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Sociological Imagination

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Medley-Rath, Stephanie. 2019. “Evicted Activities”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, August. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


I assign Evicted in Introductory Sociology. We read the book throughout 3-4 weeks of the course. I do not lecture on Evicted, but instead, I place students in small discussion groups. They discuss the book in their group for 15-25 minutes, and then we discuss the book as a class for an additional 15-25 minutes. I assign students several Evicted...

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Subject Area(s):
Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems
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Any Level
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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. By pairing Evicted with learning activities (e.g., quizzes, in-class discussion, essays, guest speakers), students can gain an in-depth sociological experience in introductory sociology.
  2. Have students demonstrate an application of introductory sociology themes to an emerging area of sociological interest that has little, if any, coverage in most introductory courses.

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. Students will prepare a pre-reading reflection essay and a post-reading application essay.
  2. Students will complete reading quizzes and online discussion questions.

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