AbstractThis is a syllabus for an introductory sociology course. The units contained in the course are administered through the Team-based Learning (TBL) process. TBL is a pedagogical strategy that uses student teams "to provide students with both conceptual and procedural knowledge" (Michaelson & Sweet 2008). As reflected in this syllabus, students in TBL...
- Subject Area(s):
- Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems
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- Class Level(s):
- College 100
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Usage NotesUsage Notes precede the syllabus in the attachment. An appendix follows the syllabus, providing examples of reading quizzes and team activities.
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical and conceptual core of sociology.
- Use your sociological imagination to critically evaluate the adequacy of ideas, assumptions, and data about social life that you encounter within and outside of sociology.
- Apply the sociological imagination to your own life in order to clarify your values or deepest convictions.
- Objective questions on individual reading quizzes (labeled IRATs), group reading quizzes (labeled GRATs), midterm, and final exam.
- Team activities, as well as subjective questions on individual reading quizzes (labeled IRATs), group reading quizzes (labeled GRATs), midterm, and final exam.
- Sociological Reflection Paper