SB 1359: Highlighting Zero Textbook Cost in the Class Schedule

The Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) Degree program is one of the Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives to improve teaching, learning, and accessibility for all learners at California Higher Education institutions. Courses designated as Zero Textbook Cost eliminate conventional textbook costs by using alternative instructional materials and methodologies, including open educational resources.

How can students identify Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC)?

Courses that are participating in ZTC program will be identified in WebAdvisor with this logo: 

Where will students access the digital OER materials?

There are several websites that host OER materials.  Your instructor will include information on the syllabus or course website.

Here are some courses that have adopted OER textbooks or Reduced Price textbooks:

Course Section Course Title Faculty
M3494 Biology  – Prin of Biology M. Ha, W. Rockey
M3412 Psych 1A – Gen Psychology M. Selden
M3414 Psych 1A – Gen Psychology M. Selden
M4985 Math 101A – Elem Alg First Half T. Chetra