This text can be used for Math 241 (Introduction to Probability and Mathematical Statistics) at Queens College. Topics include the axioms of probability, counting, conditional probabilities, random variables, and an introduction to statistics.
A unique perspective on the confluence of the three basic conceptual frameworks in human experience. Contains several studies, with data, of remarkable world views of disparate cultures based on their specific cultures language. The premise is that how people experience the world, then think about it, then create a language around it, alters their perception of the world in very fundamental ways. The radical notion is that thought and language, creates the circumstances of, and contribute to significantly different realities for different peoples.
The internalization and realization of this concept is significant and can possibly radically alter and change how different cultures assess their ability to, at the most basic levels, understand other cultures realities.
- Arts and Humanities
- Cultural Geography
- English Language Arts
- Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
- Social Science
- Social Work
- World Cultures
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- Open Library
- Benjamin Lee Whorf
- Openlibrary Org
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Les Conversations Mises à Jour is a collection of authentic conversations in French that targets mostly intermediate and advanced learners of French. Each conversation highlights the shared experience of two native or near-native French speakers and provides both an oral history of that experience and a trove of cultural references.
On April 14th, 2021, Queensborough Community College students gathered online with the Creative Writing Club to create a group poem called a renga. Renga, a collaborative poem from Japan, follows a form that allows for each person to add one to two stanzas. The event, "Let's Renga: Creating Community Through Japanese Poetry," was part of the Asian Heritage Month celebration and made possible through the Transformitive Learning in the Humanities grant. Please click to read more about renga and to read our collaborative poem. We hope you enjoy it!
Since we all miss going to (or even having the option of going to) see concerts and other live performances, for this essay we will re-visit what makes art performed live such a marvelous experience. This assignment was created by Beth Counihan, Queensborough Community College, Department of English
In Brazil, the term língua da gente (literally ‘language of the people’) refers to the way that people actually talk in everyday speech. And that, in essence, is the object behind this series. We hope to provide practical lessons that demonstrate how people really speak, and we do this by presenting brief, slice-of-life dialogs, which focus on some daily situation, scenario, or task that we encounter every day.
Each audio podcast, generally between 8-12 minutes, includes the presentation of a brief dialog, a line-by-line English translation, and more in-depth analysis of the pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and cultural content in the lesson. Discussion blogs also accompany each lesson, providing community interaction for comments and questions. In broad terms, the lessons are subdivided into three levels of difficulty: Beginning, Elementary, and Intermediate. Additionally we have a cultural show that covers current events and related social issues.
Real Numbers, Sets and Intervals, Absolute Value, Exponents and Radicals, Algebraic Expressions, Polynomials, Rational Expressions, Factoring, Solving Basic Equations, Solving Equations Involving Radicals, Solving Quadratic Equations, The Coordinate Plane, Lines, Introduction to Functions and Relations, Linear Functions in Two Variables, Systems of Linear Equations, Graphs of linear and quadratic functions. Starting Fall 2019 qualifies as STEM variant course - Satisfies Pathways Required Core Math and Quantitative Reasoning requirement.
Math 1011/ Math 1012:
Preparation for calculus. Trigonometry. The concept of function, including, linear and quadratic functions, composition of functions, polynomials and rational functions, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse trigonometric functions. Conic sections. Binomial theorem. Introduction to limit ideas.
Preparation for calculus with more introductory material than Mathematics 1011. Mathematics 1021 and 1026 constitute a two-term sequence for students who are not prepared for Mathematics 1011 or who wish a review. Real numbers. Complex numbers. Graphs. Functions, especially linear and quadratic functions. Polynomials and rational functions. Introduction to logarithmic and exponential functions.
This class is primarily skills-oriented; here are some of the things you will be able to do by the end of our time together:
Read and write many aspects of Western classical music notation
Analyze and describe music (both written and heard) using vocabulary and concepts of Western classical music theory
Perform rhythms and melodies, both from call & response with a group leader and from reading notation
Specific topics include: pitch, rhythm, meter, major and minor scales, keys and key signatures, intervals, and triads and seventh chords
In addition to the practical aspects of the course, we will also think critically about music by asking the following questions (and more!):
What am I hearing?
Who is playing this and in what context?
How has my understanding of music been shaped by my personal life experiences and in what ways might that understanding differ from people of different times and spaces?
What is music theory and how does it help me?
A compilation of nearly 350 brief video clips, together with a complete Portuguese transcription and English translation of native speakers of Portuguese from various locations throughout Brazil (and some Portugal) who talk about 80 different topics.
