaucratic organization poses for American democracy. Donkeys, Elephants, and Assorted Political Wildlife examines the origins and evolution of the American party system. Discusses the functions and structure of political parties. Identifies party identification, shifts in party realignments. and third parties within the two-party system. Congressional Campaigns and Elections discusses the importance of campaigns to the democratic process. Describes the basic stages of political campaigns, the strategies used by candidates, and key elements that contribute to a successful campaign. Assesses the role of money in modern campaigns and the effectiveness of legislation to restrict its influence.
Presidential Campaigns and Elections explains the role of caucuses and primaries in presidential elections. Compares strategies used by candidates in both primary and general elections. Assesses factors that contribute to a candidate winning the presidency and analyzes the role of the Electoral College.Interest
Civil Rights: The Quest for Equality explores the differences between civil rights and civil liberties. Discusses key landmarks in American history that expanded the application of equality to larger segments of the population. Evaluates the impact of the Civil Rights movement and the subsequent legislation on historically disadvantaged groups.
Groups and Democracy examines the emergence of interest groups in the United States and their role in influencing government policy. Organizes interest groups into categories based on areas of focus – economic, environmental, ideological, single issue, and so forth.
Economic Policy: In G.D.P. We Trust examines a key question in formulating economic policy: how much should government policy control the marketplace in providing goods and services? Surveys the government’s involvement in the national economy.
Political Socialization and Public Opinion describes how political values and opinions are formed through the political socialization process and identifies how these factors are formed. Discusses the importance of elected officials being aware of constituents’ opinions about important issues and the effects of public opinion on government and politics. Examines problems with polling and techniques for alleviating the problems.
Social Policy: Dividing the Pie examines the key question in formulating social welfare policy: who benefits from government spending? Analyzes the allocation of major social insurance and public assistance programs in the federal budget. Investigates the persistence of poverty despite anti-poverty programs. Identifies the challenges facing the American health care system and proposed solutions.
American Political Participation: The (Ir)rational Voter? highlights key events in the expansion of voters’ rights. Compares voter turnout in the U.S. to voter turnout in other mature democracies. Examines demographic profiles of voters and non-voters, reasons for sparse voter turnout, and the consequences of voluntary non-voting to our democracy. Media: The Fourth Estate describes the evolution of mass media in the U.S. Examines government’s regulation of the media with regards to the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of the press. Discusses the shift in mass media from broadcasting to narrowcasting and how it impacts interpretation of political information. Civil Liberties: Individual Rights distinguishes between civil liberties and civil rights. Examines the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution, its initial application to the federal government, and its eventual expansion to state governments. 1-866-DISTLRN
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Foreign Policy: From Cold War to Hot Peace examines the international context of American foreign policy. Discusses the roles played by key government institutions involved in the formulation and implementation of American foreign policy. Describes the roles and relevance of international institutions to American foreign policy (World Bank, GATT, IMF, etc.). Experts Interviewed for this series include: •
Thomas E. Patterson, Bradlee Professor, JFK School of Government, Harvard University Jeffery Rosen, Professor of Law George Washingon University Law School Lara Logan, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, CBS News, Washington, DC
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U.S. & Texas Government ONLINE 2301 & 2302
OBJECTIVES Understand the theory and practice of politics and government in America at the national, state, and local levels. •
This media-rich online course introduces students to the institutions and processes of U.S. and Texas government and politics, communicating essential facts while provoking critical thought issues and themes. Short issue-oriented documentary videos relate real world situations to political themes and the foundations of government. The “Virtual Roundtable” challenges students with a variety of competing ideas and values presented by academic experts and national politicians.
From U.S. Government Online Series:
Relate how political ideology and American political culture shape our government institutions and policies.
Government and Politics in the United States
Examine the origin and development of U.S. constitutional democracy.
American Political Culture Origins of American Nationhood
Recognize the distribution of power in our federal system and the events that produce power shifts.
The Federal System
Product Code USTX I & USTX II
2301 LESSON SEQUENCE with Texas LESSON SUMMARIES
Explore the origins of modern party politics, political socialization, and political behavior. •
The courses are not tied to any specific textbooks. They are designed to be adapted with any standard U.S. and Texas Government textbooks (We have suggested several below.) •
Issues in Federalism Donkeys, Elephants, and Assorted Political Wildlife Congressional Campaigns and Elections Presidential Campaigns and Elections Interest Groups and Democracy Political Socialization and Public Opinion American Political Participation:
46 Videos, Closed-captioned
The (Ir)rational Voter?
Media: The Fourth Estate From Texas Government Online Series:
Course features include: • Lesson summaries • Interactive activities • Integrated videos • Course glossary • Faculty guide • Resources • Self-assessment progress checks • Discussion board questions
Texas Political Culture: An Introduction discusses the cultural myths and common historical experience that shape Texans’ political views and institutions. Identifies the values characterizing Texas’ political culture. Examines the political implications of shifts in the racial and ethnic composition of Texas’ population. Analyzes the evolution of Texas’ economy, including wealth disparity, and the challenges it faces in the 21st century.
