AbstractWhen students think about the sociology classes they are most excited to take, classical social theory is rarely at the top of that list. This set of notes and activity guide details a method for teaching students about Durkheim's division of labor without having to tell them explicitly everything that Durkheim said. I included citations for "The Division...
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Usage NotesSee attached
Learning Goals and Assessments
- • Goal 1: This exercise is designed to introduce students to the sociology of Emile Durkheim in a way that piques their interest and makes them want to know more.
- • Goal 2: To shift the division of labor from an abstract set of ideas to a theory that is applicable to everyday modern life
- • Goal 3: To cultivate critical thinking skills and a spirit of inquisitiveness.
- Classroom Discussion
- 2 Page Response Papers that choose a quote and give an example that shows the student understand the concept contained in the quote.
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