AbstractTeaching at a liberal arts institution and being committed to the mission of such an institution, I regularly think about how to make interdisciplinary connections in my courses. In fact, the general education program at my institution is designed to expose students to a broad range of disciplinary perspectives so that they can appreciate a multiplicity...
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Usage NotesThe most challenging piece of this assignment is the interdisciplinary component. In particular, students are juniors or seniors by the time they enroll in SO 387 and are heavily focused on completing courses in the Sociology major. This means, it is likely that students are not taking a non-sociology course while they are taking SO 387 and they may not...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- 1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of a sociology theory and the ability to synthesize multiple pieces of research that utilize the same theoretical approach.
- 2. Demonstrate the ability to apply sociological theory to a topic/issue introduced through a non-sociology course.
- 3. Demonstrate the ability to recognize the unique insights and contributions a sociological perspective can bring to understanding any societal issue.
- 1. Evaluation of the written in-depth critical review of a sociological theory and the written review of research that utilizes the sociological theory chosen, noting trends and comparing/contrasting the research.
- 2. Evaluation of the written application of the sociological theory, focusing on effective discussion of how the theory would understand, explain, and provide solutions for the issue/topic learned about from a non-sociology perspective.
- 3. Evaluation of the written discussion of how the sociological theory offers a unique understanding of the topic of choice and comparing and contrasting the sociological understanding and the non-sociological understanding of the topic.