Sociology | Teaching of Undergraduate Sociology
S506 | 4147 | Robinson
The basic goal of this course is to assist you in becoming a good
undergraduate sociology teacher. More specifically, the course aims
to help you: improve your skill at various teaching activities
(including leading discussions, lecturing, and evaluating and
motivating students); be sensitive to a number of sociological
phenomena that appear in college classrooms; to formulate a teaching
style and philosophy that you can expand and refine with experience.
This course will also provide you (as a new instructor) with a forum
for sharing your experiences with, and obtaining support from your
Course periods will be organized around mini-lectures, group or guest
presentations, and discussions of readings and experiences relevant
to the topic of the day. We will also leave time each class period
to air questions and problems that come up during the course of your
teaching that are not directly related to the topic of the day.