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Lichtenstein, Bronwen; DeCoster, Jamie – Teaching Sociology, 2014
Teaching about the sociology of HIV/AIDS involves teaching about the causes and effects of stigma. We describe a Sociology of HIV/AIDS course at the University of Alabama in which stigma reduction was assessed as a primary objective. The syllabus involved theory-based instruction, class visits, service learning, and student research on community…
Descriptors: Sociology, Social Bias, Social Attitudes, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Roberts, Robin W.; Mason, J. Walter; Marler, Penny L. – Teaching Sociology, 1999
Describes a service learning project in which students addressed the public health problem of rural sanitation in Alabama, which is related to socio-economic status, by researching, designing, and constructing a pit latrine. Focuses on four levels of inquiry and resolution (the social problem, developing and implementing an intervention strategy,…
Descriptors: Course Content, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Introductory Courses