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Africana Folklore
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Welcome to Africana Folklore. This course explores the oral, customary and material folklore of Africans and their descendants in the Americas and the Caribbean. We will use readings and films to examine various ways West African folklore was transmitted to and survived in the New World, and how Africans in the Americas created new oral, customary and material traditions. We will compare and contrast fictional and historical folk characters from Africa, the Northern and Southern American hemispheres, with a special focus on the English, Spanish and French-speaking Caribbean. We will examine some of the customs and practices that continue to exist in those regions and how all have contributed to global culture. In addition to required readings, there will also be weekly writing exercises. This course is designed to help prepare you for further academic study in general, and African, African-American and Caribbean studies, specifically. It will introduce you to the various disciplines that inform the study of people of African descent worldwide.

Subject:
Anthropology
Ethnic Studies
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CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Javiela Evangelista
Date Added:
12/10/2018
Analog and Digital Telephony
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This course is an introduction to modern telephone networks and interfaces. Telephone sets, the central office and the Public Switched Telephone Networks (PSTN) are discussed in detail. Private Branch Exchanges (PBX) and public switches, both digital and analog, are discussed, with emphasis on features, signaling and technology. Concludes with the transmission of audio signals through different networks. Laboratory experiments supplement the course and expose students to the fundamentals of telephony.

Subject:
Engineering
Electronic Technology
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Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Zory Marantz
Date Added:
12/10/2018
Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
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This is the laboratory component of Anatomy & Physiology I. The concepts covered range from anatomical terminology, directional terms, body orientation to exercises on tissues, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems.

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Olufemi Sodeinde
Date Added:
10/18/2019
Anatomy and Human Physiology Lab II
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This course is a continuation of Anatomy and Physiology I. It covers the study of the structure and function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive and endocrine system, as well as development, metabolism, electrolytes and acid base balance.

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
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Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Ralph Alcendor
Date Added:
12/10/2018
Anatomy and Physiology
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This is the open educational resource for BIO2311: Anatomy & Physiology I. This site provides all you will need for the course including a syllabus, link to the textbook, lecture notes, assignments, and all other related resources.

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Debbie Priftakis
Date Added:
12/10/2018
Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture
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This course is the first part of the two semester course of Anatomy and Physiology. It integrates the anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs and human body systems, It includes the study of the gross and microscopic structure of the systems of the human body with special emphasis on the relationship between structure and function. It is based on OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology book and is supplemented by content from the Open Learning Initiative (Carnegie Mellon University Open Learning Initative) and Boundless Physiology Open Book.

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
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Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Judyta Juranek
Date Added:
10/18/2019
Bioinformatics II Lab
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This course is a continuation of Bioinformatics I. Topics include gene expression, microarrays, next- generation sequencing methods, RNA-seq, large genomic projects, protein structure and stability, protein folding, and computational structure prediction of proteins; proteomics; and protein-nucleic acid interactions. The lab component includes R-based statistical data analysis on large datasets, introduction to big data analysis tools, protein visualization software, internet-based tools and high-level programming languages.

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Biology
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Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Eugenia Giannopoulou
Date Added:
10/18/2019
Calculus III
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The aim of this course is to introduce the concepts in multi-variable calculus which are used very often in physics, engineering, chemistry, computer sciences, and other applied fields.
The course will start with an overview of points, vectors, lines, planes, and curves in three-dimensional space . We will then move on to surfaces in space, their derivatives, maximum and minimum problems. We will see how one can compute surface areas and volumes of the underlying space of a given surface. Towards the end of the course we will study three important theorems in this course: Green’s theorem, Stokes’ Theorem, and Gauss’ Theorem. These theorems have enormous consequences and applications in real life; especially in physics and engineering.

Subject:
Calculus
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Caner Koca
Date Added:
10/18/2019
Child Psychology
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This course provides an overview of the human developmental processes from conception, through early adolescence. Some of the major topics covered are: research methods, memory, cognition, and language development. This course is also designed to promote a continuing interest in child development and to facilitate critical thinking about the social, emotional, and cognitive influences on development via lectures, videos, and in-class assignments.

