In this course, you will analyze the essential elements of probation and parole by examining the history of sentencing and post-sentence release from its beginnings to the contemporary institution to which it has evolved. Integrated within this study, a variety of topics will be examined through anantiracist lens. The juvenile justice system, probation administration, sentencing, community-based corrections, the theory of rehabilitation, probation and parole officers, special programs, intermediate sanctions, and the future trends and issues related to probation and parole will all be considered with a key focus on social justice.
In this lesson, students learn about their classmates and teacher in a way that builds community and cohesiveness in the learning environment. Using the books, Playing for Change by Kelly Brown and The Parallel by Carl Erskine, as well as the Special Olympics video clip, Acceptance, students will discuss differences in the characters who were accepted and those who were not. In pulling these elements out of the plot, the students will then identify differences in themselves that possibly relate to others in the classroom.
African Americans have a long history in Oklahoma. They first came to Oklahoma during the forced removal of American Indians because some tribes held African Americans as slaves. There were also African Americans who were American Indian and free. During the Civil War, many of these men in Indian Territory joined the war on both the Union and Confederate sides. Called Buffalo Soldiers, these African American servicemen played a vital role in Oklahoma and Indian Territory as well as in other regions of the West. Both the 9th and the 10th Cavalries and the 24th Infantry served in Indian Territory during the latter nineteenth century. Stationed at Fort Gibson, the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteers Infantry Regiment (later supplemented with the 2nd Kansas) fought at Cabin Creek and at the pivotal engagement of Honey Springs in July 1863. After the Civil War ended in 1865, all of the slaves in the United States, including Indian Territory, were freed. Known as freedmen, many continued living among the Indians.
Define the term ageism. Reflect on the socio-economic challenges faced by the elderly. Analyze the impact of ageism as a breach of social justice.
Prosocial behavior is a term used by social psychologists to refer to a broad category of actions that are considered to be beneficial to others and to have positive social consequences. One type of prosocial behavior is altruism--helping that is intended to provide aid to someone else with no expectations of getting something in return.The goal of this exercise is to explore some of the factors that may influence altruistic behavior. Crosstabulation will be used.
Welcome to this adult development course. This is the study of how and why people change or remain the same over time. Although this course is often offered in psychology, this is a very interdisciplinary course. Psychologists, nutritionists, sociologists, anthropologists, educators, and health care professionals all contribute to our knowledge of the life span. We will look at how we change physically over time from emerging and early adulthood through aging and death. We will examine cognitive change, or how our ability to think and remember changes over time. We will consider how our concerns and psychological state are influenced by age and finally, how our social relationships change throughout life.
The goal of this exercise is to compare people's attitudes about the American Dream with their experiences of upward mobility at the turn of the 21st century. Crosstabulation will be used.
Introductory course on American Government, designed also to prepare for the College Board's CLEP subject matter exam.
The goal of this exercise is to explore the relationship between social identity and attitudes toward out-group members. Frequency distributions, crosstabulations, correlations, and multiple regression will be used.
The American LGBTQ Rights Movement: An Introduction is a peer-reviewed chronological survey of the LGBTQ fight for equal rights from the turn of the 20th century to the early 21st century. Illustrated with historical photographs, the book beautifully reveals the heroic people and key events that shaped the American LGBTQ rights movement. The book includes personal narratives to capture the lived experience from each era, as well as details of essential organizations, texts, and court cases that defined LGBTQ activism and advocacy.
This unit is intended for students studying digital media production in the 10-12th grade. The purpose of the unit is to help students to learn from some of the positive uses and negative uses of media. In this unit students will study the use of media to manipulate people: propaganda, followed by the power of media to call people to action, and the potential for calls-to-action based on social and or digital media to have both positive and unintended negative consequences. The students will study media bias and some potential consequences of it. The students will then reflect on which types of societal consequences for posting their digital media would be unacceptable to them. Armed with this knowledge, they will create personal standards that will empower them as unaffiliated journalists to steer clear of undesired outcomes.
This module offers a communication studies perspective on anti-racism.Students who complete this module will 1) Think about how we ought to talk about race. 2) Learn about the social construction of race. 3) Listen to conversations about race. 4) Take part in conversations about race.[Title page image description: White, stenciled letters against a black background that appears to be smeared with white paint read, "STOP RACISM."]
This is an assignment appropriate for introductory sociology courses. Students watch a webinar, "I Am George Floyd," summarize and react to it, and apply sociological concepts and/or theories.
A project developed by Cornell College’s KIN-200, Athletes and Activism class. Authored by Caitlin Babcock, Alec Boldt, Cristian Dixon, Megan Gandrup, Olivia Henkel, MacKenzie Macam, Caitlyne Mar, Kali March, Alexis Partida, Ilah Perez-Johnson, Mary Puffett, Kara Rivard, Julissa Rivera, and Delaney Thomas; edited by Professor Christi Johnson. Because of the power that sports have to shape our understandings of everyday life, we explore the stories of athletes who became activists related to social justice causes. These athletes used their platforms to advocate for positive social change. We summarize and share their stories here. In addition to describing their athletic pursuits, our summaries of their stories include key terms, concepts, and definitions related to socially just causes. We also include short video overviews of the athletes' sporting lives and social activism.
The goal of this module is to explore White and Black Americans' attitudes about racial discrimination and racial inequality. Crosstabulation will be used.
This is Podcast number 1 for Open Educational Recourses at BHCC (Bunker Hill Community College). In this podcast Ceit De Vitto, Senior Special Programs Coordinator for Academic Innovation and Distance Education, and Dr. John Brittingham Associate Director Teaching, Learning, & Instructional Design talk with Dr. Melissa Colón, who is an Assistant Professor, Sociology. They talk about OER how Dr. Colón uses it in her own courses, why it is important, and its challenges. For all three it is not just about the cost savings, it is about the students.
Bureau of Justice Statistics offers dynamic data analysis tools allows you to generate tables and graphs of arrest, recidivism, federal case processing among other data.
This is the educational version of the documentary about Carl Erskine, the last of the Brooklyn Dodgers’ storied “Boys of Summer” who had a profound social impact in diversity and inclusion. Carl was witness to Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball and the beginning of Special Olympics. Produced by Ted Green Films in partnership with the Indiana Historical Society and Special Olympics Indiana, this film shows Carl's life themes of friendship, loyalty, acceptance, inclusion, diginity, leadership, and social change.