Finding the right course materials can be critical to helping students on their learning journey. That’s why we really enjoyed learning that TheOpen Syllabus Projectfound, after reviewing more than six million syllabi, that Macmillan Learning course materials were assigned by the most college instructors for courses in English Literature, History and Psychology.
The Open Syllabus Project found thatA Writer's Referencefrom Bedford/St. Martin’s was the second most assigned title from every course material being used across college campuses today, appearing in more than 7,500 course syllabi. It also beat out classics like Canterbury Tales to become the most assigned text inEnglish Literature. Other top titles areThe American Promise: A History of the United Statesby James L. Roark published by Bedford/St. Martin’s, which was the most assigned title inHistoryappearing in more than 4,000 course syllabi; andPsychologybyDavid G. Myers from Worth Publishers, which was the most assigned title inPsychologyappearing in more than 2,000 course syllabi.
Some of the other course materials from Macmillan Learning and our imprints (including imprints Bedford/St. Martin’s, W.H. Freeman, and Worth Publishers) that were among the top 10 most assigned materials in their respective subjects include:
We don’t plan on resting on our laurels, and will continue to invest in new and diverse voices and content. New course materials for use in the upcoming academic year will be announced soon, and we’re very much looking forward to issuing these future classics.
The Open Syllabus Project uses machine learning to analyze millions of syllabi to understand the college teaching, publishing, and intellectual traditions around the world. They are based at the American Assembly, non-profit organization affiliated with Columbia University.