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ERIC Number: EJ889685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
Assessing an Advanced Level Introductory Sociology Course
Keesler, Venessa A.; Fermin, Baranda J.; Schneider, Barbara
Teaching Sociology, v36 n4 p345-358 Oct 2008
In 2001, the governing council of the American Sociological Association (ASA) appointed Professor Caroline Persell of New York University to launch a task force with the goal of creating an advanced high school sociology curriculum that would also be a model for introductory sociology courses in colleges and universities. The principle goal of the task force was to design a college-level sociology course that would motivate students' interest and help them to acquire scientific knowledge that would better prepare them for college and pursuits in all scientific disciplines, increase their interest in postsecondary education, and help them in their future studies and work experiences, with the long-term goal of creating individual and societal benefits. This study examines the learning outcomes of a class of undergraduate students at Michigan State University who took this course in spring 2006. (Contains 4 tables and 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan