In Public Sociology, the intent is to teach students how to make sociological knowledge public, that is, accessible to a non-expert or lay audience. The assigned sociological readings are organized using the Sociology Literacy Framework and take an intersectional approach. Students prepare public sociology products, which include a blog that uses...
- Subject Area(s):
- Other, Visual Sociology
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- Class Level(s):
- College 300, College 400
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Usage NotesINSTITUTIONAL CONTEXT
Students are a mix of sociology majors and nonmajors. Past enrollments include students from communications, new media studies, and general studies. The course is capped at 15 students, but has included up to 24 students.
In a previous iteration of the course, I had students use Contexts’...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Explain the purpose of public sociology
- Transform academic sociology into public sociology
- Use the sociological literacy framework to promote public understanding
- Students will complete quizzes, write blog posts, prepare Twitter threads, and create a 4-6 minute podcast episode.