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Huisman, Kimberly – Teaching Sociology, 2010
The author addresses the development and implementation of a service-learning project for an undergraduate course in which students interview immigrant women, incorporate the interviewees' experiences into an analytical paper, and present the findings at the end of the semester. Students are required to use C. Wright Mills's concepts of history…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Sociology, Service Learning, Student Research
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Hoop, Katrina C. – Teaching Sociology, 2009
Although we may claim our students are developing a sociological imagination, it is quite another to realize this in our teaching and our students' performances. Through a professional move from teaching in Chicago to Maine, I was led to rethink how I teach the sociological imagination. I argue that if we are to teach the sociological imagination,…
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Municipalities, Imagination, Biographies