Photograph by Bill Holmes 

Dr. Greg Swan, Residential Faculty

Chandler/Gilbert Community College
2626 E. Pecos Rd.
Chandler, AZ  85225

Office: Pecos campus, EST123
Office Telephone: 480-732-7088 (email is better)
Email: greg.swan@cgc.edu (If you want to contact me with a class-related question, it’s best to use the messaging feature in Canvas.)
Home page: http://pweb.cgc.maricopa.edu/grejd13331/
Cell phone number: Given out in class.
Academic support hours: http://pweb.cgc.maricopa.edu/grejd13331/ischedule.htm

 

Monday 1/6/14 online classes soft launch

Monday 1/13/14 online classes official launch

 

Everyone must set up their Maricopa Mail.
Instructions:

Attention ALL students!  Do this now. Make sure you receive email related to your courses.  Follow these instructions to activate "Maricopa Mail" and forward it to your email box: http://pweb.cgc.maricopa.edu/grejd13331/googlemailhandout.htm

Spring 2014

Information on Online Courses (information is current as of 1/6/14)

 

  • GBS205 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
    • Textbook information:
      Mayer/Warner/Siedel/Lieberman Business Law and the Legal Environment 1.0.3 edition. ISBN:
       978-1-4533-5693-7
    • Cost is $24 to $59, depending on what version you choose.  I made the decision to move away from a traditional textbook ($350 for a new hardcover) and work with an alternative custom text from Flat World costing as little as $24.  The alternative text is reasonably well-written and looks sharp online.  If you purchase the All Access Pass for $39, you get additional searchable/highlightable versions of the etext for pc, smartphone and tablet. If you buy a printed copy for $59.95, you receive ALL other versions of the etext plus a printed text.  In my opinion, the printed version of the text is a little bit ugly because it is black-and-white and printed on relatively thick paper.  It looks and feels like the metropolitan phonebook.  Also, the font is a bit smaller than I would like.  However, if you like a printed text, you’ll want to go with the print option.  You’ll need to use one of the free etext versions until your printed copy arrives in the mail.  Link to information about the textbook options: https://students.flatworldknowledge.com/course/1546531
    • This online course will be open at least one week before the official start of class.  Go to http://learn.maricopa.edu  Login with your MEID and password.  Click on the Courses drop-down list and select GBS205.  (See my.maricopa for information on the MEID)
    • Course syllabus is available here.  (If you need it, software for viewing the pdf file may be found here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/)

 

  • SSH111 Sustainable Cities
    • Textbook information (in order used):
      1. Cost is $16.99 for a retail new paperback.  There is no ebook.  Order this one in advance of class.  Gonick, Cartoon Guide to the Environment.  ISBN: 9780062732743
      2. Cost is $17.96 for a retail new paperback.  Ebook runs about $12.  Ross, Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World’s Least Sustainable City. ISBN: 978-0199975525
      3. Cost is $16.00 for a retail new paperback. Ebook runs about $13. Brand, Whole Earth Discipline: An Eco-Pragmatist Manifesto.  ISBN: 9780143118282
      4. Cost is $24.95 for a retail new paperback.  Steffen, Worldchanging Revised and Updated edition.  ISBN: 0810997460
    • This online course will be open at least one week before the official start of class.  Go to http://learn.maricopa.edu  Login with your MEID  and password.  Click on the Courses drop-down list and select SSH111.  (See my.maricopa for information on the MEID)

 

 

 

Information on Classroom Courses

  • SBU200 Society and Business
    • Textbook information (in order used):
      1. Cost is $27.95 new retail hardcover. The ebook runs around $16.

Martenson, Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future of Our Economy, Energy and Environment, ISBN: 9780470927649 

      1. Cost is $16.00 new retail paperback. The ebook runs around $16.  Chang, 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism ISBN: 9781608193387 
      2. I make an effort to keep the course as current as possible.  As a result, one additional book or a few online video rentals (think Amazon or Google streaming video) may be required.  Price for additional materials, if used, will be in the price range of those listed above.
    • This classroom course has an online course support site that will be open at least by the official class start date.  Go to http://learn.maricopa.edu  Login with your MEID. Click on the Courses drop-down list and select SBU200.  (See my.maricopa for information on the MEID) and password.)
    • Course syllabus is available here. (If you need it, software for viewing the pdf file may be found here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/)