Instructors, the ASA, and other sociological leaders agree that social structure is an essential concept to a sociology curriculum (e.g. ASA 2004; Persell, Pfeiffer, and Syed 2007; Grauerholz and Gibson 2006; Wagenaar 1991) . After examining the pedagogical research, as well as popular introductory textbooks, it is clear that although we espouse its...
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- Students will be introduced to the concept of social structure, practice connecting the concepts of social institutions with social structure, explore the consequences of a malfunctioning social structure within the context of delinquency.
- Three-minute writing with the following prompt: define social structure in your own words.