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Fredericks, Marcel; Miller, Steven I. – Teaching Sociology, 1985
Discusses how the basic concepts from formal logic can be used as a teaching aid in beginning sociology courses. Three sociological arguments are analyzed, to determine their logical structure and the validity of their conclusions. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Logic
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Boles, Jacqueline – Teaching Sociology, 1985
A college course designed to introduce students to the administration of voluntary associations is described. Course goals and objectives are discussed, and course requirements and the grading system are reviewed. Sources of teaching materials are provided. The appendix contains a list of national organizations that provide training materials and…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Educational Objectives, Grading
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Garrett, Gerald R.; And Others – Teaching Sociology, 1985
An alcohol studies program offered at the undergraduate level in the Department of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts (Boston) is described. Students combine classroom work with applied practice in alcohol agency settings. Sources of information are identified for those interested in developing alcohol courses. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Alcoholism, Course Descriptions, Drinking
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Corsino, Louis – Teaching Sociology, 1985
This simulation involves students in a critique and analysis of the social welfare response to social problems. Students are divided into welfare administrators and disadvantaged groups and asked to role play typical interactions between these two social categories of people. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Empathy, Higher Education, Simulation
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Harrod, Wendy J. – Teaching Sociology, 1983
Manageable in a 50-minute class with as many as 60 students, this game is designed to help college- level sociology students recognize (1) the reward structure leading to social dilemmas, (2) the individualistic strategy people follow in social dilemmas, and (3) the inefficacy and hypocrisy of communication in social dilemmas. (RM)
Descriptors: Games, Higher Education, Human Relations, Interpersonal Relationship
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Cadwallader, Mervyn L.; Scarboro, C. Allen – Teaching Sociology, 1982
Describes a program for teaching writing as an integral part of college sociology classes. Students do frequent free-writing exercises, participate in small weekly writing groups, and compose final papers. Suggestions for implementation are offered. (AM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Descriptions
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Hope, Christine A.; Stover, Ronald G. – Teaching Sociology, 1982
Describes a nine-week exercise based on Hardin's concept of "the commons" designed to teach college sociology students about the structural constraints on individual decision-making concerning resource use. The theoretical background and simulation set-up of the exercise are discussed. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Natural Resources
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Little, Craig B. – Teaching Sociology, 1982
Describes a teaching method which can be used in college level sociology classes to improve student writing. The teacher provides students with concrete examples of well-written work by other students in the class to compare with their own. The example clearly illustrates what the teacher expects from the students. (AM)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Sociology, Student Writing Models
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Keller, Robert A. – Teaching Sociology, 1982
Describes a method used to help introductory college sociology students explore the range of sociological literature and become acquainted with the works of current scholars. Students read a number of journal articles and wrote critiques of six of them in the form of letters to their parents. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Higher Education, Periodicals, Research Methodology
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Back, Kurt W. – Teaching Sociology, 1984
A course of study in social psychology should progress from the personal to the social. It should be organized around the study of four topics: (1) the boundaries of the self; (2) the relation between individuals; (3) communication between individuals; and (4) leadership and social power. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Organization, Curriculum Development, Higher Education
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Zucker, Lynne G. – Teaching Sociology, 1984
Social psychology has separate sociological and psychological approaches that must be bridged in undergraduate courses. One possible course format is to cover a variety of theories, then their substantive applications. Two texts, detailed handouts, and demonstrations, including simulations and field problems, help students to understand and…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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Daudistel, Howard C.; Hedderson, John – Teaching Sociology, 1984
Described is a program for training M.A.-level evaluation researchers within an academic department. The topics covered are devising the curriculum, recruiting students, conducting internships, involving the community, and evaluating the program. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Evaluators, Higher Education, Program Descriptions
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Kalia, Narendra Nath – Teaching Sociology, 1984
Analyzing literary materials to discern relationships between sociological variables is an established mode of scholarly inquiry which can easily be used in the instruction of sociology. A step-by-step method for writing a sociological book review is outlined and discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Sociology
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Stein, Nancy Wendlandt – Teaching Sociology, 1983
Literature that deals with both sociological analyses of mass media and teaching techniques that utilize mass media products is discussed. Methods of using the mass media in college-level sociology courses are outlined, and examples of each are provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Guidelines, Higher Education, Literature Reviews
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Cheatwood, Derral; Benokraitis, Nijole – Teaching Sociology, 1983
Tightening economic conditions have forced sociology instructors interested in using expensive visual materials in their classes to seek other sources of funding support. Discussed are innovative ways of funding and administering courses making use of commercial films. The team-taught course, "Images of Women in Film," is used as a case study.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Innovation, Females, Film Study
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