ERIC Number: ED207871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Social Problems Courses: A Set of Syllabi and Related Materials.
Weston, Louise C., Ed.
This publication contains syllabi from 12 college-level, social-problems courses. The syllabi are being made available in an effort to share various ideas about the content, conceptual organization, and procedures used by sociology professors. The syllabi selected for inclusion represent different approaches to teaching a social problems course (such as macro-sociological, institutional, political, and interactionist). They also represent courses offered in community colleges, four year colleges, and universities. All are for undergraduate courses except one which is for a graduate course and is included here because of its approach and its extensive bibliography. The information provided for each syllabi includes an outline and schedule of course topics, required readings, course requirements, and some general statements about course format and evaluation procedures. Although all of the courses made use of the lecture technique to some extent, some courses include class discussions, oral presentations, use of films, and field projects. Also included in the publication is a description of the American Sociological Association's Section on Undergraduate Education and its activities and a selected bibliography on the teaching of social problems. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Models, Social Problems, Sociology, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
ASA Teaching Resources Center, American Sociological Association, 1722 N Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Sociological Association, Washington, DC.