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ERIC Number: ED446631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Putting the Pieces Together: Teaching in Tandem about Race, Class, Ethnicity, and Gender at an Appalachian Regional University.
Swartz, Patti Capel; Hardesty, Constance
This paper describes an effort to coordinate teaching in two college classes--an Introduction to Sociology class and a Writing II class--to focus on issues of entitlement, such as race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. The tandem effort was designed to encourage students to explore the subjects more deeply than would have been likely in one class alone. In addition to description of the teaching effort, the paper includes discussion of linking macro-level studies with micro-level experiential essays, timing of the course material, using Appalachian and class inequality as a framework for understanding other forms of oppression and the integration of oppressions, and reinterpreting Christianity to challenge rather than justify inequality. The paper concludes that pairing the writing and sociology courses, while not entirely successful in ridding all students of entrenched belief systems that reinforce oppression, makes the task more enjoyable and effective. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A