AbstractTeaching an Introduction to Sociology course is a challenging proposal. One must shallowly cover a vast amount of information in what is never enough time. At the community college level this is often exacerbated by the level of college-preparedness, study skills, and reading skills of the students. After making the common new instructor mistake of...
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- Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems
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- Any Level
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Usage NotesWhen preparing for an introductory course, I identify the 20 concepts in each chapter that I feel are the most salient.
I provide a list of those 20 concepts for each chapter so that students have access to them and encourage students to test themselves and study using those concepts. While I cover other topics in the chapter, I focus most of my...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will be able to identify and explain the 20 most important concepts for each Chapter.
- Students will be able to identify examples of the concepts in assessments.
- Students will be able to compare and evaluate concepts in assessments.
- Students will be able to correctly answer questions about the concepts in tests and quizzes.
- Students will be able to explain the concepts in their own words and provide concrete examples of how those concepts operate in the social world in short papers.