Open Educational Resources

In an effort to keep the cost of attending college down, Reynolds is exploring options that provide students with textbooks and other materials that are:

  • No Cost - Free, legally obtained, and still meet a high academic standard. Open Educational Resources, OER, are available from day one of class, free to access before & after the term & customizable.

    Look for this note: This section does not require the purchase of a textbook or additional course materials.
  • Low Cost - Sometimes faculty can find course materials that cost less than $40 called LT40.

    Look for this note: All materials for this course (ie. textbooks, handouts, lab manuals, etc.) have a combined cost of less than $40 per student.

Keep in mind that OER, or Open Educational Resources, are openly licensed learning materials that anyone can use, share, edit & distribute. These resources are produced under the Creative Commons licenses, which mean the authors have made their resources available to the public for free! Below is a list of known courses using free or low cost materials.


List of Reynolds Courses Using No/Low Cost Text Materials.

Course # Course Name Instructors
ART 100

Art Appreciation

Fehner, Mullins

ASL 125

History & Culture of Deaf Community


BIO 106

Life Science

Holman, Upadhyaya

BIO 107

Biology of the Environment

Anthony, Klein-Taylor, Maddux, Upadhyaya

BUS 100 Introduction to Business Osuanah, Watters
CHD 146 Math, Science and Social Studies for Children Daniel
CHD 265 Advanced Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Setting White
CST 100

Principles of Public Speaking

Goodwin, Stern

CST 151

Film Appreciation I


ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics


ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics


EDE 10

English Composition Preparation

Creel, Brandon, Hitchcock, Jasiczek, Lytton

EDE 11

English Composition Readiness

Bega, Brandon, Gray, Hitchcock, Jasiczek, King, Lytton, Pallay, Watson, Weaver

EDU 200

Intro Teaching as a Profession


EDU 235

Health Safety and Nutrition Education


EGR 251

Basic Electric Circuits I


ENG 111

College Composition I

Bega, Bensen, Brandon, Gehman, Gray, Hitchcock, Jasiczek, King, Lapekas, Levy, Lytton, Mustachio, Pallay, Prentiss, Ramos, Rosecrans, Steele, Vanderwill, Watson, Weaver

ENG 112

College Composition II

Bensen, Brandon, Gray, Hitchcock, King, Lapekas, Levy, Lytton, Mustachio, Pallay, Prentiss, Reinhardt, Rosecrans, Steele, Vanderwill, Watson, Weaver

ENG 137 Communication Processes I Levy
ENG 210 Advanced Composition Bensen, Pallay, Prentiss
ENG 241 Survey American Literature I Brandon, Lapekas, Levy, Lytton, Prentiss, Ramos*, Rosecrans, Steele, Vanderwill
ENG 242 Survey American Literature II Brandon, Gray, King, Levy, Lytton, Ramos, Rosecrans, Watson, Weaver
ENG 250 Children's Literature Bensen
ENG 254 Survey of African American Literature II Ramos*
GEO 210 Intro to Culture and Geography Golden
HCT 110 Therapeutic Communication in Health Care Setting Fuller
HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I DeMayo, Duncan, Pell, Stoll, Thomas
HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II DeMayo, Stoll, Thomas
HIS 111 History of World Civilizations I DeMayo
HIS 121 United States History I DeMayo, Maddrea, Pell, Quenstedt, Stoll, Thomas
HIS 122 United States History II DeMayo, Maddrea, Quenstedt, Stoll, Thomas
HIS 141 African American History I Adeyemi
HLT 121 Introduction to Drug Use & Abuse Shepherd
HLT 143 Medical Terminology I Austin, Barrett, James, Shepherd
HLT 145 Ethics for Health Care Personnel Loochtan
HUM 100 Survey of the Humanities Fehner, Negri
ITD 132 Structured Query Language Dust
ITD 298 Web Design Capstone Shelton
ITE 298 Computer Applications Shelton
ITP 136 C# Programming I Shelton
ITP 236 C# Programming II Dust
ITP 298 Seminar & Project in Information Technology Programming: Programming Capstone Dust
MTH 167 Precalculus with Trigonometry Wolfle
MTH 261 Applied Calculus I Horelick
MTH 263 Calculus I Horelick
MTH 264 Calculus II Horelick
MTH 288 Discrete Mathematics Horelick
MUS 225 History of Jazz Negri
PED 117 Fitness Walking Shepherd
PHI 220 Ethics Carey
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology D'Andrea*
SOC 211 Principles of Anthropology D'Andrea
SPA 101 Beginning Spanish I Quintero
SPA 102 Beginning Spanish II Quintero, Lopez
SDV 100 College Success Skills Baugh, Boone, Carroll-Payne, Foster, Fuller, Henle, Jones, Johnson, Lomax-Brown, Poindexter, Sims, Wagner, Young
SDV 101 Orientation to Health Sciences James, Shepherd
SDV 101 Orientation to STEM Disciplines Adams, Clay, Neely-Fisher
SDV 101 Orientation to Teacher Prep Larue

*Denotes Low-Cost Textbook (under $40)

Note: Not all courses are offered every semester in every format.