SUGGESTED PRINT MATERIALS (from Pearson Education, Inc.) Textbooks: Texas Government: Policy & Politics, 10th Edition by Neal Tannahill Texas Politics, 10th Edition, by Kraemer, Newell and Prindle (Cengage Learning)
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Texas Political Parties, Campaigns, and Elections describes the major functions of political parties in the state . Analyzes reasons for Texas’ longtime one-party system, the recent rise of a two-party system, and the role of demographics in shaping its party system. Assesses patterns of voter turnout and the role of campaigns. Interest Groups in Texas contrasts interest groups with political parties and examines the role they play in the political process. Describes strategies used by interest groups to achieve policy objectives, including why some groups are more successful in mobilizing their potential membership and how they overcome the collective action problem. Examines if interest groups serve an elitist or pluralist role within the political system. Local Government in Texas identifies the two types of local governments specified in the Texas Constitution. Explains the relationship of local governments to state government. Describes the primary responsibilities of various types of city governments. Discusses the structure, function, and common criticisms of county governments. Assesses major problems confronting local governments and the solutions proposed to resolve them. EXPERTS INTERVIEWED for this series include: •
Senator Judith Zaffirini, Texas 21st Senatorial District, Laredo, TX Honorable Wallace Jefferson, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Texas David F. Prindle, Professor of Government, Univ. of Texas at Austin Representative Rafael Anchia, Texas House of Rep. District 103, Dallas, TX Anthony Champagne Professor of Political Science University of Texas at Dallas Karen P. Huges,1994 Campaign Director/Advisor to Gov. George Bush
2302 LESSON SEQUENCE with Texas LESSON SUMMARIES From the U.S. Govement Online Series: Government and Politics in the United States The U.S. Constitution: Separation of Powers The Legislative Branch: Congress The Executive Branch: The Presidency The Judiciary Branch: The Supreme Court The Bureaucracy Civil Liberties: Individual Rights Civil Rights: The Quest for Equality Economic Policy: In G.D.P. We Trust Social Policy: Dividing the Pie Foreign Policy: From Cold War to Hot Peace From Texas Government Online Series: The Texas Constitution describes the main purposes of a state constitution. Reviews characteristics of constitutions preceding the current Texas constitution. Traces the historical and ideological origins of the state’s present constitution. Compares powers of the Texas and the U.S. Constitution. Assesses criticism of the Texas Constitution and examines past attempts and current proposals to revise it.
The Texas Governor and Executive Branch discusses the historical factors contributing to the creation of a relatively weak executive branch and governorship. Compares the formal powers of the Texas Governor to those of other state governors. Analyzes the formal and informal powers Texas governors use to enhance the power of their office. Describes the major offices and agencies of the Texas executive branch. Examines the difficulties in keeping executive bureaucracies accountable and insulated from special interests. Justice, Texas Style: The Judiciary discusses the influence of the Spanish legal tradition and Texas political culture on the development of the Texas judicial system. Identifies the five levels of the court system and their jurisdiction. Highlights differences between criminal and civil justice systems, their basic procedures, and actors. Evaluates arguments regarding the current process of partisan and electoral judicial selection. Explores contemporary challenges to Texas’ judicial system.
The Texas Legislature discusses the roots of the Texas legislature and the effects of political culture in shaping its formation. Describes the roles played by legislative officers and committees in the legislative process. Explains the major functions of the Texas legislature
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and its relation to other branches of state government. Evaluates the consequences of a part-time legislature. Examines the evolving role of political parties, lobbyists, and interest groups in the legislative process.
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Health & Wellness
JOURNEY TO HEALTH Mind, Body and Spirit Introduction to Health
OBJECTIVES Explain the factors that affect the development of healthy lifestyles. •
Discuss psychological health and methods for achieving psychological well-being. •
Explain how physical fitness contributes to health across the lifespan. •
Explain how the basic principles of good nutrition affect health across the lifespan. •
Discuss the biological, psychological, and social aspects of the reproductive process. •
Product Code JTHE
This series explores health in its broadest sense, as a process rather than an end. Students are encouraged to use critical thinking and problem solving skills to develop their own healthy lifestyles, using the most current information in the health and wellness field. Students are provided with information that will help prevent some of the most important diseases and they are encouraged to take the information presented, internalize it and use it to make the decisions that will enhance their health. Produced in partnership with Los Angeles Community College District and Anne Arundel Community College.
26 Half-Hour Videos, Closed Captioned Interactive Course, Video-Based Course
Explain the methods of transmission, treatment, control, and prevention of infectious diseases. •
Explain the major cardiovascular diseases and how individual health behaviors contribute to cardiovascular health or illness. •
Explain factors that affect the aging process and issues facing the elderly. •
TITLES 1. Health: Begin the Journey offers the student fundamental theories for examining health issues facing the United States. Introduces the concept of the relatedness of the mind, body and spirit in sustaining good health. Students begin their own “journey” by meeting individuals facing various health issues in their own lives. 2. Stress interprets the causes and effects of stress on the individual and the systems of the body. Explores ways in which people are impacted by stress and how they cope through stress reduction techniques. 3. Psychological Health discusses what being psychologically healthy
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means in people’s lives and what kinds of influences promote health. Introduces the concept that emotional intelligence is as important to psychological health as intellectual ability. Demonstrates the importance of sleep to mental health. 4. Mental Disorders examines depression in depth, the most common of all mental disorders. Explains the difference between “the blues” and true depression, as well as signs and symptoms that indicate depression. Discusses suicide and its prevention from both personal and professional viewpoints. 5. Fitness for Every Lifestyle relates the importance of fitness to one’s quality of life and ability to cope with the demands of everyday living. Demonstrates new techniques for encouraging the development of physical fitness early in life. 6. Nutrition: Eating for Your Health interprets the meaning of sound nutrition, the importance of the Food Pyramid, ethnic interpretations of the Food Pyramid and healthy eating patterns in the various cultures. Examines influence of “fast food” on Americans’ eating patterns and health. 7. Weight Management: Finding a Healthy Middle explores the extremes of weight management problems and its impact on health. Experts recognize obesity as a crisis in the health of our citizens, particularly in children — while the media unrealistically represents what is most desirable. 8. Building Relationships introduces some of the relationships important in people’s lives. Explains what makes relationships work, what interferes with relationships, the importance of relationships to individuals’ health and the dynamics of Internet relationships.
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Health & Wellness
9. Sexual Health discusses various forms of sexual expression, recognizing that one’s sexuality is an integral part of sexual health. Clarifies the physiology of the human sexual response. Addresses problems, consequences, and prevention of sexual violence.
