AbstractEXAMPLE RESOURCE: For instructors who teach upper division or advanced sociology of race relations courses and who are interested in discussing the work of William Julius Wilson in much more depth than one typically finds in sociology of racial and ethnic relations textbooks, this resource offers 1) an overview of the evolution of the main ideas of...
- Subject Area(s):
- Racial and Ethnic Relations
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- Class Level(s):
- College 400
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Usage NotesThis resource combines into a single pdf file instructional notes, six sample lectures, a sample exam consisting of multiple-choice and essay questions, and a bibliography for further reading. It is intended for those instructors who would like to incorporate into their sociology of race relations courses a deeper understanding of the work of William...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- For instructors, to provide a deeper context for teaching the main ideas of William Julius Wilson than is offered typically in sociology of racial and ethnic relations textbooks.
- For students, to understand how, why, and in what contexts William Julius Wilson revolutionized the sociological study of race relations with the publication of The Declining Significance of Race in 1978.
- For students, to develop the ability to assess Wilson's work on theoretical and empirical grounds, and its implications for how we interpret the race relations problematic today.
- A sample exam is provided that combines multiple-choice and essay questions as a means of assessing student learning.