Sociology | Teaching of Undergrad Sociology
S506 | 20369 | Powell
The primary goal of this class is to assist you in becoming a good
undergraduate sociology instructor. More specifically, this course
aims to help you: improve your skill at various teaching activities
(e.g., lecturing, leading discussions, and evaluating and motivating
students); become sensitive to sociological/social psychological
phenomena that appear in college classrooms; formulate a teaching
style and philosophy that you can expand and refine with experience;
and learn about the policies and politics of higher education.
Perhaps most importantly, this course is intended to 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 experiences relevant to the topic of
the day. In addition, we will leave time each class period to discuss
questions and problems that come up during the course of your teaching
that are not directly related to the topic of the day.