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Ciabattari, Teresa; Lowney, Kathleen S.; Monson, Renee A.; Senter, Mary Scheuer; Chin, Jeffrey – Teaching Sociology, 2018
Colleges and universities face pressures from multiple stakeholders to attend to the labor market success of their graduates. In this article, we argue that it is in the best interests of sociology students and the discipline that sociology programs respond proactively to these pressures. We encourage sociology programs to design curricula that…
Descriptors: Sociology, Majors (Students), Education Work Relationship, College Graduates
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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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Sweet, Stephen – Teaching Sociology, 2016
While the popularity of the psychology major and the sociology major were comparable in 1970, sociology witnessed a decline while psychology witnessed expansion. This article considers strategies of expanding the popularity of the sociology major, considering data from a variety of sources. Primary recommendations are to configure programs to…
Descriptors: Department Heads, Undergraduate Students, Sociology, Majors (Students)
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Sweet, Stephen; McElrath, Kevin; Kain, Edward L. – Teaching Sociology, 2014
Content analysis of 77 college and university catalogs and department websites assesses conformity with select recommendations for the sociology major. The majority of institutions have programs that fulfill some recommendations examined, but the minority fulfills most of the recommendations. Some sociology programs are much more coordinated than…
Descriptors: Sociology, College Curriculum, College Programs, Content Analysis
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Chin, Jeffrey; May, Matthew; Sullivan-Chin, Honora; Woodrick, Kaylyn – Teaching Sociology, 2014
This article discusses some of the challenges departments face as they embark on curriculum development. The interpersonal dynamics of a department are often the first and most difficult obstacle to overcome but are often overlooked. The author suggests some strategies for how to address these issues as they arise.
Descriptors: Social Psychology, Group Dynamics, Curriculum Development, Departments
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Howard, Jay R. – Teaching Sociology, 2010
The teaching and learning movement in sociology in general and within the American Sociological Association specifically has a surprisingly long history. This history can be divided into three periods of activity: early efforts (1905 to 1960), innovation and implementation (1960 to 1980), and the institutionalization of gains (1980 to 2009).…
Descriptors: Sociology, Educational Development, Educational History, Introductory Courses
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Sohoni, Deenesh; Petrovic, Misha – Teaching Sociology, 2010
Increasingly, educators have called on colleges and universities to prepare their students for a more interdependent world. While sociology has begun to heed the message to globalize the curriculum, efforts to implement relevant teaching practices are hampered by lack of consensus on what "internationalizing" or "globalizing" the classroom…
Descriptors: Sociology, Role of Education, Curriculum Development, Global Approach
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Tiemann, Kathleen A.; Badahdah, Abdallah M.; Pedersen, Daphne E. – Teaching Sociology, 2009
The sociological literature on teaching and learning includes a number of discussions devoted to the importance of multicultural education. Much of this literature encourages educators to revise the curriculum and shows how the experience of multicultural education can stimulate student's sociological imaginations. To this end, some scholars have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sociology, Multicultural Education, Curriculum Development
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Andriot, Angie L. – Teaching Sociology, 2007
Academic sociologists have recently increased their focus on improving high school sociology. Reform efforts include networking between teachers and universities, improving curriculum, and enhancing teacher training. I propose that this list be expanded to include setting curricular standards. Current trends in educational reform center on…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Undergraduate Study, Advanced Placement, Educational Change
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Howery, Carla B.; Rodriguez, Havidan – Teaching Sociology, 2006
The NSF-funded Integrating Data Analysis (IDA) Project undertaken by the American Sociological Association (ASA) and the Social Science Data Analysis Network sought to close the quantitative literacy gap for sociology majors. Working with twelve departments, the project built on lessons learned from ASA's Minority Opportunities through School…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Educational Change, Sociology, Data Analysis
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Cook, James M. – Teaching Sociology, 2005
Although the literature on social networks has made a considerable contribution to the sociological imagination in recent years, it has been largely ignored in conventional course materials. Such an omission is curious, considering social networks' intuitive imagery, broad theoretical relevance and extensive empirical application. This article…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Theories, Course Content, Undergraduate Study
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Pino, Nathan W. – Teaching Sociology, 2003
Offers ideas for developing distinct deviance, delinquency, and criminology curricula. Discusses how to reduce theoretical and content overlap, paper assignments, course readings, and departmental issues. Finds overlap and review of basic theories were helpful to students. Recommends deviance, criminology, and delinquency courses be theoretically…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, College Curriculum, Criminology, Curriculum Development
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Keith, Bruce; Meese, Michael J.; Efflandt, Scott; Malinowski, Jon C.; LeBoeuf, Joseph; Gallagher, Martha; Hurley, John; Green, Charles – Teaching Sociology, 2002
Presents a strategy for the curricular design and assessment of one multidisciplinary program goal: understanding human behavior. Discusses how to assess a desired outcome based on four specific areas: (1) organizational context; (2) articulation of a learning model; (3) program design and implementation; and (4) outcomes assessment. (Author/KDR)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Evaluation
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Macheski, Ginger; Lowney, Kathleen S. – Teaching Sociology, 2002
Presents a sociology program through three models of curriculum: (1) faculty centered; (2) discipline centered; and (3) student community based curricula. Explores the experiences with these models and reveals that curricular development as a social process can be used to lay a foundation for social context based assessment. (Author/KDR)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, College Curriculum, Community Education, Curriculum Development
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Cappell, Charles L.; Kamens, David H. – Teaching Sociology, 2002
Describes different assessment designs available for different types of curricula. Reports results from a quasi experimental design comparing the level of critical sociological reasoning skills among students near the beginning and those finishing their studies. Believes the multi dimensional diversity within sociology presents the greatest…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Case Studies, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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