16. A Healthy Heart explains the function of the heart and risk factors for heart disease. Identifies major cardiovascular diseases, their causes, symptoms and treatment. Discusses lifestyle changes that promote cardiovascular health.
23. Aging: Health Across the Lifespan follows the process of healthy aging and brings concepts to life through visits with the researcher and participants in the longest-term study of adult development ever undertaken. Discusses new developments in Alzheimer’s Disease.
10. Reproduction and Contraception follows a pregnancy from the first trimester through birth, interpreting the changes that take place in the woman and in the fetus. Discusses contraception and unplanned pregnancy alternatives.
17. Coping With Cancer describes cancer, the importance of early diagnosis, various treatment modalities, research and cancer treatment. Shares insights into the personal and emotional aspect of living with cancer.
24. When Life Ends shares insight into the end of life as a natural part of living. Discusses hospice care, preparing for death, grief and the importance of organ transplantation as part the process surrounding the end of life.
11. A Family Affair introduces the new baby and discusses the responsibilities of parenting. Addresses the issues of family health, including single parenting, and the growth, development and needs of the child at different ages.
18. Living With a Chronic Disease highlights health issues and lifestyle decisions faced by people living with chronic disease through the examples of asthma and diabetes. Looks at the importance of voluntary health organizations in the research, education, and treatment of disease.
25. Our Planet, Our Health explores the interrelationship between the health of the individual and the health of the environment. Gives examples of huge environmental threats such as the global climate change.
12. Managing Your Health examines the complexities of the modern health care delivery system in the U.S. Interprets the physician/patient relationship and explains dental health and issues of dental care. 13. Other Paths: Complementary and Alternative Medicine explores the increasing use of these therapies, their relationship to allopathic medicine and describes integrative medicine options. 14. Infectious Diseases traces the transmission and impact of infectious disease, both today and throughout the history of the world. Focuses on prevention through simple techniques such as vaccines. 15. Fighting a Global Epidemic examines HIV/AIDS, the spread of the disease, its human cost and potentials for vaccines. Looks at the many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) epidemic in the population smf demonstrates issues of transmission and prevention.
19. Drugs investigates the use, misuse and abuse of drugs in society, and its impact on the family. Emphasizes the misuse problems of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including a factual understanding about the risk of drugs that are abused. 20. Alcohol examines the problems of alcohol use and efforts of prevention among various groups, particularly in youth. The story of the progression to addiction, the problems of addiction and the search for sobriety as told by individuals address the many faces of the problem. 21. Tobacco illustrates the effects of tobacco on the body’s systems, explains the incredible addictive properties of nicotine and the difficulties encountered when quitting. Demonstrates examples of smoking cessation programs and aids.
EXPERTS INTERVIEWED for this series include: •
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Director of Children’s Center, Boston, MA Professor of Psychology, University of Texas (Austin) Former Surgeon General of the United States, Washington, DC Director UNAIDS New York Office Award-winning health, fitness and wellness author and journalist
22. Staying Safe examines various aspects of safety and functioning in emergency situations, and measures to prevent injuries. Demonstrates alternative behaviors designed to lower the incidence of violence.
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26. World Health: The Journey Continues expands the vision of health beyond the familiar borders of the U. S. and compares it with the health issues of the world. Offers students a broader definition of health and wellness, and encourages them to continue their own “Journey to Health.”
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Health & Wellness / continued
NUTRITION PATHWAYS Introduction to Nutrition
OBJECTIVES Describe the digestive system including problems that it encounters and solves during the digestive process. •
Distinguish between simple and complex carbohydrates in form and function and the health effects associated with carbohydrate intake. •
Explain the steps involved in metabolism and the ways energy is derived from carbohydrate, fat and protein. •
Product Codes NP
Describe the factors associated with weight control including causes of obesity, methods of assessing body weight and composition, and treatments for obesity. •
This course is designed for two major populations:1) students interested in degree programs in nursing, dietetics and nutrition or other allied health programs and 2) those interested in nutrition in general or as an elective. Practical nutrition information in the form of assignments and/or projects will be completed by students as they learn how to apply nutrition basics to their personal lives as well. 26 Half-Hour Videos, Closed Captioned Interactive Course, Video-Based Course
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Describe the function of water in the body and how electrolytes/fluids are balanced and maintained in the body. •
Provide information regarding vitamin and mineral supplementation. •
Describe how nutrition and lifestyle choices impact a person throughout the lifespan. •
Explain the impact of nutrition and lifestyle choices on the immune system and on diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, AIDS, and diabetes. •
TITLES 1. Nutrition Basics and Food Choices examines historical aspects of nutrition in the U.S. and introduces basic nutrients, Food Pyramids, guidelines for developing healthy eating plans, information contained in food labels, and portion sizes. 2. Introduction to the Digestive System examines basic digestion common to all foods and problems encountered in the digestive process.
3. Carbohydrates: Simple and Complex focuses on the introduction of simple and complex carbohydrates and their importance in health. 4. Carbohydrates: Fiber examines the importance of fiber in the diet and its impact on health. 5. Fats: The Lipid Family serves as an introduction to fats in the diet, the use of fat alternatives, and the different lipids and their impact on normal functioning. 6. Fats: Health Effects explains how fat in the diet affects health and disease. 7. Protein: Form and Function examines protein structure, the many varied jobs protein performs in the body and the impact of too much or too little protein on health. 8. The Protein Continuum explains how protein quality is determined, identifies acceptable vegetable protein sources in the diet and examines vegetarian and non-vegetarian diets. 9. Metabolism provides specific details of what happens to food after digestion and absorption. It explains how the body uses the basic nutrients to provide energy for immediate needs or stores them away as body fat. 10. Weight Control: Energy Regulation introduces the complexities of weight control by discussing energy balance, body weight and composition, and causes of obesity. 11. Weight Control: Health Effects focuses on treatments for obesity, including the evaluation of weight loss programs, the health effects of anorexia and bulimia, and the ways weight gain/ loss affects health. 12. Vitamins: Water Soluble examines the B vitamins and vitamin C, including how B vitamins work in concert and how vitamin C acts as an antioxidant.