This assignment is inspired by the learnings that arose from the workshop, “Fostering Play in the Classroom - Pedagogies to Build Creativity, Connection and Light to Oppressive Spaces”. Based on group dialogue, feedback, and the desire to build on pedagogies of play in the workshop, this science fiction short story assignment has been created as an additional layer of liberatory, contemplative learning for students that can be used/tweaked to work in a variety of courses. Powerful conversations arose in the workshop surrounding power/oppression, positionality and how this impacts our ability to engage in play, and the importance of holding both/and (i.e. - joy/sadness, pain/pleasure, restriction/liberation). This assignment attempts to deepen these reflections through creativity, storytelling, and removal of limits for dreaming in a world with obstacles.
- Applied Science
- Art History
- Arts and Humanities
- Business and Communication
- Career and Technical Education
- Composition and Rhetoric
- English Language Arts
- Environmental Science
- Environmental Studies
- Ethnic Studies
- Film and Music Production
- Graphic Arts
- Graphic Design
- Health, Medicine and Nursing
- Higher Education
- Information Science
- Life Science
- Performing Arts
- Physical Science
- Political Science
- Public Relations
- Reading Foundation Skills
- Reading Literature
- Religious Studies
- Social Science
- Social Work
- Speaking and Listening
- Visual Arts
- World Cultures
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This assignment was created by Professor Bertrade Ngo-Ngijol Banoum, Ph.D., who is Chair of the Department of Africana Studies at Lehman College. The blog that follows is by Mariama Khan, and also can be found here.
OER at York 2022 | DisclaimerThe syllabus, slides, examinations, and assignments found within and with this OER material were produced or remixed using the original textbook published by Dan Allosso and Tom Williford; entitled Modern World History. All syllabus, slides, examinations, and assignments provided are done so freely and under the Creative Commons License listed below.CC BY-NC-SA: This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms.
A project of Macaulay Honors College and CUNY Advance, "Science Forward is a new type of undergraduate science seminar, helping students to see science as a lens on the world, a way of approaching questions and challenges. The course focuses on the critical thinking skills in use across the scientific disciplines, which we have summarized as the “science senses.” Starting with critical issues in the contemporary world, from climate change to the social and economic implications of artificial intelligence, the course encourages active learning and inquiry-based instruction."
Welcome to Spanish Grammar in Context, where you will find detailed grammar explanations of the Spanish language. Unlike traditional reference grammars, each topic is explained using authentic video examples from the Spanish in Texas project. Accompanying practice quizzes are available on an open Canvas course site.
The SpinTX video archive provides a convenient web interface to search hundreds of short video clips from the Spanish in Texas Corpus. The collection includes hundreds of video clips culled from interviews of native and heritage speakers of Spanish living in Texas. Each video is accompanied by synchronized closed captions and a transcript that has been annotated with thematic, grammatical, functional and metalinguistic information. All materials available on the site can be freely used, copied, and distributed under a Creative Commons license.
This module is intended to give you a broad understanding of issues related to environmental sustainability in the context of engineering. The environmental problems facing our world are becoming more apparent day by day, and the term “sustainability” is used more frequently in the media. This module will explore the concept of sustainability and discuss some of the issues surrounding the subject.
Each chapter will begin with an overview of the content, and will then introduce key factors and the current world systems in place for the subject matter such as energy, materials, food, water and shelter. The social and economic factors of sustainability in an engineering context will also be covered. The problems associated with these systems will then be highlighted, specifically their environmental or social impacts and what part of the systems that could be considered unsustainable. Alternatives will then be introduced and outlined including what options there are and what are the challenges involved in implementing them.
School of Engineering, University of Nottingham
The aim of this module is to introduce students to the concept of ‘sustainability’ as perceived from within the Arts and Humanities, in particular within the disciplines of archaeology, classics, history (including art history and landscape history), music, philosophy and theology. The module will review a number of topical issues – such as climate change, food security, water and waste management, landscape, environment and biodiversity – through the lens of the Arts and Humanities to consider how our disciplines can contribute to current debates and offer new routes to sustainable futures.
It is expected that the module will foster and develop students’ knowledge of issues in sustainability and, by placing evidence in its wider context, encourage students to think critically about possible solutions. Importantly, this module will render students ‘educated consumers’, aware that their daily decisions have an impact and that their choices can be equally influential. Above all it is about giving students the confidence, as individuals, to bring about social change for the future
Dr Naomi Sykes, University of Nottingham
My research focuses on human-animal-landscape relationships and how they inform on the structure, ideology and practice of past societies. My approach is to integrate animal bone data with other categories of material culture, and with wider archaeological, historical, scientific and anthropological discussions. As such, my research has wide geographical and temporal applicability.