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Herring, Chris; Rosaldo, Manuel; Seim, Josh; Shestakofsky, Benjamin – Teaching Sociology, 2016
This article details the principles and practices animating an "ethnographic" method of teaching social theory. As opposed to the traditional "survey" approach that aims to introduce students to the historical breadth of social thought, the primary objective of teaching ethnographically is to cultivate students as participant…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Theories, Ethnography, Educational Practices
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Jafar, Afshan – Teaching Sociology, 2016
This article describes an experiment in collaborative course design in a midlevel sociology course. Unlike most of the literature on collaborative teaching and learning, which often deals with collaboration among students, this article discusses collaboration between the instructor and students. The students in this course collaborated with the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Accountability, Feedback (Response), Sociology
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Traver, Amy E. – Teaching Sociology, 2016
President Obama's America's College Promise proposal has brought renewed attention to community colleges' capacity to connect the college and career aspirations of today's undergraduates. Despite this capacity, however, community colleges have historically offered students two distinct educational pathways: a liberal education transfer-oriented…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Occupational Aspiration, Sociology
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Olsen, Lauren D. – Teaching Sociology, 2016
Biomedical socialization and premed culture have been shown to promote reductionist and depersonalized approaches to understanding human difference, a serious problem in contemporary health care. In 2015, the Association for American Medical Colleges (AAMC) launched a new version of its Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) that included material…
Descriptors: Premedical Students, Sociology, Medical Schools, College Entrance Examinations
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Lyon, Katherine A.; Guppy, Neil – Teaching Sociology, 2016
It is well documented that interaction between diverse students encourages positive learning outcomes. Given this, we examine how to enhance the quantity and quality of student diversity in university classrooms. Drawing on sociological theory linking life experiences with ways of knowing, we investigate how to increase classroom diversity by…
Descriptors: Sociology, Student Diversity, Courses, Scheduling
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Baldassar, Loretta; McKenzie, Lara – Teaching Sociology, 2016
Study-abroad and international-student programs are commonly understood to transform their participants into "global citizens" possessing "cross-cultural competencies." Similar benefits are anticipated from "internationalization at home"--defined as any on-campus, internationally related activity--whereby…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Students, Qualitative Research, Research Projects
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Auster, Carol J. – Teaching Sociology, 2016
Blended learning, in the form of screencasts to be viewed online outside of class, was incorporated into three sections of an introductory sociology course in a liberal arts college setting. The screencasts were used to introduce concepts and theories to provide more time for discussion in class and more opportunity for students to review concepts…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Conventional Instruction, Electronic Learning, Video Technology
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Stein, Rachel E.; Colyer, Corey J.; Manning, Jason – Teaching Sociology, 2016
Team-based learning (TBL) is a form of small-group learning that assumes stable teams promote accountability. Teamwork promotes communication among members; application exercises promote active learning. Students must prepare for each class; failure to do so harms their team's performance. Therefore, TBL promotes accountability. As part of the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Cooperative Learning, Small Group Instruction, Teamwork
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Wickersham, Carol; Westerberg, Charles; Jones, Karen; Cress, Margaret – Teaching Sociology, 2016
This research is an initial investigation into the ways community-based learning increase the cognitive skills central to the exercise of the sociological imagination. In addition to identifying a means to reveal that learning had occurred, we looked for evidence that the students were mastering sociological content, especially the concepts and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Participant Observation, College Faculty, Content Analysis
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Parrott, Heather Macpherson; Cherry, Elizabeth – Teaching Sociology, 2015
We have created a new teaching tool--process memos--to improve student writing. Process memos are guided reflections submitted with scaffolded assignments that facilitate a written dialogue between students and instructors about the process of writing. Within these memos, students critically assess available teaching tools, discuss their writing…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Teacher Student Relationship
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Chin, Lynn Gencianeo; Gibbs Stayte, Patricia – Teaching Sociology, 2015
Instructors at non-research institutions are less able to expose their students to research firsthand. Utilizing human subject pools (HSPs) in class may be a solution. Given that HSPs tend to be used in introduction to psychology classes at research institutions, we examine a community college HSP to answer three questions: (1) Do community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Sociology, Introductory Courses
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Lucal, Betsy – Teaching Sociology, 2015
This article argues that neoliberalism is a critical public issue influencing the apparently private troubles of college students and teachers. For example, earning a college degree has become ever more important for success; yet, because of declining state support for public education, students are taking on extraordinary levels of debt. As a…
Descriptors: Sociology, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Politics of Education
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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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May, Matthew – Teaching Sociology, 2015
Instructing students in sociological theory is a foundational part of the discipline, but it can also be a challenge. Readers of "Teaching Sociology" can find a number of activities designed to improve students' understanding of sociological theory in their general theory courses, but there are fewer activities designed to improve…
Descriptors: Sociology, Teaching Methods, Religion, Social Theories
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