SUGGESTED PRINT MATERIALS (from Wadsworth Cengage Learning) Textbook: Understanding Nutrition by Whitney & Rolfes Student Course Guide: Student Course Guide for Nutrition Pathways by Marie Maness
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13. Vitamins: Fat Soluble examines vitamins A, D, E and K, along with their functions and health impact, including the antioxidant effects of vitamin E and beta carotene.
23. Diet and Health: Cancer, Immunology and Aids studies nutrition’s impact on the development and promotion of cancer, immune function and as therapy for HIV/AIDS patients.
14. Major Minerals and Water provides information about the function of major minerals in the body, the importance of water to bodily functions and the causes and effects of osteoporosis.
24. Diet and Health: Diabetes examines diabetes mellitus and the impact of nutrition and lifestyle on type I and type II diabetes.
15. Trace Minerals discusses the importance of minerals in the diet and “Recommended Dietary Allowances.” 16. Physical Activity: Fitness Basics emphasizes the importance of fitness for everyone, the guidelines used for fitness and health and the way food supplies energy for all activities. 17. Physical Activity: Beyond Fitness presents information pertaining to athletes’ nutritional concerns and the use of supplements and ergogenic aids during physical activity. 18. Lifecycle: Pregnancy focuses on the nutrient needs of women before, during and after pregnancy, exercise during pregnancy and guidelines for weight gain. 19. Lifecycle: Lactation and Infancy emphasizes breast feeding and bottle feeding issues, and their impact on infant growth and development. 20. Lifecycle: Childhood and Adolescence focuses on the nutritional impact on growth and development during the early years and ways parents and peers can influence nutrition and lifestyle.
25. Consumer Concerns and Food Safety looks at food borne illnesses, contaminants, pesticides, food additives, water supplies, and nutrition choices that affect the local and global community. 26. Applied Nutrition focuses on the three ‘Pathways’ of individuals who have made positive lifestyle changes by incorporating knowledge gained through the nutrition course. This lesson examines the progress and setbacks during a yearlong journey for each person. EXPERTS INTERVIEWED for this series include: Associate Store Director, Whole Foods Market, Chicago, IL •
NUTRITION PATHWAYS CONCEPTS Nutrition for Non-Majors
This version of the original series is for students who are nonhealth majors, students who need an elective course or anyone who wants to improve their overall nutrition Nutrition Pathways CONCEPTS features: a college-level course comprised of 26 video lessons • combined video and Internet components • a text package that includes textbook and comprehensive Student Course Guide •
26 half-hour videos, Closed Captioned Interactive Course, Video-Based Course
Nutrition Director, Cooper Clinic, Dallas, TX •
Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY •
Ph.D., R.D., L.D., L.N., Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Howard University, Washington, D.C. •
21. Lifecycle: Adulthood and Aging examines how nutrition and other factors, including genetics, exercise and lifestyle choices, impact successful aging. 22. Diet and Health: Cardiovascular Disease examines nutritional and lifestyle risk factors associated with the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
SUGGESTED PRINT MATERIALS (from Wadsworth Cengage Learning) Textbook: Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies by Sizer and Whitney Student Course Guide: Student Course Guide for Nutrition Pathways – Concepts by Jorday & Israel
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SHAPING AMERICA OBJECTIVES Describe the major Indian cultures in North America prior to European settlement and analyze the effects of that settlement on the indigenous peoples of America. •
U.S. History to 1877 Product Code SA
Compare and contrast the social, economic, and political development of the British colonies in the area that became the United States.
Describe and explain the origins of racism and slavery in America and analyze the long-term effects of slavery on American society. •
This series reveals another time in history, where native cultures, newly arriving cultures, ideas and habits formed a new nation that would one day be the most recognized in the world. Through their eyes we explore these primitive beginnings, wonder at the accomplishments of early settlers despite incredible hardship, examine political leadership and economic growth. Following the sorrow of a bitter Civil War, we share in the hope for “shaping” a new America.
Analyze the immediate and longterm effects of the Declaration of Independence. •
Discuss the factors shaping America during the early national period. •
Interactive Course, Video-Based Course
Certificate for Creative Excellence, U.S. International Film and Video Festival
4. Settling in New England explains how religious motivations inspired British settlers and describes challenges facing thepilgrims, Puritans and native peoples in the region, including enduring effects of Puritanism. 5. Diversifying British America explores how ethnic and religious diversity took on even broader dimensions in the Middle Colonies, and analyzes the effects of diversity and growth on the shaping of America.
6. A Distinctive Society shows that northern colonies became more diverse in the early 18th century, while the distinctive nature of a slave society began to characterize the southern colonies.
Analyze the meaning of freedom, equality, and identity in America to 1877.
7. Making a Revolution between 1754 and 1774, a series of events, decisions and choices moved the colonies toward a revolution.
Discuss the social, political, economic, diplomatic, and military aspects of the Civil War. •
Assess the significance of geography in the process of shaping America. •
26 Half-Hour Videos, Closed Captioned
3. Settling the Southern Colonies recalls the British establishing permanent colonies, examining how the emergence of staple crops, forced labor and racial hierarchy shaped the region’s society, economy and politics in the 17th century.
TITLES 1. A World Apart describes Native American cultures in various regions of what eventually became the United States and examines how indigenous peoples shaped their societies and shows what we can learn from them. 2. Worlds Transformed looks through the eyes of native peoples and conquistadors to explore the collision of cultures emanating from the voyages of Columbus and other Europeans and assesses the lasting impact of this exchange on the world.
