AbstractOne fundamental challenge of teaching social problems (and sociology more generally) is to successfully bring the problems of the outside world into the classroom. Our attempt was a "mini-documentary" where students conducted and filmed interviews with individuals familiar with local social problems. The film project was designed as a culmination of...
- Subject Area(s):
- Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems
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- Class Level(s):
- Any Level
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Usage NotesA guide to developing the project is provided in the attachment.
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Content: To develop in depth understanding of leading argument and issues in sociology.
- Application: To develop skill in linking course material, lectures, and discussion to local social problems.
- Significant Student Learning: To develop a complete, experiential understanding of a specific issue from multiple perspectives using creativity and multiple skill sets.
- Grading rubrics for the assessment of learning goals provided.
- Mid-course and end-of-course student evaluations are recommended for calibrating the assignment over time.