ERIC Number: ED207870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Introductory Sociology Courses: A Set of Syllabi and Related Materials.
Goldsmid, Charles A., Ed.; Looman, Wendy J., Ed.
Sixteen syllabi for college-level, introductory sociology courses are included. The syllabi are being made available in an effort to share various ideas about the content, conceptual organization, and procedures used by sociology professors. An effort was made to include syllabi that represent different approaches to the same course. Syllabi from different types of schools with different student populations including junior and community colleges, four-year private and public colleges and universities, and four-year state branch campuses were selected. Information for each syllabi includes course outline and policy, a schedule of topics and readings, and, in most cases, some supplementary materials such as exercises, assignments, handouts, and tests. Topics covered in the courses include social organization, culture, stratification, socialization, sociological perspective, groups, demography, deviance, race relations, family, collective behavior, change, sociological methods, formal organization, and theory. Teaching methods are varied and include lectures, research papers, article or book analyses, extra readings and reports, group reports, community work or participation, and labs. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Models, Sociology, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
American Sociological Association, Teaching Resources Center, 1722 N Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Sociological Association, Washington, DC.
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