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Belet, Margot – Teaching Sociology, 2018
To increase students' engagement and achievement in introductory sociology courses, teachers should make them relevant to students' lives. Students' relevance perceptions may vary within the classroom, depending on the degree of fit between their sociocultural position and the teaching methods. To test this prospect, an experiment among 1,325…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Sociology, Introductory Courses, Undergraduate Students
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Holtzman, Mellisa – Teaching Sociology, 2018
Cornerstone courses bridge introductory content from lower-level survey courses with the more advanced theoretical and methodological content of upper-level, major-only courses. Cornerstones are implemented with the goal of better preparing students for advanced coursework and/or assisting them with understanding their major and its associated…
Descriptors: Sociology, Career Readiness, Majors (Students), Introductory Courses
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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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Dallinger, Carolyn – Teaching Sociology, 2017
Developing a global mind-set in college students is a goal of many colleges and universities. Most often this goal is met by encouraging students to study abroad. This article explains how a service learning student engagement program at home achieves this goal by pairing Introduction to Sociology students with young immigrant children in a weekly…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Sociology, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research
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Ballantine, Jeanne; Greenwood, Nancy; Howard, Jay R.; Kain, Edward L.; Pike, Diane; Schwartz, Michael; Smith, R. Tyson; Zipp, John F. – Teaching Sociology, 2016
Is there a distinct disciplinary core (or foundation of agreed on knowledge) in sociology? Should we define a core in our broad field to build consensus? If so, what should it look like? We address these questions by presenting three viewpoints that lean for and against identifying a core for department curricula, students, and the public face of…
Descriptors: Reflection, Sociology, Foundations of Education, Course Content
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Crowe, Jessica A.; Silva, Tony; Ceresola, Ryan – Teaching Sociology, 2015
In this study, we test the effect of in-class student peer review on student learning outcomes using a quasiexperimental design. We provide an assessment of peer review in a quantitative research methods course, which is a traditionally difficult and technical course. Data were collected from 170 students enrolled in four sections of a…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Outcomes of Education, Online Courses, Management Systems
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Finch, Jessie K.; Fern├índez, Celestino – Teaching Sociology, 2014
Research has consistently shown the high value of mentorship for graduate students in various areas--program satisfaction, professional self-image, confidence, productivity, and so on. However, specific templates of how to best mentor graduate students, especially in the vital area of teaching, are lacking. This article outlines the mentoring…
Descriptors: Mentors, Graduate Students, Teaching Experience, Student Attitudes
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Packard, Josh – Teaching Sociology, 2013
Diverse college campuses have been conclusively associated with a variety of positive outcomes for all students. However, we still know very little empirically about how student diversity directly impacts the core task of the university: classroom learning. While students vary based on race along a broad spectrum of experiences and backgrounds, we…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Learning, African American Students, White Students
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Eisen, Daniel B. – Teaching Sociology, 2012
Sociology instructors strive not only to teach their students the essential aspects of sociology but also to help students develop their critical thinking abilities. One way to help students become better critical thinkers is to assign projects that encourage students to critically assess their world by relating the course content to their…
Descriptors: Photography, Sociology, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking
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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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Bird, Sharon R.; Erickson, Karla A. – Teaching Sociology, 2010
On the basis of analysis of student responses to a case study titled "Drinks and Dinner," the authors evaluate the pedagogical potential of using constructive controversy case studies to teach about inequality. "Drinks and Dinner" is designed to capture the complexity of social interactions that defy simple solutions to engage students in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Course Content, Case Studies, Difficulty Level
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Eglitis, Daina S. – Teaching Sociology, 2010
This article discusses pedagogical exercises developed to help students appreciate the power of sociological perspectives as they seek to better understand their own lives and the world around them. The assignments are focused on fulfilling the particular course learning goal that highlights student mastery of the application of diverse…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sociology, Social Theories, Theory Practice Relationship
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Bingham, Shawn Chandler; Hernandez, Alexander A. – Teaching Sociology, 2009
Much of the sociological curriculum often represents society as tragedy. This article explores the incorporation of a society as comedy component in introductory courses at two institutions using the sociological insight and social critique of comedians. A general discussion of parallels between the comedic eye and the sociological imagination is…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Questionnaires, Course Content, Sociology
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Sweet, Stephen; Mumm, Joshua; Pitt-Catsouphes, Marcie; Casey, Judith – Teaching Sociology, 2008
In 2006 and 2007, two workshops on teaching work-family courses were held at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association. This article examines the current challenges and strategies of teaching work-family, as identified by workshop participants, and the resources that are available through the Sloan Work and Family Research…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Workshops, Meetings, Professional Associations
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Murphy-Geiss, Gail – Teaching Sociology, 2008
Teaching that intentionally integrates cognitive learning with students' affective lives is the kind of pedagogy that can leave a long lasting, even transformative impression on students that outlives the details of course content. Because this author wants her students to truly engage with the subject of domestic violence, she finds it essential…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Cognitive Style, Emotional Response, Transformative Learning
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