All resources in OpenStax Introduction to Sociology 3e.

Sociology Live!

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Sociology Live! is a series of open source videos available on for faculty and students in sociology. Using VideoScribe technology, these videos precisely explain complex sociological theories and concepts and engage both auditory and visual learners. Engaging different types of learning styles is important as students report losing attention in class can be as short as 30 seconds into the class period and up to 10-20 minutes in length. Students report shorter lapses in attention when faculty use non-lecture pedagogy. With each video being six minutes or less they can be easily incorporated into any face-to-face Introduction to Sociology course or embedded online. Discussion questions are included at the end of each video.

Material Type: Lesson

Author: Cindy Hager

Altruism: A Data-Driven Learning Guide

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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.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: ICPSR

Beyond Race: Cultural Influences on Human Social Life

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The book is supported by discussion of relevant theory and research in cultural sociology.Beyond Race: Cultural Influences on Human Social Life has stressed learner-centered teaching with the instructor taking on the role of a facilitator of learning. As such, it is expected the instructor will serve as the mediator between the content of this book and learners’ understanding of material on multiple and higher levels. This book does not offer a set of rules in teaching cultural sociology, but rather suggests content and applications to consider and modify as needed by the ever-changing dynamics of instructors and learners.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Vera Kennedy

The Boycott, Then and Now

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The boycott is one of the most powerful, time-tested tactics that social movements have at their disposal. History offers many examples of people joining together to exercise their power as consumers in support of movements for social justice, civil rights, and workers' rights. By calling for people to not spend their money on a target good or service, boycotts can aid these movements by drawing on a wider base of supporters who would otherwise be unable to participate. This lesson examines the historical development of the boycott as a tactic - with examples of its use by both progressives and conservatives - and looks at some recent boycotts that are related to hot-button political issues.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Mark Engler

Classical Sociological Theory and Foundations of American Sociology

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Short Description: There are many excellent introductory readers to sociological theory out there. Why another one? The primary reason is that this is an Open Access textbook, free to you, the student, thanks to Oregon State University. We know that textbooks can be very expensive, and we think it is particularly problematic to charge students for access to work that has been published, in its original form, several decades ago. If you wanted, you could find all of the work included here in your local library, although you would have to put together many different books and articles. That is the second reason for this textbook – important passages have been collected for you, assembled here in one handy volume. Data dashboard Word Count: 129508 (Note: This resource's metadata has been created automatically by reformatting and/or combining the information that the author initially provided as part of a bulk import process.)

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Allison L. Hurst

Collaborative Consultation and Larger Systems, Fall 2007

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How do individuals and families interface with larger systems, and how do therapists intervene collaboratively? How do larger systems structure the lives of individuals and families? Relationally-trained practitioners are attempting to answer these questions through collaborative and interdisciplinary, team-focused projects in mental health, education, the law, and business, among other fields. Similarly, scholars and researchers are developing specific culturally responsive models: outreach family therapy, collaborative health care, multi-systemic school interventions, social-justice-oriented and spiritual approaches, organizational coaching, and consulting, among others. This course explores these developments and aims at developing a clinical and consulting knowledge that contributes to families, organizations, and communities within a collaborative and social-justice-oriented vision.

Material Type: Full Course, Homework/Assignment, Syllabus

Authors: Ed.D, Gonzalo Bacigalupe

Community Tool Box

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The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change. Our mission is to promote community health and development by connecting people, ideas, and resources. The Community Tool Box is a public service developed and managed by the KU Center for Community Health and Development and partners nationally and internationally. The Tool Box is a part of the Center’s role as a designated World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Community Health and Development. Professors and instructors from various disciplines use the Community Tool Box as a resource for their teaching. The Tool Box is often used as course text in the fields of public health, community psychology, nursing, social welfare, and other applied fields. Chapter 1. Our Model for Community Change and Improvement Chapter 2. Other Models for Promoting Community Health and Development Chapter 3. Assessing Community Needs and Resources Chapter 4. Getting Issues on the Public Agenda Chapter 5. Choosing Strategies to Promote Community Health and Development Chapter 6. Communications to Promote Interest Chapter 7. Encouraging Involvement in Community Work Chapter 8. Developing a Strategic Plan Chapter 9. Developing an Organizational Structure for the Initiative Chapter 10. Hiring and Training Key Staff of Community Organizations Chapter 11. Recruiting and Training Volunteers Chapter 12. Providing Training and Technical Assistance Chapter 13. Orienting Ideas in Leadership Chapter 14. Core Functions in Leadership Chapter 15. Becoming an Effective Manager Chapter 16. Group Facilitation and Problem-Solving Chapter 17. Analyzing Community Problems and Solutions Chapter 18. Deciding Where to Start Chapter 19. Choosing and Adapting Community Interventions Chapter 20. Providing Information and Enhancing Skills Chapter 21. Enhancing Support, Incentives, and Resources Chapter 22. Youth Mentoring Programs Chapter 23. Modifying Access, Barriers, and Opportunities Chapter 24. Improving Services Chapter 25. Changing Policies Chapter 26. Changing the Physical and Social Environment Chapter 27. Cultural Competence in a Multicultural World Chapter 28. Spirituality and Community Building Chapter 29. The Arts and Community Building Chapter 30. Principles of Advocacy Chapter 31. Conducting Advocacy Research Chapter 32. Providing Encouragement and Education Chapter 33. Conducting a Direct Action Campaign Chapter 34. Media Advocacy Chapter 35. Responding to Counterattacks Chapter 36. Introduction to Evaluation Chapter 37. Operations in Evaluating Community Interventions Chapter 38. Some Methods for Evaluating Comprehensive Community Initiatives Chapter 39. Using Evaluation to Understand and Improve the Initiative Chapter 40. Maintaining Quality Performance Chapter 41. Rewarding Accomplishments Chapter 42. Getting Grants and Financial Resources Chapter 43. Managing Finances Chapter 44. Investing in Community Resources Chapter 45. Social Marketing of Successful Components of the Initiative Chapter 46. Planning for Sustainability Sample syllabi are also available:

Material Type: Reading, Textbook

Author: Center for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas

Conejo Valley Events

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Discover your home away from home, and get the inside scoop on  Conejo Valley Eventswhat you can see, do, savor and sip in the Conejo Valley. The Conejo Valley offers all of the fun yet none of the crowding of nearby destinations. Enjoy the best of our unique local venues and driveable daytrips. The Conejo Valley offers all of the fun yet none of the crowding of nearby destinations. Enjoy the best of our unique local venues and driveable daytrips.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: thips desx