Subject:
Psychology
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Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Maria Pagano
Date Added:
10/18/2019
Child Welfare and Human Services
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Welcome to HUS 3605 Child Welfare and Family Services Course on City Tech OpenLab. You will find all course materials (syllabus and course outline, topics and reading assignments, guidelines for assignments, policies) and on this site

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Gretta Fernandes
Date Added:
12/10/2018
College Algebra and Trigonometry
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An OER for MAT1275, an intermediate and advanced algebra course. Topics include quadratic equations, systems of linear equations, exponential and logarithmic functions; topics from trigonometry, including identities, equations and solutions of triangles

Subject:
Algebra
Trigonometry
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Lucie Mingla
Date Added:
12/10/2018
Communication Design Theory
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This Open Educational Resource provides students and faculty interested in the field of Communication Design Theory with a selection of contemporary and historical media to support their research.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Jenna Spevack
Date Added:
10/18/2019
Computational Methods Laboratory
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This course provides a basic understanding of computer modeling in physics. Topics include basics of python programming language; scientific plotting; numerical evaluation of integrals; numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations; visual programming; basics of high performance and parallel computing; basics of graphics processing unit programming.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Ari Maller
Date Added:
10/18/2019
Computer Programming and Problem Solving
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This course introduces students to concepts of problem solving using constructs of logic inherent in computer programming languages. Students study the nature of problems, common solution approaches and analysis techniques. Students use a flowchart interpreter to diagram problem solutions. Students learn the basics of computer programming by learning Python. Both Python scripts and flowcharts enable students to construct solutions to common algorithmic problems. The major emphasis is on teaching the student to identify solutions to a problem and translate them into various forms that will enable the computer to perform some of the steps in a solution of an actual problem instance. These forms include flowcharting tool, viewing generated software code and the basics of debugging the code. At the end of the class students will write a project Python scripts that demonstrates the students’ knowledge of all the basic programming concepts discussed in class (e.g., variables, conditions, loops, functions).

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Elena Filatova
Date Added:
12/10/2018
Computers in Education
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This is the open educational resource for EDU3640: Computers in Education. This site provides all you will need for the course including a syllabus, link to the textbook, lecture materials, assignments, and all other related resources

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Hon Jie Teo
Date Added:
12/10/2018
Construction Management II
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Topics covered will include pre-construction and construction processes, construction and labor law, risk allocation and safety, accounting principles, claims and change orders, and the roles of the Project Manager and Project Superintendent throughout.

Students will also study the LEED rating system and be prepared to take a LEED certification exam at the end of this course, if qualified.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Anne Marie Sowder
Date Added:
12/10/2018
Critical Health Psychology
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This course provides an overview of existing psychological and epidemiological findings on the relationship between behavior and disease. The course explores how behavior, emotion and cognition can influence disease processes and examines the impact of stress and perceived control of one’s destiny on coronary, immune and infectious diseases and symptoms. The biological processes of several relevant chronic illnesses are covered as well as related racial and social economic health disparities. Templates for understanding and treating chronic illness including social support, referral and interventions for optimal physical and mental health are discussed. The interdisciplinary theme of this course will provide an overview of extant literature on theories of health psychology within the context of critical race theory, epidemiology, research methods, philosophy of science, biological anthropology, sociology, as well as applied health/medical fields for an enriched understanding of the biopsychosocial approach to health and illness. Lectures and in-class activities as well as films, guest lecturers, and interactive computer programs make up this textbook-free course with required readings made available via CityTech’s OpenLab and Open Educational Resources (OER).

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Amanda Almond
Date Added:
12/10/2018
Culinary Tourism
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With New York City as a world food culture laboratory, students will explore the concept of culinary tourism and its economic impact on the tourism industry. Students will create, market and conduct their own NYC culinary walking tour.

