AbstractProblem-Based Learning (PBL) is widely accepted as an effective tool for student learning. In this syllabus, we introduce undergraduate students to Social Problems using a variety of case studies which allow them to apply sociology concepts to the real world. Using this syllabus in an in-person class led to very high student satisfaction (4.67/5 on the...
- Subject Area(s):
- Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems
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- Class Level(s):
- College 100
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Usage NotesThe individual writing assignments and small group projects can be adapted locally or substituted for teaching activities available in TRAILS. We used this identical syllabus in classes ranging from 6-50 people.
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Accurately identify terminology used by sociologists to discuss social problems.
- Evaluate complex case studies in small groups and communicate findings orally.
- Analyze case studies of real social problems and clearly communicate the analysis in writing.
- Grades on five multiple-choice quizzes which assess knowledge of basic terminology.
- Grades on eight in-class small group projects.
- Grades on five writing assignments.