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Ghoshal, Raj – Teaching Sociology, 2019
This article presents an in-class exercise that teaches students how to call elected officials about a course-related issue of their choice. The goals are to connect classroom learning with real-life action, to show that contacting elected officials need not be difficult or intimidating, and to help students develop a sense of efficacy that can…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Public Officials, Self Efficacy, Civics
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Lowney, Kathleen S.; Price, Anne M.; Gonzalez Guittar, Stephanie – Teaching Sociology, 2017
Given that so many college students take Introduction to Sociology or Social Problems or both, we wondered about the amount of content overlap in these courses. We designed a study that used content analysis of syllabi from these courses in order to measure the amount of convergence between the two classes. In our sample, nearly 70 percent of the…
Descriptors: College Students, Sociology, Introductory Courses, Social Problems
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Jafar, Afshan – Teaching Sociology, 2017
This article describes an exercise designed to introduce the topic of Islam and Muslims in a Sociology of Globalization course. The activity asks students to complete a sentence regarding Muslim women. Rather than provide any definitive answers regarding Islam or Muslims, the purpose of the exercise is for students to see the reductive nature of…
Descriptors: Islam, Muslims, Sociology, Global Approach
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Konieczny, Piotr – Teaching Sociology, 2017
This paper presents an analysis of my experiences with a teaching activity that engages students in publishing in Wikipedia on issues relating to globalization. It begins with a short overview of some of the current debates revolving around teaching globalization, which lay ground for the assignment. I discuss how this teaching tool fits with a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Global Approach, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Anderson, Norma J. – Teaching Sociology, 2017
In this article, I connect globalization and qualitative methodological practice, describing a semester-long intensive interview project about the anti-apartheid movement. I provide a detailed overview of the project as well as considerations for those who might want to adapt it for their own courses. Using students' reflections on the projects…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Social Change, Interviews, Student Projects
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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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Rondini, Ashley C. – Teaching Sociology, 2015
This paper explores dynamics of students' critical consciousness development in the context of a thematically organized service-learning sociology course titled Health, Illness, and Community. The integrated components of the course were designed to cultivate critical consciousness by framing the study of health in terms of social justice issues…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Consciousness Raising, Self Efficacy, Social Change
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Sulik, Gayle; Keys, Jennifer – Teaching Sociology, 2014
This study analyzes the content and discursive strategies within 39 introductory-level sociology course syllabi published in TRAILS, the Teaching Resources and Innovations Library of the American Sociological Association, from two different time periods (2004 and 2010) to explore the syllabus as a tool for socialization. We find that syllabi,…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Sociology, Course Descriptions, Socialization
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Trautner, Mary Nell – Teaching Sociology, 2014
Even though pedagogy courses in sociology are on the rise, many departments do not offer or require a course on teaching sociology or a teaching proseminar series. However, faculty in such departments do have other options for incorporating and integrating pedagogical issues into their standard curriculum. In this note, I offer one suggestion for…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Teaching Methods, Teaching Experience
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Smollin, Leandra M.; Arluke, Arnold – Teaching Sociology, 2014
This study examines the dynamics of the first-time teaching experience of graduate instructors, drawing on interview and focus group data from 35 sociology students in a doctoral program at a large university in the United States. Results indicate the majority of graduate instructors felt a great deal of anxiety due to challenges they faced when…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Experience, Focus Groups, Student Attitudes
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Hochschild, Thomas R., Jr.; Farley, Matthew; Chee, Vanessa – Teaching Sociology, 2014
Sociologists and instructors who teach about community service share an affinity for understanding and addressing social problems. While many studies have demonstrated the benefits of incorporating community service into sociology courses, we examine the benefits of incorporating sociological content into community service classes. The authors…
Descriptors: Community Services, Sociology, Integrated Curriculum, Social Problems
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Mueller, Jennifer C. – Teaching Sociology, 2013
The "millennial" historical moment presents fresh dilemmas for race-critical instructors. In addition to being well-versed in colorblind racial discourse, millennial students are socialized in a pop-cultural milieu that implies a more integrated, racially egalitarian world than exists in reality and includes claims that U.S. society is now…
Descriptors: Race, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Sociology
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Rooks, Daisy; Winkler, Celia – Teaching Sociology, 2012
The authors explore the challenges inherent in traversing the multiple boundaries between sociology and social work, and the academy and the community, by examining a service learning course on hunger and homelessness taught by two sociology professors and two social workers on the staff of a community service organization. The authors draw on…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Homeless People, Service Learning, Sociology
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Broughton, Chad – Teaching Sociology, 2011
This article examines the opportunities and limitations presented by organizing an undergraduate field research methods class as a policy think tank working for a government client. Organized as such, the course had both the learning objectives of a traditional undergraduate methods class and the corporate objectives of a policy think tank (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Public Policy, Behavioral Objectives, Organizational Objectives
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