Sociology is about understanding the social structures and forces which govern and/or influence every part of our lives. My job as an educator is to pick excellent and engaging pieces of that sociological literature and guide students through the material. I approach course construction with two principles in mind. First, I want students to learn the material. Sociological material specifically has knowledge clearly embedded in the subject matter, so understanding the subject matter itself is a key goal of my teaching. Second, I want students to develop or improve their ability to use the material that they learn to think critically about the world around them.
Syllabus 1: Introduction to Sociology
Syllabus 2: Sociological Theory
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