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Pescosolido, Bernice A. – Teaching Sociology, 1990
Urges that students change from dualistic or relativistic thinking toward a sociological perspective on health, illness, and healing. Discusses feature films and how they can be used as case studies on mental illness, death-dying, and the political economy of illness. Appends an annotated list of films. (NL)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Death, Filmographies, Films
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Long, Gary L. – Teaching Sociology, 1993
Describes the structure and content of a four-week minicourse on the Vietnam War at the University of Mississippi. Explains how the course raises questions about the equal distribution of the burden of war. Provides tables and charts comparing military draft and casualty statistics for African-American and white soldiers during the war. (CFR)
Descriptors: Blacks, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
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Dimitrova, Ganka; And Others – Teaching Sociology, 1993
Describes the background, development, and testing of a computer software program designed to teach principles of statistical sampling in social science courses. Compares results of a field test of the program, Introduction to Sampling Error Experiments (ISEE), with traditional instruction. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies
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Cutler, Stephen J. – Teaching Sociology, 1987
Describes a survey project for use in sociological research methods courses. The project is built around the American Council on Education's Freshman Survey, and provides instructors with valuable opportunities to design panel studies focusing on the experience of the students over their college years. Claims that the suggested project reduces the…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Educational Sociology, Graduation, Higher Education
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Takata, Susan R.; Leiting, Wanda – Teaching Sociology, 1987
Describes a "learning by doing" approach to sociological research designed to gather a comprehensive understanding of the Racine, Wisconsin youth gang situation, led to a nontraditional approach to research in typical research methods course. Includes information about student and faculty involvement, the process of research training,…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Course Descriptions, Experiential Learning, Higher Education
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Davidson, Chandler – Teaching Sociology, 1987
Describes a technique for the first class session of a course in Race and Nationality that uses a staged confrontation between a White professor and a Black student over a racial joke. Shows how the technique, in combination with student field research projects, provides an important link between common student experiences and abstract issues in…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Ethnic Discrimination, Ethnic Stereotypes, Higher Education
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Enoch, Yael – Teaching Sociology, 1987
Examines difficulties inherent in teaching introductory sociology courses over long distances at a university with an open admission policy. Describes the structure and requirements of the course which accommodates nonresidential students of various levels of ability and educational background. Strategies employed include tutorial group meetings,…
Descriptors: Correspondence Study, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Gondolf, Edward W. – Teaching Sociology, 1985
Utopian societies can actually demonstrate some essential needs for community life. In this sociology course students read utopian literature and then investigated the lessons gleaned from their study of the utopian societies through experiential learning projects, e.g., participant observation of dorm life, leadership simulations, and utopian…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Educational Objectives
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Falk, William W.; Molloy, Stephen – Teaching Sociology, 1985
College students, particularly those in the United States, exhibit individualistic, isolationist world views. Students in Great Britain display these isolationist tendencies to a lesser degree. The reasons are discussed. To help students develop a world view, sociology teachers should make a more conscientious use of Mills's "sociological…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Isolation
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