AbstractIn this in-class exercise students use sociological concepts to analyze the behaviors and experiences of characters in an episode of the animated series ‘King of the Hill.’
- Subject Area(s):
- Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems
- Resource Type(s):
- Class Activity
- Class Level(s):
- College 100
- Class Size(s):
Usage NotesThis exercise requires the episode "Three Coaches and a Bobby" (No. 3ABE12) from the 3rd season of the cartoon program ‘King of the Hill’ that originally aired on January 26th, 1999. This show is available both on DVD and streaming from many online sources including Netflix. Copies of the attached worksheet should be passed out to every student prior to...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will be able to define and apply the following concepts: status, status-set, master status, role, role-set, role strain, role conflict and social institution.
- A worksheet enables the instructor to assess if students are able to identify media depictions of sociological concepts and differentiate between them.