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Art as Sociology
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Introduction to sociology
creative assignment
visual sociology

How to Cite

Jauk, Daniela. 2021. “Art As Sociology”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


The Art as Sociology!- project was developed for two newly online Introduction to Sociology classes in midst of a global pandemic. A virtual exhibit was published with a selection of the sociological artworks. It accommodates different learning styles and is an outlet for student’s creativity. The goal was to engage students with class material and...


Subject Area(s):
Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems
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Class Level(s):
College 100
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Usage Notes

Students were prepared for the “Sociology as Art” assignment at the start of the semester but only halfway through the semester (once they had a bit of an overview), they were invited to identify a social problem of their interest, were guided to find literature, and explore one peer reviewed publication more deeply (the article review can also function...

Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. Creatively demonstrate understanding of sociological theories and concepts.
  2. Apply sociological imagination.
  3. Identify and evaluate peer reviewed sociological literature.

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. Artwork and artist statement make a connection to one or more sociological concepts, theories, or theorists you learned about in the textbook and/or lecture.
  2. Art & artist statement connect private problems and public issues applying sociological imagination.
  3. In their article reviews students demonstrate more traditional research skills of evaluationg and applying research results to their chosen topic and are given the opportunity to learn ASA citation style.

When using resources from TRAILS, please include a clear and legible citation.

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