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Parvez, Z. Fareen – Teaching Sociology, 2017
This article offers an example of a global approach to teaching the sociology of religion, a course that typically focuses on American religious phenomena. It builds on three interventions in the movement for a global sociology: connecting the local and global, moving beyond methodological nationalism, and developing an ethical orientation toward…
Descriptors: Sociology, Religion, Global Approach, Teaching Methods
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Shostak, Sara; Girouard, Jennifer; Cunningham, David; Cadge, Wendy – Teaching Sociology, 2010
This article describes a departmental initiative designed to integrate the teaching of graduate and undergraduate sociology through research methodology and the completion of actual research projects. The goal was to develop a multilevel team approach within which faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates would view their work as part of a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sociology, Departments, Curriculum Design
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Dandaneau, Steven P. – Teaching Sociology, 2009
"The Sociological Imagination" is among the most recognized books in the history of American Sociology. Yet, the sociological imagination as such, a radical form of self-consciousness, is not commonly well understood nor easily acquired. This essay examines the challenges thus faced by instructors who seek to accurately impart what Mills…
Descriptors: Imagination, Sociology, Undergraduate Students, Essays
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Singleton, Royce A., Jr. – Teaching Sociology, 2007
This paper describes a campus survey designed to enhance student learning while generating high-quality data for research and evaluation. Students enrolled in a research methods course pretest a draft interview schedule and interview randomly selected students; then, drawing on their interview experience, they write a paper that addresses…
Descriptors: Student Research, Research Methodology, Social Indicators, Teacher Role