Subject:
Hospitality Management
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Michael Krondl
Date Added:
12/10/2018
Data on the Web
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In this course, students develop a fundamental and practical understanding of the Web based database domain particularly NoSQL databases. Traditional relational database models are reviewed and NoSQL database models such as key-value, document, columnar and graph are analyzed, employed and practiced. Query and retrieval techniques used for Web data in connection with NoSQL database models are discussed, compared and utilized. NoSQL databases are examined and utilized. In addition, the impact of the acquisition and use of big data and NoSQL databases is discussed in terms of ethical and moral implications.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Syllabus
Author:
Elizabeth Milonas
Date Added:
05/01/2020
Developmental Writing II & English Composition
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This combined ENG92W and ENG 1101 course aims to simplify the process of translating ideas and thoughts from your brain to the page. Through critical readings, analysis of visual materials, research, and self-exploration, you will gain basic writing tools and gain confidence in recognizing your unique ideas and develop methods to convey them

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Jennifer Sears
Date Added:
12/10/2018
E-Commerce and Marketing
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During this course, students will discover the fundamental concepts
of electronic commerce and understand how to analyze these concepts from
both a business and technical standpoint with a particular emphasis on
the fashion industry. In real time, students will examine the impact and changes of
e-Commerce in the business of fashion, including various alternative
approaches to creating e-Commerce solutions. Topics covered include the
history of e-Commerce and the development of the World Wide Web,
e-Commerce tools and technologies, Internet advertising and marketing
strategies and the legal, security and taxation issues critical to the
success of any e-Commerce venture.

Subject:
Marketing
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Devon Jackson
Date Added:
10/18/2019
Electricity and Magnetism
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As one of the standard upper-level physics courses required by any BS programs in Physics, PHYS 3200 Electricity, and Magnetism is devoted to a detailed study of the laws of electricity and magnetism, by means of the appropriate mathematical tools acquired by the students in the Calculus sequence. Aside from providing students with the opportunity of applying and testing their mathematical and computational skills, this course provides a detailed description of the fundamental laws which are the basis of innumerable technological applications.
The topics discussed in this course include electrostatics, magnetostatics, electrostatics and magnetostatics in matter, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic forces.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Andrea Ferroglia
Date Added:
10/18/2019
Electricity for Live Entertainment
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ENT 1201 is an introduction to Electrical Theory supported on practical examples and emphasizing the safe use of electricity in entertainment and media. This course also covers a quick overview of the most basic devices that manipulate and transform electricity in modern life like Generators, Transformers, Motors, etc. Electrical fundamentals such as voltage, current, power and resistance are introduced. Ohm’s law and the Power law are covered, using practical examples from the field. Simple electrical circuits, including series and parallel, are introduced. Specific methods of power generation and distribution are covered.

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Miguel Angel Valderrama
Date Added:
10/18/2019
Electromechanical Manufacturing Laboratory
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This is the open educational resources (OER) site for EMT 1130 (Electrical Circuits Lab). Here you can find course information, assignments, syllabus, schedule, and course materials if EMT 1130.

Subject:
Engineering
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Farjana Ferdousy
Date Added:
10/18/2019
Elements of Sociology
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The course, in addition to the theoretical texts assigned for reading and analysis, incorporates journalistic accounts of social issues, autobiographies, memoirs, oral histories and materials like photographs and film, in order to encourage students to experiment with original sociological research. Learning, also, to apply sociological language and concepts to events and situations we encounter daily, like ‘sociological location’ (identities like race, gender and class) and ‘social institutions’ (organized entities that structure society, like education and religion) is of key importance. By the end of the course, students should be well on their way to developing their own 'sociological imagination.’

