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The Open Course Library (OCL) is a collection of shareable course materials, including syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments designed by teams of college faculty, instructional designers, librarians, and other experts. Some materials (also called open educational resources, or OER) are paired with low cost textbooks ($30 or less). Many of the courses can be taught at no cost to students. Unless otherwise noted, all materials are shared under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license.

These course materials were created through an optional Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC) grant and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Washington State Legislature.


  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Education & Teaching
  • Environmental Science
  • Health Promotion
  • History
  • Kogod School of Business
  • Literature
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Nutrition
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • School of Communication
  • School of International Service
  • School of Public Affairs
  • Sociology
  • Washington College of Law
  • World Languages & Cultures


  • Basic
  • Advanced

Types of Media & Content

  • Lecture & Video

How may I use this material?

Everything developed for the Open Course Library is free, digital, and shareable (unless otherwise noted). Faculty everywhere are able to explore, copy, customize, translate and adopt any and all course materials.