Undergraduate Course Syllabi

Freshman Seminar

Spring 2019 Syllabus

Introduction to Sociology

Fall 2017 Syllabus

Fall 2016 Syllabus

Fall 2011 Syllabus

Social Inequality

Spring 2009 Syllabus

Sociological Fieldwork

Fall 2017 Syllabus

Spring 2017 Syllabus

Spring 2016 Syllabus

Fall 2011 Syllabus

Sociology of the Family

Fall 2020 Syllabus

Graduate Course Syllabi

Mechanisms for Perpetuating or Reducing Race, Class, and Gender Inequalities

Spring 2021 Syllabus

Sociology of the Family

Spring 2011 Syllabus

Sociological Fieldwork

Spring 2010 Syllabus

Fall 2009 Syllabus



Articles & Other Resources About Teaching

Teaching First-Generation College Students By Annette Lareau (2018)

Stratification Active Learning Assignments Resource By Annette Lareau (2014)
Abstract: As part of a lower division stratification seminar, 2014 ASA President Annette Lareau offers her students a series of exercises to be completed across the semester. This invited resource in the Presidential Pedagogies series presents 5 of her activities. They represent an engaging set of active learning assignments that TRAILS users can adopt and adapt in their own courses. The activities are empirically based and lead students to a deeper understanding of the impact of inequality. Usage Notes: I encourage the students to limit the time that they spend on these activities. I do not make them worth a lot of points. Rather, they are intended to bring the concepts to life. Often the students enjoy the activities. For the “Buying a House” exercise and the race, wealth,… Learning Goals and Assessments: Goal 1: To deepen students’ knowledge of the difference stratification makes in everyday life. Assessment 1: Adopters can develop their own rubrics contextualized for own courses given the activities chosen. Options include: accurate use and interpretation of empirical data, clarity of analysis linked to readings/theories, & demonstration of critical thinking. Goal 2: To demonstrate the persistent patterns of inequality using empirical data, with emphasis on the intersections of race and ethnicity and gender. Goal 3: To demonstrate the value of social science analysis through active learning strategies.(Also available on the TRAILS: Teaching Resources and innovations Library for Sociology)

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