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Bartholomay, Daniel J. – Teaching Sociology, 2018
Scholarship examining the educational potential of semester-long research projects in non-methods undergraduate sociology courses is limited. To address this gap in knowledge, I drew from active learning and problem-based learning literatures to develop a term research project in two sections of an undergraduate sociology course at a large public…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Student Research, Sociology, Undergraduate Students
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McCoy, Charles Allan – Teaching Sociology, 2017
Goffman's dramaturgical approach is frequently used to introduce undergraduate students to the sociological understanding of human interaction. While a number of scholars have designed engaging student activities that highlight Goffman's approach, most of these activities tend to involve atypical embarrassing interactions or norm-breaking…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Games, Sociology, Interaction
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Johnson, Melencia M.; Mason, Philip B. – Teaching Sociology, 2017
Students in mixed race classrooms often find it difficult to discuss race. Using an assignment where students must have a conversation with someone who lived during the Civil Rights Movement (CRM) brings an element of oral history into the discussion of race and ethnicity. Students are able to discuss race using a historical lens from the…
Descriptors: Oral History, Civil Rights, Social Change, Race
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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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Pelak, Cynthia Fabrizio; Duncan, Stacey – Teaching Sociology, 2017
This article explores the use of a social science-fictional play to teach macro-structural concepts related to global capitalism and surplus labor in a small and large Introduction to Sociology course. Relying on a cross-disciplinary and critical pedagogical approach that combines theory and practice to empower students to develop a critical…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Sciences, Fiction, Drama
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Windsor, Elroi J.; Carroll, Alana M. – Teaching Sociology, 2015
Effectively teaching sociological theories to undergraduate students is challenging. Students often enroll in theory courses due to major requirements, not personal interest. Consequently, many students approach the study of theory with anxiety. This study examined the effectiveness of an experiential learning activity designed to teach Karl…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Alienation, Political Attitudes, Sociology
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Khanna, Nikki; Harris, Cherise A. – Teaching Sociology, 2015
Teaching students about race remains a challenging task for instructors, made even more difficult in the context of a growing "post-racial" discourse. Given this challenge, it is important for instructors to find engaging ways to help students understand the continuing significance of race and racial/ethnic inequality. In this article,…
Descriptors: Sociology, Teaching Methods, Race, Television
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Prince, Barbara F.; Kozimor-King, Michele Lee; Steele, Jennifer – Teaching Sociology, 2015
This study examined the effectiveness of the Star Power simulation for teaching stratification and inequality to students of the net generation. The data for this study were obtained through the use of survey methodology and content analysis of 126 course papers from introductory sociology classes. Papers were analyzed for identification and…
Descriptors: Simulation, Instructional Effectiveness, College Instruction, Introductory Courses
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Peterson, Lindsey; Witt, Joseph; Huntington, Carolyn – Teaching Sociology, 2015
In this article, we describe a way to encourage students to envision "real utopias" through the Global Village experience at the Heifer Ranch in Arkansas. The Global Village experience introduces participants to issues associated with global hunger, poverty, environmental sustainability, and resource consumption and provides…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Sociology, Simulation, Student Journals
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Messinger, Adam M. – Teaching Sociology, 2015
Few evaluated classroom exercises to date have addressed one of the most cited and compelling explanations of gender formation over the life course: interactionist gender theory. This theory posits that people actively "do" or "perform" their gender in every interaction, and as such, they often subconsciously reshape their…
Descriptors: Sociology, Teaching Methods, Gender Issues, Dating (Social)
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Huggins, Christopher M.; Stamatel, Janet P. – Teaching Sociology, 2015
Lecturing has been criticized for fostering a passive learning environment, emphasizing a one-way flow of information, and not adequately engaging students. In contrast, active-learning approaches, such as team-based learning (TBL), prioritize student interaction and engagement and create multidirectional flows of information. This paper presents…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Lecture Method, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Attitudes
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Noy, Shiri – Teaching Sociology, 2014
Introductory sociology classes afford instructors an opportunity to expose students, often from a variety of backgrounds and majors, to the sociological imagination. In this article, I describe how the use of secrets from a popular website, PostSecret.com, can help teach students about the sociological imagination and incorporate biographical…
Descriptors: Sociology, College Instruction, Introductory Courses, Imagination
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Arabandi, Bhavani; Sweet, Stephen; Swords, Alicia – Teaching Sociology, 2014
We present a learning module to engage students in the global inequality debate using Google Public Data World Development Indicators. Goals of this article are to articulate the importance and urgency of teaching global issues to American students; situate the central debate in the globalization literature, paying particular attention to global…
Descriptors: Sociology, College Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Global Approach
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Pelton, Julie A. – Teaching Sociology, 2014
Some effort to test the effectiveness of teacher assistant training programs is common, but these evaluations are typically limited to measures of student satisfaction. Two forms of assessment commonly used in elementary and secondary teacher training programs, measuring levels of teaching anxiety and teacher efficacy, may be of use for sociology…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Graduate Students, Anxiety, Self Efficacy
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