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Mount, Liz – Teaching Sociology, 2018
This article addresses a challenge for sociologists who teach at institutions located in unfamiliar cultural contexts through a photo elicitation project to develop students' sociological imaginations while teaching the instructor about students' social contexts. In introductory courses, we must present sociology as a field of study that is…
Descriptors: Photography, Visual Aids, Sociology, Student Empowerment
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Niemonen, Jack – Teaching Sociology, 2015
Even though I recognize the value of using the mass media to teach sociological concepts and reveal racial biases, I caution against the use of classroom exercises that are developed solely in the context of whiteness studies. Overarching statements of white privilege mask complex race-class interactions generally and the mass media's…
Descriptors: Whites, Mass Media Use, Stereotypes, Working Class
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Khanna, Nikki; Harris, Cherise A. – Teaching Sociology, 2015
Prof. Niemonen claims that the concept of white privilege is "anti-sociological" and "mask[s] complex race-class interactions." He highlights the importance of including social class in discussions of white privilege but focuses exclusively on the white working class, neglecting how race and social class also intersect for…
Descriptors: Whites, Working Class, Social Class, Race
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Van Auken, Paul – Teaching Sociology, 2013
This teaching note describes my multiyear experience with interventions designed to enhance student engagement and learning through various teaching techniques, most notably active and collaborative learning through local case studies. While other aspects of this course had been successful, I was disappointed in the level of engagement--the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Active Learning, Cooperative Learning, Intervention
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Zipp, John F. – Teaching Sociology, 2012
In this article, I ask for whom is our teaching developed? Although we typically think that it is developed for our students, there appears to be a considerable gap between how our curriculum, especially Introductory Sociology is organized, and what we know about current college students. Drawing on data on enrollment in sociology and overall in…
Descriptors: Sociology, College Instruction, Introductory Courses, College Students
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LeMoyne, Terri; Davis, Jean Marie – Teaching Sociology, 2011
In this article, the authors argue that one approach to teaching Introduction to Social Problems is to structure the course content around taken-for-granted beliefs that many students have about the social world. In doing so, the authors discuss the social construction of social problems, how sociology differs from common sense, and the importance…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Course Content, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
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Hanson, Chad – Teaching Sociology, 2010
This article presents the author's response to "Evolution, Biology, and Society: A Conversation for the 21st-Century Sociology Classroom" by Richard Machalek and Michael Martin. Their work serves as a reminder that the discipline is diverse and dynamic. The author appreciates the effort to urge sociology teachers to include genetic concepts in…
Descriptors: Sociology, Biology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Essays
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Lucal, Betsy – Teaching Sociology, 2010
After accepting the editor's invitation to write a response to Richard Machalek and Michael W. Martin's "Evolution, Biology, and Society: A Conversation for the 21st-Century Sociology Classroom," the author took up their recommendation to learn more about recent work on biology and social behavior. She considered seriously Machalek and Martin's…
Descriptors: Sociology, Biology, Evolution, Genetics
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Machalek, Richard; Martin, Michael W. – Teaching Sociology, 2010
As the authors stated early in their article (Machalek and Martin 2010), evolutionary ideas have been gaining traction in the work of a growing number of sociologists in recent years. Much of their thinking derives from work inspired by sociobiology. However, many sociologists are critical of and unreceptive to incorporating evolutionary biology…
Descriptors: Sociology, Biology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Academic Discourse
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Roberts, Judith C.; Roberts, Keith A. – Teaching Sociology, 2008
Reading comprehension skill is often assumed by sociology instructors, yet many college students seem to have marginal reading comprehension skills, which may explain why fewer than half of them are actually doing the reading. Sanctions that force students to either read or to pay a price are based on a rational choice model of behavior--a…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Reading Strategies, Learner Engagement
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McKinney, Kathleen – Teaching Sociology, 2005
This article presents the author's response to the article "The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning--Done by Sociologists: Let's Make That The Sociology of Higher Education" by Chad Hanson. The author says that Hanson points to critical limitations of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) in sociology, including insufficient attention…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Sociology, Definitions, Misconceptions
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Farkas, George – Teaching Sociology, 2005
This article presents the author's response to Timothy Patrick Moran's article "The Sociology of Teaching Graduate Statistics." Since 1972, the author has taught the required graduate-level social statistics course in three different departments. During this time, he has seen the truth of the concerns that Moran expresses at the beginning of his…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Doctoral Dissertations, Computer Software, Sociology
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Hardy, Melissa – Teaching Sociology, 2005
This article presents a response to Timothy Patrick Moran's article "The Sociology of Teaching Graduate Statistics." In his essay, Moran argues that exciting developments in techniques of quantitative analysis are currently coupled with a much less exciting formulaic approach to teaching sociology graduate students about quantitative analysis. The…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Sociology, Statistics
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Zipp, John F. – Teaching Sociology, 2005
As we enter our second century, it is an appropriate time for sociologists to take stock of where we have been and where we are going. Although most of this reflection appears to focus on substantive matters, Timothy Patrick Moran is right in arguing that their gaze ought to extend to how they teach graduate statistics. This article presents the…
Descriptors: Social Scientists, Graduate Students, Statistics, Required Courses
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Williams, Richard – Teaching Sociology, 2005
This article presents the author's response to the article "The Sociology of Teaching Graduate Statistics" by Timothy Patrick Moran. Moran takes on the admirable task of trying to improve the teaching graduate statistics. Like many good teachers, he makes controversial and thought-provoking statements designed to promote discussion and debate.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Statistics, College Instruction, Sociology
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