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Using infographics to learn and communicate about global problems
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global problems
global sociology
digital media

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Janos, Nik. 2017. “Using Infographics to Learn and Communicate about Global Problems”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, June. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Research papers have long been a staple of upper division sociology courses; however, this assignment combines sociological research with the creation and dissemination of a sociological infographic. An infographic is generally defined as data visualization with an emphasis on design, readability, and information usually containing pictures, graphs and...

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College 300
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The full instruction notes, assignment guides, and supporting documents are available to download. This is a semester long research project with milestone assignments throughout the semester. Students are required to submit a research proposal during week 4 so that their topic, methods, and plans can be evaluated before they begin the research. Next,...

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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. Goal 1: Demonstrate the ability to conduct sociological research on a global social problem.
  2. Goal 2: Demonstrate the ability use technology to create new forms of sociological storytelling.
  3. Goal 3: Demonstrate the ability to engage in public sociology by disseminating their research.

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. Assessment Goal 1: Evaluation of the ability to use library resources and the internet to collect sociological data and the ability to organize, evaluate, and select data that is appropriate for the infographic.
  2. Assessment Goal 2: Evaluation of the design, coherence, and readability of the infographic.
  3. Assessment Goal 3: Encouragement to share the infographic with other publics and individuals outside the university.

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