ERIC Number: EJ851549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
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Sociology in the Academy: A Study in Contradictions?
Sargent, Paul; Hohm, Charles F.
American Sociologist, v39 n2-3 p181-192 Sep 2008
In this essay, the authors present data collected in mixed-method and multi-phased projects that reveal some troubling contradictions within the discipline of Sociology. From a range of respondents, students through college presidents, several themes emerge that may not bode well for Sociology if left unchecked. Most important are the conflicting demands to provide large General Education classes while maintaining a robust, rigorous curriculum for Sociology majors; to meet university standards for scholarly production while allowing for work that is not within the traditional definitions of research; and to increase interdisciplinary collaboration without diluting the discipline.
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Sociology, College Presidents, Essays, General Education, Higher Education, Cooperation, Interdisciplinary Approach
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