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ERIC Number: EJ890366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
Searching for Structure: Creating Coherence in the Sociology Curriculum
Berheide, Catherine White
Teaching Sociology, v33 n1 p1-15 Jan 2005
For over 30 years, sociologists have expressed concern that the undergraduate curriculum in sociology lacks coherence. The sociology major continues to be loosely structured with few opportunities for sequential learning. To achieve greater coherence in the major, I recommend that departments sequence more courses or infuse both empirical and theoretical skills as well as key sociological concepts throughout their course offerings. Both approaches lead to a more sophisticated understanding of a complex discipline. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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