8. Declaring Independence depicts that more than a year after the military engagement began at Lexington and Concord, American political leaders formalized the revolution against British authority. The purpose and meaning of the Declaration of Independence as the revered seminal statement of American ideals is analyzed. 9. Winning Independence studies military aspects of the American Revolution, how the war affected the American people, why the Americans won and the enduring effects of that victory.
SUGGESTED PRINT MATERIALS (from Bedford/St. Martin’s) Textbook: The American Promise: A History of the United States to 1877 by Roark, Johnson, et al. Student Course Guide: Student Course Guide for Shaping America by Ken Alfers
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10. Inventing a Nation depicts that having won independence, Americans now grappled with the process of nation-building — in particular,facing the persistent challenges of distributing political power among individuals, states and the national government. Explores the adoption of the Constitution, which still provides the legal framework for the nation. 11. Searching for Stability shows that the state of the nation in 1789 begged for signs of stability, and examines how Washington’s political leadership and Hamilton’s economic plan shaped the U.S. in the 1790s — and for generations afterwards. 12. A Peaceful Transfer of Power explains that while Washington and Hamilton had laid foundations of stability, internal and external conflicts continued to disrupt the nation. Analyzes how important precedents became established. 13. Jefferson’s Vision of America represents a significant transfer of power as well as vision about America’s future. Westward expansion, relations with Indians and emerging conflicts between nationalism and sectionalism are analyzed. 14. The Market Revolution examines how both Hamilton’s and Jefferson’s visions of America take shape in the north and west during the 1820s and 1830s. Spurred on by new developments in transportation, manufacturing and farming, changes are set in motion which would affect generations of Americans to come. 15. A White Man’s Democracy focuses on Andrew Jackson, the first president from west of the Appalachians, who mirrored the changing American society and became a symbol of the times. His decisions regarding nullification, the national bank, Indian removal and the limits of democracy are analyzed.
16. The Slave South examines the changing nature of slavery, its effects on blacks and whites, how slaves coped and how the institution of slavery challenged the future of the nation, while the north diversified. 17. Perfecting America looks at the surge in religious enthusiasm when reformers tried to perfect America with religious and social reform movements, including abolition and women’s rights. 18. Moving Westward shows that by the 1840s, Americans once again claimed the territory of others. It analyzes the “Manifest Destiny” of the U.S., as the nation annexes Texas, acquires the Oregon territory and forces Mexico to cede California and the southwest as a result of war. 19. Crisis and Compromise shows that perceptive observers were wary of the state of the union after the war with Mexico. What John C. Calhoun called “forbidden fruit” was referred to as “poison” by essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson. 20. Irrepressible Conflicts examines how the persistence of slavery dashed any hopes that the Compromise of 1850 might settle sectional differences between north and south. Abolitionists and slave catchers dramatized the moral issue involved with the Fugitive Slave Act, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act and Dred Scott decision led to irrepressible conflicts. 21. The Union Collapses examines the emergence of Abraham Lincoln, the raid on Harper’s Ferry, the election of 1860, the decision for secession, and the Supreme Court’s ruling that slaves were property.
24. Union Preserved, Freedom Secured begins with the battles of Vicksburg and Gettysburg, then describes and analyzes the major military operations of the final two years of the Civil War. 25. Reconstructing the Nation finds hope that this “second American Revolution” would provide a new birth of freedom for the American people. It assess the successes and failures of Reconstruction. 26. Looking Backward, Looking Forward uses the U.S. Centennial as an occasion for reflection, to assess the state of the nation and discuss themes tracked throughout this course: freedom and equality, race and identity, gender and ethnicity. Distinguished experts share what they believe students should learn from their study of American history. EXPERTS INTERVIEWED for this series include: •
George Adams Professor of History, Yale University, New Haven, CT Professor of History, University of ` California at Los Angeles Watson Professor of American History, University of Texas at Dallas Distinguished Professor of History, State University of New York, Binghamton
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23. Home Fronts opens in 1862 when the effects of the Civil War reached far beyond the battlefields. Using the Shenandoah Valley as a setting it describes life on the northern and southern home fronts and analyzes Lincoln’s issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation.
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TRANSFORMINGAMERICA OBJECTIVES Analyze American identity, freedom, and equality. •
Describe the reasons for industrial growth in the United States and analyze the social, economic, and political effects of industrialization. •
U.S. History since 1877
Discuss the development of the American West and its effects on American Indians, Mexican Americans, and farmers. •
Product Code TSAM
This award-winning series incorporates documentary-style video that takes us to the places where American history happened and gives voice to the people who lived there. Each program reveals their stories of choice and consequence, bringing history to life. Common threads woven throughout the course encourage a deeper, more critical understanding of the forces that shaped American history – in particular, questions of freedom, equality and national identity are revisited. Chosen for their rich history, we connect with and revisit seven diverse American families who play a recurring role in the video series: a Native American family, an African-American family, a Mexican-American family, an Asian-American family, a farming family, a EuropeanAmerican urban immigrant family and a wealthy industrial family.
Explain the patterns of immigration and analyze the development of immigration restriction. •
Discuss the broad-based civil rights movement in the United States since 1945, and analyze the contemporary status of minority groups.
4. A Dream Deferred shows that while millions pursued the American Dream in the late 19th century, women of all ethnic minorities encountered special obstacles in their paths.
Discuss American involvement in World War II. •
Analyze the major issues confronting Americans at the beginning of the 21st century. •
5. Labor’s Struggle analyzes how industrialization changed the nature of work, working conditions, and the composition of America’s workforce, as well as Labor’s struggle to organize, management’s fierce resistance to their efforts, and the status of the American worker. 6. The Populist Challenge reveals that farmers became more productive and marginalized in economic and political life. They respond by organizing significant challenges to the era’s established political powers. 7. The Question of Empire ends with the 19th century’s internal transformations of the U.S. propelling the nation to look outward, analyzing causes and consequences of the Spanish American War, war in the Philippines, and use of the “Big Stick” in Latin America.
2. The American West portrays an integral part of the changing American landscape in the late 19th century with the transformation of the West. The causes and consequences for people living and moving there are assessed.
Analyze the causes and consequences of the Great Depression. •
Closed Captioned Interactive Course, Video-Based Course
Bronze 27th Annual Telly Award • Silver 27th Annual Telly Award • ITC Award for Excellence
1. The Gilded Age establishes course themes of American identity, freedom, and equality at the end of Reconstruction, then examines the large-scale industrialization in the late 19th century.
3. Moving to the City depicts millions of immigrants moving to the city in the decades following Reconstruction. Examines the living and social conditions of the huddled masses.
26 Half-Hour Videos,
SUGGESTED PRINT MATERIALS (from Bedford/St. Martin’s Publishing) Textbook: The American Promise, Vol II, by Roark, Johnson Student Course Guide: Student Course Guide for Transforming America by Ken Alfers
8. The Progressive Paradox examines how and why American identity, freedom, and equality had changed since 1876, profiling the causes the Progressives pursued and assessing the meaning of progressive reform and the paradox of segregation. 9. A War to End All Wars analyzes why America entered World War I on the side of the Allies in 1917 and the effects of the war on the home and military fronts. 10. Modern Times in the early 1920s America was changing into a society that begins to look quite familiar to us. Radios, automobiles, sports, and consumerism often overshadowed the cultural tensions surrounding race, religion, and immigration. 11. The Great Depression following the stock market crash in 1929, alarmed investors and signaled hard times spreading beyond the farms. The causes and affects on Americans, and the crisis on Hoover’s administration are analyzed. 12. A New Deal Roosevelt’s “new deal” delivered some of the most important political and economic reforms in the 20th century. Examines how America was transformed in the 1930s and the legacy of these changes. 13. Road to War analyzes Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the U.S. into the most devastating war of the 20th century. America’s diplomatic road to war, wartime mobilization, and the internment of Japanese Americans is discussed. 14. World at War turns to diplomacy and military operations, and the reasons for Allied success. Examines the holocaust, use of atomic bombs, and how the war transformed the world and the place of the U.S. in it.
development and application of the containment policy in Europe and Asia, and the fear of communism at home. 16. Pursuit of Happiness although the cold war tensions persisted, most Americans were pursuing their versions of happiness in the late 1940s and 1950s. Explores the expanding economy, the changing nature of work, suburban life, and strides toward ending segregation. 17. All God’s Children depicts dreams of freedom and equality for all Americans moving toward a greater degree of reality during the dynamic civil rights movement of the 1960s. 18. Times Are A-Changin’ examines the winds of change sweeping across America in the 1960s and early 1970s through counterculture, ethnic group protest movements, and the second wave of feminism. 19. The Vietnam Dilemma amidst the excitement swirling within America in the 1960s, the U.S continued to grapple with dangerous issues in the world arena. After reflecting upon the Cuban Missile Crisis, the complex story of American involvement in Vietnam and its affect on the American people is examined. 20. The Decline of Liberalism Liberal policies brought great change in America from FDR’s New Deal to LBJ’s Great Society. Examines why liberalism came under attack from all sides in the 1960s and early 1970s. 21. Conservative Resurgence reflects upon the status of American identity, freedom, and equality during the nation’s bicentennial. Examines resurging conservative politics that prevailed for the last quarter of the 20th century.
15. Cold War considers the status of American identity, freedom, and equality in 1945, and turns our attention to the emerging cold war. Examines the
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22. A New Economy headed in a different direction in the late 20th century. Public policy, technology, work and workforce changes and the decline or organized labor are examined. 23. Life in the Fast Lane shows Americans adjusting to emerging economic realities, as the pace of their lives quickened. Analyzes recent social history, including immigration and affirmative action. 24. A Different World shows America adjusting its role in the late 20th century world. The end of the Cold War, America’s continued involvement in the Middle East, and how American policymakers defined U.S. interests in a complicated and often violent world is analyzed. 25. Globalizing America at the turn of the 21st century, American culture seemed to be everywhere, and global trade accelerated. After foreign terrorists attacked America on September 11, 200l, many dimensions of globalization, including the “war on terrorism” are analyzed. 26. A More Perfect Union reflects upon American identity, freedom, and equality from the perspectives of our experts, and featured families. Looking forward, we examine how we might secure a more perfect union for our posterity. EXPERTS INTERVIEWED for this series include: •
Clayborne Carson, Stanford University
Calvin Christman, Cedar Valley College
Eric Foner, Columbia University
David Gutierrez, University of California at San Diego
Alice Kessler-Harris, Columbia University
Akira Iriye, Harvard University
Patricia Limerick, University of Colorado
Steven Lawson, Rutgers University
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Science: Physical Geology
PHYSICAL GEOLOGY FEATURES
Modules easily integrate with campus learning management systems so instructors have the option of modifying lesson sequence and assignments however they choose. •
Online faculty guide offers tips, techniques, and best practices to ensure success with the course. •
Product code GEOL Product Code GEOL
This media-rich 4-credit online Physical Geology course is designed with an integrated online lab. A first-of-its-kind fully customizable earth science course combines interactive activities, Flash animations, integrated video modules, online lab manual and test banks to create a rigorous and comprehensive lab science course with the goal of teaching: • Critical thinking skills • Data collection • Scientific process 15 Lessons & 15 Labs Integrated Closed Captioned Video Clips & Activities
The sample syllabus can be easily adapted to your current textbook, or used with a variety of textbooks. (several suggestions are listed below). •
Interactive activities reinforce textbook material, present new information, facilitate learning of geological terminology, reinforce mineral and rock properties, and promote safety awareness. •
Flash animations and audio illustrate and clarify geologic concepts and processes through sequential motion graphics.
