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 8/18/14 online classes soft launch (get started early)

Monday 8/25/14 online classes official launch (deadlines begin)

 

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

Fall, 2014 Online Courses   

GBS205 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business


Required text
:

Mayer/Warner/Siedel/Lieberman GBS205 Online: Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Environment of Business version 1.0.11. EISBN:  978-1-4533-6684-4
Cost is $24 to $59, depending on what version of the text you choose.  Buy it here for sure: https://students.flatworldknowledge.com/course/1718969
The bookstore may carry the All Access Pass (see below), but call them first.

About the different book options: 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.  You have a choice of three format options:

      1. Study Pass $24.  Has everything you need, but you can only access it through a browser such as Chrome, Safari or Firefox.  Active Internet connection required.
      2. Digital All Access Pass $39.  Includes the Study Pass and also pdf and epub versions of the book so you can put it on your smart phone, tablet, ebook reader, etc.  No Internet connection required once you download the ebook.  The epub and pdf ebook formats also allow you to use apps that allow for highlighting and easy searching of the book. 
      3. Black and White Print Textbook $59.  Includes the Study Pass and the All access pass plus a printed copy of the 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.  While you wait for your book to be printed and arrive in the mail, you can use one of the electronic formats they give you for free with this option.  That way, you won’t get behind in the course if you order the print option.

Course availability: 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: here.  (If you need it, software for viewing the pdf file may be found here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/)

 

SSH111 Sustainable Cities

Required Texts (in order used):

      1. Gonick, Cartoon Guide to the Environment.  ISBN: 9780062732743  Cost is $16.99 for a retail new paperback.  There is no ebook.  Order this one in advance of class
      2. Ross, Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World’s Least Sustainable City. ISBN: 978-0199975525.  Cost is $17.96 for a retail new paperback.  Ebook runs about $12. 
      3. Brand, Whole Earth Discipline: An Eco-Pragmatist Manifesto.  ISBN: 9780143118282  Cost is $16.00 for a retail new paperback. Ebook runs about $13.
      4. Steffen, Worldchanging Revised and Updated edition.  ISBN: 0810997460.  Cost is $24.95 for a retail new paperback.

Course availability: 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.)

Course syllabus: Course syllabus is here.  (If you need it, software for viewing the pdf file may be found here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/)

 

Special Note for SSH111 students:

Hi everyone.  I have a small change of schedule for our class:

 

Our meeting the weekend of August 30th is canceled.  An error in the class schedule listed the meeting as Saturday August 24 instead of Saturday August 30th.  To avoid confusion, I am canceling the meeting.

 

Normally, I open up our class a week early.  Because we won't be having an initial meeting, I'm going to need a couple days to rearrange the beginning of the course.  However, I expect the course to still be open by Weds August 20th.  The 20th is still ahead of the official class start date, which is August 25th. I'll send another message when the class is ready to go.

 

Dr. Greg Swan

 

 

 

Fall, 2014 Classroom-Based Courses   

SBU200 Society and Business

Required Texts (in order used):

 

      1. Martenson, Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future of Our Economy, Energy and Environment, ISBN: 9780470927649. Cost is $27.95 new retail hardcover. The ebook runs around $16. 
      2. Chang, 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism ISBN: 9781608193387  Cost is $16.00 new retail paperback. The ebook runs around $16. 
      3. I make an effort to keep the course as current as possible.  As a result, one additional trade paperback 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.

Course availability: This classroom course has an online course support site that will be open at least by the official class start date (8/26).  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: here. (If you need it, software for viewing the pdf file may be found here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/)