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Agents of Socialization Visual Sociology Group Project
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Smith, Temple. 2015. “Agents of Socialization Visual Sociology Group Project”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, June. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


This assignment explores socialization and agents of socialization through the use of visual sociology. Visual sociology is an area of sociology concerned with the visual dimensions of social life. For this assignment students will deepen their understanding of sociological theory imploring visual sociology. Students will take 10 photographs of bumper...

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Subject Area(s):
Visual Sociology
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Class Level(s):
Any Level
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Usage Notes

This assignment is intended to help students connect sociological theory to real world phenomena. Specifically, students will learn and critically analyze the ways socialization, and culture impact individuals. The assignment is most effective when assigned after lectures exploring C. Wright Mills sociological imagination, culture and socialization.

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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. Demonstrate mastery over course concepts (socialization, agents of socialization, institutions, master status)
  2. Foster interpersonal skills such as communication, leadership problem solving and creativity.

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. Mastery of course concepts will be demonstrated through the visual analysis of photographs students will link their observations to sociological theory.
  2. Interpersonal skills will be fostered through engaging in collaborative work to complete the group project and in class presentation.

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