1. Introduction & Plate Tectonics introduces the science of geology and its history; relates geology to everyday life; introduces earth systems and subsystems (rock cycle and hydrologic cycle); explains the theory of plate tectonics and plate boundaries. 2. The Seafloor compares oceanic and continental crusts; discusses oceanic crust structure and composition; types of continental margins; deep ocean features and the effects of plate tectonics on the seafloor; ocean reefs. 3. Minerals defines minerals and discusses the common rock-forming minerals; covers basic atomic structure and chemical bonding; details silicates and other mineral groups; relates minerals to the rock cycle.
Integrated videos expand on lesson specific topics by presenting national and global experts in short minidocumentaries. •
The “LabPartner” video segments offer a reassuring figure to demonstrate procedures, anticipate questions and encourage students as they become familiar with the scientific process. •
Physical Geology places a strong emphasis on plate tectonics, mineral and rock identification, and topographic map skills - immersing students in the scientific world of geology while answering the question -“Why does this matter to me?”
Each lesson includes a self-assessment quiz to check progress and a test bank for instructors. •
4. Igneous Rocks uses the rock cycle to explain how igneous rocks form and their significance in everyday life; discusses features and characteristics of mafic and felsic rocks; explains Bowen’s Reaction Series; discusses the properties and behavior of magma and lava that cause mafic and felsic igneous rocks to form; covers plutons. 5. Volcanoes & Volcanism relates volcanic activity to plate tectonic process and boundaries; explains types of volcanoes (shield, cinder cone, composite) and their properties; discusses other volcanic forms - lava domes, calderas, fissure eruptions. 6. Weathering, Soil, & Sedimentary Rocks explains the processes that create sediment and move it through the rock cycle to form sedimentary rocks; discusses soil formation and composition; explains relationship between depositional environments and sediments; describes lithification process.
Comprehensive and customized Lab Kit of rocks & materials available through LabPac.com
SUGGESTED PRINT MATERIALS: Textbooks: The Changing Earth: Exploring Geology and Evolution, by J. Monroe & R. Wicander Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology by E. Tarbuck & F. Lutgens
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14. Glaciers and Glaciation defines glaciers, how they form and move, distinguishes types of glaciers; explains glacial budget, erosion, transport and deposit sediments; discusses landforms composed of glacial till and stratified drift; looks at ice ages and short term climactic events. 15. Shorelines discusses the forces of waves, tides, and nearshore currents on shorelines; explains deposition along shorelines - beaches, spits, bars, and barrier islands; covers shoreline erosion and coastal management; explains depositional and erosional coasts, and submergent and emergent coasts.
explains metamorphism within the rock cycle; identifies the three agents of metamorphism; discusses metamorphic grades and facies; relates metamorphism to plate tectonics activity and plate boundaries; discusses natural resources from metamorphic rocks. 8. Deformation & Mountain Building explains and details rock deformation resulting from stress and strain; discusses geologic formations resulting from deformation; covers mountain building along divergent and convergent boundaries, intrusion, uplift, block faulting, and isostatic rebound. 9. Earthquakes & the Earth’s Interior explains the Elastic Rebound Theory; discusses location and frequency of earthquakes; explains seismology and the types of seismic waves; covers earthquake epicenters, size and strength; explores the earth’s interior, explaining the structure and composition of the crust, mantle, and core. 10. Mass Wasting defines mass wasting and its impact on everyday life; identifies the factors that influence mass wasting - slope angle, weathering and climate, water content, vegetation, overloading; discusses trigger mechanisms; explains the types of mass wasting, identifying movement and material in falls, slides, and flows.
11. Deserts & Winds discusses how wind transports sediments; explains the types of wind erosion and deposits; details types of dunes and loess; discusses the characteristics of deserts and the landforms found in deserts; relates material to earth’s subsystems - lithosphere and atmosphere. 12. Running Water revisits the hydrologic cycle and focuses on the role running water plays in eroding, transporting, and depositing sediments; discusses sheet flow, channel flow, gradient, velocity, and discharge; details types of deposits; discusses flood control, drainage basins, and patterns; explains graded streams and the effects of running water on valleys.
Scientist-in-Charge, Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, U.S. Professor, Earth Surface Processes & Environmental Geology, University of California at Santa Barbara State Geologist of Texas, Texas Bureau of Economic Geology Emeritus Professor of Soil Clay Mineralogy, Texas A & M University Professor & Sun Chair, School of Geology, Oklahoma State University
13. Groundwater discusses role of groundwater in the hydrologic cycle; explains the absorption properties of earth’s materials and water table zones; details groundwater movement, springs, water wells, and artesian systems; explains how groundwater can erode and deposit material; explores the results of lowering the water table through saltwater incursion or subsidence.
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EXPLORING SOCIETY OBJECTIVES Describe how sociology developed as a discipline and gain an appreciation for the sociological way of looking at things. •
Introduction to Sociology Product Code EXSO
Explain how the process by which sociologists study group behavior differs from casual observations and common sense conclusions.
Comprehend the role of social interaction and the effects of social structure in establishing and maintaining relationships. •
These lively and engaging programs help students understand how sociology can provide them with a new way of looking at the world. Stories and situations are used to dramatize the human conflicts at the core of all sociological issues. Sociologists and other experts interviewed have been chosen for their individual expertise as well as for the diverse backgrounds, approaches and viewpoints they bring to this production. Specific voice-over narration is used throughout each lesson to reinforce key points. Each video lesson/program is divided into segments that may be used as standalone modules on specific topics.
