ERIC Number: ED209122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Data Report: Issues and Resources in the Undergraduate Sociology Curriculum.
Bradshaw, Ted; McPherron, Sharon
This publication contains all of the data collected by a special project which surveyed issues and resources in teaching undergraduate sociology. An analysis of the data is provided in SO 013 315. The data were collected from a questionnaire mailed to a sample of chairpersons of departments of sociology in universities, colleges, and community colleges. The sample totaled 682. The overall response rate was 65%. The data deal with six issues related to the nature of the curriculum. The first issue is the boundaries of a curriculum (how does a department determine what constitutes the appropriate subject matter to be included in its offerings of sociology courses?). The second issue for which data are provided deals with the way concepts are presented within a department's curriculum. The third issue is the nature of the introductory sociology course. Teaching methods is the fourth issue. The fifth issue assesses ways individual courses form a curriculum and how students progress form the first course to graduation with a sociology major. Finally, the role of departmental and faculty objectives are considered in terms of the overall structure of the departmental teaching effort. Also included in this publication is a copy of the questionnaire, with the weighted totals. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Attitudes, College Curriculum, Departments, Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Majors (Students), National Surveys, Questionnaires, Sociology, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study
ASA Teaching Resource Center, American Sociological Association, 1722 N Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Sociological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For a related document, see SO 013 315. The General Questions section may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in microfiche due to variations in ink density of print type.