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Lowry, Deborah – Teaching Sociology, 2016
What should activist-scholars teach in the social problems classroom? In this conversation, I challenge the assertion that advancing a sociology of social problems is an overly academic enterprise of little use to students and other publics. I introduce the potential of a pedagogical framework for promoting social problems literacy: a set of…
Descriptors: Activism, Scholarship, Social Problems, Citizen Participation
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Reger, Jo; Dugan, Kimberly – Teaching Sociology, 2001
Describes an interactive in-class learning activity where students learn about social movement theories. Provides background information about the exercise; discusses the process of preparing and implementing the assignment; and explores the student responses. Includes an appendix and references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Content, Educational Strategies, Feminism
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Erickson, Patricia E. – Teaching Sociology, 2001
Focuses on teaching sociology to prisoners, the benefits of teaching prisoners, and the experience of teaching the courses to prisoners. Addresses how the author took the experience of teaching prison students into traditional undergraduate courses. Highlights the implications for teaching sociology. (CMK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Educational Benefits, Educational Strategies, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Berry, E. Helen – Teaching Sociology, 2001
Focuses on the setting of a science and career fair; and discusses the use of cultural artifacts. Examines the use of folk dolls in a science and career fair. Includes background information and addresses the reasons for using the dolls. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Careers, Cultural Awareness, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Schutt, Russell K.; And Others – Teaching Sociology, 1984
These goals for an undergraduate research methods course in sociology range from providing students with an understanding of the central problems in all scientific investigations to introducing students to the specific problems sociologists confront in designing research projects. Means for achievement of the goals are also discussed. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Methods Courses, Research Methodology
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Weiss, Gregory L.; And Others – Teaching Sociology, 1984
The benefits and limitations of an interdisciplinary course, combining sociology, history, and political science, on America in the 1960s are analyzed. Both structure and content of the course are discussed. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: American Studies, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Higher Education
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LaRossa, Ralph – Teaching Sociology, 1984
Nonfictional family case studies are used to illustrate and explicate basic sociological concepts and propositions. Cases are read in conjunction with a standard textbook, and students complete written assignments designed to place the true life stories in a sociological context. (Author)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Course Descriptions, Educational Objectives, Family Life Education
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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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