NSCC Open Textbook Catalogue

This catalogue contains NSCC Open Textbook Titles that have been authored or adapted at NSCC and Open Textbooks being used by NSCC instructors.

All titles hosted on NSCC Pressbooks.

102 results
Western Civilization: A Concise History book cover

Western Civilization: A Concise History

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Christopher Brooks

Subject(s): History

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 08/08/2022

Western Civilization: A Concise History​ is an Open Educational Resource textbook covering the history of Western Civilization from approximately 8,000 BCE to 2017 CE.

  • Volume 1: from the origins of civilization in Mesopotamia c. 8,000 BCE through the early Middle Ages in Europe c. 1,000 CE. Volume 1 covers topics including Mesopotamia,Egypt, Persia, Greece, Rome, the Islamic caliphates, and the early European Middle Ages.
  • Volume 2: from the early Middle Ages to the French Revolution in 1789 CE. Volume 2covers topics including the High Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the European conquest of the Americas, the Reformation, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment.
  • Volume 3: from the Napoleonic era to the recent past. Volume 3 covers topics including the Industrial Revolution, the politics of Europe in the nineteenth century, modern European imperialism, the world wars, fascism, Nazism, and the Holocaust, the postwar era, the Cold War, and recent developments in economics and politics.
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Project Management

CC BY (Attribution)   English (Canada)

Author(s): Florence Daddey, Adrienne Watt

Subject(s): Project management

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 08/08/2022

This book covers the basics of project management.
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Professional Business Practice

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  40 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Lucinda Atwood

Subject(s): Office and workplace, Working patterns and practices, Business communication and presentation, Management: leadership and motivation, Job hunting / changing careers

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 08/08/2022

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Professional and Technical Writing

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Suzie Baker

Subject(s): Writing and editing guides, Communication studies

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 08/08/2022

This textbook for professional and technical communication is a compilation of several Open Resource materials. The purpose in its design is to provide a wide variety of materials on subjects in professional and technical communication, and to offer several different perspectives and delivery modes of those materials.
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Organizational Structure

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Bruce Weir, Christine Pitt, Venecia Williams

Subject(s): Organizational theory and behaviour

Last updated: 08/08/2022

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Operations Management

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Saylor Academy

Subject(s): Business and Management

Publisher: Saylor Academy and Lumen learning

Last updated: 08/08/2022

Download FREE digital formats or read online.Operations management is a science with which we are all, in some capacity, familiar. We all have scarce resources and have to allocate those resources properly. Think about the process of preparing a meal: you have to gather all the proper ingredients and prepare them for cooking. Certain ingredients go in at certain times. Occasionally, you fall behind or get too far ahead, jeopardizing the entire meal. And, of course, if you find that you do not have enough ingredients, even more problems arise. All of these elements of meal preparation – purchasing ingredients, prepping the ingredients by dicing them up, mixing ingredients together, boiling or baking the dish, serving, and cleaning – can be seen as parts of operations management.
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Lifespan Development

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Lumen Learning

Subject(s): Child, developmental and lifespan psychology

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 08/08/2022

Download FREE digital formats or read online.
Lifespan Development examines the physical, cognitive, and socioemotional changes that occur throughout a lifetime. This course covers the essentials in understanding human development, psychological research, and theories of growth and development. Students will come to understand the lifespan perspective and to analyze growth through each of the major stages of development: prenatal development, infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence, early adulthood (including emerging adulthood), middle adulthood, and late adulthood.
The course covers key topics in each of these stages, including major developmental theories, genetics, attachment, education, learning, disabilities, parenting, family life, moral development, illnesses, aging, generativity, and attitudes towards death and dying.
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Introduction to Professional Communications

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English (Canada)

Author(s): Melissa Ashman

Subject(s): Business communication and presentation, Communication studies

Last updated: 08/08/2022

No matter your field, having professional communication skills is essential to success in today’s workplace. This book covers key business communications topics that will help you in your career, including intercultural communication, team work, professional writing, audience analysis and adapting messages, document formatting, oral communication, and more.

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Financial Empowerment

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Bettina Schneider, Saylor Academy

Subject(s): Personal finance, Budgeting and financial management, Personal tax, Retirement

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 08/08/2022

The purpose of the Financial Empowerment adaptation is to take an accessible, student-focused, personal finance textbook from the United States and make it affordable and relevant for students in Canada. While many mainstream Canadian personal finance texts provide excellent content in terms of the mechanics of personal finance, they are expensive and not always relevant to the values and experiences of students in the classroom. Many mainstream personal finance texts fall short for Indigenous Canadians and non-Indigenous Canadians alike because they do not speak to the varied backgrounds, knowledge systems, and experiences of their readers. This textbook was adapted in order to motivate a broad range of students to learn about personal finance.

The specific goals of this textbook are:

  1. to help students build a solid understanding of personal finance in order to achieve financial literacy and financial success by providing them with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate short and long-term financial change;
  2. to tailor the content for a Canadian audience by providing Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives on personal finance and financial planning using examples and information from the Canadian financial system and economy;
  3. to increase accessibility to financial education resources for students and general public alike regardless of where they live or study;
  4. to customize the content for Indigenous students in Canada and address student needs for practical and theoretical knowledge on financial decision-making and financial risk assessment; and
  5. to connect financial literacy with Indigenous Knowledge and history by threading Indigenous perspectives and interviews with Elders and other community leaders throughout the textbook.
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The Evolving World of Public Relations

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): NSCC, Rosemary Martinelli

Subject(s): Public relations

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 08/08/2022