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Despina Lalaki
Date Added:
10/18/2019
Elements of Sociology
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This course will look at a variety of sociological writings (not necessarily written by professional sociologists) addressed to some characteristically modern phenomen—individualism, capitalism, democracy, etc.—in order to gain a clearer understanding of these often confusing elements of our modern world; to the extent that we are able to win such a clearer understanding, we shall also learn something about the unique contributions that sociology can make to such attempts. We’ll read some original texts from founding figures in the discipline—those who gave it its orienting research questions, theoretical starting-points, and distinctive methodologies. We’ll also read work by their contemporary followers in order to see whether the classical texts and approaches can still speak to our present-day condition. In the last part of the course, we’ll look at a couple of topics of general and very current interest—sex and gender, race and ethnicity, human nature—and try to see how sociologists tend to differ in their approaches to these topics from other kinds of students of the human condition.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
George Murray
Date Added:
10/18/2019
Environmental Economics
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This interdisciplinary course examines current environmental issues from a macroeconomic perspective, focusing on both the long and short-term economic viability of various proposals to address current environmental challenges. Traditional goals of economic efficiency will be examined in the context of the need to expand renewable energy sources, green design, sustainable construction and resource allocation and other efforts to combat climate change on a global scale.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Sean MacDonald
Date Added:
10/18/2019
Foundations of the Modern World HIS 1102 ONLINE
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A chronological and thematic introduction to the history of European interaction with the wider world from the 1400s to the end of the 1800s. The course focuses on the central themes of global interconnectivity and discussions of nationalism, capitalism, colonialism, slavery, and trade. The purpose of this course is to give the student a taste of the people, events, triumphs, failures, anxieties, hopes, and fears that have shaped our histories and cultures.

Subject:
World History
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Full Course
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Author:
Stefan Stankovic
Date Added:
05/01/2020
Health Services Management II
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An OER for Health Services Management II, the second of two HSA management courses focused on the application of strategic models for addressing key healthcare administration issues.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Katherine Gregory
Date Added:
12/10/2018
Health and Safety in Production
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A survey of hazards specifically associated with working in theatres, performance venues, fabrication shops and live performances. Topics include potentially toxic chemicals, vapors, fumes and ventilation; shop conditions and working attitudes; proper preparation and planning; hazards associated with welding; and fire and life safety codes that relate to working in live entertainment.

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Sue Brandt
Date Added:
12/10/2018
The Heritage of Imperialism
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Welcome to The Heritage of Imperialism. This course offers an examination of the thought, structure, operation and results of imperialism in human history generally, and in the 19th/21st centuries in particular.

We will use readings and films to examine European/American imperialism in the non-white areas of the world: the role of the Industrial Revolution; the imposition of Western European institutions on indigenous peoples of Africa, Asia, North/South America; colonialism; attempts by these people to reestablish autonomous sociological and cultural system

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Javiela Evangelista
Date Added:
10/18/2019
History of the Theater: Stages and Technology
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This course is a survey of the development of architectural and scenic styles in the physical structure of theatre from its beginnings in ancient Greece to its most current forms, with an emphasis placed on the stylistic influences of theoreticians and artistic movements. The class is a conversation between theater history and architecture. As such, the work focuses on purpose-built and adapted spaces for live performance. Each week we will examine historical theatre spaces and technologies in the context of prevailing cultural and social forces in order to better understand audience/stage relationships.

Subject:
Art History
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Christopher Swift
Date Added:
10/18/2019
Home Away From Home: Stories from the Diaspora
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English 2001, “Home Away from Home, Stories of the Diaspora”, provides the opportunity to study short stories composed by four such storytellers. Through these stories readers enter into the unsettling experiences of characters as they struggle through the stages of creating a “home away from home”. Each author is from a different country in a different region of the world. Each country of origin this term is one from which the some of the highest numbers of people have immigrated to the United States in the 21st century. They are also countries with the highest numbers of immigrants that reside in the State of New York. – Africa (Nigeria), Asia (India), Europe (Russia), and Latin America (the Dominican Republic). The authors are Chimamanda Ngozi Adici, Neel Patel, Lara Vapnyor and Junot Diaz.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Coleen Birchett
Date Added:
10/18/2019
Hospitality Legal Environment
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This course is an overview of legal implication of acts by hospitality professional, employees, guests and visitors. Analysis of rights, responsibilities and risk management of hospitality industry establishments. Discussion of historical and current liability, governmental regulations, predictability and probability in the environment.

Subject:
Hospitality Management
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
John Akana
Date Added:
12/10/2018
Hospitality Services Marketing Management
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This website is developed for the instructors to teach HMGT 4702 Hospitality Services Marketing Management. Feel free to explore the site and use any resources for your course.

Subject:
Hospitality Management
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Heejun Ellen Kim
Date Added:
12/10/2018