AbstractThis syllabus is designed to teach undergraduate students classical and contemporary sociological theory using primary texts, individual and group-based writing assignments, a creative project, film and current events analyses, and extensive class discussion. The readings, assignments, and films are carefully selected and organized to help students...
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Usage NotesThis syllabus is designed for a 3-credit hour, semester-long course.
The three major assignments with rubrics (and peer review forms for two) are included.
Students read primary texts only in this course. Nearly all of the readings are in the assigned textbook.
The pace of the course is initially slow to allow for close readings of the text...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will develop a working knowledge of major classical and contemporary sociological theories.
- Students will be able to analyze, synthesize, apply, and critique sociological theories.
- Students will be able to express their understanding of sociological theory in writing, orally, and creatively.
- Class participation, in-class activities, and three major assignments: group paper comparing, contrasting, and applying Marx and Weber’s theories; individual paper applying a contemporary theory to analyze a film; creative presentation of a theory.
- Class participation, in-class activities, and group paper comparing, contrasting, and applying Marx and Weber’s theories meet this goal; individual paper applying a contemporary theory to analyze a film meets the analyze, apply, and critique sub-goals.
- Class participation, in-class activities, & three major assignments (group compare &contrast paper, individual paper, creative project) meet the writing and oral expression goals; creative presentation & in-class activity meet creative expression goal.