Sociology | Teaching of Undergraduate Sociology
S506 | 4342 | Powell


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 peers.

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.