21 Other Minors, Concentrations, and Options

Arts, Music, Theatre (AMT)

No suggested OER at this time.


Canadian Studies (CDN)

No suggested OER at this time.


Digital Cultures (DCN)

No suggested OER at this time.


Digital Humanities (DHN)

Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models and Experiments∗

Edited by Rebecca Frost Davis (St. Edward’s University), Matthew K. Gold (City University of New York), Katherine D. Harris (San José State University), and Jentery Sayers (University of Victoria)


Licence: CC BY-NC 4.0

Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, curated collection of reusable and remixable resources for teaching and research. Organized by keyword, the annotated artifacts can be saved in collections for future reference or sharing. Each keyword includes a curatorial statement and artifacts that exemplify that keyword. You can read the keywords comprehensively, as you would a printed collection, and browse artifacts, exploring certain types or subject matter.

Formats: Multiple

Suggested for:
Digital Humanities courses


Programming Historian∗

Founded by William J. Turkel and Alan MacEachern (Western University), administered by ProgHist Ltd.

Since 2008

Licence: CC BY 4.0

Available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish, the Programming Historian features novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching.

Format: Online

Suggested for:
Digital Humanities courses


Reframing Digital Humanities: Conversations with Digital Humanists∗

Julian Chambliss (Michigan State University)


Licence: CC BY 4.0

Growing from Reframing History, a podcast about history theory and practice, Reframing Digital Humanities: Conversations with Digital Humanists, Julian Chambliss, Professor of English at Michigan State University, brings together a diverse group of digital humanities practitioners to reflect on theory and practice. From the question of public engagement and knowledge production to considerations of identity and cultural production, the conversations presented in this work shed light on the ways digital humanities offer scholars tools to ask humane questions. Are the benefits promised being achieved? Are the right tools and training available? Are we asking the right questions? In this volume, scholars deeply engaged in using digital tools reflect on their work and this dynamic academic field.

Formats: Pressbooks webbook, PDF, EPUB, MOBI, and more

Includes: List of digital humanities projects

Suggested for:
Digital Humanities courses


Film Studies (CIN)

Moving Pictures: An Introduction to Cinema

Russell Leigh Sharman (University of Arkansas at Fayetteville)


Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

A free and open-source introduction to the art and science of moving pictures, offering an in-depth exploration of how cinema communicates, and what, exactly, it is trying to say.

Formats: Pressbooks webbook, EPUB, PDF, and MOBI

Reviews: Open Textbook Library

Suggested for:
CIN 3103 Theories of Cinema


Francophone Studies (EFR)

No suggested OER at this time.


Interdisciplinary Study in Arts (AHL)

Artistic Responses to the Zong Massacre (1781)∗

Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra (PennState-University Park) and Robin Mary Bower (Penn State Beaver) 

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Suitable for introductory or humanities survey courses, this module offers teaching resources for a unit on the 1781 Zong massacre. It focuses on artistic responses to the massacre and on how the massacre is a representative event of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The module includes artworks and texts that could be used in the classroom, discussion questions and activities, and a culminating writing prompt. This module invites students to reflect on the gaps in the colonial archive and to think about the role of art and literature in shaping understandings of historical events. It also provides students with an opportunity to recognize how the dehumanizing logic of slavery shaped modernity and how black artists challenge its legacy through their work.

Format: Word files downloadable as a .zip file (after completing the “Course Download Questionnaire”)

Suggested for:
AHL 2100 Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts


Food Studies: Matter, Meaning, Movement∗

Edited by David Szanto; Amanda Di Battista (Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems and UNESCO Chair on Food, Biodiversity and Sustainability Studies), and Irena Knezevic (Carleton University)


Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Food Studies aims to help readers understand and address numerous issues within food, food culture, and food systems. These subjects transcend disciplinary boundaries and call attention to how matter, meaning, and movement produce complex and dynamic food-human realities. Chapters range from sovereignty to breastfeeding, financialization to food porn, pollination to fair trade. Embedded throughout, art, poetry, illustration, and audiovisual works offer moments to reflect on and synthesize the text-based entries. Through reading, classroom discussion, and engaging with the extensive pedagogical tools, learners and teachers alike may acquire a new sense of things foodish—along with a new sense of their own place and role within food systems themselves.

Formats: Pressbooks webbook, EPUB et PDF

Suggested for:
AHL 1120 Food Studies: A Humanities Perspective
AHL 2140 A Transdisciplinary Exploration of Food Studies
AHL 3140 Special Topics in the Art and Humanities of Food
AHL 4145 Seminar in Food Studies


How Canadians Communicate VI: Food Promotion, Consumption, and Controversy

Edited by Charlene Elliott (University of Calgary) 


Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Note: assigning sections is permitted, but adaptations are not allowed without permission)

Food nourishes the body, but our relationship with food extends far beyond our need for survival. Food choices not only express our personal tastes but also communicate a range of beliefs, values, affiliations and aspirations—sometimes to the exclusion of others. In the media sphere, the enormous amount of food-related advice provided by government agencies, advocacy groups, diet books, and so on compete with efforts on the part of the food industry to sell their product and to respond to a consumer-driven desire for convenience. As a result, the topic of food has grown fraught, engendering sometimes acrimonious debates about what we should eat, and why.

By examining topics such as the values embedded in food marketing, the locavore movement, food tourism, dinner parties, food bank donations, the moral panic surrounding obesity, food crises, and fears about food safety, the contributors to this volume paint a rich, and sometimes unsettling portrait of how food is represented, regulated, and consumed in Canada. With chapters from leading scholars such as Ken Albala, Harvey Levenstein, Stephen Kline, and Valerie Tarasuk, the volume also includes contributions from “food insiders”—bestselling cookbook author and food editor Elizabeth Baird and veteran restaurant reviewer John Gilchrist. The result is a timely and thought-provoking look at food as a system of communication through which Canadians articulate cultural identity, personal values, and social distinction.

Format: PDF

Suggested for:
AHL 1120 Food Studies: A Humanities Perspective
AHL 2140 A Transdisciplinary Exploration of Food Studies
AHL 3140 Special Topics in the Art and Humanities of Food


Writing Guide with Handbook∗

Michelle Bachelor Robinson (Spelman College) and Maria Jerskey (City University of New York) (OpenStax)


Licence: CC BY 4.0

Writing Guide with Handbook aligns to the goals, topics, and objectives of many first-year writing and composition courses. It is organized according to relevant genres, and focuses on the writing process, effective writing practices or strategies—including graphic organizers, writing frames, and word banks to support visual learning—and conventions of usage and style. The text includes an editing and documentation handbook, which provides information on grammar and mechanics, common usage errors, and citation styles. Writing Guide with Handbook breaks down barriers in the field of composition by offering an inviting and inclusive approach to students of all intersectional identities. To meet this goal, the text creates a reciprocal relationship between everyday rhetoric and the evolving world of academia. Writing Guide with Handbook builds on students’ life experiences and their participation in rhetorical communities within the familiar contexts of personal interaction and social media. The text seeks to extend these existing skills by showing students how to construct a variety of compelling compositions in a variety of formats, situations, and contexts.

Formats: Online and PDF

Suggested for:
AHL 1100 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts


Medieval Studies (MDV)

No suggested OER at this time.


Vered Jewish Canadian Studies (JCS)

No suggested OER at this time.


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