22 Half-Hour Videos, Closed Captioned
Discuss the interdependence among, and within, communities, societies, and nations. •
Discuss how society’s expectations influence the definitions and behaviors associated with gender. •
Explain how race and ethnicity influence social patterns of human interaction. •
TITLES 1. Why Sociology? examines and describes the development of sociology as a discipline, increasing awareness of self and society. 2. Sociological Perspectives describes and distinguishes among the major sociological perspectives in sociology, interpreting events from those perspectives and appreciating how the three sociological perspectives contribute to a critical understanding of society. 3. Sociological Inquiry examines processes by which sociologists study group behavior and how the processes differ from everyday observations and conclusions. 4. Culture interprets the dimensions and significance of culture to society and relates attitude to cultural understanding and sharing within and between cultures.
5. Socialization explains the significance of the socialization process to social development.
Explain how social action is related to collective behavior and social change.
6. Social Interactions, Relationships, and Structure discusses the role of social interaction in establishing and maintaining relationships, noting effects of social structure on the lives of individuals.
Discuss the functions of the social institutions of religion, family, and economics in terms of meeting society’s needs. •
Interactive Course, Video-Based Course
7. Social Groups interprets complexities of social groups and their significance to society.
8. Formal Organizations and Bureaucracy identifies, interprets and differentiates between the complexities of formal organizations and bureaucracies and their functions in society.
Bronze Telly Silver Questar Award • Gold Aurora Award • •
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EXPERTS INTERVIEWED for this series include: Sociology Professors from •
University of California, Berkeley
University of Colorado, Boulder
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
New York City Technical College, Brooklyn
Princeton University, NJ
Richland College, Dallas, TX
9. Communities, Societies and Nations describes the interdependencies among and within communities, societies, and nations. 10. Social Stratification explains social stratification and discusses the resources that determine life chances. 11. Social Class explains social class in the U.S. and discusses how wealth, power and prestige are related. 12. Gender discusses how society’s expectations influence the definitions and behaviors associated with gender. 13. Race and Ethnicity explains and gives examples of how race and ethnicity influence social patterns of human interaction.
14. Age examines the sociological definition of age and the social implications of an aging population. 15. Deviance and Social Control explains how society defines and controls deviance.
Chair, Sociology & Anthropology, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS Principal Chief of Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, OK
16. Social Institutions: Religion, Family and Economics discusses the functions of social institutions in terms of meeting society’s needs. 17. Social Institutions: Politics and Education discusses the functions of social institutions in terms of meeting society’s needs. 18. Health and Medicine interprets the sociological significance of medicine and healthcare. 19. Communications Media and Technology explains how communications media and technology impact society. 20. Population and Urbanization explains why sociologists study urbanization and population. 21. Social Change discusses and gives examples of the social dynamics of social change. 22. Social Action interprets the relationship of social action and social movements to conflicting interests, change and power.
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OBJECTIVES Evaluate personal fitness levels and health behaviors. •
Describe the components of healthrelated and skill-related physical fitness as part of a healthy lifestyle. •
Develop a prescription plan to improve personal fitness and health behaviors. •
Physical Fitness Product code BPF
Discuss the contribution of physical activity to overall physical, social, spiritual, environmental, intellectual, emotional and occupational well being. •
Physical fitness is attainable by everyone in varying degrees and at different rates of progression. The goal of this CD ROM-based series is to move a student toward improving personal physical fitness and overall healthier lifestyle at their own pace. Key to this course is the Workbook. It includes the faculty’s accountability requirements for their students. It serves as the daily guide for students to track and assess their fitness success in cardiorespiratory, muscular flexibility and endurance, strength training, body composition and nutrition. Throughout the course students are asked to make behavioral and physical changes in their lifestyles. The successful implementation and monitoring of these changes serve to motivate students to maintain personal fitness, proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices.
Explain basic nutrition principles.
Explain the principles of weight management. •
Discuss stress management techniques.
Integrate physical fitness, nutrition, weight management, and stress management into lifelong healthy behaviors. •
TITLES 1. Introduction/Overview shows the importance and pertinence of physical fitness and healthy lifestyle choices. Students develop an understanding of the importance of motivation and behavior modification and the need for personal medical clearance to begin a fitness program. 2. Assessment explores the concepts and terminology of both cardiovascular and muscular fitness as students assess their own cardiovascular fitness level; their muscular strength, endurance and flexibility; their body composition; and determine their recommended body weight.
3. Exercise Prescription/Plan defines the principles of the components of cardiovascular fitness and muscular fitness as performed in their assessment tests. Students write a personalized program, determine goals and learn motivational techniques. 4. Evaluation of Fitness Activities helps students discover the advantages and methods to enhance aerobic workouts, learn the sequence of an aerobic workout, and the benefits skill-related fitness activities contribute to wellness. 5. Nutrition defines nutrition and teaches students to become aware of the myths associated with it. They learn the various food groups; how they function in the body and use that knowledge to achieve a balanced diet. They become familiar with the causes and medical problems associated with eating disorders. 6. Weight Management defines the principles of weight management and the relevance of the Basal Metabolic Rate and exercise to weight loss. Students will design a personal weight management program and identify behavior modification techniques. 7. Stress Management defines and recognizes the sources of stress and the body’s response to it. Students learn stress management techniques and the role of physical exercise in reducing stress. 8. A Healthy Lifestyle enables students to progress towards the development of a healthy lifestyle by defining and understanding physical fitness and the components of overall well-being. They ascertain how to identify unhealthy lifestyle choices, which could lead to disease or abuse.
SUGGESTED PRINT MATERIALS (Wadsworth Cengage Learning) Textbook: Fitness and Wellness by Hoeger & Hoeger Workbook: Workbook for Becoming Physically Fit by Stefani McQueen
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