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Woodall, Denise – Teaching Sociology, 2017
A self-report questionnaire about past criminal behavior is presented here as a useful pedagogical tool to demonstrate the invalidity of crime rates, challenge stereotypes about criminals, exemplify policy problems, and personalize the ways in which race, gender, and class operate to disadvantage and advantage people in the administration of…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Crime, Teaching Methods, Stereotypes
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Johnson, David R.; Renzulli, Linda; Bunch, Jackson; Paino, Maria – Teaching Sociology, 2013
We describe a semester-long active learning project in which students practice the skills of synthesis and analysis by developing portfolios organized around a topic of their own choosing (relevant to their substantive course). We build on prior contributions in four ways. First, we offer a project that is indicative of basic skills in the…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Psychology, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Wright, Earl, II – Teaching Sociology, 2012
The Atlanta Sociological Laboratory is the moniker bestowed on scholars engaged in sociological research at Atlanta University between 1895 and 1924. Under the leadership of W. E. B. Du Bois, 1897-1914, this school made substantive yet marginalized contributions to the discipline. Its accomplishments include, but are not limited to, its…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Sociology, Colleges, Educational History
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Winston, Fletcher – Teaching Sociology, 2007
The first day of an introductory sociology course provides a crucial first impression to both students and instructor. The information instructors present on the organization, content, and expectations of the course reduces student anxiety and uncertainty. Instructors use self-introductions to address first day concerns and to provide information…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Sociology